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Five people were arrested Friday in Wayne Hills apartments in Portsmouth, when city police went to investigate complaints of xanax and oxycodone being sold in the apartment.
According to the Portsmouth Police, officers executed two search warrants simultaneously with assistance of the Scioto County Common Pleas Court Probation on Friday in the Wayne Hills complex on Kendall Avenue. This came after complaints that residents were selling drugs from apartments in the complex.
Officers searched apartments at 1826 B Kendall Ave., and 1902 F Kendall Ave. During the searches, officers recovered 700 xanax pills, 18 oxycodone pills and more than $7,000 cash.
A 10-month-old child was also present in the apartment at 1826 B Kendall Ave., which enhanced the charge against subjects arrested at that location. The child was released into the custody of Children Services.
Arrested were Melvin Taylor, 26, of Detroit charged with trafficking xanax, trafficking oxycodone, trafficking xanax in vicinity of a juvenile, and trafficking oxycodone in vicinity of a juvenile; Robert Newman, 33, of Portsmouth charged with trafficking oxycodone and possession of oxycodone; Megan Dotson, 21, of Portsmouth charged with permitting drug abuse and child endangering; Billy Mcnutt, 31, of Portsmouth charged with probation violation; and Samuel Brown, 26, of Portsmouth charged with probation violation.
Police said additional charges will be presented to the Scioto County Grand Jury.
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