Moving violation leads to drug arrest

December 28, 2012

Portia Williams

PDT Staff Writer

A Portsmouth man is facing felony drug charges when crack cocaine was discovered during a traffic stop Thursday in Scioto County.

State Troopers topped a 2006 Ford Mustang on 13th Street in Portsmouth at approximately 3:05 a.m. for a moving violation. The driver of the vehicle, Lennon L. Brown, 29, was arrested for operating a vehicle while under the influence.

During the search of the driver, a baggie containing 24 individual baggies of crack cocaine was discovered inside of Brown’s pocket. Troopers seized what is approximated $2,710 in cash. The contraband has a combined street value of approximately $2,600.

The driver, Lennon L. Brown, 29, was charged with Possession of Cocaine and Trafficking Cocaine, which are first degree felonies. Mr. Brown was incarcerated in the Scioto County jail.

Portia Williams may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 286 or portiawilliams@heartlandpublications.com