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Frank Lewis

PDT Staff Writer

Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini says the deputy patrolmen assigned to Washington Township have arrested 54-year-old Cynthia J. Skaggs of 34 Crull St. West Portsmouth, Ohio on a Warrant to Arrest on Indictment which had been issued by the Scioto County Common Pleas Court for charges of trafficking in heroin within the vicinity of a juvenile, a felony of the second degree; trafficking in heroin, a felony of the fifth degree; possession of heroin, a felony of the third degree; tampering with evidence, a felony of the third degree, and possession of criminal tools, a fifth degree felony.

The warrant for Skaggs’ arrest had been issued after a case against Skaggs had been presented to a Scioto County grand jury by law enforcement officers and the Scioto County Prosecutor’s Office in September of 2012.

The case against Skaggs was originated on June 8, 2012 when a Scioto County Sheriff’s deputy assisted a trooper from the Ohio State Highway Patrol with a traffic stop of a vehicle Skaggs was operating in the West Portsmouth area. Skaggs led officers to her West Portsmouth residence where officers discovered seventy-four packages of Heroin totaling 3.6 grams.

Skaggs is being held in the Scioto County Jail without bond and awaiting an arraignment in Scioto County Common Pleas Court.

Donini said anyone wishing to leave drug information, may contact the Portsmouth Police Dept. drug line at 740-354-3784, the Sheriff’s Office drug line at 740-351-1094 or at drugs@sciotocountysheriff.com. He said all information will be kept confidential and anonymous.

Frank Lewis may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 252, or at flewis@heartlandpublications.com

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