EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSFour Arrested After Record-Breaking Heroin Bust
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Reported by: Tiersa Davis
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Aug. 2, 2013 2:28 PM EDT
Updated: Aug. 2, 2013 3:09 PM EDT
Portsmouth , Scioto County , Ohio
One of the largest heroin busts in Scioto County has landed four people in jail.
Phillip T. Hanson-Bass, 24, and Robert C. Woods, Jr., 24, both of Dayton were charged with trafficking heroin, possession of heroin and having a weapon under disability. Ryan L. Starks, 21, and Sashia M. Woods, 28, both of Portsmouth, were charged with trafficking heroin and possession of heroin.
The Southern Ohio Drug Task Force, made up of several law enforcement agencies, seized nearly 500 grams of heroin and $12,000 at a home in West Portsmouth on Thursday, according to a news release from the department. The discovery was made by officers with the Ohio State Parks law enforcement on property of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Investigators said that during a traffic stop, they found evidence tying the two suspects, Hanson-Bass and Robert Woods, to the discovery of the heroin bust. The were taken to the Scioto County Jail with bond set at $515,000 each.
Investigators said Starks and Sashia Woods were arrested during a traffic stop in another county. Bond was set at $500,000 each.
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