EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSPortsmouth Man Sentenced As Major Drug Offender
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Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Sep. 4, 2013 4:35 PM EDT
Portsmouth , Scioto County , Ohio
A Portsmouth man was found guilty by a Scioto County Common Pleas jury Wednesday on multiple drug charges and was sentenced to 11 years in prison under a law that allows him to be classified as a major drug offender.
The jury took less than 90 minutes to convict Barry J. Cave, 58, on five counts of cocaine trafficking and one count of possession of criminal tools, according to a news release from Scioto County Prosecutor Mark Kuhn.
Charges against Cave, who had eight prior drug convictions, stem from an investigation conducted by the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force.
Task force officers and FBI agents began the investigation after complaints of cocaine sales from Cave’s house on Brown Street in Portsmouth. Controlled buys of crack cocaine were made by task force officers on multiple occasions in February.
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