• Scioto County Sheriff's Office

Dayton Man Arrested on Drug Charges

NEWS RELEASE

April 4, 2022



Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman and Portsmouth Police Chief Debby Brewer announce

that a Dayton, Ohio man has been arrested after a narcotics-related search warrant was executed by the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force and Portsmouth Police Department S.W.A.T.


On Thursday, March 31, 2022 at approximately 11:30a.m., officers executed a narcotics-related

search warrant at a local Wheelersburg hotel. During a search of the hotel room, officers seized

approximately (1,683) grams of suspected methamphetamine a.k.a. "ice", (82) grams of suspected heroin, a digital scale, approximately $320 US currency, drug paraphernalia, and additional evidence of drug trafficking. Estimated street value of drugs seized is $22,000.


Twenty-one-year-old Zahki Walker of Dayton, Ohio was charged with Trafficking and Possession of

suspected Methamphetamine, both felonies of the 1st degree, Trafficking and Possession of suspected Heroin, also both felonies of the 1st degree, Tampering with Evidence, a felony of the 3rd degree and Resisting Arrest, a misdemeanor of the 2nd degree.


Additionally, twenty-four-year-old Michael Bostwick of Lucasville, Ohio was arrested on a

Portsmouth Municipal Court probation holder.


Both Walker and Bostwick were placed in the Scioto County Jail. Walker was scheduled to be

arraigned in Portsmouth Municipal Court on April 4, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.


The case will eventually be forwarded to the Scioto County Prosecutor's Office to be presented to a Scioto County Grand Jury for the consideration of additional felony drug - related charges against Walker and Bostwick.


Sheriff Thoroughman and Chief Brewer would like to request anyone wishing to leave drug

information for the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force, to phone the Task Force tip line at (740) 354-5656 or email drugs@sciotocountysheriff.com. All information will be kept confidential and anonymous.