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Organized & Major Crimes Task Force Arrests Female in Pike County for Weapons Violations


February 11, 2023

Ohio Attorney General David Yost, Pike County Sheriff Tracy Evans, Scioto County Sheriff David

Thoroughman, Pike County Prosecutor Michael Davis, Scioto County Prosecutor Shane Tieman,

Portsmouth Police Chief Debby Brewer and New Boston Police Chief Carl Compton announce that on Friday, February 10, 2023, the Southern Ohio Organized and Major Crimes Task Force, along with the Portsmouth Police SWAT Team, served a narcotics related search warrant at 1311 Smokey Hollow Road in Piketon, Ohio.

Task force agents recovered large amounts of suspected methamphetamine, suspected fentanyl, drug paraphernalia, cash, and a firearm. Arrested at the residence was Peggy Lansing age 53 on a charge of having a weapon under disability. Peggy Lansing at the time of her arrest was out on bond from previous drug related offenses.

Task Force Agents will present additional evidence to the Pike County Grand Jury for consideration of additional charges.

Sheriff Thoroughman request anyone wishing to leave drug information for the Organized & Major Crimes Task Force, should phone the Task Force tip line at (740) 354-5656 or email All information will be kept confidential and anonymous.


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