Suspected Drugs, Firearm and Cash Seized
Updated: Jul 21
July 20, 2021
Portsmouth Police Chief Debby Brewer and Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman
announce that three Portsmouth, Ohio residents have been arrested on drug and weapon offenses resulting from an investigation conducted by the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force.
The task force consists of narcotics detectives from the Portsmouth Police Department, the Scioto County Sheriff's Office, and agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
At approximately 11:38a.m. on July 20, 2021, task force officers assisted by Portsmouth
Police Department S.W.A.T. executed a search warrant at the residence of 41-year-old
Stanley Abdul Lamar Howard Jr., located at 2206 8th St. Portsmouth, Ohio.
During the search officers discovered and seized approximately 95 grams of suspected
crack cocaine, one (1) firearm, $3,340 cash, digital scales and additional evidence of drug
trafficking. The estimated street value of the suspected drug seized is $9,500.
Howard Jr, 36-year-old Bria Gilliland, and 18-year-old Terrence West, all of Portsmouth,
Ohio were charged with Possession of Drugs and Trafficking in Drugs, both felonies of the
Howard Jr. was additionally charged with Having a Weapon While Under Disability, a felony of the 3rd degree.
All three arrestees were placed in the Scioto County Jail and are scheduled to be arraigned
in Portsmouth Municipal Court on Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 at 9:00a.m.
Additionally, Chad Haynes of Portsmouth, Ohio, was arrested on an outstanding arrest
warrant that had been issued by Portsmouth Municipal Court, and was placed in the Scioto
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 charges against all arrestees.
Chief Brewer and Sheriff Thoroughman would like to thank the tactical medics from the Portsmouth Fire Department for their assistance with execution of the warrant and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
All information will be kept confidential and anonymous.