• Scioto County Sheriff's Office

Suspected Drugs, Firearm and Cash Seized

Updated: Jul 21

NEWS RELEASE

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

first degree.


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

County Jail.


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 drugs@sciotocountysheriff.com.


All information will be kept confidential and anonymous.