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W. Va. Couple Arrested with Two Pounds of Meth and Firearms

NEWS RELEASE 

March 25, 2024






Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman announces that two people have been arrested on

drug and weapons charges following a traffic stop. Sheriff Thoroughman stated that on Sunday,

March 24, 2024 at approximately 4:33 a.m. his Communications Center received a call of a

white Chrysler with West Virginia plates operating in a reckless manner eastbound on U.S.

Route 52 (US 52) just past the 522 Exit.


Sheriff Thoroughman stated that Deputy Conley was in the area and observed the vehicle and

made a traffic stop for a marked lanes violation. The traffic stop was made on eastbound US 52

near Haverhill Ohio Furnace Road.


During the traffic stop, Deputy Conley observed a firearm underneath the gear shift. The deputy

received consent to search the vehicle and the search revealed a black drawstring bag containing

a gallon sized baggie with approximately 2.04 lbs. of a crystal-like substance believed to be

methamphetamine. The drawstring bag contained another gallon sized baggie containing an

additional 31 grams of a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine, a knotted bag

containing approximately 78 grams of a white powdery substance believed to be cocaine, a silver

package containing approximately 17 grams of a pink substance believed to be fentanyl, several

small pink baggies and a scale (silver in color).





The total street value of the drugs is $20,480.00. A search of the male driver revealed a clear pipe with white residue, pills and cash totaling $46.00 in his left pocket. A search of the female passenger revealed $1,294 dollars in cash.


Arrested was Brian Adkins, age 27, from 193 Left Fork Mill Road, Fort Gay, W. Va. on two

counts of Possession of Drugs, a felony of the 1 st degree, two counts of Trafficking in Drugs, a

felony of the 1st degree, and having a Weapon Under Disability, a felony of the 3rd degree.

Also arrested was Brittany C. Hall, age 27, from 132 Wheeler Hollow Road, Fort Gay, W. Va.

on two counts of Possession of Drugs, a felony of the 1 st degree and two counts of Trafficking in

Drugs, a felony of the 1st degree.


Emergency 9-1-1

Law Enforcement 740-354-7566

Corrections/Jail 740-355-8277

Support Services 740-355-8261

Investigations 740-355-8245


Both appeared in the Portsmouth Municipal Court for arraignment on Monday, March 25, 2024.

Sheriff Thoroughman request anyone wishing to leave drug information to phone the Task Force

tip line at (740) 354-5656 or email drugs@sciotocountysheriff.com. All information will be kept

confidential and anonymous.

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Sheriff David Thoroughman

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