• Scioto County Sheriff's Office

West Portsmouth Man and Woman Charged with Possession of Drugs

NEWS RELEASE May 13, 2021




Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman and Portsmouth Police Chief Debby Brewer announce that a West Portsmouth, Ohio couple have been charged with drug possession.


The arrest come after Chief Probation Officer Shawn Davis of the Scioto County Common Pleas Court Adult Probation Department requested assistance from the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office and the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force on an arrest of one of their probationers who failed to check in.


On Thursday, May 13, 2021 at approximately 8:53a.m., Scioto County Common Pleas Court Adult Probation Department assisted by detectives with the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force and members of the Portsmouth Police Department S.W.A.T. conducted a visit of the residence of 38-year-old probationer, Brian Christopher Carr, at 16747 B Old US 52 West Portsmouth, Ohio.

Upon a search and investigation by probation officers and detectives, (480) grams of suspected methamphetamine, plastic bags, digital scales, and additional items related to suspected drug trafficking were seized from the residence.


The estimated street value of the suspected methamphetamine seized is $7,650. 38-year-old Brian Christopher Carr of 16747 B Old US 52 West Portsmouth, Ohio was arrested for violating probation and additionally charged with Possession of Drugs, a felony of the 1st degree.


41-year-old Amber Rushwell Aeh, of the same address, was also arrested on a Portsmouth Municipal Court warrant for violating probation. She was additionally charged with Possession of Drugs, a felony of the 1st degree.

Both Carr and Aeh were placed in the Scioto County Jail and are scheduled to be arraigned in Portsmouth Municipal Court on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 9:00a.m.


The case against Carr and Aeh 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.


Sheriff Thoroughman and Chief Brewer would like to thank the tactical medics from the Portsmouth Fire Department for their assistance with the operation 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.


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Sheriff David Thoroughman

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