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Frank Lewis


PDT Staff Writer


Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini and Portsmouth Police Chief Robert Ware say on Saturday, at approximately 2:15 a.m., the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force arrested Deshawn L. Gravely, 29, of 3134 Allegheny Ave. Apt. C Columbus, during a traffic stop on U.S. 23 South in Rosemount.


During a search of the vehicle Gravely occupied, officers said they seized approximately 22 grams of suspected crack cocaine.


Gravely was arrested and charged with trafficking in drugs, a felony of the second degree, and possession of drugs, also a felony of the second degree.


Gravely was placed in the Scioto County Jail and held on $40,000 bond.


The case against Gravely will be forwarded to the Scioto County Prosecutor’s Office to be presented to a Scioto County grand jury.


Donini and Ware said anyone wishing to leave drug information for the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force, may contact the Task Force tip line at 740-354-5656 or email drugs@sciotocountysheriff.com. All information will be kept confidential and anonymous.


Frank Lewis may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 252, or at flewis@civitasmedia.com. For breaking news, follow Frank on Twitter @FrankLewisPDT.


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