WEST PORTSMOUTH - A traf-fic stop to check for the possibility of fictitous plates Sunday led to the arrest of four people on methamphetamine charges. Scioto County Sheriff Marty Donini said on Monday.
Nicholas G. Howard, 28, and Terri Howard, 34, both of 1617 Jenkins Lane, were charges with possession of methamphetamine, a 3rd degree felony and manufacturing methamphetamine, a 2nd degree felony.
Police said a search of their vehicle uncovered methamphetamine and chemicals used to manufacture the drug.
Nicholas Howard also had an outstanding warrant from Portsmouth Municipal Court.
Following the 11:57 p.m. traffic stop, police searched the Howard's house and said more items to manufacture mehtamphetamine were found.
They also searched a residence at 1020 Stedman Ave. in Sciotoville as a result of the traffic stop. Police did not say what warranted that search.
According to police, methamphetamine was found and Scott A. Wiilkes, 25 and Heather D. Adkins, 22, were arrested for possession of the drug, a 5th degree felony. Both live at the Stedman Avenue address.
The county narcotics unit assisted in the arrests.
All four were taken to the Scioto County jail and were arraigned Monday in municipal court.
Bail for Nicholas Howard was set at $25,000 and he will face a preliminary hearing on Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. Terri Howard's hearing will be the same time, and she also has a $25,000 bond.
Wilkes' preliminary hearing will be on Feb. 28 and his bail was set at $2,500. Bail for Adkins was also $2,500 and her hearing will be Feb. 25 at 11 a.mf
JEFF BARRON can be reached at (740) 353-3101, Ext.236.