Deputies from the Scioto and Lewis county sheriff's offices made a combined three drug arrests this weekend in separate incidents.
On Friday afternoon, Scioto County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Lucasville man with assistance from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
According to the sheriff's office, deputies and troopers executed a search warrant at the residence of Lamarr Meddock, 42, of 130 Oakwood Ave., in Lucasville.
Sheriff Marty Donini said deputies and troopers seized more than a pound of marijuana, several firearms, pieces of drug paraphernalia and $1,726 in cash.
Meddock was charged with trafficking in drugs, a felony in the fourth degree, and possession of drugs, a felony in the fifth degree. He was placed in Scioto County Jail and was being held on $7,500 bond, awaiting arraignment in Portsmouth Municipal Court on Monday morning.
Meanwhile, deputies from the Lewis County, Ky., Sheriff's Office arrested two men on drug charges early Saturday morning.
According to reports from the Lewis County Sheriff's Office,
Deputy Johnny Bivens was on patrol after 2 a.m. when he stopped a suspicious vehicle in the Wildlife Management Area in the community of St. Paul, Ky.
Bivens searched the vehicle with the consent of the driver, and located what he said appeared to be small pieces of crack cocaine in the driver's and passenger's seats of the vehicle, and a bag that contained several rocks of crack cocaine on the ground beside the vehicle.
A pill container also was found next to the vehicle, containing Ritalin, OxyContin and Xanax tablets.
Bivens arrested Doug Kiser, 45, of Carter County, and Brandon Stamper, 23, of Garrison, Ky., and charged each with trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree; separate charges of possession of a controlled substance in the first and third degrees; and possession of a controlled substance not in the original container.
Bivens also said he recovered several hundred dollars in the arrest.
SCOTT OTTNEY can be reached at (740) 353-3101, Ext.235.