Quantcast

SOSEScript: CIVweatherright.php5 failed executing with the following error: Error on line 16 position 1: Undefined property: stdClass::$location Error on line 16 position 1: Trying to get property of non-object Error on line 17 position 1: Undefined property: stdClass::$current_observation Error on line 17 position 1: Trying to get property of non-object Error on line 18 position 1: Undefined property: stdClass::$current_observation Error on line 18 position 1: Trying to get property of non-object Error on line 19 position 1: Undefined property: stdClass::$current_observation Error on line 19 position 1: Trying to get property of non-object Error on line 20 position 1: Undefined property: stdClass::$current_observation Error on line 20 position 1: Trying to get property of non-object Error on line 21 position 1: Undefined property: stdClass::$current_observation Error on line 21 position 1: Trying to get property of non-object Error on line 22 position 1: Undefined property: stdClass::$current_observation Error on line 22 position 1: Trying to get property of non-object Error on line 23 position 1: Undefined property: stdClass::$current_observation Error on line 23 position 1: Trying to get property of non-object

Last updated: July 24. 2013 1:48PM - 116 Views
G. Sam Piatt, PDT Staff Writer



Story Tools:

Font Size:

Social Media:

FRANK LEWIS


PDT Staff Writer


A Portsmouth man has been charged in a drug arrest that occurred as the result of a traffic stop on Saturday.


Michael C. Spradlin, 36, of 222 Chillicothe St., in Portsmouth, faces charges of possession of drugs - heroin and possession of drug abuse instruments. Spradlin was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over for a lane violation after turning at the intersection of Third and Gay streets.


When the three occupants of the vehicle were asked if there were any drugs in 2001 Ford Explorer, they each responded there were none, but during the pat down of Spradlin, an officer noted feeling something in his pocket. That item then fell through his pant leg. It turned out to be a white and purple plastic tube which contained a yellowish baggie. That baggie reportedly contained an off-white rocky substance.


The three were read their Miranda Rights, but Spradlin reportedly told officers the item was heroin and it was his. They also located a syringe loaded with an unknown liquid substance and a metal spoon, which Spradlin also said were his. Spradlin reportedly told police he had purchased the heroin for $40. It was later weighed and turned out to be about .8 of a gram.


Police officers decided to submit the unknown liquid to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation. However, Spradlin reportedly told them he expected it to contain heroin. The syringe was destroyed in a sharps container.


Frank Lewis may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 232, or at flewis@heartlandpublications.com





Featured Businesses


Poll



Info Minute



Gas Prices

Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com