Dayton man arrested with 70 grams of heroin

October 30, 2012

Frank Lewis

PDT Staff Writer

A Dayton man has been arrested with 70 grams of heroin and a Portsmouth man for violating probation. Marcus Haley, 49, of 2902 Knoll Ridge Rd., Dayton, is charged with possession of heroin, a first degree felony.

According to Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini and Portsmouth Police Chief Robert Ware, Southern Ohio Drug Task Force detectives were requested to assist the Portsmouth Municipal Court Probation Department at 3178 Walnut St. in Portsmouth, after probation officers had arrested 32-year-old Carson W. Craft Jr. of Portsmouth, for violating probation. Once task force detectives arrived on the scene, an investigation was initiated and a search of the residence was conducted. Detectives discovered approximately 70 grams of suspected heroin in a false compartment inside of a Slim Jim container, more than $3,500 cash, a small amount of marijuana, digital scales and assorted drug paraphernalia.

Haley was placed in the Scioto County Jail and was held on a $20,000 bond.

Donini said the case against Haley will be forwarded to the Scioto County Prosecutor’s Office to be presented to a Scioto County grand jury for the consideration of additional criminal charges.

Donini and Ware said anyone wanting to leave drug information for the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force may do so by contacting the Sheriff’s Office drug line at 740-351-1094, the Portsmouth Police Department drug line at 740-354-DRUG (3784), or email All information will be kept confidential and anonymous.

Frank Lewis may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 232, or at