Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini and Portsmouth Police Chief Robert Ware announced that a Portsmouth couple has been arrested on drug charges.

On Saturday, Feb. 23 at 8:24 p.m., the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force, with assistance from a detective with the Scioto County Sheriff's Office and an officer with the Portsmouth Police Department, executed a narcotics-related search warrant at the residence of Jerry S. Huffstetler, Jr., 45, and Angela M. Pack, 40, located on Bennett Street in Portsmouth, inside Porter Township.



Upon a search of the residence, officers seized approximately 91 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine, 10 grams of suspected heroin, suspected Suboxone, digital scales, four firearms and additional evidence of drug trafficking. The suspected methamphetamine and heroin have an estimated street value of $6,660.

Huffstetler and Pack were arrested and charged with trafficking and possession of suspected methamphetamine, both felonies of the second degree, and possession of suspected heroin, also a felony of the second degree.

Huffstetler Jr. and Pack were placed in the Scioto County Jail and arraigned in Portsmouth Municipal Court Monday, Feb. 25.

The case against Huffstetler and Pack will eventually be forwarded to the Scioto County Prosecutor's Office to be presented to a Scioto County Grand Jury for the consideration of additional felony drug charges.

Sheriff Donini and Chief Ware thank the public for their assistance in the investigation and request anyone wishing to leave drug information for the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force, should phone the Task Force tip line at (740) 354-5656 or email drugs@sciotocountysheriff.com. All information will be kept confidential and anonymous.