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Man sentenced for drug trafficking in Scioto County, Ohio

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Barry Cave, 58, of Portsmouth - Photo courtesy of Scioto County Sheriff's Office Barry Cave, 58, of Portsmouth - Photo courtesy of Scioto County Sheriff's Office
SCIOTO COUNTY, OH -

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Barry J. Cave was sentenced Wednesday for five different counts of drug trafficking and one count of criminal tools.

According to the office of the Scioto County Prosecutor, Cave was found guilty for trafficking 100 grams of crack cocaine.

Cave has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.

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ORIGINAL:

Portsmouth Police Chief Robert Ware and Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini announced that the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force served a warrant and seized around over 100 grams of suspected crack-cocaine.

According to a press release sent to 13 News, police served a warrant at 714 Brown Street in Portsmouth, Ohio on Feb. 20.

Barry J. Cave, 58, of Portsmouth was arrested during the execution of the warrant. 

Police found 107.9 grams of what they believe is crack-cocaine along with $3,300, tools suspected of being used to traffic drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Police estimate the value of the crack-cocaine at $10,000.

Cave was charged with trafficking in drugs and possession of drugs.  Both charges are felonies.

Cave's brother, Cornel Cave, 56, was also arrested on an outstanding warrant.  The warrant had been issued by the Portsmouth Municipal Court for failing to appear for sentencing on a misdemeanor charge.

Both men are being held in the Scioto County Jail. 

Barry Cave's bond was set at $50,000 and Cornel Cave's bond was set at $2,200.