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Portsmouth duo charged with trafficking heroin

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Jessica N. Mounts, Photo Courtesy: Scioto County Jail Jessica N. Mounts, Photo Courtesy: Scioto County Jail
Anthony E. Jones, Photo Courtesy: Scioto County Jail Anthony E. Jones, Photo Courtesy: Scioto County Jail
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PORTSMOUTH -

A man and a woman are now behind bars after officers with the Scioto County Drug Task Force found drugs, guns and money in a Portsmouth home. 

Jessica N. Mounts, 27, of Portsmouth, and Anthony E. Jones, 31, with residences in both Dayton and West Portsmouth are charged with trafficking and possession of heroin, according to a news release. 

Detectives and agents went to Jones' home on Crain Road Friday at 3:20 p.m. where they found 17 grams of heroin, a handgun, digital scales, $400 in cash and a 2005 Black Cadillac. 

The two were also charged with having a weapon while under disability, a third degree felony. 

Both Mounts and Jones had warrants for their arrests for previous violations. Mounts for violating probation. Jones for trafficking drugs out of Montgomery and Miami Counties. 

Mounts and Jones are currently in the Scioto County Jail.