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Fourteen Arrest in Lawrence County

Lawrence Drug & Major Crimes Task Force Investigations have resulted in fourteen arrests over the last six weeks. The arrestees are charged with various drug offenses to include Possession Drugs, Trafficking in Drugs, and Permitting Drug Abuse. The drugs involved included the following; Crystal Methamphetamine, Heroin, Cocaine, and Marijuana. The arrestees are: Amanda L. Blake: […]

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Symposium engages the community

Lawrence County Prosecutor Brigham Anderson, and Common Pleas Court Judges Charles Cooper, Andrew Ballard and David Payne, brought the community together in South Point last Thursday to hear stories from those whose lives have been impacted by addiction, to discuss strategies for engaging the community, and to answer community questions about addiction, prevention, and recovery. […]

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Arrests made in Chesapeake drug bust

Two people were arrested on drug charges Thursday in Chesapeake, following a traffic stop by Chesapeake Police Chief Randy Lewis. Lewis stopped a vehicle, operated by Richard S. Thompson, 35, of 103 Township Road 1118, Chesapeake, while investigating a drug trafficking complaint. The passenger in the vehicle was Billy C. Edwards, 34, of RT1 Box […]

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Jury returns conviction in trafficking case

John A. Spencer, 23, of Ironton, was found guilty on three counts of trafficking in cocaine and one count of complicity to trafficking in cocaine in a jury trial in Common Pleas Judge Andrew Ballard’s courtroom on Friday. The jury found the argument of defense attorney Roger Smith, that the informant in the case could […]

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Overdoses an ongoing issue

The drug epidemic and overdoses in Lawrence County are a continual issue to the county emergency medical services. Lawrence County EMS Director Buddy Fry informed the commission on Tuesday that county EMS responded to six drug overdoses with one death this past weekend, and another four overdoses on Monday. Fry said that, in his estimation, […]

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