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Seven arrested on drug-trafficking charges in Lawrence County

Seven people have been arrested on drug-trafficking charges, according to information from the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office. The arrests were made after a Lawrence County grand jury returned eight secret indictments for drug trafficking. Those cases were heard in February. One of the people indicted still hasn’t been caught.

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Crystal Meth trafficking ring busted

Three people have been arrested as part of an investigation into the trafficking of crystal meth in Lawrence County, Ohio. The Lawrence Drug & Major Crimes Task Force says the investigation started in January with undercover officers making numerous controlled buys of crystal meth in the Ironton and South Point areas. Thursday, Task Force Officers […]

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Columbus man guilty on drug trafficking charges

One of three men arrested during a raid at a home in South Point has been sentenced to prison after being convicted on drug charges. Mark Smith, 65, of Columbus, was sentenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday. Last week during a two-day trial in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court, a jury found Smith guilty […]

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Traffickers get time for Alpha

Three people involved in what investigators called one of the main supply rings of Alpha-PVP in Lawrence County were sentenced Wednesday in common pleas court. James Bowles, 31, of 4023 County Road 30, Kitts Hill, was sentenced to six years in prison. He previously pleaded guilty to counts of second- and fifth-degree aggravated trafficking in […]

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Drug task force makes bust

A large batch of prescription pills are off the street following a bust by the Lawrence Drug and Major Crimes Task Force. On Tuesday, the task force and the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of a confidential informant, made a controlled buy of 90 oxycodone tablets from John F. Wright, 47, of 714 […]

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