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Lawrence prosecutor backs police carrying, giving naloxone

Despite some complaints from the community, Lawrence County Prosecuting Attorney Brigham Anderson supports law enforcement officers using nasal naloxone on individuals who have overdosed on drugs. While Lawrence County Emergency Medical Services personnel also use the medicine, known by the brand name Narcan, in overdose cases, sometimes law enforcement personnel arrive at the scene of […]

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Local law enforcement get judgment training

Local law enforcement officers spent the past two days going through a series of training sessions at Ohio University Southern covering search and seizure on Monday and using judgment for use of force on Tuesday. Approximately 40 officers from the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office Drug Task Force, the State Fire […]

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Two Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges in Lawrence County, Ohio

Two people are facing charges after a drug bust in Lawrence County, Ohio. The Lawrence Drug and Major Crimes Task Force and deputies of the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office arrested Deana L. Debord, 45, of Lucasville, and Rudolph Marion-Turner Stepney, Jr., 41, of Detroit, Thursday evening. Deputies say they had been staying at a motel […]

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3 face trafficking charges after South Point drug bust

Two South Point men and a man from Columbus are facing second-degree drug trafficking charges following a bust Thursday evening. A search warrant was executed at the home of William D. Yapp of 9372 County Road 1, South Point at 7:15 p.m. following an investigation by the sheriff’s office and drug and major crimes task […]

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Man gets 10 years for selling oxycodone

A Keego Harbor, Michigan, man will spend the next decade in prison for selling prescription pills out of an Ironton hotel. Charles Shelby, 28, was sentenced Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court. He was found guilty of first-degree aggravated trafficking in drugs and third-degree tampering with evidence in a two-day jury trial last week.

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