Two people were arrested Tuesday night after a drug bust in South Point.
Both Raymond Jenkins, 35, and Kandas Johnson, 32, were taken into custody after investigators found 50 grams of crystal meth in their home.
They both face a second-degree felony charge for drug trafficking.
Jenkins and Johnson live off County Road 1. Investigators also recovered hydrocodone and oxycodone pills, a hand gun, and about $2,000 cash.
Lawrence County Sheriff Jeffery Lawless said they’ve been watching this home for months, and the bust took a major crystal meth supplier off the streets.
Sheriff Lawless also said he’s starting to see more crystal meth throughout the area.
“As pill mills and pill factories are drying up, people reach out for other drugs,” Lawless said.
“We have people dying, not only in this county, but across this nation with drugs and especially methamphetamines so when you see that you want to get it off the street,” Lawless added.
Neighbors that lived near Jenkins and Johnson told WSAZ they weren’t surprised when law enforcement searched the home.
“It was obvious what was going on,” a neighbor said.
The neighbor didn’t want WSAZ to use their name, but they said both Jenkins and Johnson made them nervous for their community.
“It worried me,” the neighbor said.
Lawless said the investigation was a joint effort with the sheriff’s office, The Drug and Major Crimes Task Force, and Ironton Police.
Jenkins’ and Johnson’s preliminary hearings are scheduled for Friday, Aug. 5.
Published by wsaz.com