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Man sentenced to 4 years in prison

Aug. 22, 2013 @ 12:07 AM

IRONTON -- A South Point area man was sentenced to four years in prison Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court in a drug case.

Jacob P. Orlando, 24, of Township Road 1034, South Point, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of complicity to illegal manufacturing of drugs. He initially was indicted on a charge of illegal manufacture of drugs, according to Bob Anderson, an assistant Lawrence County prosecuting attorney.

Judge Charles "Chuck" Cooper also fined Orlando $7,500, suspended his driver's license for six months and ordered him to pay court costs.

In an unrelated case, Mary A. Mills, 44, of the 400 block of Etna Street, Ironton, was sentenced to three years in prison. Mills was indicted earlier this year on a charge of trafficking in drugs.

Mills also was fined $5,000 and her driver's license was suspended for six months.

In other court action, Calvin E. Estep, 30, of Township Road 615, South Point, refused a final offer of six months in prison or 11 months in prison with release to the STAR Community Justice Center in Franklin Furnace, Ohio, once a bed becomes available.

Estep has pleaded innocent to charges of theft, two misdemeanor theft charges and two counts of criminal damaging. The case is set for trial Sept. 5.

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