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South Point man gets 4 year sentence for trafficking

Jun. 27, 2013 @ 12:00 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.

Van Lee Harrell, 25, of Township Road 1186, South Point, pleaded guilty to six counts of trafficking in drugs and one count of complicity to trafficking in drugs. Judge D. Scott Bowling also fined him $6,250, suspended his driver's license for six months and ordered him to pay court costs.

In other cases:

Joseph A. Jenkins, 38, of County Road 3, Chesapeake, admitted to violating community control sanctions. Judge Charles "Chuck" Cooper sentenced him to 27 months in prison in that case and to another nine months in prison for trafficking in drugs. He ordered the two sentences to be served consecutively for a total of three years in prison.

Two other drug charges were dismissed as part of a plea agreement. Jenkins also was fined $5,000, had his driver's license suspended for six months and ordered to pay court costs.

Cory Crabtree, 19, of the 500 block of Little Solida Road, South Point, was sentenced to two years in prison by Bowling.

Donald Malone, 56, of County Road 357, Ironton, was sentenced by Bowling to 17 months in prison. Malone pleaded guilty to failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer and receiving stolen property. Malone also was ordered to pay court costs.

Jeremy Runyon, 35, of County Road 15, South Point, pleaded guilty to charges of burglary, two counts of breaking and entering, theft of drugs and two misdemeanor theft counts. Cooper ordered a presentencing investigation. Final sentencing was set for July 10. Runyon was released on $50,000 bond and ordered to wear an ankle monitor.

Jacob P. Orlando, 24, of Township Road 1034, South Point, pleaded innocent to a charge of illegal manufacture of drugs. Bond was set at $100,000 and a pretrial was set for July 2.

Albert W. Jenkins, 21, of the 600 block of Lawrence Street, was sentenced to five months in prison for violating community control sanctions.

Stacy Hubbard, 30, of Oak Hill, Ohio, admitted violating community control sanctions. Hubbard was sentenced to five months in prison, but could be transferred to the STAR Community Justice Center relapse program once a bed becomes available.

Lesley Ann Church, 31, of the 7900 block of Paddle Creek Road, Catlettsburg, Ky., admitted violating community control sanctions and was sentenced to four months in prison and given credit for time already served of about a month.

Matthew A. Riffe, 23, of the 300 block of North 2nd Street, Ironton, admitted violating community control sanctions. He was sentenced to about three months in prison.

Heather Lynn DePriest, 24, of Township Road 1186, South Point, pleaded guilty to trafficking in drugs and complicity to trafficking in drugs. She was ordered to pay $15,000 in fines and court costs and placed on community control sanctions for four years. She was ordered to successfully complete up to a six-month program at the STAR Community Justice Center in Franklin Furnace.

Girvis J. Roberts, 48, of the 1500 block of Marcum Terrace, Huntington, pleaded innocent to a charge of possession of drugs (heroin). Bond was set at $30,000 and a pretrial was set for July 3.

Joshua Walker, 23, of the 1900 block of Liberty Avenue, Ironton, was placed on community control sanctions for four years after pleading guilty to a drug possession charge. He also was ordered to attend Teen Challenge, a six-month in house drug rehabilitation program in Cincinnati at his own cost. He also was fined $1,250.

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