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South Point woman, 25, sentenced in meth case

Oct. 11, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

IRONTON -- A South Point area woman was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday in a meth case, said Lawrence County Prosecuting Attorney Brigham Anderson.

Jessica Robinson, 25, of Lawrence Village Apartments, South Point, pleaded guilty to complicity to the manufacture of meth in her apartment. Lawrence County Common Pleas Judge Charles "Chuck" Cooper sentenced her to five years in prison.

A co-defendant, Elvis Adkins, 25, of the 500 block of Marion Pike, Coal Grove, decided earlier this month to take his case to trial. He was convicted last week of complicity to the manufacture of meth.

Cooper sentenced him Wednesday to seven years in prison. Adkins also was fined $7,500 and had his driver's license suspended for three years, Anderson said.

The maximum sentence in the case was eight years, Anderson said. Adkins got close to the maximum because he had a prior felony record and he was making meth in an apartment complex, an inherently dangerous action, Anderson said.

Five people were arrested July 20 by sheriff's deputies and Lawrence Drug Task Force members.

Patrick Kelley, 36, and his wife, Ashley Kelley, 21, both of the 2200 block of Barbecue Road, Ashland, pleaded guilty to manufacturing meth and complicity to manufacturing meth and were sentenced earlier to four years in prison, according to Anderson.

A fifth co-defendant, Cora B. Harmon, 22, of Carl Perkins Drive, Ashland, faces a charge of complicity to manufacturing meth.

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