IRONTON - Eight people named in sealed drug indictments last month have been arrested, according to Dave Marcum, chief investigator for the Lawrence County Prosecutor's Office.

Alison M. Lewis, 34, of Private Drive 545, Ironton, was charged with trafficking in meth, trafficking in oxycodone, trafficking in cocaine, tampering with evidence and illegal conveyance of drugs on the grounds of a detention facility.

Jeremy T. Ferguson, 24, and his twin brother, Jeffrey N. Ferguson, both of County Road 1, South Point, Ohio, were charged with trafficking in heroin. Jeremy Ferguson was charged with three counts of trafficking in heroin, and Jeffrey Ferguson was charged with one count of trafficking in heroin.

Deshannon Montez Lee, also known as "Cuzo," and a co-defendant, Shane M. Yates, 29, both of the 400 block of Center Street, Ironton, were indicted on heroin charges. Lee was charged with three counts of trafficking in heroin and one count of trafficking in oxycodone, while Yates was charged with one count of trafficking in heroin.

Jeremy S. Fleet, 36, of the 900 block of South 5th Street, Ironton, was charged with three counts of trafficking in heroin.

Justin T. Moore, 26, of the 700 block of South 9th Street, Ironton, was charged with trafficking in meth.

Matthew R. Collins, 20, of the 1100 block of North 3rd Street, Ironton, was charged with trafficking in drugs.

The arrests were made by the Lawrence County Drug and Major Crimes Task Force, Marcum said.

An undisclosed amount of drugs, money and drug paraphernalia also were confiscated.

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