Raid nets four arrests in South PointPublished 9:45am Tuesday, May 8, 2012
South Point — Four people arrested in a raid at the Southern Hills Motel in South Point over the weekend were arraigned Monday in Lawrence County Municipal Court.
William E. Kennedy, 28, of 765 Pierce St., Columbus, was arraigned on charges of possession of heroin, possession of crack cocaine and complicity to trafficking in drugs. Judge Donald Capper set bond at $50,000 cash or surety. Attorney Luke Styer was appointed to represent him.
Laura J. Moore, 28, of 7035 State Route 5, Ashland, Ky., was arraigned on one count of complicity to trafficking in drugs and two counts of trafficking in drugs. Capper set bond at $25,000 cash or surety. Attorney Philip Heald was appointed to represent him.
Chasity D. Howard, 18, of 765 Pierce St., Columbus, was arraigned on one count of complicity to trafficking in drugs and two county of trafficking in drugs. Capper set bond at $25,000 cash or surety. Attorney John Kehoe was appointed to represent him.
Darshea Hord, 27, of 2411 Third St., Ironton, trafficking in drugs, trafficking in crack cocaine and tampering with evidence. Capper set his bond at $50,000 cash or surety.
All four defendants must return to court May 14 for preliminary hearings.
South Point Police Corporal Aaron Fradd said the arrests came after an investigation into drug activity in the village.
“We had been watching for about a month,” Fradd said.
Fradd said all four suspects were arrested together. Police confiscated 3.3 grams of heroin, four needles, 1.1 grams of crack cocaine, a crack pipe and other drug paraphernalia.
All four suspects remain in the Lawrence County Jail.