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Alleged drug traffickers arraigned

Published 9:28am Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Four people arrested by the Lawrence Drug and Major Crimes Task Force last week were arraigned Tuesday in common pleas court.

Holly Ployer, 32, of 24 Private Road 70 Township Road 1336, South Point, was arraigned on two fourth-degree and one third-degree counts of trafficking in drugs (oxycodone) and a fifth-degree count of trafficking in drugs (heroin).

Ployer pleaded not guilty through attorney J.T. Holt.

Stefani Tucker, 35, of the same address, was arraigned on counts of fourth-degree trafficking in drugs (oxycodone) and fifth-degree trafficking in drugs (heroin).

Tucker pleaded not guilty through attorney Mike Davenport.

Judge D. Scott Bowling set bond for both women at $20,000 own-recognizance plus $500 and GPS monitoring. Both women will return for pretrials on Feb. 6.

Danny Jones, 25, of 223 Township Road 1186 Apt. 23, South Point, was arraigned on two counts of third degree trafficking in drugs (oxycodone). Jones pleaded not guilty through attorney Philip Heald.

Rachel Jones, 28, of the same address, was arraigned on charges of third and fourth-degre trafficking in drugs (oxycodone). The woman pleaded not guilty through attorney Scott Evans.

Bowling set bond at $20,000 own-recognizance plus $500 and GPS monitoring for both and scheduled pretrials Feb. 20.

The Lawrence Drug and Major Crimes Task Force arrested all four defendants following investigations and secret indictments.

In other cases:

• Joshua Clagg, 35, of 130 Township Road 1106, Proctorville, admitted to community-controlled sanctions violations that he failed to report to adult probation and tested positive for oxycontin.

Bowling sentenced the man to 11 months in prison with the possibility of judicial release to the STAR Community Justice Center after three months.

• John Crager, 26, of 301 Third St. East Apt. 20, South Point, admitted to CCS violations that he failed to report to adult probation, tested positive for drugs and failed to pay fines.

Bowling sentenced the man to 20 months in prison with the possibility of judicial release to STAR after 12 months.

• Ashley Vankeuren, 29, of 640 Sixth Ave., Huntington, W.Va., pleaded no contest to fifth-degree possession of drugs and a misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana. An additional count of fourth-degree possession of drugs was dismissed.

Bowling sentenced the woman to four years CCS under intensive supervised probation, 200 hours community service, a 6-month driver’s license suspension and fines of $1,250 and $150.

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