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Alleged drug trafficking caught in Tennessee

Published 12:00am Sunday, March 17, 2013

A South Point woman who failed to show up to her pretrial hearings in February is back in jail on a $100,000 bond.

Holly Ployer, 32, of 24A Private Drive 70, Township Road 1366, was arraigned in January on two fourth-degree and one third-degree counts of trafficking in drugs (oxycodone) and a fifth-degree count of trafficking in drugs (heroin).

At the time, Judge D. Scott Bowling set bond at $20,000 own-recognizance plus $500 and GPS monitoring.

At a later hearing, Carl Bowen with the Adult Probation Department said Ployer had left the state and her bond was revoked.

On Wednesday Ployer was back in court. Bowen said the woman was captured in Tennessee.

Bowling increased Ployer’s bond to $100,000 cash plus $20,000 OR and scheduled a pretrial hearing for March 20.

Ployer was arrested in January by the Lawrence Drug and Major Crimes Task Force.

In other cases:

• William Meadows, 27, of 4958 Waverly Road, Huntington, W.Va., pleaded no contest to second-degree aggravated vehicular assault of his 4-year-old daughter, fifth-degree possession of drugs and misdemeanor driving under the influence.

Bowling set sentencing for March 20.

• Willis Childers Jr., 45, of 149 Township Road 1063, South Point, was arraigned on charges of third-degree driving while under the influence and misdemeanor possession of marijuana, to which the man pleaded not guilty.

Bowling set bond at $10,000 OR plus $5,000 cash or surety and set a pretrial for April 3.

• Debra Ostby, 24, of 9641 County Road 4, Pedro, was arraigned on fifth-degree counts of forgery and theft. She pleaded not guilty.

Bowling set bond at $10,000 OR and scheduled a pretrial for March 27.

• Frances Scarberry, 49, of 2810 S. Sixth St., Ironton, was arraigned on a count of fifth-degree theft, to which she pleaded not guilty.

Bowling set bond at $10,000 OR and set a pretrial for March 27.

• Donald Ross Jr., 27, of 218 S. Fourth St., Ironton, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree receiving stolen property and misdemeanor misuse of a credit card.

Bowling sentenced the man to four years community control sanctions under intensive supervised probation, 200 hours community service and 180 days in jail suspended.

• Justin Callicoat, 19, of 1505 Lawrence St. Apt D8, Ironton, was arraigned on a bill of information of fifth-degree possession of drugs and misdemeanor possession of marijuana, to which he pleaded guilty.

Bowling sentenced the man to 11 months in prison with a judicial release to the STAR Community Justice Center when a bed is available, 200 hours community service, a six-month driver’s license suspension, and $1,400 in fines.

• Richard Graham, 31, of 414 Little Solida Road, South Point, was arraigned on a count of fifth-degree aggravated possession of drugs, to which he pleaded not guilty.

Bowling set bond at $20,000 cash or surety, $10,000 OR and set a pretrial for March 20.

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