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South Point men indicted for alleged meth crimes

Published 9:28am Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Lawrence County Grand Jury returned indictments Tuesday, which included charges against three South Point men accused of operating a meth lab.

Eric Roach 35, of 1529 County Road 1, and Mark Wiley II, 30, of 60 Township Road 616, were arrested April 9 after the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office got an anonymous tip of alleged drug activity at Wiley’s home in South Point.

Roach was indicted on a count of complicity to illegal manufacture of drugs and Wiley was indicted on a count of complicity to trafficking in drugs.

A third man, Jacob Orlando, 24, of 203 Township Road 1034 Lot B, South Point, was indicted on a count of illegal manufacture of drugs. Orlando allegedly fled the scene on foot and was not located.

According to Lawrence County Prosecutor Brigham Anderson, a warrant has been issued for Orlando’s arrest.

In a separate indictment, Roach was charged with fifth-degree theft, four misdemeanor counts of theft and two misdemeanor counts of criminal damaging.

Other indictments filed were:

• Shane Yates, 25, of 321 Rear S. Eighth St., Ironton, aggravated arson;

• Sara Woomer, 27, of Rural Route 1, Box 138, Mason, W.Va., receiving stolen property;

• Eric Moore, 23, of 874 Township Road 161, South Point, failure to comply with order or signal of police officer and resisting arrest;

• Crystal Lewis, 31, of 1405 S. Fifth St., Ironton, aggravated burglary.

The grand jury also returned six secret indictments.

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