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South Point man gets 3 years for meth-related crimes

Published 10:09am Thursday, July 11, 2013

A South Point man admitted his involvement in an alleged meth lab Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

Mark Wiley II, 30, of 60 Township Road 616, pleaded guilty to a third-degree count of trafficking in drugs. The charge was lowered from a count of second-degree complicity to trafficking in drugs.

Judge Charles Cooper sentenced Wiley to three years in prison, a six-month driver’s license suspension and a $5,000 fine.

Wiley was arrested in April after the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office got an anonymous tip of alleged drug activity at Wiley’s home in South Point.

The deputy dispatched to the scene called for assistance after speaking with the resident and two other individuals and allegedly witnessing signs of meth activity.

Also arrested in connection with the lab were Eric Roach 35, of 1529 County Road 1, and Jacob Orlando, 24, of 203 Township Road 1034 Lot B, South Point, who have both pleaded not guilty to their charges. Those cases are still pending in common pleas court.

In other cases:

• Jeremy Runyon, 35, of 1304 County Road 15, South Point, was sentenced to five years in prison for a count of second-degree burglary, two counts of fifth-degree breaking and entering, fourth-degree possession of drugs and two counts of misdemeanor theft, to which he had previously pleaded guilty.

• David Woodyard, 20, of 213 Township Road 1163, Proctorville, admitted community control sanctions violations. Cooper sentenced the man to 50 days in the county jail.

• Sarah Brace, 24, of 4217 County Road 6, Kitts Hill, admitted CCS violations and was sentenced to four months in prison.

• Calvin Estep, 30, of 150 Township Road 615, South Point, was arraigned on a count of fifth-degree theft, to which he pleaded not guilty. Bond was continued from a lower court and Cooper set a pretrial for July 24.

• Mary Mills, 44, of 413 Etna St., Ironton, tested positive for oxycodone at her pretrial drug screening. Cooper increased Mills’ bond to $25,000 cash or surety.

• Alton Day, 22, of 156 Township Road 1079, Chesapeake, was arraigned on a second-degree count of complicity to burglary, to which he pleaded not guilty.

Judge D. Scott Bowling set bond at $20,000 cash or surety and $20,000 own-recognizance and set a pretrial for Aug. 7.

• Jack Dust, 30, of 495 Township Road 113, Pedro, was arraigned on counts of fifth-degree possession of drugs and misdemeanor assault, to which he pleaded not guilty. Bowling set bond at $10,000 OR and $5,000 cash or surety. A pretrial was scheduled for Aug. 7.

• Bruce Justice, 58, of 351 Private Road 1358, Ironton, was arraigned on two counts of fifth-degree receiving stolen property and a count of third-degree tampering with evidence, to which he pleaded not guilty.

Bowling set bond at $10,000 OR and set a pretrial for July 31.

• Larry Justice, 52, of 221 Private Road 1385, Ironton, was arraigned on two fifth-degree counts of receiving stolen property, to which he pleaded not guilty.

Bowling set bond at $10,000 OR and set a pretrial for July 31.

• David Markel, 50, of 2415 S. Eighth St., Ironton, was arraigned on nine counts of fifth-degree theft, a count of third-degree tampering with evidence and a count of second-degree engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, to which he pleaded not guilty.

Bowling set bond at $25,000 cash or surety and set a pretrial for July 31.

• Crystal Lewis, 31, of 1405 S. Fifth St., Ironton, pleaded guilty to a count of first-degree aggravated burglary. Bowling sentenced the woman to 18 months in prison.

• Katrina Phelps, 51, of 402 Second St. E., South Point, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for two fourth-degree and one third-degree counts of trafficking in drugs.

Bowling also ordered the woman to pay a $5,000 fine and suspended her driver’s license for one year.

• Gregory Cox Jr., 32, of 1539 County Road 21, Ironton, was arraigned on counts of fourth-degree receiving stolen property, fourth-degree grand theft, third-degree tampering with evidence and misdemeanor resisting arrest, to which he pleaded not guilty.

Bowling set bond at $100,000 cash or surety and $100,000 OR.

• Phillip Morrison, 40, of 413 Etna St., Ironton, pleaded guilty to counts of third-degree count of trafficking in drugs and two counts of fourth-degree trafficking in drugs.

Bowling scheduled sentencing for July 17.

• James Helton, 22, of 1512 S. 11th St., Ironton, was arraigned on a bill of information of fifth-degree breaking and entering.

Bowling sentenced the man to 11 month in prison, four years CCS, and 200 hours community service.

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