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Woman pleads in drug case

Published 12:00am Sunday, June 8, 2014

A Coal Grove woman accused of selling cocaine admitted to the crime Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

Paula Crissinger, 48, of 114 Jennifer St., pleaded guilty to third-degree counts of trafficking in and possession of cocaine and misdemeanor counts of possession of drug abuse instruments and marijuana.

Judge Charles Cooper set sentencing for July 23 and modified bond to $20,000 own-recognizance and GPD monitoring.

In other cases:

Joey Lewis, 31, of 217 N. Sixth St., Ironton, was arraigned on charges of third-degree tampering with evidence, fifth-degree possession of cocaine and misdemeanor possession of drugs, to which he pleaded not guilty.

Cooper continued bond from a lower court and added a $10,000 OR bond. A pretrial was set for June 25.

Corey Layne, 25, of 2007 N. Fourth St., Ironton, was arraigned on third- and fifth-degree counts of possession of drugs (oxycodone), to which he pleaded not guilty.

Cooper continued bond from a lower court and added a $10,000 OR bond. A pretrial was set for June 25.

Calvin Estep, 31, of 4810 State Route 5, Ashland, Ky., admitted probation violations and was sentenced to 12 months in prison.

Thomas Allen, 29, of 519 Second St., Huntington, admitted probation violations and was sentenced to 16 months in prison.

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