Two plead guilty on drug, custody charges

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 14, 2004

An Ironton woman accused of violating her visitation privileges with her children and of permitting drug abuse will spend six months in prison

for those crimes.

Cheryl Turvey, 29, whose last known address was 2608 S. Eighth St., pleaded guilty Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court to four counts of

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fifth-degree felony permitting drug abuse and three counts of interference with custody.

The interference with custody charges were levied against Turvey in September after Turvey and a friend, Jeremy Schwab, also of Lawrence County, failed to return Turvey's three children to their father after a visitation.

Both adults and the children were later located in Georgia. The father of the children had custody of the children. The drug charges stem from an earlier arrest.

Lawrence County Common Pleas Judge Richard Walton sentenced Turvey to six months in prison on each charge against her, but ordered the sentences be served concurrently. Walton also ordered Turvey to surrender her driver's license for six months.

Also Wednesday, a South Point woman was sentenced to six months in prison after she pleaded guilty to drug charges.

Melissa Ison, 35, of 104 Township Road 1195, pleaded guilty to two counts of fourth-degree felony trafficking in crack cocaine and one count of fifth-degree felony permitting drug abuse.

Lawrence County Common Pleas Judge Frank McCown sentenced Ison to six months on each charge but ordered all sentenced to be served concurrently.

McCown also ordered Ison to pay a total of $6,250 in fines and all court costs associated with her case. She must report to authorities Monday.