Who they nabbed
If members of the Lawrence County Drug And Major Crimes Task Force look bleary eyed and dead on their feet, they have good reason: They rounded up 18 people in a county-wide drug sweep this week; five more people remain at large.
Lawrence County Prosecutor J.B. Collier Jr., said the people arrested were allegedly primarily involved in oxycodone trafficking; the pills came from pain clinics in Florida and Georgia.
The roundup is the result of months of undercover work to make solid cases against the people arrested, Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless said.
“I know sometimes people see things in their neighborhood and think nothing’s being done but we are working,” Lawless said.
Those arrested thus far are Cathy T. Christian, 61 Township Road 84 W. Willow Wood; Cheryl L Caplinger, 2316 S. Fifth St. Ironton; Claudetta Clutters, 2316 S. Fifth St. Ironton; David C. Christian, 61 Township Road 84W Willow Wood; Edward S. Holsinger, Frankfort, Ohio; Franklin L. Norris, 1113 S. Fourth St. Ironton; Holli Sommerville, 3098 County. Road 124 Chesapeake;
Jackie L. Miller 411 Walnut St. Ironton; James E. Curry, 829 Marion Pike, Coal Grove; Jeffrey R. Lutz, 1464 Back Road, Franklin Furnace; Jesse D. Lyons 124 Township Road 145 Ironton; Jimmy R. Hanshaw, 168 Private Drive 268 South Point; Lisa A. Stapleton, 1022 County Road 15 South Point; Matthew D. White, 326 Walnut St., Ironton;
Melanie B. Pankey, 1118 S. Fifth St. Ironton; Michael E. Schumann, 1216 S. Fifth St. Ironton; Michele R. Schuman, 1216 S. Fifth St. Ironton and Timothy M Conwell, Middleport.
The five people who have yet to be apprehended are Paul S. Zimmerman, 411 N. Seventh St. Ironton; Richard W. Curry, 829 Marion Pike Coal Grove; Timothy M. Conwell, Middleport; James E. Curry Jr. 107 Bowman Street Coal Grove; Jeremy D Logsdon, 1118 S. Third St. Ironton and Lisa Howell, Columbus.
Those who see drug activity are encouraged to call the drug and major crimes task force at 533-5819.