Flea market suspects out on bond

Published 10:07 am Tuesday, August 7, 2012

CHESAPEAKE — A man and woman are out on bond after being arrested following a Saturday raid at the Proctorville Flea Market.

Both Jeffrey Jones, 49, of 155 Township Road 1280, Proctorville, and Lisa Jenkins, 48, of 9514 County Road 107, Proctorville, appeared in Lawrence County Municipal Court Monday morning on charges of second-degree engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.

Judge Donald Capper set bond for both Jones and Jenkins at $100,000 cash or surety. Court officials said both defendants bonded out after their hearings. The two will also hire their own attorneys.

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Jones, co-owner of the Proctorville Flea Market, and Jenkins, secretary at the flea market, are scheduled to return to municipal court at 10 a.m. Monday.

The Saturday raid was a result of an investigation by several county and private agencies.

According to a press release from the Lawrence Drug and Major Crimes Task Force, Jones allegedly purchased items individuals had stolen from area Walgreens, CVS and Rite-Aid stores and then resold them at the flea market.

Investigators believe there has been a group of individuals who has been shoplifting over-the-counter medications and exchanging them for cash which would be used to purchase illegal drugs.

In addition to the Lawrence Drug and Major Crimes Task Force, other agencies that helped in the investigation were the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, Ironton Police Department, the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office, Huntington West Virginia Police and investigators from Walgreens, CVS and Rite-Aid.