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Drug bust nets two arrests, 295 pills

SOUTH POINT — Two people were arrested late Thursday after a drug raid at the Southern Hills Motel in South Point.

Emmanuel Javon Anderson, 33, who gave an address of 721 Sixth Ave., Huntington W.Va., was charged with two counts of third-degree felony trafficking in drugs stemming from a secret indictment handed down last week by a Lawrence County Grand Jury.

Heather Ratliff, 29, of 23A Private Drive 2824, South Point, was also indicted secretly by the grand jury and faces three counts of third-degree trafficking in drugs and one count of fourth degree trafficking in drugs.

According to a prepared statement from the Lawrence County Drug And Major Crimes Task Force, 295 oxycodone pills with a street value of more than $8,800 were seized during the raid at the motel. More than $1,600 in cash was also confiscated.

Ironton Police, South Point Police and the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office all assisted in the raid and ensuing arrests.