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Drug trafficker gets prison time

A South Point man was sentenced to prison Wednesday after admitting to trafficking heroin.

Van Lee Harrell, 25, of 223 Township Road 1186 Apt. 13, pleaded guilty to four counts of fourth-degree trafficking in drugs, a count of fourth-degree complicity to trafficking in drugs and a count each of third- and fifth-degree trafficking in drugs.

Judge D. Scott Bowling sentenced the man to four years in prison, ordered him to pay mandatory fines and suspended his driver’s license for one year.

In a related case, Heather Depriest, 24, of the same address, pleaded guilty to three counts of fourth-degree and one count of third-degree complicity to trafficking in drugs, and a count of fourth-degree trafficking in drugs.

Bowling sentenced the woman to four years community control sanction under intensive supervised probation, treatment at New Beginnings and ordered her to complete the STAR Community Justice Center Program. The woman’s driver’s license was also suspended for one year and she was ordered to pay mandatory fines.

If Depriest violates her probation, she could be sent to prison for four years five months.

In other cases:

• Cory Crabtree, 19, of 301 Helen St., South Point, admitted to CCS violations that he tested positive for drugs. Bowling sentenced Crabtree to two years in prison.

• Stacy Hubbard, 30, of 105 Reed St., Oak Hill, admitted CCS violations that she failed to report to the adult probation department. Bowling sentenced the woman to five months in prison with a judicial release to the STAR relapse program.

• Donald Malone, 56, of 93 County Road 357, Ironton, pleaded guilty to counts of fourth-degree receiving stolen property and third-degree failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer. Bowling sentenced the man to 17 months in prison.

• Albert Jenkins, 21, of 620 Lawrence St., Ironton, admitted CCS violations that he failed to report to adult probation and that he was arrested for DUI. Bowling sentenced the man to five months in prison.

• Joshua Walker, 23, of 1918 Liberty Ave., Ironton, was arraigned on a bill of information of fifth-degree possession of drugs, to which he pleaded guilty.

Bowling sentenced Walker to six month at Teen Challenge, an in-house faith-based rehabilitation center, at the defendants own cost.

Walker was also ordered to pay a $1,250 fine and his driver’s license was suspended for six months.