$250K bond set for ‘major drug offender’

Published 10:22 am Friday, November 1, 2013

A Michigan woman allegedly caught trafficking heroin will have to come up with some serious dough to make bond to be released from the Lawrence County Jail.

Evelyn M. Robinson, 44, of 14077 Manning St., Detroit, was arraigned Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court on counts of possession of heroin and trafficking in heroin, both felonies of the first degree.

Robinson pleaded not guilty through her attorney Roger Smith.

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Judge Charles Cooper set a cash-only bond in the amount of $250,000 and set a pretrial for Nov. 13.

Robinson was pulled over Oct. 19 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol for a moving violation on eastbound U.S. 52. She was subsequently arrested after a canine unit from the Huntington, W.Va., Police Department detected half a pound of heroin hidden behind a tail light of the woman’s Cadillac Escalade.

Troopers estimated the street value of the heroin to be about $45,000.

Robinson was indicted last week by a Lawrence County Grand Jury, who specified the woman as a “major drug offender.”