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Drug trafficker headed to prison

An Ironton man arrested by the Lawrence County Drug and Major Crimes Task Force in November was sentenced to prison Tuesday in common pleas court.

Judge Charles Cooper sentenced Terry Gannon Jr., 40, of 480 County Road 7C, to eight years in prison for selling oxycodone.

Gannon pleaded guilty last week to three third-degree counts and one second-degree count of trafficking in drugs.

Cooper also ordered the man to pay $22,500 in fines and suspended his driver’s license for six months.

Gannon, along with his wife, Cindy Gannon, 35, was arrested by the task force after the agency had bought oxycodone from Terry Gannon on five separate occasions. Through those purchases law enforcement said they determined that Gannon was traveling to Detroit, Mich., to buy oxycodone and then bringing it back to Lawrence County to sell.

Cindy Gannon also pleaded guilty last week to a fifth-degree count of possession of drugs and four misdemeanor counts of endangering children.

Cooper set the woman’s sentencing on May 28.