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One pleads in county’s largest meth bust

One half of the pair credited for the largest meth bust in Lawrence County history admitted her guilt Thursday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

Sherry White, 33, of 3929 County Road 64, Willow Wood, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree complicity to the illegal manufacture of drugs.

Judge Charles Cooper sentenced the woman to five years in prison, a $7,500 fine and a three-year driver’s license suspension.

White, along with Jason E. Reed, 34, of the same address, were arrested April 3 following a tip to the adult probation department of suspected meth production.

Upon conducting a home check, adult probation officers and investigators with the Lawrence Drug and Major Crimes Task Force discovered several “one pot cooks” in the residence, as well as about 40 other inactive ones.

Deputies with the sheriff’s office and drug task force that are trained in meth cleanup searched and cleaned up the residence.

Reed was arraigned in late April and pleaded not guilty to second-degree illegal manufacture of drugs. His case is still pending.

In an unrelated drug case, Christopher Wilson, 42, of 610 S. Tenth St., Ironton, pleaded guilty to a first- and fifth-degree count of trafficking in cocaine.

Wilson is expected to be sentenced on June 16.

Wilson was arrested in November following an investigation by the drug task force, which was prompted by tips from the public.

Investigators allege they conducted numerous controlled purchases of cocaine from Wilson.

When Wilson was arrested, investigators seized cash and more than 30 grams of crack cocaine.

To report drug activity contact the drug hotline at 740-534-5830.