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Woman sent to prison

5-year sentence imposed for pill trafficking

A Scioto County woman was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for her part in helping other sell prescription pills in Lawrence County.

Regina Burton, 30, of 2213 Sixth St., Portsmouth, previously pleaded guilty to two first- and one third-degree county of complicity to aggravated trafficking in drugs.

Judge Charles Cooper also ordered the woman to pay $25,000 in fines and suspended her driver’s license for seven years.

Burton was also ordered to forfeit $245 in cash she had in her possession at the time of her arrest.

Burton, along with two others, were arrested in May following a joint investigation by the Ironton Drug and Special Response Team, the Lawrence County Drug and Major Crimes Task Force, the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, the Portsmouth FBI bureau and the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force.

In other cases:

• Doris Dameron, 64, of 51 Township Road 510 N., South Point, who previously pleaded guilty to a third-degree count of complicity to trafficking in drugs, was sentenced to four years community control sanctions under intensive supervised probation, a $5,000 fine and a three-year driver’s license suspension.

• Johnny Lewis, 31, of 103 Stanley St., Proctorville, pleaded guilty to three fourth-degree counts of grand theft of a motor vehicle, fourth-degree receiving stolen property, third-degree failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer and fifth-degree harassment by an inmate.

Cooper sentenced the man to six years in prison and ordered him to pay restitution in the amounts of $580 and $2,075 to two victims.

• John McGlone, 31, of 1985 County Road 35, Chesapeake, was arraigned on a second-degree count of burglary and a misdemeanor count of theft, to which he pleaded guilty. Cooper sentenced the man to five years in prison and ordered him to pay $43,500 in restitution.

• Bryan Patrick, 26, of 622 Lane St., Coal Grove, pleaded guilty to a third-degree count of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer and misdemeanor counts of driving under OVI suspension and speeding.

Cooper sentenced the man to two years in prison.

• John Barnhart, 53, of 337 Township Road 204, Willow Wood, pleaded guilty to a fourth- and third-degree count of trafficking in drugs, as well as a fourth-degree count of complicity to trafficking in drugs.

Judge D. Scott Bowling set sentencing for Nov. 19 and ordered a presentence investigation.

• Daryl Bryant, 32, of 181 Rosebud St., Coal Grove, who previously pleaded guilty to a fifth-degree count of possession of drugs and misdemeanor counts of falsification, criminal trespass and resisting arrest, was sentenced to eight months in prison, a $1,250 fine and a six-month driver’s license suspension.

• Eddie Unrue, 54, of 906 Latonia St., Ironton, was arraigned on a bill of information of fourth-degree DUI and misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana, driving left of center and driving under suspension, to which he pleaded not guilty.

Bowling set bond at $10,000 cash or surety and $10,000 own recognizance. A pretrial was set for Nov. 5.

• Emilee Jenkins, 24, of 62 Township Road 1369, Proctorville, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts of DUI and vehicular assault. Cooper sentenced the woman to six months in the county jail with 177 days suspended, three years CCS, a $1,000 fine, a six-month driver’s license suspension and a drug and alcohol assessment.

• Randy Jackson, 37, of 2418 S. Fourth St., Ironton, was arraigned on a bill of information of fifth-degree breaking and entering, to which he pleaded guilty. He also denied pronation violations.

Cooper set bond at $20,000 cash or surety and set a pretrial for Nov. 12.