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Defendants arraigned on drug charges

Two men from Coal Grove accused of selling heroin answered charges Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

Delmar M. Jenkins, 27, of 900B High St., and Buddy Jenkins, 35, of 110 Fernwood Drive, Coal Grove, each pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of trafficking.

Delmar’s charges are three fifth-degree counts of trafficking in heroin. Judge D. Scott Bowling set bond at $25,000 own-recognizance and GPS monitoring.

Buddy’s charges are three fourth-degree counts of trafficking in heroin and four counts of fifth-degree complicity to trafficking in heroin. Bowling set bond at $25,000 OR and GPS monitoring.

Pretrials were set for Jan. 20.

The men were arrested this month following secret indictments by a Lawrence County grand jury.

According to Lawrence County Prosecuting Attorney Brigham Anderson, the Lawrence Drug and Major Crimes Task Force initiated controlled purchases of drugs from the men in October and November.

In other cases:

• Linda McFann, 50, of 419 Vernon St. Apt. 202, Ironton, admitted community control sanctions violations and was sentenced to 30 days in prison.

• Stewart Scott Jr., 61, of 802 Madison Ave., Ironton, was arraigned on two third-degree counts of DUI and misdemeanor driving while under suspension, to which he pleaded not guilty. Bowling set bond at $20,000 OR and house arrest. A pretrial was set for Feb. 17.

• Justin Dennison, 38, of 220 Private Drive 615, Proctorville, pleaded guilty to a second-degree count of aggravated arson. Judge Charles Cooper sentenced the man to eight years in prison.

“I’ve caused my family a lot of pain and a lot of grief,” Dennison said. “I want to tell my mom I’m sorry and I love her.”

• Isaac Burns, 23, of 811 17th St., Huntington, pleaded guilty to a second-degree count of burglary. Cooper sentenced the man to six years in prison and ordered him to pay $2,000 in restitution.

• Matthew Davis, 45, of 924 High St., Coal Grove, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree counts of harassment by an inmate and possession of a deadly weapon inside a detention facility. Cooper sentenced the man to eight months in prison.

• John Kinney, 26, of 693 Buckhorn St., Ironton, was sentenced to five years in prison for a second-degree count of vehicular assault and fourth-degree DUI.

Cooper also suspended the man’s driver’s license for five years.

• Brandon Hogsten, 22, of 65 Private Drive 954 County Road 52, Ironton, pleaded guilty to counts of fourth-degree burglary and misdemeanor resisting arrest. Cooper ordered a presentence investigation and set sentencing for Jan. 13.

• Lawrence Jenkins, 53, of 1119 S. Third St., Ironton, was arraigned on a fifth-degree count of possession of drugs, to which he pleaded not guilty. Cooper continued bond from a lower court and set a pretrial for Jan. 13.

• Mark Noel, 42, of 870 County Road 128, Ironton, was arraigned on a count of second-degree aggravated trafficking in drugs, to which he pleaded not guilty. Cooper continued bond from a lower court and set a pretrial for Jan. 13.