Drug case resolved

Published 10:46 am Friday, July 29, 2016

Ashland man sentenced to 10 years

An Ashland man will spend the next 10 years in prison following his conviction on drug trafficking charges during a three-day jury trial.

John F. Wright, 47, of 714 Bellefonte Princess Road was sentenced to eight years for second degree aggravated trafficking and 24 months for trafficking. The sentences will run consecutively. The maximum penalty had been 11 years.

“We’re pleased with the results,” said Robert Anderson, assistant prosecuting attorney who tried the case. “The evidence was he had been a heavy drug dealer.”

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Wright was arrested in November following a controlled drug buy by the Lawrence Drug and Major Crimes Task Force where 90 oxycodone pills were purchased and $4,420 confiscated.

Wright was also fined $12,500 and had his driver’s license suspended for two years.

Testifying in the trial was Cari Collins, 37, of 2088 Township Road 218, Ironton who pleaded guilty to one count of trafficking in drugs. She has yet to be sentenced.