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Three arrested for drugs

Burglars arrested after picture appears online

The trick was on a couple of people who were arrested on drug charges on Halloween night.

On Oct. 31, Ironton Police patrolman Steve Breeding stopped a vehicle because he knew that the driver, Dale L. Cade, 40, Ironton, had a suspended license.

During the stop, Breeding found and confiscated 12.2 grams of crystal methamphetamine and 27.9 grams of marijuana.

Cade and a passenger, Savannah Jenkins, 30, Ironton, were arrested and charged with three counts of possession of drugs and three counts of trafficking in drugs. They were incarcerated in the Lawrence County Jail.

On Nov. 1, Breeding made a traffic stop on Frank Aldridge, 36, Ironton and found him to be in possession of 44 gram of fentanyl. Aldridge was charged with possession of drugs and tampering with evidence for hiding the drugs in a Mountain Dew can.

IPD Captain Joe Ross said that Breeding did a good job in the traffic stops.

“We’ve gotten four new officers recently and they are all have been proactive and doing good job at keeping the public safe and stopping crimes,” Ross said. “I want to give credit where credit is due.”

In another crime case, Ross is giving credit to the public for helping solve a burglary case.

He said that the IPD had gotten word that a pair of males had broken into a home and burglarized it.

But while they were committing the crime, they didn’t realize that someone took their photo until it appeared online.

“The person who took the photo put it on Facebook and, when they saw it, they tried to return the items,” Ross said. “The owner of the home was not very happy about it.”

Brody Rowe, 19, Ironton and Danny Stickler, 19, Ironton, were arrested and charged with burglary and taken to jail.

“I want to thank the public for helping in this case,” Ross said. “We wouldn’t have been able to solve this without them. I think it great that we have citizens watching out for each other.”