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3 sentenced to prison in common pleas

Three defendants were sentenced to prison this week in the courtroom of Lawrence County Common Pleas Judge Christen Finley. Drug charges and community-controlled sanctions (CCS) violations made up the bulk of her docket this week.

• Rodney Turvey, 44, of 305 County Road 103, Ironton, previously pleaded guilty to aggravated trafficking in drugs (methamphetamine), a second-degree felony, trafficking in drugs (methamphetamine), a fourth-degree felony, tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony, and possession of criminal tools, a felony of the fifth-degree. Finley sentenced him to four years in prison.

• Chad Lloyd, 24, of 5224 Main Drive, Charleston, West Virginia, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft of a motor vehicle, both fourth-degree felonies, and two counts of criminal simulation, both fifth-degree felonies. Finley sentenced him to 34 months in prison.

• Jerry Frye, 58, of 510 Jerie Court, Ashland, Kentucky, pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony, possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, and possession of drugs (oxycodone), also a felony of the fifth-degree. Finley sentenced him to one year in prison.

In other cases:

• Antonio Butler, 27, of 7959 County Road 1, South Point, denied CCS violations. Finley set a CCS trial for Feb. 20.

• Kelli Carrico-Runyon, 33, of 615 Cliff St., Ironton, admitted CCS violations. Finley ordered her to complete the STAR relapse program with 22 months reserved. She will remain in jail until a bed at STAR opens.

• Richard Cremeans II, 43, of 1043 County Road 59, Chesapeake, previously pleaded not guilty to possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, and possession of drugs (acetaminophen/hydrocodone), also a fifth-degree felony. He rejected the state’s final offer of four years CCS under intensive supervised provision (ISP) and STAR with 22 months reserved. He is facing a maximum of two years in prison if found guilty at trial. Finley set trial for March 14.

• Steven Lindsey, age and address unknown, admitted CCS violations. Finley sentenced him to four years in prison with credit for time served.

• Keith Meadows, 22, of 19445 Reveere St., Detroit, Michigan, pleaded not guilty to four counts of aggravated trafficking in heroin, two third-degree felonies and two fourth-degree felonies. Finley set bond at $50,000 cash or surety and $25,000 OR, and also placed him on GPS monitoring. Pretrial was set for Feb. 27.

• Paula Rice, 52, of 2104 Riddle St., Flatwoods, Kentucky, pleaded not guilty to two counts of burglary, both fourth-degree felonies. Finley set bond at $30,000 cash or surety and $25,000 OR. Pretrial was set for Feb. 20.

• Gregory Riggs, 29, of 7685 State Route 243, South Point, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), a fifth-degree felony, and tampering with evidence, a felony of the third-degree. Finley sentenced him to four years CCS under ISP with 36 months reserved, and ordered him to complete STAR.

• Rebecca Suttles, 22, of 2211 Sellars St., Ashland, Kentucky, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (heroin), a fifth-degree felony, and improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony. Finley sentenced her to four years CCS under ISP with 28 months reserved, and ordered her to complete treatment at Mended Reeds.

Lawrence County Common Pleas Judge Andy Ballard did not have court this week.