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Ironton man sentenced after trafficking meth

August 3, 2018

IRONTON - An Ironton man was sentenced Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court to four years in prison in a drug case.

Michael R. Short, 29, of the 1100 block of South 4th Street, Ironton, was sentenced by Judge Andy Ballard to four years in prison on two counts of trafficking in drugs (meth).

In an unrelated case, Brianna D. Bond, 24, of the 600 block of South 8th Street, Ironton, admitted violating community control sanctions and was sentenced by Judge Charles “Chuck” Cooper to 22 months in prison.

In other cases:

n Walter Gipson, 35, of Rogers Avenue, Raceland, Kentucky, was sentenced to 123 days in jail, ordered to forfeit a handgun and was fined $500.

n Scott Christian, 38, of Ohio 650, Ironton, admitted violating community control sanctions and was sentenced to 60 days in jail, do 100 hours of community service and pay court costs.

n Richard L. Heaberlin II, 49, of the 600 block of South 10th Street, Ironton, was placed on community control sanctions for four years and ordered to complete up to a six month program at the STAR Community Justice Center after he admitted violating sanctions stemming from a drug (meth) case.

n Charles Riley, 30, of Township Road 1430, South Point, admitted violating community control sanctions and was ordered to compete the program at STAR Community Justice Center.

n Candace Skaggs, 37, of the 1900 block of Lee Street in Huntington, pleaded guilty in a drug case, Skaggs was ordered to continue drug treatment and was placed on community control sanctions for four years.

n Wanda L. Jenkins, 55, of the 400 block of Center Street, Ironton, pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence, possession of drugs and resisting arrest. She was placed on community control sanctions for four years and ordered to complete a drug treatment program at Mended Reeds in Ironton and pay court costs.

n Aaron Runyon, 37, of the 700 block of Gill Street, Huntington, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs (meth) and was placed on treatment in lieu of conviction. He is required to get drug treatment counseling, report weekly and stay drug- and alcohol-free for a year.

n Amber Cade, 29, of Ironton, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs (meth) and was placed on treatment in lieu of conviction. She was ordered to get drug treatment counseling and do 200 hours of community service.

n Shawn Seagraves, 28, of the 1000 block of South 10th Street, Ironton, pleaded innocent to complicity to burglary. Bond was set at $50,000.

n Franklin Aldridge, 36, of the 800 block of South 7th Street, Ironton, pleaded innocent to possession of drugs (meth). Bond was set at $10,000.

n Jordan Marcum, 25, and Amethyst Marcum, 23, both of the 200 block of Locust Street, Coal Grove, both pleaded innocent to possession of drugs. His bond was set at $6,000 and her bond was set at $5,000.

n Edward S. Holsinger, 48, of the 1100 block of South 3rd Street, Ironton, pleaded innocent to possession of cocaine and possession of drugs. A $10,000 recognizance bond was set in the case.

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