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Ironton resident sentenced to four years in drug case

December 30, 2018

IRONTON — An Ironton resident was sentenced Thursday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court to four years in prison in a drug case.

Ashley N. Wilson, 25, of the 900 block of North 5th Street, Ironton, was charged with three counts of trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin, possession of meth, trafficking in heroin and tampering with evidence.

Wilson was sentenced by Judge Andy Ballard.

In an unrelated case, Joseph Gardner, 31, of Powell Lane, Flatwoods, Kentucky, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine, possession of meth and failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer. He was sentenced by Ballard to three years in prison.

In other cases:

• James D. Cade, 40, of the 1100 block of South 4th Street, Ironton, was sentenced to three years in prison for aggravated possession of drugs and possession of cocaine. A charge of trafficking in drugs was dismissed. He could be eligible for early release to the STAR Community Justice Center in Scioto County after serving a year in prison. He also was given credit for 42 days already spent in jail.

• Damien Fox, 33, of Township Road 1019, South Point, pleaded guilty to domestic violence and theft. He was sentenced by Ballard to 30 months in prison. He could be eligible for early release to STAR after serving a year in prison.

• Shane A. Jenkins, of Township Road 111, Ironton, was convicted of receiving stolen property and pleaded guilty in a drug possession case. He was sentenced to 28 months in prison and fined $3,500. He could be eligible for early release after serving six months in prison.

• John E. Collins, 29, of New Lebanon, Ohio, pleaded guilty to aggravated trafficking in meth, three counts of aggravated possession of drugs and

improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle. Ballard sentenced him to 18 months in prison.

• Jonlee P. Boggs, 35, of the 600 block of 10th Street, Huntington, rejected a plea deal on a charge of trafficking in meth. The case was set for trial Jan. 28.

• Nathaniel Walsh, 35, of the 200 block of 2nd Street, Chesapeake, admitted violating community control sanctions. Those sanctions were continued and he was ordered to complete a relapse program at STAR followed by completion of a drug abuse program at Mended Reeds.

• Savannah Jenkins, 31, of the 2600 block of South 5th Street, Ironton, pleaded guilty to failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer and resisting arrest. She faces a sentence of 30 months in prison and could be eligible for early release after serving six months in prison. Final sentencing was set for Jan. 9.

• Victor Bradshaw, 55, of the 2100 block of South 5th Street, Ironton, admitted violating community control sanctions and was sentenced to 120 days in jail.

• Charles F. Schob II, 48, of Cliff Street, Ironton, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. He also admitted violating community control sanctions and was ordered to continue those sanctions and finish community service hours. A charge of assault on a peace officer was dismissed.

• Melissa Lyons, 42, of the 2500 block of South 4th Street, Ironton, admitted violating community control sanctions and was ordered to complete up to a six-month program at STAR.

• Brittney N. Sparks, 32, of Private Drive 135, Proctorville, pleaded guilty to complicity to trafficking in drugs. Final sentencing was set for Jan. 9.

• Steven Juniper, 28, of Sandy Hook, Kentucky, pleaded innocent to tampering with evidence, identity fraud and possession of drugs. Bond was set at $20,000.

• Denise Murphy, 48, of the 700 block of South 7th Street, Ironton, pleaded innocent to three counts of trafficking in heroin. A $25,000 signature bond was set.

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