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Man who trafficked meth pleads guilty, gets prison time

January 27, 2019

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

Rodney D. Turvey, 44, of County Road 103, Ironton, pleaded guilty earlier to aggravated trafficking in meth, trafficking in meth, tampering with evidence and possession of criminal tools. Judge Christen Finley sentenced him in the case. Turvey could be eligible for judicial release after serving two years in prison.

In an unrelated case, Chad Lloyd, 24, of Charleston, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft of a motor vehicle and two counts of criminal simulation. Finley sentenced him to 34 months in prison. He could be eligible for early release after serving six months in prison. Lloyd also was ordered to repay $8,000 in restitution to two victims. In other cases:

• Jerry Frye, 58, of the 500 block of Jeri Court, Ashland, pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence and possession of drugs. Finley sentenced him to a year in prison.

• Gregory Riggs, 29, of Ohio 243, South Point, pleaded guilty to possession of meth and tampering with evidence. He was placed on community control sanctions for four years. Riggs was ordered to complete up to a six-month program at the STAR Community Justice Center in Franklin Furnace, Ohio.

• Rebecca Suttles, 22, of the 2200 block of Sellards Street, Ashland, pleaded guilty to possession of heroin and improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle. Two other drug possession charges were dismissed. She was placed on community control sanctions for four years and ordered to complete a drug abuse program at Mended Reeds in Ironton.

• Kelli J. Carrico-Runyon, 33, of Cliff Street, Ironton, admitted violating community control sanctions and was ordered to complete a drug relapse program at STAR.

• A charge of possession of meth against David L. Dungan, Ridge Avenue, Russell, Kentucky, was dismissed.

• Seven K. Lindsey, 24, of Township Road 1057, Proctorville, admitted violating community control sanctions and was sentenced to 58 days in jail.

• Paula R. Rice, 52, of the 2100 block of Riddle Street, Flatwoods, Kentucky, pleaded innocent to two counts of burglary and one count of misdemeanor theft. Bond was set at $15,000.

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