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Ironton man gets 3 years in drug case

March 16, 2018 GMT

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

James R. Rockwell, 51, of Ohio 141, Ironton, pleaded guilty to two counts of trafficking in drugs (meth). Judge Charles “Chuck” Cooper sentenced him to 18 months in prison on each count. A third drug charge was dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

Prosecutors also agreed not to pursue a charge of tampering with evidence by trying to substitute a clean urine sample. He failed a drug screen Wednesday and admitted using meth.

In an unrelated case, Seann D. Brown, 36, of Lexington, Kentucky, was sentenced to 42 months in prison in a drug case. He pleaded guilty to two counts of trafficking in drugs (meth and Alazopram) and possession of criminal tools (scales). He also tested positive for meth prior to the court proceeding.

Brown could be eligible for judicial release after serving six months in prison to a community-based correctional facility as part of a plea agreement.

In other cases:

• Kayla Plumley, 25, of Glenwood, West Virginia, admitted violating community control sanctions and was sentenced to six months in prison.

• Stephen L. Green, 34, of Detroit, Michigan, admitted violating community control sanctions and was sentenced to six months in prison.

• Dwayne Gue, 21, of Private Drive 11202, Chesapeake, admitted violating community control sanctions and was sentenced to five months in prison.

• Jonathan Dunn, 26, of Portsmouth, Ohio, pleaded guilty in a drug case. He was placed on community control sanctions for four years. He also was ordered to complete a drug abuse counseling program at Mended Reeds, do 200 hours of community service and pay court costs.

• Samantha N. Workman, 31, of Lakeview Drive, Huntington, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs (meth and Xanax) and possession of drug abuse instruments. She was placed on intervention in lieu of conviction, requiring her to stay drug and alcohol free for a year and do 200 hours of community sanctions.

• Savanah L. Owens, 21, of Ironton, pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity to a charge of grand theft. An evaluation was ordered to determine her competency to stand trial.

• Gary M. Scott, 38, of Township Road 1049, Ironton, pleaded innocent to trafficking in drugs (meth). Bond was set at $25,000.

• Taft D. Maynard, 25, of County Road 1, South Point, pleaded innocent to trafficking in drugs (meth). Bond was set at $10,000.

• Brittany N. Christian, 30, of Montgomery, West Virginia, pleaded innocent to possession of heroin.

• Eddie R. Estep, 36, of Township Road 60, South Point, pleaded innocent to complicity to trafficking in drugs. Bond was set at $10,000.

• Gerrica Woodyard, 24, of Township Road 1287, Chesapeake, pleaded innocent to possession of controlled substances (meth). Bond was set at $10,000.

• Jonathan C. Hopkins, 22, of the 1000 block of 9th Avenue, Huntington, pleaded innocent to possession of drugs (mushrooms). Bond was set at $2,500.