PROCTORVILLE, OH – On Wednesday, September 25th 2019, after a three day jury trial in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court, a Lawrence County Jury found Spanish M. Smith, 29 years old of Rome Twp., Proctorville, Ohio, Guilty of the following;
* One count of trafficking in heroin, a felony of the first degree, an amount over 100 grams that designates him a major drug offender, with specifications to firearms and cash.
* Five counts of trafficking in heroin felonies of the fourth degree,
* Five counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs (Meth), felonies of the second degree.
* One count of having weapons while under disability, a felony of the third degree.
The case was presented by Lawrence County Prosecutor Brigham Anderson. Jurors heard testimony from Chief Investigator David Marcum and Investigator Perry Adkins both of the Lawrence County Drug & Major Crimes Task Force, and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation Forensic Scientist, Elizabeth Wolford.
This case came to trial after an investigation conducted by Investigators with the Lawrence County Drug & Major Crimes Task Force in early 2019.
Task Force Officers made numerous undercover controlled purchases of heroin and methamphetamine from Spanish M. Smith at his apartment in Proctorville, Ohio between February 5th, 2019, and February 19th, 2019.
Task Force Officers obtained search warrants for two apartments utilized by Spanish Smith. Officers found approximately 120 grams of Heroin (Street value approx. $10,000), 121 grams of methamphetamine (street value of approximately $10,000), $33,385.00 cash, two shotguns, digital scales, and baggies for packaging drugs.
Sentencing is set for 9am,Thursday, September 26th, 2019, with Judge Christen Finley.
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