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Lawrence County Drug Task Force Nets Several Arrests
Updated March 12, 2015 6:28 AM | Filed under: Crime
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Reed Crane
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Kevin Brooking
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Talena Hill
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Crystal Lenning
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Jonathan Thompson

(BEDFORD) - Lawrence County Drug Task officers were busy Tuesday taking drugs off Lawrence County streets.

Five people were arrested during three different drug busts.

Officers went to a home on Sixth Street in Oolitic on Tuesday morning after they received information that a man was dealing synthetic drugs.

When officers arrived at the home in the 110 block of Sixth Street, 26-year-old Reed Crane met them at the door and let officers inside.

"But not before he threw a baggie out the back door," Bedford Police Chief Dennis Parsley says. "Officers that had surrounded the home were able to retrieve the evidence."

Once inside the home officers found more of the synthetic drug in addition to scales and smoking devices.

Crane was arrested on felony charges of dealing a Schedule V controlled substance, possession of a synthetic drug, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance.

The Task Force then went to a home in the 400 block of N Street to arrested 40-year-old Kevin Brooking on felony warrants for dealing and possession of meth and drug paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance.

When officers knocked on the door, Brooking let them inside.

Officers discovered more meth, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Also in the home was 25-year-old Talena Hill and 29-year-old Crystal Lenning of Bedford.

Officers arrested all three individuals.

Brooking was arrested on the warrants and is now facing new charges of possession of meth and marijuana and drug paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance.

Hill and Lenning are facing felony charges of possession of meth and marijuana and drug paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance.

The Drug Task Force was then called to a business in the 2800 block of Washington Avenue after learning that an employee was dealing heroin out of the business.

When officers arrived they talked to 44-year-old Jonathon Thompson, who told police he was homeless.

Officers found Thompson had heroin, alprazolam, oxycodone, syringes and other drug paraphernalia.

Thompson was arrested on felony charges of dealing in a Schedule V substance and possession of a Schedule V, IV, and II substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.



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