Officers from the Drug Enforcement Administration in Cincinnati along with officers from the Ironton Police Department, Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office and Lawrence County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant for drugs at a residence in the 1600 block of South Third Street this morning.
Sheriff Jeff Lawless said there were no arrests made. He also said the DEA turned the findings over to federal prosecutor with possibility of going to the grand jury.
Russell Neville, resident agent in charge for the DEA office in Cincinnati, said the purpose of the warrant was to search for the drug mephedrone and that there were two people at the residence when the search began and were questioned.
“We can’t really release anything until we conclude the investigation and that could be a few weeks,” Neville said. He did say that the investigation was multi-state.
“We’re working with several other offices on this and exchanging information, just identifying different people,” Neville said.
Thursday, January 6, 2011