Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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May 1, 2014

Heroin, organized crime case bound over

GRAYSON — A case involving alleged organized crime and heroin trafficking has been bound over to a Carter County grand jury.

Steven Connor, 35, Margaret Sturgill, 28, and Greg Rose, 50, all of Grayson; Marissa Blevins, 19, of West Jefferson, Ohio; and Brandon Mulford, 19, of Galloway, Ohio, were all arrested April 19.

The group appeared in Carter District Court Monday for a preliminary hearing.

Grayson Police Department Detective Travis Steele testified a confidential informant gave money to Rose, who then met with Conner and Sturgill.

Conner and Sturgill then went to a hotel room where they allegedly purchased heroin from Blevins and Mulford.

The confidential informant arranged a second buy of heroin from Rose, and at that time, the FIVCO Area Drug Enforcement task force arrested the three individuals.

FADE was able to obtain a search warrant for the hotel room and arrested Blevins and Mulford at that time.

More than $11,000 in cash and drug paraphernalia were seized in the hotel raid.

Blevins, Mulford, Sturgill and Conner were charged with first-degree drug trafficking and engaging in organized crime.

Rose was charged with engaging in organized crime and operating a motor vehicle under the influence. Two additional warrants were also served against Rose at the time of his arrest.

All five suspects are lodged in the Carter County Detention Center and are being held on $50,000 cash bonds.

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