Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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May 9, 2013

Local briefs - 5/10/13

South Point — 5 arrested in Ohio drug raid

SOUTH POINT Ohio authorities arrested five on drug-related charges Wednesday following a raid on a South Point residence.

Members of the Lawrence Drug and Major Crimes Task Force and Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies served a search warrant at 9 p.m. at a residence on Township Road 1025, according to a news release from Lawrence County Prosecutor Brigham Anderson’s office. The warrant stemmed from an ongoing investigation into heroin, cocaine and pill trafficking allegedly taking place there.

The search turned up heroin, cocaine, hypodermic needles, digital scales, two firearms and ammunition and more than $2,800 cash.

Arrested were Asim McCoy, 32, and Jerome Yancey, 32, both of Huntington; Benjamin Willis, 32, and Amee Pyles, 28, both of South Point; and Joseph Whaley, 22, of Ironton.

Charges included drug trafficking, drug abuse and drug possession. Some of the suspects also had outstanding warrants, Anderson said.

Butterfly release will be Sunday

ASHLAND The fourth annual butterfly release at Rose Hill Burial Park and Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens will be at 2 and 3 p.m. Sunday, respectively.

Memorials for a mother, grandmother, sister, aunt or other female relative who has died recently or years ago will be read. The deceased does not have to be buried at one of the cemeteries to have her name read.

Dr. Ronnie Mayes, pastor of Rose Hill Baptist Church, will lead the ceremony at Golden Oaks in the Garden of the Cross Veterans section and Rose Hill’s Chapel of Peace Mausoleum.

The ceremony will include a hymn, Mayes leading a devotional, the reading of the names and the butterfly release.

There is a limit of one butterfly cocoon per family. Cocoons will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Prayer event set at First Baptist

ASHLAND First Baptist Church at 1701 Winchester Ave. will host the May Community Prayer Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

For the past 16 years, individuals have been meeting on the second Tuesday of each month for breakfast and a time of prayer. A different church hosts the breakfast each month.

The host church serves the meal each month. Following the meal, there usually is special music provided by the host church and a brief devotion lead by the pastor of that church. Harold Moore is pastor of First Baptist. There then is a time of prayer at individual tables. The breakfast usually is over well before 9 a.m.

While there is no charge for the breakfast, an offering is taken with proceeds going to the Ashland Community Kitchen.

The event is nondenominational and reservations are not required.

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