Police Find Drugs, Money and Firearms In South Point Home

Megan Moseley

Updated Thu, May 9, 2013 9:47 am

Five people were arrested Wednesday for drug trafficking and possession.

The arrests occurred after The Lawrence Drug Major Crimes Task Force and the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at a residence in South Point, OH.

Police arrested Asim McCoy and Jerome Yancey, both 32-years-old from Huntington, WV, along with Joseph Whaley, 22, of Ironton, OH, and South Point, OH residents Benjamin Willis, 32, and 28-year-old Amee Pyles.  

Suspects were arrested on various charges from drug trafficking, drug possession, drug abuse and active warrants.

Police seized heroin, cocaine, digital scales, hypodermic syringes, drug paraphernalia, over $2,800 in cash, and two firearms and ammunition.

The narcotics seized are being sent to the Ohio BCI&I Crime Lab for analysis and exact weights.

Slideshow: Five Arrested After Police Seized Heroin, Cocaine, Cash and Firearms


Joseph Whaley

Asim McCoy

Amee Pyles

Benjamin Willis

Jerome Yancey