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February 5, 2013
The Herald-Star

Two sentenced in heroin drug raid

STEUBENVILLE - Two men arrested during a raid by the county drug task force on State Street on Oct. 23 were sentenced to prison on Monday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr.

Terrance Jones, 20, of Chicago pleaded guilty to possession of heroin and was sentenced by Bruzzese to a mandatory three years in prison.

Jovan A. Poe, 21, of Chicago pleaded guilty to trafficking in heroin, with a school specification, possession of heroin and tampering with evidence and was sentenced to two years in prison. County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin said the prosecutor's office will not oppose Poe filing for judicial release after June. Poe was seen throwing heroin out a window into a gutter during the drug raid.

Hanlin said there were five people charged in the drug raid. The cases against the other three defendants are pending.

Tiltonsville man in jail on robbery charge

ST. CLAIRSVILLE - A Tiltonsville man is being held in the Belmont County Jail after he allegedly robbed a home during the weekend.

James R. Remhof, 29, of 414 Ohio St., was booked into jail on Saturday on a burglary charge. Bond was set at $15,000, according to reports.

According to police, the caretaker of the home on Beckleigh Addition Road caught the burglar red-handed.

Belmont County Sheriff Dave Lucas said his office received a call from the caretaker of a home at around 8 p.m. Saturday. Lucas said the caretaker caught someone inside the house, scared him off and was able to get a license plate and description of the car.

According to Lucas, the car sped off eastbound on I-70. A call was placed into central dispatch and information was sent to the sheriff's department and area police departments.

Lucas said Bridgeport Police stopped the car and held the suspect until deputies arrived. Items stolen were found in the vehicle, according to the sheriff. He said watches, jewelry, money and some prescription drugs were found.

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