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Lewis County sheriff’s deputies seize half-pound of crystal meth — largest ever — after a traffic stop

Lewis County recorded its largest seizure ever, taking in a half-pound of a substance believe to be crystal methamphetamine after a traffic stop, the Lewis County Herald reported.

Ollin Driggers (Police photo)

Sheriff’s deputies in Lewis County have charged a Greenup County man with multiple offenses.

Sheriff Johnny Bivens said the arrest of Ollin Driggers, 40, of Greenup came Saturday evening after an auto was stopped while deputies were investigating suspected illegal drug activity.

Bivens said he and Deputy Bryon Walker were conducting surveillance of an area when the stop was conducted. 

As a result of the stop, the crystal methamphetamine, also known as ice, was seized from Driggers along with other narcotics and cash. The vehicle was also seized.

Bivens said the average street price of ice is $80 to $100 per gram. 

He added Driggers was in possession of 230 grams, equal to 1/2 pound, resulting in the largest seizure ever in Lewis County. 

”We are grateful that this drug didn’t reach it’s intended location as it would have had a major impact in several communities throughout Lewis County,” Bivens said following the arrest. 

Driggers was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

He was lodged in the Lewis County Detention Center. 

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