Canton man arrested on 12 drug-related charges
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio —
A Canton man could spend some serious time in prison after he was arrested by the Belmont County Major Crime Unit.
29-year-old Lawrence Collins Junior is facing 12 charges: nine counts of drug trafficking and another three counts, possession of drugs.
Collins was indicted as a major drug offender -- a category which carries a mandatory 11-year prison sentence upon conviction.
The Drug Task Force carried out a search warrant on North 9th Street in Martins Ferry last December.
The bust followed a series of controlled buys by police.
Collins was arrested, and will appear in court for an arraignment on the charges next Thursday.
He remains in the Belmont County Jail.