Five in custody following indictments

NEW CUMBERLAND – Five individuals indicted by a Hancock County grand jury this week have been taken into custody, according to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department.

The grand jury indictments were executed Thursday morning by members of the Hancock-Brooke-Weirton Drug Task Force, with assistance from the Columbiana County Drug Task Force and Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office.

Those arrested include Edward J. Bailey Jr., 29, of East Liverpool; Nancy Humphreys, 55, of East Liverpool; Zachary Humphreys, 20, of Salem; Mary E. Lombardozzi, 39, of Wellsville; and Joseph Blake, 22, of Wellsville.

Bailey, Nancy Humphreys and Zachary Humphreys have been charged with delivery of controlled substances (cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a school, conspiracy to deliver cocaine and transporting a controlled substance into the state.

Lombardozzi and Blake face charges of delivery of a controlled substance (heroin) within 1,000 feet of a school, conspiracy to deliver heroin, delivery of heroin and child abuse with risk of injury.

All five currently are awaiting extradition to West Virginia.

“Law enforcement agencies work together with a common goal, such as dismantling drug operations of this nature, yields results,” said Hancock County Sheriff Ralph Fletcher.

Fletcher said he is pleased with the work done thus far and is looking forward to continued cooperative efforts, noting police are still looking for more individuals indicted by the April session of the Hancock County grand jury.

Abraham Thomas, 32, of Oberlin, Ohio, who remains at large, is wanted for delivery of a controlled substance (heroin) within 1,000 feet of a school, conspiracy to deliver heroin, delivery of heroin, and child abuse with risk of injury.