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Two arrested on drug charges in Newell

NEW CUMBERLAND — Plans of apprehending one Newell resident, Thursday, resulted in the arrest of two individuals on drug charges.

According to information released by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department Friday, deputies, working alongside members of the Hancock-Brooke-Weirton Drug Task Force, had arrived at 313 Harrison St. in Newell, in order to arrest Christopher Carlton Nixon on an outstanding warrant for felony drug offenses.

Officers were met by Kacy Lajuan Harris, 30, of Columbus, who was said to have been staying at the residence. During an interview with Harris, officers were reported to have developed probable cause for a search warrant of the residence.

During a subsequent search, officers recovered suspected marijuana, suspected crack cocaine, a firearm and numerous packaging materials, along with $1,469 in cash.

Harris was charged with possession of marijuana, possession with intent to deliver cocaine and conspiracy to possess with intent to deliver cocaine. He was transported to the Northern Regional Jail, where he currently is being held on $41,000 bond.

Harris is on probation out of Franklin County, Ohio, for a weapons-related offense.

Nixon, 40, of Newell, was apprehended at another location Thursday afternoon. He is at the Northern Regional Jail on $10,000 bond.

The sheriff’s department reports the investigation is continuing, and additional arrests are expected.

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