Major Cocaine Bust

The Mason County Sheriff has made a major cocaine drug bust. Officers arrested three people at a house at 1419 Kanawha Street in Point Pleasant Sunday night.

According to a sheriff's office press release those arrested were : Sharon G. Hurt of 2935 Olivete Road, Columbus, OH. Hurt is also known by the alias " Big Baby." Walter C. Smith of 1419 Kanawha Street, Point Pleasant; and Everett A. Hunter of Rt 2 Box 991, Point Pleasant.

The press release says the Ohio Highway Patrol made a traffic stop Saturday night which resulted in information being passed onto the Mason County Sheriff's Department. As a result the department was able to obtain a search warrant and execute the search warrant Sunday morning. The warrant search resulted in 20 grams of crack cocaine, several thousand dollars in cash and a pistol being seized.

Sheriff Scott Simms says he considers this a major drug bust. Simms went on to say that he considers "Big Baby" a big player in the crack cocaine drug trade in Mason County.

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