On January 13th the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department arrested Richard Kelly of New Orleans for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The arrest came after an alias bench warrant was issued for Kelly for failing to report to Circuit Court on the charges. Kelly was picked up in New Orleans and a waiver of extradition was signed to return him to Lawrence County. Deputies went to New Orleans and took Kelly into custody for transport back to Lawrence County. Kelly’s bond was set for $10,000.00 and a January 19th Circuit Court was issued.