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Three arrested in Lee County during raid

Three people were arrested on Wednesday as part of a drug bust in Lee County, including two people from Valley. 

Jo Marie Reaves, 45, and Christopher Felix Ohearn, 42, both from Valley, were taken into custody after Lee County Sheriff’s Investigators, Lee County SWAT members, Muscogee County, Georgia Investigators, Alabama Game and Fish officers, members of the Alabama Fire Marshal’s Office and The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency SWAT team conducted two search warrants in Lee County in reference to illegal drug sales Wednesday morning around 8 a.m. EST.  

Investigators found approximately seven ounces of methamphetamine, marijuana, multiple items of drug paraphernalia, one firearm, and approximately $13,000.

Jeremy Michael Deason, 42, from Salem, fled from the scene on Alabama Hwy 169 and was apprehended after an approximate 11-mile car chase, which ended at the intersection of North Uniroyal Rd. and Columbus Parkway in Opelika when the vehicle Deason was driving was forced off the road by a pursuing law enforcement vehicle.

Reaves was charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of marijuana in the first degree, possession of drug paraphernalia and certain persons forbidden to possess a firearm. She is being held in the Lee County Jail on an $82,000 bond.

Ohearn was arrested on an outstanding probation violation warrant and is being held without bond in the Lee County Jail.

Deason was charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of marijuana in the first degree, possession of drug paraphernalia, certain persons forbidden to possess a firearm, attempting to elude and criminal mischief first degree. He is being held in the Lee County Jail on an $88,000 bond.

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