Hardy Woman Arrested After Investigators Find Meth, Gun at Westlake Hotel

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FrancesMarieFisherWESTLAKE - A Hardy woman is facing drug and firearm charges after investigators with the Franklin County Sheriff's Department say they found meth and a hang gun on her at the Lake Inn Monday.

Frances Marie Fisher, 59, has been charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possessing a firearm while in possession of narcotics, possessing a firearm while under a protective order, and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

According to Captain Phillip Young, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office were investigating a drug complaint at the Lake Inn Monday around 3 p.m. on Enterprise Lane in the Westlake area when they developed Fisher as a suspect.

Fisher is being held at the Western Virginia Regional Jail without bond. 

The investigation continues.

Stay with Cable 12 for further updates. 


Lunch at Ferrum Elementary!

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deputieschoolFERRUM - Lt. Terry Dameron (left) and Deputy Ryan King (right) recently stopped in to have lunch with a Ferrum Elementary 3rd grade class.  Officers are in and out of Franklin County schools several times during the daily sessions and say they love interacting with the students. 


Ferrum Man Sentenced to 20 Years on Meth Charges

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MikeKoningmugROCKY MOUNT - A Ferrum man will spend five years behind bars after being convicted on drug charges in Circuit Court Monday.

Michael Albert Koning, 52, was charged with manufacturing and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine in August of 2017.

Koning was sentenced to 20 years on the charges, 15 of which will be imposed as probation.

"This case is a reminder of how much work goes into a drug investigation and the manhours that are involved in a case," Outreach Coordinator H.L. Nolen said in an e-mail Tuesday.