The Athens County Sheriff’s Office and South Central Ohio Major Crimes Unit conducted a traffic stop on Washington Road in Albany pursuant to a drug trafficking investigation.
Upon making contact with the driver, suspected methamphetamine was observed inside the vehicle. The driver was identified as Lisa A. Creech, age 61 of Albany.
Sheriff Smith stated, “Creech was detained, and a detailed search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of several bags containing suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and materials used in narcotics trafficking.”
Creech was placed under arrest for Possession of Drugs (F2) and Trafficking of a Controlled Substance (F2). She was transported to SEORJ and is being held without bond.
Our investigation uncovered the tragic downfall of a beloved social worker and addiction counselor.
According to her social media accounts, Creech is a licensed social worker. She is certified by the drug court as a therapist.
Reaction to the tragic downfall of a prominent drug counselor
Heather Conner– This is scary and heartbreaking. She was an addict who got her life together and worked as a counselor helping others like her. I hate to see she got sucked back in. Good people make mistakes, they’re only human. She is a good-hearted, caring person with an addiction problem. I hope she can get her life back on track again.
Karen Klinebriel Hynes– Proves that everyone is susceptible to the evils of drugs.
Kelly Boudinot Arbaugh– I pray for Lisa and her family. This is truly heartbreaking. Lisa was very highly thought of in the community and was willing to help people without question and regardless of their backgrounds.
Missy Bennett Payne– Lisa has helped many people in addiction. I hate to see that she has relapsed. Please keep Lisa and her family in your prayers. Do not judge… it could be you or a loved one. Addiction does not discriminate.
Tina Beth– Prayers for her and her family. This hits too close to home with family and friends. Lisa has done a lot of great things for the community.