Man facing charges on suspicious packagesPublished 10:21am Tuesday, December 10, 2013
An Ironton man is in the Lawrence County Jail following his arrest on drug charges on Monday.
On Friday investigators with the sheriff’s office and drug and major crimes task force and U.S. postal inspectors began checking into two packages they deemed suspicious that were at the Ironton Post Office.
The two packages were to be delivered to two Ironton addresses.
A search warrant was obtained and the two packages were opened.
Inside one were bricks of approximately 10.1 pounds of marijuana and was addressed to Terril Edens at 715 Walnut St., according to a news release. The other contained approximately 9 pounds marijuana and was addressed to Nicole Jones at 517 N. Sixth St., according to Sheriff Jeff Lawless.
Under arrest is Ian Terril Edens, 25, of 517 N. Sixth St. He is facing two counts of trafficking in drugs in the presence of juvenile and within the vicinity of a school. Both are felonies of the second degree.
Edens will be arraigned on Thursday at 9 a.m. in Ironton Municipal Court.