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Ironton man gets 7 years in prison

Published 11:04am Thursday, February 20, 2014

An Ironton man who used the United States Postal Service to traffic nearly 20 pounds of marijuana was sentenced to seven years in prison Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

Ian Edens, 25, of 517 N. Sixth St., pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree trafficking in drugs last week and was sentenced Wednesday in Judge Charles Cooper’s courtroom.

In addition to the prison sentence, Edens was ordered to pay a $10,000 fine and his driver’s license was suspended for six months.

Edens was arrested in December following an investigation into two suspicious packages that arrived at the Ironton Post Office.

One of the packages was addressed to Edens at 715 Walnut St., while the other was addressed to another person at his home address on Sixth Street.

The packages contained a total of 8,617 grams of marijuana.

In other cases:

• Garland Schafer, 60, of 350 Susan Court, Ironton, was sentenced to four years community control sanctions under intensive supervised probation for a fourth-degree count of theft by deception, to which he previously pleaded guilty.

Cooper also ordered the man to pay $10,630 in restitution.

• Michael Stormes, 43, of 459 State Route 243, Ironton, was arraigned on a bill of information of second-degree burglary, to which he pleaded not guilty.

Cooper set bond at $50,000 cash or surety and set a pretrial for March 5.

 

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