Drug charges answered in court

Published 9:35 am Thursday, August 2, 2012



An Ashland, Ky., man denied charges in common pleas court that he sold cocaine in Lawrence County Wednesday.

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Adrien Johnson, 34, of 2045 Oakview Road, was arraigned on one count of fifth-degree trafficking in cocaine, three counts of fourth-degree trafficking in cocaine and fourth-degree complicity to trafficking in cocaine.

Johnson pleaded not guilty through his attorney Scott Evans.

Judge Charles Cooper set bond at $50,000 cash or surety and scheduled a pretrial for Aug. 15.

In other cases:

• Gregory Martin, 40, of 1500 County Road 105, Kitts Hill, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of receiving stolen property through his attorney Mike Gleichauf.

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Mack Anderson said a count of second-degree burglary was dropped at the victims’ request.

Cooper sentenced Martin to 180 days in jail with 104 days suspended and 76 days of credit for time already served. Martin will also serve three years of probation.

• Joshua Fout, 23, of 2260 Township Road 177, Willow Wood, was arraigned on a third-degree count of tampering with evidence. Fout pleaded not guilty through his attorney Chris Delawder.

Cooper allowed a $100,000 bond Fout had posted for another case to continue and scheduled a pretrial for Aug. 15.

• William Wilburn, 37, of 342 County Road 51, Pedro, tested positive for oxycodone during his scheduled drug screening, according to Adult Probation Officer Jonathan Sexton.

Wilburn’s attorney, Scott Evans, said his client disputed the outcome of the test and was willing to pay for a drug test conducted by an independent agency.