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Drug case advances

A Lawrence County grand jury this week handed up an indictment on an Ironton man accused of trafficking drugs through the mail.

Ian Terril Edens, 25, of 517 N. Sixth St., was indicted on two second-degree counts of trafficking in marijuana. One count alleged Edens was in the vicinity of a school, while the other alleged he was in the vicinity of a minor.

Edens was arraigned in Ironton Municipal Court last week and bond was set at $50,000 cash or surety.

He was arrested following an investigation of two suspicious packages at the Ironton Post Office.

One of the packages contained 10.1 pounds of marijuana and was addressed to Edens at 715 Walnut St.

The other contained approximately 9 pounds marijuana and was addressed to Nicole Jones at 517 N. Sixth St.

The following is information compiled from the office of Prosecuting Attorney Brigham Anderson on indictments from this month’s grand jury:

• Amanda Williams, 33, of 31 Twin Valley Road, Portsmouth, two counts of possession of drugs;

• Bradley Stone, 31, of 359 County Road 1 Lot 11, South Point, burglary;

• David Woodyard Jr., 39, of 213 Township Road 1163, Proctorville, four counts of forgery;

• Michael Cook, 38, of 157 Township Road 1425, South Point, possession of drugs;

• Jason Burgess, 42, of 31 Twin Valley Road, Portsmouth, possession of drugs, possession of drug abuse instruments;

• James Stover, 32, of 514 Second Ave., Huntington, W.Va., theft;

• Candy Farris, 48, of 41 Township Road 1314, Crown City, Burglary;

• Christopher Wilson, 41, of 610 South Tenth St., Ironton, two counts of trafficking in cocaine.

An indictment is a formal allegation that an individual has committed a crime.

The accused are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.