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Bond set for man in trafficking case

An Ironton man accused of using the postal service to traffic marijuana denied the charges Tuesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

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

Edens pleaded not guilty to both counts.

Judge Charles Cooper set bond at $50,000 cash or surety.

Edens was arrested earlier this month 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 of marijuana and was addressed to Nicole Jones at 517 N. Sixth St.

In other cases:

• Brady Harrison, 29, of 112 Township Road 184 W., Pedro, admitted community control sanctions violations and was sentenced to two months in prison.

• Christina Johnson, 36, of Huntington, W.Va., was arraigned on a fifth-degree count of possession of heroin, to which she pleaded not guilty.

Cooper set bond at $35,000 cash or surety and set a pretrial for Dec. 31.

• Clint Salmons, 21, of 1639 County Road 104, Chesapeake, tested positive for benzodiazepines during his pretrial drug screening and did not provide a prescription for the medication. Cooper increased the man’s bond from $25,000 to $35,000.

• Bradley Stone, 31, of 359 County Road 1, South Point, was arraigned on a second-degree count of burglary, to which he pleaded not guilty. Cooper set bond at $50,000 cash or surety and set a pretrial for Jan. 8.