Man accused of selling LSD online pleads not guilty

Published 11:06 am Wednesday, December 10, 2014

An Ironton man who was arrested last month for allegedly advertising the sale of LSD online was arraigned Tuesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

Brandon McCorcle, 22, of 2323 S. Seventh St., pleaded not guilty to a bill of information of fourth-degree trafficking in a counterfeit controlled substance.

According to the bill of information, McCorcle allegedly sold squares of paper marked with lines in the vicinity of Ironton High School.

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Judge Charles Cooper continued a $10,000 cash/surety bond from a lower court and added a $10,000 own-recognizance bond. A pretrial was set for Dec. 31.

McCorcle was arrested in November following a tip that was called into the Lawrence Drug and Major Crime Task Force hotline.

The caller brought officers’ attention to a Craigslist ad, which advertised the sale of “Lucy,” which is a slang term for LSD.

An undercover officer responded to the ad and met with McCorcle, according to a press release from the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office, and purchased what the man said was LSD.

After his arrest, McCorcle allegedly said the substance was not LSD.

In other cases:

Christopher Heaberlin, 26, 4415 State Route 93, Ironton, was arraigned on a bill of information of fifth-degree misuse of a credit card, to which he pleaded guilty.

Cooper continued an OR bond from a lower court and set sentencing for Dec. 31.

Bradley Harper, 38, of 414 Little Solida Road, South Point, admitted probation violations and was sentenced to 150 days in the county jail. Cooper told the man he would consider an early release after half of the time had been served, provided he had a good conduct report.