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Arraignment set for Pike County man charged with drug-induced homicide


The Pike County man charged in the death of Milton resident Shanda Lopez waived his preliminary hearing this afternoon in Pittsfield.

Pearl resident John Edgar, 24, was charged with drug-induced homicide last month in relation to the death of Lopez, who died of heroin overdose Sept. 26. Edgar allegedly sold the heroin to Lopez, who was 47-years-old.

Edgar appeared in court this afternoon and after waiving his hearing, Judge Michael Roseberry set his arraignment for Dec. 11 at 10:30 a.m.

Although Edgar was granted a motion to lower his bond during a hearing Nov. 20, he still hasn't posted bond and remains in custody. Edgar's bond was originally set for $200,000, but Judge Roseberry lowered it to $100,000 with the condition of home confinement.

The charge of drug-induced homicide is a Class X felony and carries a sentence of six to 30 years in prison.

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