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

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PITTSFIELD, Ill. (WGEM) -

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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