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July 30, 2013

Area man faces heroin charges

A Franklin man has been arrested on felony drug possession charges, state police at Sidney said.

Brian M. Johns, 36, was charged July 23 with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after 11 packets of heroin were found in a vehicle he was driving, troopers said in a media release.

Johns also was charged with third-degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and driving while ability impaired by drugs, troopers said after investigating a traffic accident on state Route 357 in Franklin. 

Johns was arraigned in Delhi Town Court and sent to the Delaware County jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail, the release said.

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