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Man faces drug and gun charges

By David Hotle | Jun 06, 2013
John Edward Walling

A Washington man is being held under $15,000 bond and faces three Class D felonies, each of which can bring up to five years in prison and a $7,500 fine after  the Washington County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant Wednesday.
John Edward Walling, 35, of 406 E. Washington St., faces two counts of delivery of a controlled substance and one charge of possession of a firearm by a felon. He remains in the Washington County Jail in lieu of bond. Bond is set as cash only.
According to court records, a controlled buy operation had been done between Walling and law enforcement on May 10. The report said that seven grams of marijuana were purchased from the defendant for $100. The transaction happened at Walling’s residence, the report said.
A search warrant was executed at Walling’s residence. A digital scale, notes of illegal drug sales, marijuana and many items of drug paraphernalia were located.
The report also said three firearms and ammunition were located at the residence. It said one of the firearms was a loaded revolver located just inside the door of the residence. Two .22-caliber rifles were also located at the residence.
According to the report, Walling stated that two of the guns were his and that he was keeping one for a friend. He also stated that he knew he was a convicted felon and couldn’t possess firearms. Walling had been convicted of felony charges in Louisa County for possession of cocaine and marijuana with intent to deliver in 1997.
A preliminary hearing was set for June 14.

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