WASHINGTON COUNTY — Three men from the Metro East were formally charged Wednesday in Washington County Court with multiple meth-related charges following their arrests on felony warrants.
Two of the men, 33-year-old Eddron D. Broaden, of Lebanon, and 30-year-old Pierre L. Lawrence, of East St. Louis, were released from the Washington County Jail after they each posted 10-percent of the $40,000 bail that had been set in each of their cases.
Broaden is formally charged with Class 1 felony possession of between 15 and 100 grams of methamphetamine and Class 4 possession of a controlled substance.
Lawrence is formally charged with Class 1 felony possession of between 15 and 100 grams of meth and Class 4 felonies for obstruction of justice by destroying evidence and possession of a controlled substance.
A third man, 27-year-old Jamaul L. Harris, of Cahokia, is formally charged with Class 1 felony possession of between 15 and 100 grams of meth, and Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance.
Bail for Harris was also set at $40,000, but he remains in the Washington County Jail. He was paroled in June from the Illinois Department of Corrections on convictions out of St. Clair County for manufacture of between 2,000 and 5,000 grams of cannabis, and two counts possession of a controlled substance.
All three men have pleaded not guilty to the charges against them and indicated in court Wednesday that they would all hire private attorneys. They are each next scheduled in court January 19, with a tentative date of January 25 for jury trials.