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While a Jennings Circuit Court jury considered one set of drug charges, a Seymour man was charged with three new counts of dealing in prescription medications.

Edward C. Granger 27, of 1300 Jackson Park, Seymour, was formally charged Wednesday with the Class A felony and two Class B felonies while in the courthouse at Vernon, said Maj. Jerry Shepherd of the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department.

The arrest warrant was the result of three separate cases where Granger sold prescription drugs, Shepherd said.

If convicted of the two counts of dealing in a Schedule II controlled substance and one count of dealing in a Schedule III controlled substance, Granger could face 32 to 90 years behind bars and fines of up to $30,000.

Granger already faces 12 to 40 years in prison after being convicted of dealing in Schedule II narcotics and conspiracy to deal in Schedule II narcotics. The jury reached its verdict after less than two hours of deliberation Wednesday.

This week’s trial was not related to the three new charges, which were filed after a lengthy investigation, Shepherd said.

While the offenses deliberated by the jury took place in January, the new charges refer to offenses that took place in November and December of last year, according to court records.

Granger remains in the Jennings County Jail with bond set at $100,000 by Circuit Court Judge Jon Webster.

The judge has scheduled a pretrial conference on the new charges for Aug. 8.

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