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Bond reduced for alleged trafficker
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Jul 03, 2014 | 1164 views | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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A woman arrested for trafficking drugs in Jones County in January was recently granted a bond reduction.

Imelda Hernandez was in Superior Court June 19 asking that her $50,000 bond be reduced to $40,000, as were the bonds of two of her co-defendants. Superior Court Judge Hugh Wingfield granted that request.

District Attorney Wright Barksdale said he objected to the reduction because Hernandez is from south Atlanta and has no ties to the community. He said she came into Jones County with over 40 grams of methamphetamine with plans to sell it.

Hernandez was represented by public defender Sean Brodie.

The defendant has been incarcerated since her Jan. 28 arrest with three other individuals, also charged with trafficking.

A story about the arrest of the defendants in The Jones County News states the Jan. 28 arrests were actually a follow-up from a previous case.

For the full story, pick up a copy of this week's newspaper or subscribe to our e-Edition at http://ee.jcnews.com.
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