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Bond set in Dickinson meth case

A $3,000 cash bond posted by a 29-year-old Dickinson man accused of selling methamphetamine will remain in place, a judge said during a Wednesday morning hearing at the Stark County Courthouse.

Kevin F. Burns Jr. faces two Class A felonies for selling 3.42 grams of meth and .45 grams of meth to a confidential informant in August, according to his criminal complaint.

He also faces a Class B felony for conspiring to deliver meth, according to his complaint.

Burns is accused of agreeing with another person to deliver meth. The complaint alleges that another person delivered meth to Burns and others, and Burns discussed the likely profit margins.

"I was actually arrested with no warrant -- pulled out of my place of business," Burns said. "I've actually never heard anything about any of this until I was arrested."

Jim Hope, Stark County assistant state's attorney, also requested that Burns be subjected to random drug testing as part of his bond conditions. Judge H. Patrick Weir granted the request.

Burns faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine for each Class A felony. He faces an additional 10 years and $10,000 for the Class B felony.

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