A former New London man accused of selling marijuana pleaded "not guilty" to the three felonies Tuesday in Huron County Common Pleas Court.
Cody L. Catania, 31, of Mansfield, has a trial scheduled for Jan. 8. If convicted of all three trafficking in marijuana charges, he faces up to three years in prison and a fine totaling $7,500. The felonies are in connection with incidents on June 1, 13 and 19.
The Huron County Sheriff's Office took Catania into custody late Monday night after Richland County sheriff's deputies reported having him in custody on a local secret indictment. He was transported to the Huron County Jail without incident.
Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler had requested Catania be held on a $5,000 bond with a 10-percent provision. However, since the defendant started a new job about a month-and-a-half ago and was supposed to report to work at noon Tuesday, Judge Jim Conway had Catania released on a personal recognizance bond.
Catania is subject to random drug screens.