(BROWNSTOWN) - The trial of Ronald Pearson, of Freetown, who is accused of dealing in meth and possession of a controlled substance, began Tuesday with jury selection in Jackson Circuit Court in Brownstown.
50-year-old Pearson is also facing charges of maintaining a common nuisance, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.
Pearson was arrested in September 2011 on a Jackson Circuit warrant for one Class A felony count of dealing in methamphetamine more than 3 grams and two Class B felony counts of dealing in methamphetamine less than 3 grams.
Pearson was arrested after a two-month investigation by the Jackson County Sheriff's Department, Brownstown and Seymour officers.
Jackson Circuit Judge Bill Vance is presiding, with Deputy Prosecutor Jeff Chalfant presenting the case for the state and Pearson is being represented by Corydon attorney Brian Chastain.
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