Franklin Man Faces Preliminary Hearing Today on Meth Charges

| October 10, 2018

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – A Franklin man is facing felony charges after allegedly selling methamphetamine to a confidential informant under Drug Task Force observation.

Court documents indicate that 31-year-old Ian Mark Haux, of Franklin, is scheduled to stand for a preliminary hearing in front of Magisterial District Judge Matthew T. Kirtland at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10, on the following charges:

  • Criminal Use Of Communication Facility, Felony 3
  • Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
  • Possession of Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor
  • Use/Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor

According to a criminal complaint, during the month of May of 2017, a controlled drug buy was conducted utilizing a confidential informant (C.I.) and observed by Attorney General Drug Task Force Agents. The controlled buy was conducted utilizing the C.I. to make calls and text messages on various dates and times to Ian Haux. These communications were identified to include business practices involving the sale, distribution, and trafficking of illegal controlled substances.

The C.I. contacted Haux who then facilitated a controlled buy and drug delivery, which was observed by Attorney General Drug Task Force Agents. Haux was positively identified by one of the agents. The controlled buy took place at an undisclosed location where the C.I. exchanged an undisclosed amount of money for an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine under constant observation by Drug Task Force Agents.

Based on the investigation, Haux was arraigned at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 4, in Magisterial District Judge Matthew T. Kirtland’s office.

His bail was set at $10,000.00 monetary.

Haux is lodged in the Venango County Jail.

Haux is also currently awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to one second-degree felony count of possession of a prohibited firearm, one second-degree felony count of receiving stolen property, one third-degree felony count of manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance, and one second-degree felony count of possession of a firearm with the manufacturer number altered on August 20.


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