Two men accused of selling methamphetamine appeared for arraignment last week before a federal judge in Texarkana.
Andre Scoggins, 48, and Gerson Eduarda Magana, aka "G-Star," 23, are named in separate indictments handed down June 26 by a federal grand jury in the Texarkana Division of the Western District of Arkansas.
Scoggins appeared for arraignment before U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Bryant, who appointed Texarkana lawyer Jeff Harrelson to defend the case. Scoggins' indictment lists four counts of methamphetamine distribution. Count one of Scoggins' indictment alleges he sold more than 5 grams of meth Sept. 27, 2018. Counts two, three and four alleged Scoggins sold more than 50 grams of meth on Nov. 8, Jan. 8 and Feb. 19.
Harrelson entered pleas of not guilty to all counts and waived the issue of Scoggins' continued detention, meaning Scoggins remains in custody.
Magana's indictment alleges he sold more than 50 grams of meth April 19, 2018, and June 19, 2018.
Magana appeared for arraignment before Bryant on July 2 with Texarkana lawyer John Pickett. Pickett entered pleas of not guilty to both counts and waived the issue of Magana's continued detention.
Scoggins' case is scheduled for jury selection Aug. 19 before U.S. District Judge Susan Hickey.
Magana's case is scheduled for jury selection Aug. 20 before Hickey.