SALINE COUNTY, Mo. – After a counsel status hearing was continued Wednesday in Saline County, the public defender filed an entry of appearance on Thursday.

Erik G. Swanson, 32, of Raytown is facing two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance at a county jails and two misdemeanor counts of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia as a prior offender. When Swanson returned from a temporary release on a medical furlough, he allegedly smuggled methamphetamine, marijuana and tobacco into the facility.

The next hearing for Swanson is set for 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16.