RAY COUNTY, Mo. – A Carrollton resident was bound over to circuit court after waiving a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Ray County.

Steven W. Bittiker, II, 48, appeared in court at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning and continued to plead not guilty. Bittiker and Karissa Sorensen, 32, were arrested by a trooper in September of 2018. Both face various charges of distribution of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Initial arraignment in circuit court is set for May 1st.