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Abou-Arab's case postponed to Thursday

Ray Abou-Arab (Source: Lucas County Jail) Ray Abou-Arab (Source: Lucas County Jail)
Omar Abou-Arab was arraigned on drug charges Monday. Omar Abou-Arab was arraigned on drug charges Monday.
Privates Stephen Machcinski and James Dickman died in the line of duty. Privates Stephen Machcinski and James Dickman died in the line of duty.
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The man accused of setting a fire that killed two Toledo firefighters was supposed to appear in court Monday on drug charges, but in a last-minute move, his case was continued. His son, however, did face a judge on those charges. 

Ray Abou-Arab will be arraigned on two counts of trafficking a controlled substance Thursday. Those charges are added to the 13 felony charges, to which he already pleaded not guilty, for the deaths of Privates Stephen Machcinski and James Dickman.

Omar Abou-Arab was arraigned Monday for complicity in the trafficking of a controlled substance, although his lawyer pointed out he has no criminal history. Abou-Arab was booked and released on an OR bond. The judge ordered random drugs screenings, as well.

Assistant county prosecutor Jeff Lingo says Omar Abou-Arab owns the carryout that was attached to the apartments where the deadly fire began. Lingo says customers would walk in and ask for "Mad Monkey," a form of synthetic marijuana, and be directed around the corner to a cell phone store where the deal would happen. 

Click here for continuing coverage of the case against Ray Abou-Arab, as well as more on the fallen Toledo heroes. Click here to learn how you can help donate.

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