June first trial date set for doctor facing drug charges - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

June first trial date set for doctor facing drug charges

Dr. David Allen Dr. David Allen
JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) – A June first trial date has been set for Dr. David Allen. Allen is the retired heart surgeon charged with growing marijuana on his Jackson County property. Narcotics agents raided the property back in February of last year.

In January, a grand jury indicted the doctor on three charges, manufacturing, possession and transfer of marijuana. Allen also faces charges for attempting to bribe and intimidate witnesses while out on bond.

His lawyer, Michael Crosby, said he doesn't want this case to drag on any longer. Crosby said he plans to request the trial date be moved up.

When in court on December 11 to face the bribery charges, Allen told the media, "I didn't bribe witnesses. I tried to help my sister."

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