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Dr. David Allen maintains the county's drug task force deliberately tried to destroy his life. Three years ago, he was arrested on charges of growing marijuana on his 46 acre property. This week, the DA dropped all charges, due to a lack of evidence.More >>
JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
Gulfport attorney Michael Crosby is speaking out a day after all charges against his client, Dr. David Allen, were dropped by the Jackson County district attorney's office. Four other charges against Dr. Allen were thrown out earlier this year by the judge who heard the case.
How does the doctor feel now that he's a free man?
"He's just so relieved and so ready to get his life back on track," Crosby said. "With charges like this hanging over your head, it's difficult to do anything, from sleeping good to working."
With the charges being dropped because of no overwhelming evidence, why did the case even begin? Crosby has a theory.
"I think it all started with a misunderstanding," Crosby speculated. "Sometimes law enforcement officers get information that they think is reliable, but it turns out not to be at all reliable. And then they make a commitment and get things started in that direction and it's hard to stop."
The doctor always claimed is was about 50 acre property in Jackson County, known as the Blue Hole, according to Crosby.
"They did try to take the property, the state did. They filed the paperwork to seize that property."
Crosby admits the doctor could be considered eccentric, and is an advocate for medical marijuana, something that didn't still well with law enforcement.
"We all know that people act different in different regions, and they way that people speak and behave in California is not the way we're used to here, and I do think that they were offended," Crosby said.
Even though the criminal case against Allen is over, Crosby said this might not be the end.
"Now that we have successfully resolved the criminal charges in his favor, he has instructed me to review all aspects of the case. And if I see if there is any recourse that he has for his damages, then I'll advise him and we'll make a decision. But his damages are tremendous."
Crosby said he doubts if Dr. Allen will be move back to the coast, and isn't sure about the future of the Blue Hole.
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