- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) - A former Leflore County deputy sheriff facing federal drug trafficking charges has waived a preliminary hearing scheduled for Tuesday in federal court in Oxford.

Federal prosecutors say Mark Head is charged with one count of attempted distribution of cocaine. Prosecutors allege Head was paid $1,500 to pick up about one kilogram of cocaine for a Leflore County drug dealer in Little Round Park on Dec. 4.

As it turned out, the drug dealer was an FBI informant, the cocaine was fake and the man Head allegedly met in his Leflore County Sheriff’s Department patrol car to pick up the cocaine was an undercover FBI agent.

Head remains free on $10,000 bond.

The Greenwood Commonwealth reports (https://bit.ly/1t8pld5 ) no new hearing dates have been set.


Information from: The Greenwood Commonwealth, https://www.gwcommonwealth.com

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