- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 17, 2014

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - A Louisiana physician whose home in Vicksburg was raided by narcotics agents in 2011 is asking a judge to throw out the prescription fraud case against him.

Warren County Circuit Judge M. James Chaney held a hearing on the motion this past week.

The Vicksburg Post reports (https://bit.ly/1vuzXzJ) Chaney asked lawyers on both sides to submit more briefs on the question of jurisdiction raised by Dr. Lawrence Francis Chenier III.

The 61-year-old Chenier lives in Vicksburg and has a medical practice in Tallulah, Louisiana. He is charged with 74 counts of prescription fraud and a conspiracy count.

Chenier’s attorney Marshall Sanders told the judge that if the prescriptions were written in Louisiana, Mississippi courts have no jurisdiction over the case.

Chenier is free on $100,000 bond.

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Information from: The Vicksburg Post, https://www.vicksburgpost.com

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