- Associated Press - Saturday, April 11, 2015

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) - A former Leflore County sheriff’s deputy facing federal drug charges is now scheduled for a May trial.

The Greenwood Commonwealth (https://bit.ly/1NqK2dv ) reports that Mark Head had been scheduled to enter a plea in federal court Thursday on charges of shuttling two kilograms of cocaine in his sheriff’s department patrol car.

U.S. District Court Judge Sharion Aycock canceled the hearing and scheduled a May 11 trial in Aberdeen. Head has until April 27 to enter a plea.

Head was indicted in December on one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. Prosecutors say he took $1,500 to transporting cocaine for a Leflore County drug dealer working as an informant. Head faces up to 20 years in prison and up to $1 million in fines.

He remains free on $10,000 bond.


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

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