- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Federal court records show the trial of an alleged drug trafficker in Moss Point has been delayed because of ongoing plea negotiations.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1HO1Nf5) 36-year-old Melvin Eugene Summers was set for trial in August on charges alleging he distributed cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana and was armed during at least one drug deal. The indictment said Summers is a felon.

His deadline to accept a plea agreement was July 13.

Chief U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. has approved a request from Summers’ attorney to extend the deadline for a change of plea. Guirola set the trial for a court calendar that starts Oct. 5. Summers has until Sept. 14 to notify the court of his intent to change his plea.


Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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