August trial set for man in cocaine case

By The Associated Press

OXFORD — A federal judge has scheduled an August trial for a man charged with 10 counts of distributing cocaine in Clay and Chickasaw counties.

The indictment in the case charges Jamel Banks with distributing the drug on numerous occasions from July to October in 2011. The amounts he’s charged with selling on different occasions range from six grams to more than 28 grams.

He was indicted October 25. He pleaded not guilty in February.

The trial is scheduled for Aug. 19 in U.S. District Court in Oxford.

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