By Patsy R. Brumfield
OXFORD – Former Lafayette County narcotics squad leader Searn Lynch will serve two years probation for doctor-shopping for illegal pain killers.
He was sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Judge Neal B. Biggers Jr. in Oxford, where Lynch once was a police detective and drug-squad leader for the Lafayette County.
Lynch, 39, was indicted Jan. 28 on multiple counts that he went to numerous doctors seeking prescription pain killers and other drugs. He also was charged for carrying a firearm while committing the crime.
At sentencing, the government asked that the gun charge be dismissed.
Read more on this story in Tuesday’s Daily Journal.