UPDATE: Judge sets new trial date for former drug investigator

By Patsy R. Brumfield / Daily Journal

OXFORD – Former Lafayette County narcotics squad leader Searn Lynch has a new trial date in federal court.
Late Thursday, a federal judge moved his May 11 date to April 15 to face an indictment accusing him of seeking painkillers by wrongly going to multiple doctors.
Lynch pleaded not guilty a few weeks ago.
He also is charged with carrying a firearm while he allegedly committed the crime.
Senior U.S. District Judge Neal B. Biggers presides over the case.

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