Drug trial of Allen ongoing

Friday, August 1, 2008

Two days were set aside for the trial of an alleged drug dealer in Lewisburg for whom jury selection was to start Thursday morning, so a verdict was anticipated sometime today.

Kenneth Gregory Allen, 30, of Lewisburg was named in an eight-count indictment on Sept. 19 when there were three sets of charges alleging sale and/or delivery of crack cocaine, and two possession charges alleging intent to sell or deliver.

The charges were lodged in the spring and summer of 2007 when the 17th Judicial District's Drug Task Force alleged that Allen sold amounts of what's technically called cocaine base to a confidential informant working for the narcotics agents based in Shelbyville.

Assistant District Attorney Eddie Barnard has been prosecuting the case. Allen had been represented by Michael Collins, an assistant public defender, but Allen asked Judge Robert Crigler to let him change ....to read the rest of this story pick up a copy of the Marshall County Tribune.