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Indicted Newport Alderman's Federal Court Date Delayed Again

JULY 25, 2005 - Posted at 7:35 a.m. CDT, updated at 9:37 a.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Newport alderman Pinkey McFarlin and his wife, Tammie, are due in federal court at Little Rock early next year, to face numerous drug charges.  A trial previously scheduled for today was previously moved to February 27.

The McFarlins were indicted in January.  The alderman faces 25 counts related to the possession and distribution of crack cocaine and the tranquilizer Xanax.  His wife faces trial on two charges of aiding and abetting the possession, with intent to distribute, of Xanax and crack.

Authorities say the crimes occured over a period from May 20, 2004 to November 9, 2004.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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