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Prosecutors Describe Suspect as Drug Kingpin Ruling Empire from Dallas to Memphis to St. Louis

MARCH 22, 2006 - Posted at 7:40 a.m. CST

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Prosecutors in a federal drug case in Little Rock are describing Derek Allmon as a drug kingpin who ruled an empire that included Dallas, Little Rock, Memphis and St. Louis.

The federal trial opened yesterday in Little Rock.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jane Duke told a jury that between early 2001 and late 2004, Allmon lived in a fashionable house in Dallas with his wife.  During that time, he often traveled to Little Rock, where he supported the households of his two girlfriends, and to Memphis, where he had another home.

Allmon faces eight drug charges, one gun charge and three charges accusing him of trying to have two men killed because he feared their knowledge of his drug dealings would send him to prison.

But Allmon's attorney, Dale West of Monticello, told jurors to consider the credibility of the witnesses and their motivation for testifying.  Several of the witnesses have reached plea bargains with prosecutors.

The trial is expected to last two or three weeks.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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