Jackson County

Mistrial declared in 'Pot' doctor case (Updated 6:20 p.m.)

A mistrial has been declared in the case against Dr. David Bruce Allen, who was charged with manufacturing marijuana and transfer of a controlled substance.

Closing arguments began about 3 p.m. after the defense rested its case earlier in the day.

The day began when Judge Robert Krebs dismissed four of six counts against Allen, but allowed the jury to hear evidence on two remaining charges. The judge this morning agreed to dismiss charges of bribery, witness tampering, possession of marijuana and subordination of perjury. He announced it in court before the jury was brought in.

His initial bond was $100,000, but was revoked when he was arrested on additional charges and received a $60,000 bond on the charges of witness tampering.

Krebs has reset the bond at $200,000 on the remaining two charges. The bond was reduced once charges were dismissed. The reduced bond could allow Allen to get out of jail pending resolution of his case, said his attorney Michael Crosby.

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