A man indicted on drug trafficking charges in an eastern Arkansas drug and corruption investigation has a hearing in federal court to change his plea.



 

A man indicted on drug trafficking charges in an eastern Arkansas drug and corruption investigation has a hearing in federal court to change his plea.

Prosecutors say Sedrick Trice and a co-conspirator directed a drug ring that stored and prepared drugs in businesses, including a repair shop near a Helena-West Helena middle school.

Trice and the alleged co-conspirator both previously pleaded not guilty. Trice's hearing is set for Wednesday morning in Little Rock.

Trice is one of 70 people — including five law enforcement officers — who were indicted in an investigation called "Operation Delta Blues" that was announced in October. The probe focused on corruption and drugs in the Mississippi Delta town of Helena-West Helena.

Trice's attorney, Lisa Peters, declined to comment Tuesday evening.