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Mississippi man wrongly released from jail shows up to court

November 4, 2019 GMT

GAUTIER, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi officials say a man who was being held on charges he sold 600 pounds (272 kilograms) of marijuana out of his barbecue business voluntarily showed up for a court hearing after he was mistakenly released from custody.

FBI agent Mark Hines said agents arrested 55-year-old Carl Alexander May in October after he sold heroin to a confidential informant six times, sometimes at his Gautier restaurant, Big Daddy’s Smokehouse. The Sun Herald reports May was supposed to remain in jail pending a detention hearing, but the Department of Corrections ordered his release when he finished serving time for a probation violation.

Judge Roger Clark said at a hearing last week that May had been “erroneously” released from custody and denied him bond, sending him back to jail.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com