Clay County Man May Plead Guilty

LONDON, Ky. (AP) - An agreement has been reached in which a Clay
County man accused of being part of a drug conspiracy with two
public officials will plead guilty.

Authorities say a plea by Bobby Curry could give federal prosecutors a key witness against the officials indicted in the case, Todd Roberts and Vernon Hacker.

The 35-year-old Roberts was assistant police chief in Manchester
and the 53-year-old Hacker was head of the city-county 911 system and a city council member when they were charged last month.

Both were suspended.

U-S District Judge Danny Reeves scheduled a hearing for Monday.

Reeves said he would also hear arguments that day on a request by
Assistant U-S Attorney Stephen Smith to move the trial out of London.

Roberts and Hacker, who have pleaded not guilty, are scheduled for trial October 24th.

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