Detention hearing held for city worker charged in federal drug bust

Updated: 02/13/2014 7:17 PM
Created: 02/13/2014 5:27 PM WHEC.com

There was a detention hearing in the case of a city worker who police say was caught with more than 50 pounds of cocaine recently.

Christopher Kendrick is accused of possessing and trying to distribute almost a million dollars’ worth of the drug. News10NBC learned Kendrick, who works for the Department of Environmental Services, testified at the hearing, which is unusual for a defendant to do at this type of hearing.

The prosecution wants him to be held without bail.

Brett Harvey, Assistant U.S. Attorney, said, “We're asking the judge to detain the defendant based on the seriousness of the charges as well as the strength of the evidence we think we have in this case.”

That detention hearing for Kendrick will continue Friday and News10NBC will let you know what the judge decides as soon as we find out.

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