Craig Petties appears in Federal Court

Craig Petties, who is in custody, appeared before the Honorable
Diane K. Vescovo, United States Magistrate Judge, Western District
of Tennessee, in the Clifford Davis/Odell Horton Federal Building in
downtown Memphis. This was Petties’ first appearance in this district
to face the indictment in Case No. 02-20449 which charges Petties
with violations of 21 U.S.C. § 846 (conspiring to distribute cocaine
and marijuana), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (possession of cocaine and
marijuana with the intent to distribute) and 18 U.S.C. §§ 1956 and
1957 (money laundering).

The Magistrate Judge advised Petties of the charges against him
and the potential penalties for these charges. The Magistrate Judge
advised Petties that an attorney would be appointed to represent
him based on Petties’ request for appointed counsel and his
representations under oath that he had no funds or assets with
which to pay for an attorney. The Government requested that
Petties be detained pending trial, and the Magistrate Judge set the
bail hearing for Thursday, January 24, 2008, at 2:45 p.m. The
Magistrate Judge then remanded Petties to the custody of the
United States Marshal.

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