OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) -- An Okolona man is asking a federal judge to allow him to withdraw his plea of guilty in a cocaine distribution case.
Walter Hampton, 34, filed the motion to withdraw the plea he entered in federal court on November 5.
The motion was filed on November 13.
He pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine and attempting to conduct financial transactions involving the proceeds of specified unlawful activity.
In his motion made public Tuesday, Hampton claims he was not fully comfortable with entering the plea because he did not fully understand the nature of the charges when he entered the pleas.
He says he also felt he didn't meet enough with his attorney from the time of his arrest until he entered the guilty plea, and wants his attorney to ask for an evidentiary hearing.
Hampton says he believes the government doesn't have proof to substantiate the charges.
He also asked the court to appoint him a new attorney in the event his current attorney "cannot or will not proceed with due diligence on my behalf."
Hampton's attorney filed a motion on Tuesday asking the court to appoint new counsel because differences between the two make it impossible for him to continue to represent Hampton.
Hampton is one of several people charged in connection with the discovery of large quantities of cocaine being trafficked in North Mississippi.