OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) — The former commander of the Oxford Police Department narcotics division is asking a federal judge to delay his sentencing to federal charges in a "doctor shopping" case.
Searn Lynch entered a guilty plea to one count of obtaining a prescription through fraud and deception in April.
Last week, a federal judge set his sentencing for June 24 at 1:30 p.m.
Lynch is asking for a delay because his says he is scheduled to testify in two cases in Monroe County Circuit Court on the same date.
He also says the federal prosecutor assigned to his case has another trial scheduled to begin the same day.
Court records show Lynch was arrested on charges alleging that he got prescriptions from at least 17 doctors.
Lynch was fired from the Oxford Police Department in November after being charged with "doctor shopping" for prescription pain medicine.