Judge declares mistrial in $2.2 million drug case

A U.S. District Court Judge P. Michael Duffy declared a mistrial in a drug smuggling case Tuesday.

Entertainment promoter Rashad Muhammad turned himself in to authorities in 2008 on charges of smuggling millions of dollars worth of marijuana into our state.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says the judge declared a mistrial based on a mistake made before trial in the discovery process, which is when each party can request evidence. The prosecution made a formal apology to the jury in court Tuesday.

Police say the drugs came from Arizona and were worth $2.2 million.

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