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Lawyer Wants Sentencing Delay In Doc Shopping

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The lawyer for former narcotics agent Searn Lynch wants to delay his June 24 sentencing.
   
The attorney says the sentencing date conflicts with another case. Lynch has pleaded guilty to one charge of obtaining prescription drugs by deception.
   
Lynch faces up to four years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
   
Lynch was fired from the Oxford Police Department in November after being charged with "doctor shopping" for prescription pain medicine.
   
Court records show he was arrested on charges alleging that he got prescriptions from at least 17 doctors.
   
Lynch, of Oxford, was indicted on two counts that he illegally doctor-shopped for prescription painkillers and other drugs and that, as a law enforcement officer, he carried a firearm while committing the crime.
   
He pleaded guilty to one count.

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