The trial for Olney resident Tracy Dirk Wade is scheduled to begin on Monday morning at the Graham County Courthouse.
Assistant District Attorney Ryan Conway said that while there may be a continuance issued for the trial based on the details of another trial, initial proceedings will still ensue on that day.
District Attorney Dee Peavy echoed Conway's assessment. “I'm preparing for it, but there is a problem in the form of a conflict with the defense attorney,” she said. “There's a strong likelihood the trial will be delayed because of that, but I am ready to try this case, and I want to try this case.”
Wade was first arrested in January 2010 in Olney by local law enforcement at a residence on 402 W. Payne. He was taken to the Olney jail under a charge of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.
When Wade was arrested, he was charged with possession of an amount equal to or greater than 400 grams of methamphetamine, and prior to the arrest, the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigation Division had been conducting an investigation on possible drug distribution revolving around Wade and several other people since December 2009.
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