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Hadnot receives continuance in Wright case

The man accused of selling drugs to Alfred Wright, allegedly causing his death last year, received a continuance in his pre-trial court appearance Monday.


The attorney for 28-year old Shane Dwayne Hadnot of Jasper filed for the continuance on behalf of his client, who was to appear in Federal Court in Beaumont this week. Hadnot was indicted on August 6 on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance resulting in the death, and distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death.


Hadnot had agreed to detention until the pre-trial hearing, which will likely occur in October.


The indictment says Hadnot admitted selling a gram of cocaine and three Xanax tablets to Wright, but did not admit to selling meth.


Wright went missing in a remote area of Sabine County in November of 2013. His body was found about two weeks later by a group of volunteer searchers.


The autopsy report says Wright’s cause of death was an accident due to combined drug intoxication.


If convicted, Hadnot faces 20 years to life in federal prison on each charge.


The Wright family is saying Hadnot is a scapegoat to a cover up.

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