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Attorney says two Lee drug suspects are innocent

July 3, 2007

Lee County--  The attorney for two suspects arrested in a huge Lee County drug bust says he'll fight to get their bonds reduced so they can get out of jail.

Craig Mathis represents Frank Spring and Kimberly Etheridge. He says his clients both have their own homes and had nothing to do with the elaborate pot scheme. But Lee County investigators say the two maintained the marijuana operation at 159 Bright Water Drive.

"They deny 100 percent having anything to do with the marijuana operation. I can not tell you whether my client, either one of them, set foot in that home. I can tell you neither one of my clients ever set foot in the alleged growing area," said Mathis.

Mathis says Springs' bond was set at one million dollars. Etheridge's bond is $250,000. Mathis calls those amounts atrocious.



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