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Ex-surgeon indicted for witness tampering

JACKSON COUNTY — A Jackson County grand jury has indicted former heart surgeon David Bruce Allen on charges he allegedly tried to bribe witnesses in a marijuana cultivation case.

Allen is charged with one count each of bribing a witness, witness tampering and trying to get someone to commit perjury.

Prosecutors allege Allen tried to bribe his sister, Gail Lee, and her husband, Rodney. They were indicted with him in the marijuana case after a Feburary raid on Allen’s property in Escatawpa.

Allen faces a June 1 trial on marijuana possession and cultivation and sale of hashish while in possession of a firearm.

Rodney and Gail Lee were living on Allen’s property at the time of the raid. They are charged with marijuana cultivation and possession of hashish.

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