Former Simpson County Sheriff Chris Cline will go on trial next February 3 on charges that he illegally obtained prescription drugs.
The Daily News reports Cline entered Warren Circuit Court Monday for a pre-trial conference wearing a neckbrace and walking with a cane. Attorney Alan Simpson contends his client suffers work-related health problems dating back to his time as a state trooper.
Cline is charged with 41 counts of obtaining or attempting to obatin controlled substances by fraud. He resigned from the sheriff’s post in last December, citing medical reasons.