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6/18/2013 1:00:00 PM
Ex-judge in drug case hopes for delayed trial

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — Attorneys for a former southwestern Illinois judge want to delay his July trial, saying he needs more time at a drug treatment facility.

Mike Cook was charged with heroin and gun possession as part of a widening courthouse drug scandal.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports ( ) Cook’s lawyers are hoping to get the case delayed because the former St. Clair County circuit court judge is “generally unreachable” at an out-of-state rehabilitation facility. He’s expected to remain there for several more weeks.

Cook’s denied the federal charges and is free on bond.

The 43-year-old resigned in May. He was charged in the case after the March death of colleague who died from a cocaine overdose at Cook’s hunting cabin in western Illinois’ Pike County.

Cook isn’t charged in connection with the death.

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