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Two Men Enter Not Guilty Pleas for Separate Drug Arrests in Knoxville

Posted: Friday, March 4th, 2011 at 9:42 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Samantha Smith

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Two men facing drug charges in separate instances in Knoxville have entered not guilty pleas.

Robert Alan Estes of Des Moines entered a written plea of not guilty and has not waived his right to a speedy trial. Estes faces several charges including manufacturing of a schedule II controlled substance – methamphetamine and possession of meth and marijuana after being arrested during a traffic stop south of Knoxville on February 11th. A trial has been set for May 3rd in the Marion County Courthouse with a pre-trial conference scheduled for March 25th.

In addition, Gary Lee Galvin Jr. of Knoxville submitted a written plea of not guilty this week and has waived his speedy trial. Galvin was arrested on February 16th when officers searched his home and found more than a pound and a half of marijuana. He faces several charges including possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and maintaining a drug house.

Brandon Lee Galvin, who was also arrested as a result of the search warrant has an arraignment scheduled for March 11th.