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Man in GPS case to stay in custody before trial

Wednesday - 4/17/2013, 11:16am  ET

WASHINGTON -- A former Washington nightclub owner charged with drug conspiracy will remain in custody while he awaits a fourth trial.

A judge on Tuesday rejected Antoine Jones' request to be released from prison, writing that Jones has not shown he is not a danger to the community.

Jones represented himself at his third trial, which ended in a mistrial after a jury couldn't reach a verdict. The trial followed a victory for Jones at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jones is accused of funneling large amounts of cocaine into the Washington area from Mexico.

He got a conviction thrown out in 2010 because police used a global positioning system without a warrant. The Supreme Court affirmed the ruling and barred police from using GPS technology to track suspects without a judge's approval.


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