Mistrial in Drug Trial of D.C. Nightclub Owner

Monday, Mar 4, 2013  |  Updated 10:10 PM EDT
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Mistrial in Drug Trial of D.C. Nightclub Owner

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A judge declared a mistrial in the case of a man charged with drug conspiracy -- 2 1/2 years after his previous conviction was tossed out because police used a global positioning device to track him without a warrant.

U.S. District Court Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle declared the mistrial Monday when jurors could not reach a verdict for D.C. nightclub owner Antoine Jones after more than seven days of deliberations.

Jones' first trial, in 2007, ended in a mistrial. He was convicted in a second trial and sentenced to life, but a federal appeals court reversed. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the reversal last year in a decision that prompted police to seek search warrants more often to use GPS tracking devices.

A prosecutor said the government probably will retry the case.

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