James M. Wall, 59, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa admitted to possession with intent to distribute cocaine in federal court, but entered an Alford Plea to Possession of a Firearm in a Drug Trafficking Crime.
That means he does not admit guilt on the gun charge, but does acknowledge there may be enough evidence for a jury to convict him.
Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement officers found about one kilogram of cocaine, and $600,000 cash in Walls' tractor-trailer rig, when he stopped at the weigh station on I-65 in Franklin Jan. 25, 2002. Walls will be sentenced Dec. 3.
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