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Jury finds Birmingham man not guilty in drug trial

BIRMINGHAM (AP) — A Jefferson County jury Tuesday found a Bessemer prosecutor's investigator not guilty of drug and attempted murder charges.

Donald Lundy, 42, had been charged with attempted murder of a police officer, cocaine trafficking, possession of ecstasy and a drug stamp violation. His acquittal was reported on The Birmingham News Web site Tuesday.

His trial started last week.

Lundy faced a sentence of life without parole if he had been convicted of the trafficking charge.

A co-defendant, Derrick Ervin, already is serving life without parole for trafficking in the 40 pounds of cocaine found in an associate's apartment after a shootout in an alley behind a Southside apartment complex.

Jurors deliberated about two hours Friday before recessing without a verdict. The courthouse was closed Monday for a holiday.

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