LITTLE ROCK, AR --Two defendants in "Operation Delta Blues" appeared before a federal judge Wednesday for a detention hearing.
The prosecution played phone conversations Michael Webb had with alleged drug dealers and those who wanted to buy from him. He used codes over the phone, but FBI agents said Webb bought and sold crack cocaine and marijuana.
Prosecutors even played sound where webb describes paying Helena-West Helena police thousands to stay out of jail. The judge would not release webb saying he is a threat to society.
The judge did free Neteisha Barefield. She will go to a residential rehabilitation center to treat her drug addiction. She is also pregnant.
More than 70 people have been indicted in "Operation Delta Blues."
The defendants are accused of drug trafficking and corruption in both Helena-West Helena and Marianna.