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Tennessee medical examiner indicted

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) – A Madison County grand jury returned an indictment against a Tennessee medical examiner working under contract with the state of Mississippi.

Dr. Bruce Levy, 49, was arrested in March at a Ridgeland hotel and charged with felony possession of marijuana. 

Agents with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics delivered a package addressed to him with less than an ounce of marijuana inside. 

Mississippi Department of Public Safety Commissioner Stephen Simpson terminated the state's contract with Levy's company, Global Forensics, after his arrest. However, the commissioner said he is now renewing the contract with Global Forensics with some contingencies. 

Simpson said, "Part of the agreement was that he no longer perform services for the company, much less in the state of Mississippi or in our crime lab and that he not benefit financially from the contract with Mississippi. With that having been done, we agree to continue negotiation with them while we continue to try to find a full time state medical examiner." 

Levy's contract with the Tennessee Department of Health was also terminated after his arrest and he was suspended for 90 days as chief medical examiner for the city of Nashville. 

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