A former Little Rock police officer convicted of one drug charge in a trial last month pleaded innocent Thursday to a superseding indictment replacing three charges on which the jury could not reach a verdict.
Randall Robinson was found guilty in July of selling marijuana to a police informant in 2009, but a mistrial was declared on charges tied to accusations that Robinson in 2012 used his police car to escort a marijuana shipment through Little Rock.
Robinson's half-brother, ex-Little Rock officer Mark Jones, was also charged, but he pleaded guilty to a single count of attempted distribution of 1,000 pounds of marijuana before Robinson went to trial.
Earlier this month, Robinson was charged in a five-count superseding indictment replacing the charges the jurors couldn't agree on. The new charges, all tied to the same 2012 accusations, include aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, attempt to do so, using a telephone to commit a drug felony and making a false statement to federal investigators.
Robinson was arraigned on the new counts Thursday before U.S. Magistrate Judge H. David Young in Little Rock. Robinson spoke only to acknowledge he understood the charges against him and the range of punishments possible. An attorney entered the innocent plea.
Robinson is set to go to trial March 17.