Three of eight Clay County defendants have filed motions to plead guilty in a vote-buying case.
Magistrate Judge Robert E. Wier ruled Tuesday that former Clay School Superintendent Douglas Adams and William E. Stivers would not be allowed release while awaiting a new trial.
The re-arraignment of Junetta Benge has been rescheduled for next week.
Allegations a Horse Creek man funded and operated a drug trafficking organization that sent more than half a dozen people to out-of-state pain clinics to acquire oxycodone were filed in federal court this week.
United States District Judge Karen Caldwell signed a motion last week to dismiss seven counts against eight Clay County defendants in a vote buying case retrial.
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