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A woman who was set to go to trial later this month on allegations she participated in an illegal drug distribution scheme with a Casper doctor has given notice she intends to change a plea in the case.

Lyn Kahn, the wife of former Casper doctor Shakeel Kahn, faces five felonies in the case: one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone, alprazolam, hydromorphone and carisoprodol, two counts of aiding and abetting dispensing oxycodone and five counts of unlawful use of a communication facility.

A scheduling order filed Monday in federal court does not specify to which counts Lyn Kahn intends to change her pleas or how she will plead.

She had previously pleaded not guilty to all of the allegations.

The order likewise does not specify if she has come to a plea agreement with prosecutors. Under such agreements, prosecutors will sometimes dismiss certain charges in exchange for guilty or no contest pleas to other counts.

Kahn will enter her new pleas April 24 in Casper.

Monday afternoon, her Cheyenne defense attorney, Tom Jubin, said by phone he could not comment on the scheduled hearing.

Last month, a judge scheduled a trial for Kahn, Shakeel Kahn and co-defendants Nabeel Kahn and Shawnna Thacker to begin April 25.

Thacker pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiracy last week. Attorneys filed a plea agreement in relation to Thacker’s new plea but that document was sealed and unavailable for public inspection.

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Crime and Courts Reporter

Shane Sanderson is a Star-Tribune reporter who primarily covers criminal justice. Sanderson is a proud University of Missouri graduate. Lately, he’s been reading Cormac McCarthy and cooking Italian food. He writes about his own life in his free time.

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