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      City drops charges against NAACP President

      <span class="result_title">NAACP President Lonnie Randolph</span>

      COLUMBIA (WACH)--The city of Columbia dropped charges against state??s NAACP president Dr. Lonnie Randolph.

      Randolph was charged with disorderly conduct seven months ago at Tripp's dry cleaning in Five Points.

      Judge J. Steedly Bogan dismissed the charges after city prosecutor David Fernandez told the court that Tripp Penninger, owner of the dry cleaners in 5 points where Randolph was arrested in July, wished to drop the charges.

      Randolph's lawyer Joe McCullough said since Randolph was in a hypoglycemic episode due to his diabetes, he did not have criminal intent at the time of the crime.

      Randolph declined comment.