Recently, a Mecklenburg County probation officer was arrested after he allegedly bought heroin at the Stonecrest Shopping Center in South Charlotte, according to a news article at WSOCTV.com. Justin McGlamery, who had worked as a probation officer for less than one year, was previously employed in a prison unit.
This was reportedly the fourth time Union County Sheriff’s Office deputies had watched as McGlamery purchased heroin. Officers said he attempted to hide the evidence when caught at the shopping center, and ingested a balloon resulting in McGlamery being taken to a hospital. Chief Deputy Ben Bailey said that from the hospital, McGlamery was transported to the Union County Jail. He was charged with trafficking opiates, and four counts of possession of heroin. Deputies claim McGlamery sold prescription painkillers in order to buy heroin. McGlamery was selling oxycodone and Hydrocodone, according to the report.
Another news article claims that McGlamery was on duty on two occasions when he bought heroin, driving his state-issued vehicle and displaying his badge and gun. He was arrested and charged on May 28, and released from jail after posting $125,000 bail. McGlamery is scheduled to appear in court on the charges on July 7.
Heroin possession is a very serious charge, as is trafficking opiate drugs. Because heroin is a Schedule 1 drug, it is one of the most highly abused and addictive. In the state of Michigan, those found guilty of heroin possession may face serious criminal penalties including years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. For instance, a conviction for possessing less than 50 grams of heroin may result in fines of up to $25,000, up to four years in prison, or both. The offender will also have a permanent criminal record that may negatively impact employment opportunities, reputation, obtaining housing, and other aspects of his/her life.
Regardless of whether you have been charged with drug possession, trafficking, or manufacturing meth or other drugs, it is vital to your freedom and future to work with a skilled and aggressive Michigan drug crime attorney. There are various legal options available, and your legal rights must be protected in order to reach positive results.