Winston Salem Drug Crime Settlement
According to a local news article (November 2008), a former sheriff’s deputy pleaded guilty to 10 counts of embezzlement, two counts of attempting to traffic in opium and OxyContin and one count of obtaining property by false pretenses and common law forgery, in a Winston Salem drug crimes settlement. He pleaded guilty as part of a plea agreement reached with the Yadkin County District Attorney’s office. The former deputy allegedly altered colonoscopy reports to state that he had cancer. Prior to the settlement, defense attorney, Winston Salem drug crime lawyer stated that the former deputy was eager to defend himself against the charges.
Post settlement, local North Carolina newspaper commented that "Charges included 10 counts of embezzlement, two counts of attempting to traffic in opium and oxycontin, one count of obtaining property by false pretenses and common law forgery. These were merged into four charges for sentencing and the eight counts of felony larceny by employee were dropped."