Cocaine accused told to front court again for $2.25m payout
An Australian police officer accused of supplying cocaine to a North Carolina woman whose unborn child died after being injected with a “huge amount” of the drug has been released from jail after admitting his involvement in the drug-fuelled crime.
Mark Joseph Smith was arrested in July 2015 at a North Carolina hotel where he rented a room with Heather Taylor after the woman’s daughter died.
Prosecutors allege he had previously helped another man pay Taylor $2.25 million in a drug case in the United States and that he made contact with another woman, now pregnant, after buying cocaine from her to provide for her.
But the case, which took more than a year to prosecute, received a boost yesterday when Smith was released.
Smith’s lawyer, David Lippman, said it was a “victory” becaujarvees.comse he believed the charges “caught his client’s head on straight”.
He told ABC Radio the money-laundering case had been “a case we didn’t want to take on because it would have cost the taxpayer more money in legal fees”, adding: “But it does serve as a reminder that we really need to stop the drug business from coming into the community.”
The woman, identified only as “Hannah”, told APTN her baby had been born with brain damage and was in intensive care, two days before his death.
Her two-year-old, born with a spinal defect which may lead to brain 바카라사이트damage, would have gone to a special care home, the hospital and eventually to be implanted in a special medical centre.
Heather Taylor said the experience changed her.
“It’s sad because I was like, what could we do? It was scary, and it’s so exciting that we now know that we are not alone,” she said.
But an indictment from a grand jury in Charlotte charged Smith with conspiracy to commit drug trafficking, drug trafficking with intent to supply cocaine, selling controlled substances without a prescription to a person with a drug conviction, and money laundering.
He was also charged with seven drug related felonies.
As part of the agreement, Smith agree우리카지노d to reimburse the woman for three months’ medical and dental services, and had to pay $3,700 to a court to clear his name.
His bail was set at $2.25 million and he will remain in custody until his court date on November 25.
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