A on-obligation courtroom officer had heroin on him when cops caught him driving recklessly on Staten Island Thursday afternoon, police stated.
Police coming back from an overdose name got here throughout William Moser, 60, driving recklessly on Entrance St. at Wave St. in Stapleton — a few mile away from the place he works — simply earlier than 12:30 p.m., cops stated.
He was in uniform together with his service weapon rushing and utilizing his cellphone, regulation enforcement sources stated.
Moser, who had two glassine envelopes of heroin on him, was given a desk look ticket for misdemeanor drug possession, cops stated.
Moser, a veteran courtroom officer assigned to Staten Island felony courtroom, has already entered right into a drug remedy program, stated Dennis Quirk, the top of the state Courtroom Officers Affiliation.
“The union goes to work with him and attempt to beat this habit,” Quirk stated.
Moser has entered the borough’s Heroin Overdose Prevention & Schooling, or HOPE, program — which was launched by District Lawyer Michael McMahon this yr, Quirk stated. Addicts busted for low-degree drug possession get the prospect to go proper into remedy and keep away from prosecution.
“Taking medicine is sort of a illness on the market,” Quirk stated.
Lucian Chalfen, a spokesman with the state Workplace of Courtroom Administration, declined remark Thursday.
Moser was busted for drug possession in Manhattan in March 2008, however that case has since been sealed, regulation enforcement sources stated.
Makes an attempt to succeed in him have been unsuccessful.
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