Attorney Convicted Of Sneaking Drugs To Inmate

BELLAIRE, Mich. (AP) – A Grand Rapids attorney convicted of slipping drugs to a northern Michigan jail inmate faces up to seven years in prison.

The Traverse City Record-Eagle says a jury found 43-year-old John Waters guilty of delivering a controlled substance and conspiracy. The verdict followed a two-and-a-half-day trial.

Antrim assistant prosecutor Jim Rossiter says Waters gave Suboxone – a drug used to treat opiate addiction – to Jenny Ketz, a female inmate he met with in May 2011 who was lodged on drug charges in Antrim County Jail. Ketz testified that Waters gave her the drug, and her sister testified that she gave him drugs for delivery.

Testimony also indicated Waters gave Ketz heroin while she was in the Kent County Jail.

Waters remains jailed. Sentencing hasn’t been scheduled.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best Fall Festivals In Metro DetroitFrom music to art to special events, there's a little something for everyone's delight.
Best 4th Of July Concerts In Metro DetroitStaying home this weekend? Celebrate the 4th of July by rocking out at one of these shows.

Watch & Listen