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Doctor gets probation, community service for drug case

A doctor convicted of drug possession was yesterday spared an outright prison sentence over six and three-quarter ounces of marijuana found in his home.

Adrian Rolle, who practices at Eastwood Family Practice on Rosetta Street, was arrested at his three-bedroom apartment in Sea Beach Estates after police found the drugs and $60,638 in his kitchen on January 20, 2019.

Magistrate Samuel McKinney ordered Rolle to perform 120 hours of community service and sentenced him to two years’ probation.

If Rolle violates his probation, he will have to pay a $1,000 fine to avoid spending three months in prison.

Rolle called police to his apartment because his girlfriend, Sky Holbert, who had lived with him since September 2018, had vandalized his BMW and Toyota Passo moments after he called off their relationship.

When police arrived, both Holbert and Rolle were outside.

Rolle said he told the officer that he wanted to press charges.

That’s when, said Rolle, Holbert pointed at his home and asserted, “Y’all concerned about me? He has drugs upstairs in his apartment.”

Rolle said he consented to a search of his place and alleged that Holbert directed the officers to a kitchen cupboard. He said the officers retrieved a box that contained a plastic bag with marijuana.

Rolle said the discovery surprised him. He recalled, “I was dumbfounded. I did not respond; I was overcome with emotion and fell to the floor.”

 

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Artesia Davis

Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.

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