Man Caught With Drugs In Court

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In Salem, Oregon, police say Michael Durban strolled into his arraignment on possession of heroin charges with heroin and needles in his pocket.

Durban is facing another count of unlawful possession of heroin because police found hypodermic needles and a cotton ball possibly containing heroin on him.

When asked about the paraphernalia, Durban replied, “I got mixed up. I thought I left it in my car.” He was placed under arrest and transported to the Marion County Jail.

Drugs can make us do irrational things. Coming to court with drugs is never a good idea, and a sober person would understand that.

Drugs cloud our judgement, and lead us into dangerous situations. We can’t think clearly, so we think bad ideas are actually good ones.

Many times people who get high think they look normal to the rest of the world. They feel good, so they think they look good. They can’t see how they stumble, slur their words, or say things that don’t make sense.

I knew a lady who had an issue with drugs, but wasn’t ready to get help. We went to her birthday party, and she couldn’t stop laughing at a picture on her refrigerator. I was helping her bring sodas out to the rest of the party when she stopped me in the kitchen.

She pointed to a picture of herself on the fridge, rambled about something, and broke into hysterical laughter. I had no idea what to do, I was very uncomfortable.

When it was time to cut the birthday cake, her eyes were bloodshot, and she couldn’t hold the knife to cut the cake. She asked my husband to help, so he finished cutting the cake. We decided to go home a little early.

The lady didn’t think she had a drug problem, so she refused to talk about receiving help. Her family talked to her about her behavior, but she wasn’t ready to stop using yet.

A couple years later, she finally decided to get help with substance abuse, and she’s doing great now.

Seeking help through a certified drug and alcohol treatment center like Synergy Group Services, Inc. can save your life. Here at our Florida based substance abuse rehabilitation facility, we teach our clients how to live a healthy life of sobriety.

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