Drug Database Misused, Conviction Tossed

May 16, 2014

Information from a check of the state’s prescription-drug database was improperly used to convict a man who possessed methadone, the 1st District Court of Appeal says. 

As the News Service of Florida reports, a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office detective testified he used the database to find that Jermey Gene Hardy’s girlfriend did not have a prescription for methadone as he had told police.

But the appeals panel ruled that information should not have been used against Hardy in the case.