Cody Gregg from Oklahoma was arrested for alleged possession of cocaine. He was stopped because his rear bicycle light was missing (eye roll). After searching Mr. Gregg’s backpack a clear plastic baggie with “a large amount of white powder substance” was found. Cody Gregg was arrested and jailed in lieu of $50,000 bond. After waiting two months in county jail, Mr. Gregg pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. A few days later the lab results on Cody Gregg’s case concluded that the substance was actually POWDERED MILK! He had found it in a food pantry and only pleaded guilty because of the terrible conditions in the county jail! Mr. Gregg withdrew his plea on the basis of the newly discovered evidence and the case was dismissed.
Unfortunately Cody Gregg’s story is all to similar to criminal defense attorneys. Issues with county jails are not uncommon. From suicides to escapes, county jails are ripe with issues. But this story goes a little deeper than issues with county jails. Yes, Mr. Gregg pleaded guilty to avoid remaining in the county jail but another question should be: Why did it take over 2 months to get lab results?! If defendants are being jailed, held with high bonds, and then forced to plea guilty when they are factually and legally innocent, where exactly is the justice in that?
Why Choose Rogers & Greehey?
At Rogers & Greehey, our experienced criminal defense attorneys will fight your case from the beginning. We have experience prosecuting and defending possession of controlled substance cases. Our criminal defense attorneys will go over all of the evidence and will fight for you every step of the way. As a result, we will fight for you at a bond hearing and file motions to release from jail. We will also inform you of all available evidence in your case and let you know if there is a key piece missing.