Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Drug Bust for Substance Abuse Program Director

This story out of Carlisle Barracks is a defense counsel's dream and a prosecutor's nightmare.  Daniel Hocker was in charge of the post's Army Substance Abuse Program for 2 years until his arrest on drug charges.  The program oversees drug testing, education, and substance abuse counseling there.  Hocker was picked up for distributing cocaine as part of a sting resulting in 20 arrests.  Even though it appears Hocker wasn't directly involved in the urine sample collections, that will make for some fun direct and cross-exams in future drug cases.