Medford, Ore. — A former Jackson County official facing a charge of meth possession is back in court. Monday, the attorney for Shane Hagey filed a motion arguing his client should be granted a conditional discharge, which means the felony conviction would be off his record if he follows certain conditions like drug treatment or probation.
The district attorney’s office has said they would not offer the former director of Community Justice the conditional discharge because of his position in the community.
In court Monday afternoon, the judge sided with the district attorney’s office.
“Mister Hagey’s position and certification does place him in that category for different type of treatment,” Judge Lindi Baker sais, “and the different type of treatment they have concluded is that he would not be eligible, or that they would not consent to the conditional discharge.”
Both parties declined to comment as this is still an open case.
Hagey oversaw the county’s probation and parole programs. He is no longer employed by the county.
He’s scheduled to be back in court May 23rd.
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