A man who trashed a drug store while drunk will serve 60 days in jail.
The man, Courtney D. Martin, 30, entered guilty pleas before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to charges of resisting arrest, possession of meth, public intoxication and violation of probation. He was ordered to serve 60 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence, pay $800 plus costs and must forfeit his driver license on the additional charge of driving on a suspended license.
Martin entered guilty pleas to trashing Walgreens after he became mad at the store over a prescription.
“He stated he had purchased some over-the-counter medication for his girlfriend but when he left the store he realized he had purchased the wrong medicine and he went back inside to exchange it but they would not allow him to exchange it since he had already left the store,” said McMinnville police officer Richard Teachout.
Martin admitted to the officer he became a little irritated and began knocking items off the shelves and broke a few shelves in the process.
“He also admitted he had taken some medication prior to entering Walgreens,” Teachout said, noting Martin appeared, in his opinion, to be under the influence of something, explaining his behavior in the store.
Along with his incident at Walgreens, Martin’s trouble continued a few weeks later when he was pulled over for a window tint violation. The officer noticed Martin was not speaking clearly and saw something in his mouth. Martin was placed under arrest. However, while doing so, the officer noticed something was clenched his one of his hands. He refused to show the lawman so two officers forced open his hand. Inside his fist they found a bag containing a gram of meth.