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Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 11:25 pm | Updated: 9:31 am, Thu Feb 6, 2014.

A drug charge against a retired Amherst County investigator was dismissed upon his successful completion of probation.

Amherst County Commonwealth’s Attorney Stephanie Maddox said Wednesday a charge of attempting to possess Oxycontin against Linwood “Lindy” Inge was dismissed last week when the case came up for review.

Inge was given first-offender status at his sentencing in June 2011 after Judge Leyburn Mosby heard the case in March in Amherst County Circuit Court.

Mosby ordered Inge to serve twelve months of probation, 150 hours of community service and complete programs and testing for drug and alcohol abuse.

However, in March, Inge again came before Mosby, who ruled he had violated probation and continued the case until January.

Inge had missed drug tests and had other issues with his probation, according to testimony at that hearing. Inge had testified he had not performed community service because of lingering medical problems and his attendance at drug and alcohol meetings.

Maddox said Wednesday since that hearing, Inge had no further probation issues.

A law enforcement informant testified at the bench trial that Inge called him regularly to obtain drugs.

Recorded conversations showed Inge agreed to pay $150 for ten pills. Inge admitted to writing the check to pay for the pills, testifying he was in constant pain from chronic back problems.


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