Podiatrist sentenced to probation for drug charge (North Carolina)

 A Grifton podiatrist was sentenced to probation and a fine for a drug charge.

Dr. Paul Joseph Civatte, 52, was given a sentence of 12 months of probation and a  fine for a reduced charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. The case dated back to Dr. Civatte's 2007 arrest for possession of cocaine and maintaining a automobile for the use of controlled substances(CDS).

Dr. Civatee, who is a podiatrist at  Greenville Foot and Ankle Center,  was arrested for allegedly possessing two grams of cocaine while attempting to purchase drugs from undercover officers.

The cocaine possession charge was reduced to possession of drug paraphernalia. The other charge was dismissed.

Joseph Civatte, DPM was sentenced to a term of supervised probation and was fined $1,000. He was ordered to pay court costs in the amount of $541.50.

Source: ENCtoday.com (April 13, 2009)




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