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Former Birmingham Mayor Faces Drug Charges
Originally printed 9/12/2013 (Issue 2137 - Between The Lines News)
Former Birmingham Mayor Seth Chafetz has been charged with possession of ecstacy and methaphetamines according to an article in The Daily Tribune.
The 53-year-old gay male served on Birmingham's city commission and was appointed as the city's first openly gay Mayor for the last year of his term back in 2003. He was then unsuccessful at another commission run. At the time Chafetez told BTL he was disappointed that the LGBT community did not support him more.
Chaftez'a roommate, Brian Brook, 40, of Ferndale, is at large and believed to have fled to the West Coast according to the article.
The men were the target of a sting operation at their Bloomfield Township home after Oakland County's Narcotics Enforcement Team got a tip that the men were selling meth - a recreational drug known for being highly addictive.
"After further investigation and obtaining a search warrant, NET investigators arrested the pair and seized almost four grams of meth, a gram of marijuana, several syringes, cash and other documents from the home," the article states.
Chafetz was charged in the 48th District Court and will be in court again on Sept. 23 for a preliminary exam.
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