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Daughter Of Wake County Sherriff Harrison Violates Prayer For Judgment Agreement

Paula Gail Harrison, daughter of Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison in North Carolina, has been ordered to appear in court after violating a prayer for judgment agreement that she received nearly two years ago. According to agreement she had to pass a urine drug test every month. Now she failed and could be sentenced to more than three years in prison.

On May 13, 2010, Harrison was found guilty by Johnston County sheriffs’ deputies of trafficking heroin or opium and other drug-related charges – including the possession of prescription medications, such as Oxycodone and Hydrocodone, which a 17-year-old boy had stolen from his father.

On January 6, 2011, Harrison plead guilty to two different opium or heroin trafficking charges. In lieu of imprisonment, she agreed to receive intensive drug addiction treatment, perform 250 community service hours with an organization that deals with substance abuse, not commit any criminal offenses, and abstain from the use of any illegal drugs or substances.

The agreement’s time span was almost over, with it set to expire on January 6, 2013. According to court records, however, Harrison failed seven consecutive drug tests administered to her in April, May, June, July, August, September, and October of 2012. As a result, she now faces up to 39 months in prison – as originally decided in 2011 if she failed to follow through with her prayer for judgment agreement.

Harrison’s hearing, which will be presided over by Supreme Court Judge in Robeson County Frank Floyd, is set to take place at the Johnston County Superior Court. Sherriff Donnie Harrison could not be reached for comment on the matter.