“This is getting more bizarre by the minute,” said Judge John
Wetzel, as Candace Sipos reports for NV Daily. Judge Wetzel was referring
to 35-year-old Jody Shook and the
drug charges against Shook for unlawfully obtaining Fentanyl and morphine.
Shook was a licensed nurse in Maryland as of April of this year, Sipos
reports, but the Maryland Board of Nursing was also performing its own
investigation against Shook. It’s unclear what led to the Board’s
In the criminal case, Shook got two years of supervised probation. What
made the case bizarre for Judge Wetzel was the trade that Shook had been
engaged in since he lost his job as a nurse.
Shook had been making submachine guns and silencers for law enforcement
personnel since 2000 – and under the two years of supervised probation,
Shook cannot possess a firearm.
Shook’s defense attorney argued for an exception, given that firearms
building was Shook’s sole source of income. The judge expressed
his concern, though it’s not clear whether or not the judge allowed it.