Pharmacist says traffic stop was drug task force retaliation
Mike Birdwell believes it was no coincidence that he was pulled over on Interstate 75 by a 10th District Drug Task Force agent soon after talking to the TBI about then-task force boss Mike Hall.
More than two years after the traffic stop and almost a year after he went to a jury trial over the resulting ticket, Birdwell is still furious at what he says was a set-up.
“I’m pretty angry and upset. I feel like my rights were violated,” said Birdwell, who holds a doctor of pharmacology degree and is a clinical consultant for health care institutions.
“They brought me to trial not only with a lack of proof [against me], but with proof of perjured testimony,” he said.