Man convicted of drug possession fighting COVID shot as condition of probation
by Dan Lyman
A man convicted of drug possession has been ordered by an Ohio judge to receive an experimental COVID injection or go to jail, according to reports.
Hamilton County Judge Christopher Wagner told Brandon Rutherford, 21, he must get vaccinated within 60 days as a condition of probation for fentanyl possession — or face up to 18 months in jail.
“I don’t plan on getting it. I don’t want it,” Rutherford told local media following a recent hearing.
“So, for him to tell me that I have to get it in order for me to not violate my probation is crazy because I’m just trying to do what I can to get off this as quickly as possible, like finding a job and everything else, but that little thing can set me back.”