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Candidate for U.S. House of Rep. was Charged with Obtaining Controlled Substance Through Fraud

Updated: Aug 3

Candidate Kelly Noland is seeking to represent the Democratic party on November's ballot in Michigan's 10th District

Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives was Charged with Obtaining a Controlled Substance Through Fraud 32 and Main has obtained documents through an anonymous source which confirm that candidate for the Democratic Nomination in Michigan’s tenth congressional district Kelly Noland was arrested and charged with obtaining a controlled substance by fraud in North Carolina nearly two decades ago. Mrs. Noland, then known by her maiden name of Kelly Lynn Gottler, was arrested and charged in late June/ early July of 2001 by the Asheboro Police Department according to a Police blotter account in the News & Record paper of Greensboro, North Carolina.

We were unable to obtain the complete case file in time for deadline, we were told you must be present in the state of North Carolina to obtain complete case files. To be clear this means that we can not confirm if Mrs. Noland was convicted of the charges, plead guilty or if they were dismissed. We were told only that the case was disposed, meaning it was processed and removed from the court docket. This should not be read as an allegation of any conviction or admission of guilt. We were able to confirm the arrest and charges filed and that the actions most associated with the charges leveled against Mrs. Noland includes possession of prescription drugs not prescribed to an individual, forging or changing a prescription, distribution of prescription drugs and doctor-shopping. These charges can be felony or misdemeanor charges depending on the classification of the drug and the extent of the fraud. Noland, who is seeking to take the Democratic nomination against 2018 nominee Kim Bizon in the August 4th primary, is an United States Army veteran and registered nurse who grew up in Macomb county before moving to Imlay City and graduating from High School there. She has run on a platform that includes bringing broadband internet to the rural areas of the district, rebuilding small business and local infrastructure, standing up for veterans and preserving and protecting our environment, most especially, Michigan’s Great Lakes. We reached out to Mrs. Noland for comment upon receiving this information. She initially did respond but ultimately elected to neither confirm nor deny the authenticity of the documents provided at that time. We have offered her an opportunity to refute or explain the charges and will update this story if she chooses to opine. We will follow up as more information becomes available to us.

***This story has been updated from its original version to bring greater clarity as to the facts of the case and the information that remains unknown

Article by Joe Malburg


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