In statements, New York firefighters admit smoking weed on roof of firehouse, in chief's car

  • Source: Syracuse Post-Standard
  • Published: 09/09/2015 12:00 AM

Allen Harmon and Douglas Groesbeck reportedly didn't shy away from using drugs while serving as Camillus firefighters. Harmon, a former fire captain, admitted repeatedly driving an emergency vehicle while he was under the influence of oxycodone and other prescription drugs during the summer of 2014, he said in a statement given to the Camillus Police Department. Harmon estimated he drove to about 10 emergencies while he was "slightly impaired." In his statement to police, Groesbeck admitted smoking marijuana both on the grounds of the Camillus Volunteer Fire Department and when he was in his department vehicle -- all while he was serving as the department's fire chief. Harmon elaborated further on the pair's marijuana use, telling police he and Groesbeck repeatedly smoked marijuana on the firehouse's roof. Groesbeck and Harmon pleaded not guilty Tuesday to stealing prescription medication from a fellow firefighter between June 2014 and November 2014. They discussed their drug use while speaking to investigators about the alleged theft. In their statements, the firefighters gave similar accounts of how they obtained a volunteer firefighter's medication.


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