An Alpharetta, Georgia man is facing felony charges in Franklin County for domestic battery and trafficking in oxycodone.
According to the incident report, on May 11 Sgt. Jeff Hewitt of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a beachfront home in the St. George Island Plantation in response to a report of drugs and domestic battery.
When the sergeant arrived at 1432 Elm Court, Plantation security officer Thomas Webb, Jr. was speaking on the beach with Michael L. Fishman, his daughter and son-in-law Lauren and Michael Sapinski, and a minor daughter.
Lauren Sapinski handed the officer a zip-lock bag containing 81 pink and blue pills, which the sheriff’s office later determined included 57 pills with the imprint E8, 18 pills with the imprint V-48, and eight pills with the imprint K56.
Michael Fishman, 57, said he had an oxycodone prescription to alleviate pain in his shoulder, and that the prescription bottle was at his home in Georgia.
Inside the house, wife Nancy Fishman told the officer her husband had a drug abuse problem, and that he had appeared intoxicated the previous evening. After asking their younger daughter to take him to the beach, Nancy Fishman said she searched his room for drugs, and found the bag of pills in her husband’s toiletries.
Nancy Fishman said when she and daughter Lauren Sapinski confronted her husband about the pills, Sapinski told her father she would call the police unless he sought drug counseling. Sapinski said her father grabbed her to take the drugs away from her, and that when younger sister tried to separate them, Fishman pushed her to the ground.
Hewitt placed Michael Fishman under arrest, and he was charged with domestic battery, and trafficking in more than seven and less that 14 grams of oxycodone. He was given a $10,500 bond.