Dec 21, 2015 11:12 AM
Man who posed as police officer in Brentwood to pull women over faces jail time
BRENTWOOD - A man who pulled over women while pretending to be a police officer is possibly facing a state prison sentence for violating probation.
Michael Heath, 44, was charged with violating probation by officials of the Rockingham Superior Court who cited Heath's Nov. 24 arrest for selling drugs to an undercover police officer, according to the Union Leader.
Prosecutors dropped charges of promoting prostitution and running an illegal taxi service due to allegations that emerged during an investigation by local and federal officials.
Heath's sentence may be 3-and-1/2 to 7 years in prison based on two previous convictions for impersonating a police officer. Last year, he spent 69 days in county jail for pleading guilty to false personation, which included wearing a badge, and flashing blue lights mounted onto his 2005 Buick Century while stopping female drivers in Stratham, Epping, and Hampton. His two-year probation included mental health treatment.
During a separate incident, he showed up early to the home of a woman who had hired him as a taxi driver, asked to come inside, and made sexual innuendos towards her.
Police arranged for an officer to pose as a prostitute, and Heath attempted to sell the officer Adderall pills. He was arrested on Nov. 24 after selling 10 Vyvanse pills to another undercover detective.
Heath's bale has been set at $10,000.