Detroit firefighter facing charges in 3 cities for allegedly selling drugs

By: Brian Wells | C&G Newspapers | Published March 6, 2023

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METRO DETROIT — A Detroit firefighter is facing charges in multiple Macomb County cities for allegedly selling drugs, according to the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office.

Gerald Trombley, 49, is facing charges in Eastpointe, Roseville and Warren after he met with an undercover Sterling Heights police officer and allegedly sold drugs to the officer in all three cities.

In Eastpointe, Trombley was arraigned March 1 in the 38th District Court by Magistrate Mark Makoski. Trombley is facing one charge of delivering schedule two drugs, a seven-year felony. His bond, which according to court records was posted March 1, was set at $50,000 and requires drug testing twice a week.

His next appearance in Eastpointe will be at 1 p.m. March 15 for a probable cause conference in front of Judge Kathleen Galen. He is also scheduled for a preliminary exam at 1 p.m. March 22.

In the 37th District Court in Warren, in addition to one charge of delivering schedule two drugs, Trombley has been charged with intent to distribute less than 50 grams of narcotics, a 20-year felony; possession with intent to distribute schedule two drugs, a seven-year felony; and possession of analogues, a two-year felony. He was arraigned Feb. 23 by Judge Michael Chupa, who gave him a $25,000 bond.

He was scheduled for a probable cause conference in Warren at 8:45 a.m. March 7, after press time, in front of Chupa.

Trombley was also charged with delivering schedule two drugs in Roseville, which has been bound over to the 16th Circuit Court in Mount Clemens, where he will be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. March 20 in front of Judge Matthew Sabaugh. Trombley was given a $10,000 personal bond in this case, plus drug testing.

At press time, Trombley’s attorney, Glenn McCandliss, could not be reached for comment. A representative of the Sterling Heights Police Department also could not be reached for comment.

According to court records, Trombley is also facing an identity theft charge in Wayne County Circuit Court. The attorney representing him on this charge, Larry Polk, could not be reached for comment.