I recently got an offer from a federal (FAA, Federal Aviation Administration) contractor. The contractor has completed the background check (by HireRight). After this background check, I have been submitted to the FAA for Public Trust.
In Feb. 2017, I was arrested for a drug (Tramadol)! This drug is NOT narcotic. My Offense was “Manufacture/Etc Controlled Substance” and “Possession Of Controlled Substance”. I have always used this drug (medicine) through my doctors prescriptions for my headache. But this time was different! This is the story:
One day in Feb. 2017, accidentally, I saw an online pharmacy that claimed they prescribe medications online much cheaper than other pharmacies! So, I called them! A lady who claimed she is a doctor, asked me a lot of questions for about 15 minutes! Finally, she said they can prescribe the medication (Tramadol). The price was cheap, and enough for a long time. For me it was a great cost saving! I never thought this might be an illegal/fake online pharmacy since she behaved like a professional doctor!
After police investigation and sending the medication to the laboratory they approved that it is the Tramadol and is same with what I have used from my doctors.
After a year my case was DISMISSED and I never recognized as a convicted (the first 6 month I was on probation and 20 hours community service).
My QUESTION is how this affects on my public trust? This case was dismissed in Sep. 2018. I was not convicted at all! Will my public trust be denied or it doesn’t affect it at all?
I will be very thankful if you share your knowledge!