Just for Zorro, maybe it should be Zorro the bulldog!
Pilot, don't you love it, that you are now the voice of reason. We have come a long way, baby. Glad you are blogging again.
The hysteria that is promoted by the defenders in here of the status quo failed policy of the "War on Drugs" are not interested in facts. If they were, they would realize that legalization of drugs simply re-asserts the truth that we are all responsible for our own behavior. The prison population has tripled since 1970 and now we have the phenomenea of 1.3 million citizens here in the US serving a prison sentence. 75 percent of all inmates in California are serving time for drug or drug-related crimes. This is the very definition of insanity, that California is coming to ralize, and they will begin to address with the movement to legalize marijuana. This November, California voters will consider a ballot measure that would legalize recreational marijuana use for adults. Facts are often times inconvenient for people with an agenda trying to force their morality on others.
Ahhh....I was going by DEA classes...Class I are drugs that have no medicinal value & high addiction potential...heroin, marijuana, LSD, etc...Class II is morphine, Duragesic, oxycontin, methadone, stimulants such as Ritalin, Adderall, Dexedrine, cocaine, etc....Class III hydrocodone, Tylenol w/ codeine....Class IVs Benzodiazepines, etc...
The DEA is actually trying to have hydrocodone containing products treated as Class II narcotics. They are heavily monitoring their usage.
There may be many "pain clinics" that will write whatever you want, the problem is when you go to get it filled. The DEA is watching.
There are many "pain clinics" around that are more than willing to prescribe medication for the right price. It's not difficult to acquire enough pills to share, sell or abuse.
No Class I drugs here...Class 3 & 4. They also aren't harmless as Zorro claims...they are both highly addictive. Hydrocodone is a synthetic opiate & Xanax is a powerful Benzodiazepine. I am curious as to where she got them, most likely from an on-line pharmacy.
Here's a flash news for you Pilot:
More than 1,500 California jail inmates are released early
Pilot, I don't live on a different planet, and I am not posting from the county jail. Perhaps to your surprise, maybe even horror, I can assure you my opinions in here are shared by many people with whom I am acquainted. I could match your graphic description of a 14 year old dying from a Vicodin overdose by describing to you a 14 year old dying from an accidental shooting or a automobile fatality caused by someone texting. Alcohol just happens to kill more people, teens and adults, than all other drugs combined. Should we fill the jails even further with people who don't commit violent crimes to make room for people who are a clear and present danger to everyone regaradless of age? It's kind of a conundrum, to use your vernacular.
The US incarcerates a far higher percentage of its population than any other country, with its prison population accounting for fully a quarter of the world’s prisoners. Are Americans more inclined towards criminal behavior or do you suppose it might be the laws we have on the books Pilot?
Pilot, thank you for being a voice of reason.
Like I said earlier, if you think letting a violent offender out of prison to prey on society just to make room for someone who uses or sells drugs, you are messed up. The Texas legislature has enabled law enforcement to become a jobs program and an income source for the state. It's no longer just about sending the truly bad guys to the joint, it's about generating income for the city, county and state. Law enforcement has become a game and a growth industry providing high paying jobs for people with insecurity complexes.
If she needed the drugs for pain she wouldn't sell them.
If other people needed the drugs for pain, they could go to a doctor and get them.
If they cannot afford a doctor, thank goodness we have Obama, cause now they will have insurance to acquire there prescription pills! Or at least to get them to resell!
What a wonderful world we live in.
"Locking people in cages solves nothing and saves no one. We are all worse off."
Good point exresident.....let's get a rope, or perhaps we could "go biblical" and gather us up a mess of stones.X ;)
California is being required to massively early release violent offenders right now due to over-crowded prisons and budget concerns. When YOU cause a violent offender to be on the streets because of your sanctimonious views about drugs thats seriously messed up. Stop the insanity of prosecuting drug related offenses. Stop the insanity today! Not tomorrow, today, stop the insanity of prosecuting people for drugs.
EX - I am not sure what you read, but what I read said she sold to an undercover Sheriff Deputy. Why do they need to strike a deal with a deputy on the payroll? She sounds like a habitual criminal and it's finally caught up with her. Her meal ticket died last year and she was looking for another avenue to make some money. Still trying to figure out how the Sheriff Dept did something wrong??????? Good Job DeWitt Co Sheriff Dept
Exresident..."I just hold the citizens of DeWitt County to a higher standard of humanity"
Good luck with that! You're talking about a small community and D R U G S. People seem get wierd when the issue is D R U G S. Humanity is completely out the window when it comes to D R U G S. Look at how many people are in prison for possessing some D R U G S when they could be productive citizens.
If these pills had wound up at a "Pharm Party" that kids love to attend, then people would truly understand how getting this type of drug dealer into jail is really beneficial to quite a few people. Kids are taking all kinds of drugs, without any care to what the drug is and the effect.
We've had reported deaths here in the crossroads of kids attending this type of party and the result is death.
It's bad enough that we have kids who will raid their parents' own medicine cabinets, but we also have this type of drug dealer whom some people don't feel is a threat.
Wake up people!
If she needed the drugs for pain, why did she sell them? Selling prescribed drugs is illegal, plain and simple. I don't understand your comment Ex? "AT WHAT COST" They caught someone selling drugs, sounds like a good thing to me.
Hydrocodone and Xanax should be over the counter drugs. They are legitimately taken for pain and anxiety. Unless taken in quantity, they pose no danger to the user or to society. If this woman got these prescriptions due to some public assistance program and then turned around and sold them, that would be more troubling to me.
Isn't she the lady who's husband supposedly killed himself last year? Hopefully that investigation will be opened again. She doesn't sound like a credible witness.
OOOO...KKKK.. She must be a liberal!