3 arrested on drug possession charges...

3 arrested on drug possession charges in Grainger County

There are 29 comments on the WATE-TV Knoxville story from Aug 21, 2012, titled 3 arrested on drug possession charges in Grainger County. In it, WATE-TV Knoxville reports that:

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PLease

Morristown, TN

#1 Aug 23, 2012
How many times do these scumbags get arrested and set back out on the good people of Grainger county.I tell you it dont seem to me that whoever the sheriff is he has his hands tied.I know yall gonna say stuff about Scott but he did arrest these idiots.By the way if you were in court did you see that other people that had went through the revolving door for drug charges brought these three to court and when they left the court house they were all blistered and had a juvenile with them..Speaks volumes dont it.....Do you get a break to go outside and snort up or maybe in their case shoot up???????
Oak Tree

Kodak, TN

#2 Aug 23, 2012
I agree with you that it is a shame that these people are set free time and time again. Probation is the only word the judge knows, or can utter in his own stupor. Possession is a minor crime. Scott as you call him, should be busting these people that are dealing the posion. Felony charges against the dealers is what I would like to see. However, here in Grainger County most of those get knocked down to lesser charges and they are free before the ink dries on their paper work. Law enforcement needs to step up, make their charges stick in court, bust the big fish, keep that crap out of the jail and run these criminals in every chance they get. Simple fact is we NEED a judge, we need law enforcement and the whole judical system needs an upgrade.
PLease

Morristown, TN

#3 Aug 23, 2012
yes i can agree with most everything you say.I have been in the courtrooms in Rutledge and saw people so stoned they cant even set in their sears and frothing at the mouth.Do the law enforcement that are present not know that when these people leave there they are on our roads D.U.I. and they just walked out of a courtroom.Yes if they local news has time to cover these other things why dont they cover the crap that is walking freely from a court of law STONED.maybe if these crackheads wreck and kill somebody and the law enforcement that let them get behind the wheel are sued someone will wake up.I witnessed a judge in Greene county arrest some people in the courtroom for such behavior.I just think it is a shame that the criminals know they can come to court STONED and NOBODY is gonna do a thing.Yes there was attorney Generals settting there conversing with the STONERS.Whats wrong with this picture?
Oak Tree

Kodak, TN

#4 Aug 23, 2012
You are correct again. The county should be sued if one of these stoners leave the jail or court room and run over someone. I just hope the person that gets ran down gets a lawyer from Knoxville. Trouble is you can walk in most any business in the county and see a stoner. I have seen them walk out of stores higher than Georgia pines. People should call the cops when they see them get behind a wheel. We have had accident after accident because of drugs, that gets swept under the rug. The paper doesn't report this stuff because the sheriff's office does not want them to. If they do, they loose the cooperation of the Sheriff's Dept. and will have NO news to report. Action 10 news is called only when Scott wants to blow his own horn and make himself look good. His screw-ups are not reported. The news we get is one-sided at best. What really chaps my ass is the amount of people that blindly support this. These are my opinions and thoughts but wait and see if someone don't get on here supporting our law enforcement and judical system.
Just me

Morristown, TN

#5 Aug 25, 2012
what you all have said is all true because i have witnessed the same things in the "court of law" in rutledge.Oak Tree you say we should call the cops when we se these people stoned out of their mind well the sad fact is the cops see them just as we do when at the "justice center".Not only in the courtroom but have you ever seen the people going to see the probation officer?What will it take and how much higher do you have to go to get something done in this county?The Michelle Daltons and Ogan feller with the Crews girl are perfect examples of something gone wrong with OUR judicial system here in Grainger County.I would bet you anything they have been to sessions court more times than Carter's got liver pills.Another question is who is paying bond for these people because I wouldnt think they have ever had an honest job.The sheriff could start looking there and find the big bust he is looking for wouldnt you think.
wtf

Stanfield, NC

#6 Aug 25, 2012
The sad fact is it is all about the money. Put them on probation so they have to pay fines, court cost, and fees. They know these people are going to violate the probation so they get more money when they go through the process again, and again. It is sad that the law enforcement arrest these people and the courts let them off so easy. If I was a cop I would be asking myself " what's the point in bringing them in". What happen to three strikes and your out? Stop all the useless probation and community corrections and let them do the time.
Oak Tree

Kodak, TN

#7 Aug 26, 2012
You are both correct again. The reason I say call the cops is this... If they have been called and you know for a FACT they are aware of the situation and the person you called about runs over an innocent person, you just maybe the person that helps them or their family with the lawsuit against the county and the cops. Something is going to have to be done. I personally don't know what to do myself, or I would have done it. I talked on here once about a protest outside the courthouse. I don't know if that would do any good or not. The crimes these people are being charged with are minor offences, not felonies. The 3 strikes law covers felonies. Other than writing your represenatives, which I feel need to be changed also, I don't know what to do. Speaking with Coach Roach has done me no good in the past. The message has got to get across to them sooner or later that we the voters and tax payers are unhappy about things. I am open to any ideas you all may have.
ohu812

Morristown, TN

#8 Aug 26, 2012
well oak sprout why dont u arrest all these people when they come in your court room all stoned u r in the court room every day
Oak Tree

Kodak, TN

#9 Aug 26, 2012
I wondered how long it would take you to start this time. Another new name, I see.
Queen

United States

#10 Aug 27, 2012
ohu812: You told Oak Tree to arrest these people who are in court stoned. Oak Tree is not a law enforcement officer, though he is big enough to throw a little muscle around. But you have to see a crime committed to arrest someone, and a citizen's arrest has to be done in a 'life-threatening' situation, and only until proper law enforcement can be summoned.
I agree, and have stated on this site, that these people are plainly stoned or otherwise impaired, but they seem to get around without being prevented from driving or doing other activities that might injure someone else.
The technology is available to test for drug usage, but it is expensive and invasive, so law enforcement is reluctant to use it or they can't afford it.
A great many people in this area are addicted to pain medications that clearly state that one should not drive while they're taking this medication. But these people get in their cars and go anywhere they want, and, sinse they don't work, they have plenty of time to run the roads.
It is frustrating to see this activity, but I don't claim to have the answers to all these problems.
It would seem, however, that something could and should be done in the way of preventing this blatant drug abuse and the threats to society that addicts create and sustain.
Oak Tree is a concerned citizen, and has the right to speak his mind, here and elsewhere.
I happen to agree with him almost all of the time, and I'm glad that he has the time and concern to speak out for us who are busy elsewhere.
MYSELF

Morristown, TN

#11 Aug 27, 2012
i THINK THAT THEY SHOULD RE-CONSIDER THE PROPOSED METHADONE CLINIC IN BEAN STATION, IT WOULD HELP CUT BACK ON THE DRUG TRADE OR STEALING. ADDICTION IS A DISEASE, I KNOW FIRST HAND, AND THIS ONE BE ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE (AND SAFER WAYS, BY HAVING A PROFESSIONAL ADMINISTER THE METHADONE TO THEIR PATIENTS) EFFORTS THAT SHOULD BE UTILIZED.... I ALSO THINK THAT IT WOULD CURVE METH USE AND GET A JUMPING START ON THE GROWING HEROIN RESURGENCE.....TREAT THE PROBLEM BEFORE IT BECOMES ANOTHER EPIDEMIC....PEOPLE WILL FIND A WAY TO GET THEIR HIGH OR FIX. LETS ATLEAST SHOW SOME COMPASSION, WE ARE CHRISTIANS THAT ARE IN THE HEART OF THE BIBLE BELT AREN'T WE. SO LETS START ACTING LIKE IT....IF WE DON'T ADRESS THIS PROBLEM USING THIS APPROACH, WE WILL BE IN A WHOLE LOT BIGGER WORLD OF TROUBLE. NOW DON'T TAKE MY WORDS OUT OF CONTEXT OR THINK THAT I'M SIDING WITH THE CRIMINALS, BUT I THINK THAT IF WE START NOW- WE COULD CONTAIN IT........COMMENTS & SUGGESTIONS ARE WELCOME, I'M A LAW ABIDING CITIZEN, BUT I ALSO HAVE PLENTY OF FAMILY THAT HAVE LET DRUGS TAKE THEM OVER, AND I HAVE A FEW FAMILY MEMBERS THAT GO TO THE METHADONE CLINIC IN KNOXVILLE, AND I SEE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN THEM...THEY ALSO SEEEM MORE PRODUCTIVE....SO LETS TRY TO HAVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE --- THINK OF IT AS IF IT WAS ONE OF YOUR CHILDREN, A FAMILY MAMBER, OR EVEN YOURSELF....PONDER ON THAT FOR A LITTLE WHILE....THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME EXPRESS MY OPINION
Whispers

Jefferson City, TN

#12 Aug 28, 2012
Methadone costs money and also has value sold on the street. For those that would use the clinic in the way it is intended it would help. But I fear it would become another stepping stone to bring more thieves out. From what I understand Methadone is also very addictive, its just a trade to another drug. Sometimes it seems we are fighting a hopeless battle against drugs. Very sad situation that affects so many families and its heart wrenching what the children go through. Our God is powerful, prayer warriors unite!
Just me

Jefferson City, TN

#13 Aug 28, 2012
I think stastics would prove that methadone is as dangerous on the streets as all these other drugs and from a personal view the people i have seen go to the clinics are the worst drug dealers.fo those who use it as it is supposed to be used my hat is off too you good luck.my personal opinion is that until doctors are held responsible for the drugs they despense we cannot accomplish anything.
MYSELF

Morristown, TN

#15 Aug 28, 2012
well they could have them come in every 2 or 3 days...and yes they do cost money, but if they didnt spend it there, another drug dealer wins....and it won't be long at all until the heroin will start showing up, Big Time- like it is in Greeneville already, and i did mention counseling for the patients....that goes a long way, or would you rather find them dead somewhere with a needle filled with heroin sticking in their arm....i'm just trying to show compassion, thats all.

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#16 Aug 28, 2012
A methadone clinic is kinda like a prison we all see a need but no one wants it in their back yard. I would much rather see a drug rehab unit built myself. One with doctors and counseling for those who wish to change their lives. We all know that they can't be forced into it, but there are some that want help and that help should be available to them. There are other drugs now besides methadone, without the side effects that can be given also.

Six more were arrested on drug related charges over the weekend. I am willing to bet that all six are as free as birds now. Until our judicial system hands out punishmens, more and more are going to fall into the life style. An addict has to hit rock bottom in order to want change. I have said for years now that jail is a perfect place to hit that rock bottom. I think they should have at least 3 months jail time then be placed into drug rehab programs for counsiling after completion of jail time. This would be a winning situation. It could be paid for by kicking people off of food stamps, tenncare and welfare that cannot pass a drug test.
no way

Powell, TN

#17 Aug 28, 2012
Keep the Trash out of Grainger, we have to many Druggies already. no pain clinic, just a place to feed them more Drugs.
Just me

Jefferson City, TN

#18 Aug 28, 2012
I agree Oak Tree you are right on the money on all counts on this one.
Concerm

Charlotte, NC

#19 Sep 18, 2012
People are talking about our law inforcement our sheriff. As they put it you call him scott. Well let me tell oak tree an others...you all got suggestions make them heard but not on a computer go to him talk to him..our law informent are doing their jobs an our sheriff is to if it wasnt for them these scum you call these people wouldnt have charges against them let me tell you this.. Mad let me let you no this my drug head drunking brother in law beat my 15yr old neice an she came to us for help scott officers did their jobs its the judge he got a smack on the dam hand an let free for beatn her not a slap or a punch suppose go anger managment class find 350.00 an aa he didnt haft to do nothing he out being his self still they took him in its not them decide what gets done an you dont no what all our sheriff law inforcement go threw what they deal with think about that before passing judgement on the ones is protecting you

Since: Aug 12

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#20 Sep 18, 2012
Concerm wrote:
People are talking about our law inforcement our sheriff. As they put it you call him scott. Well let me tell oak tree an others...you all got suggestions make them heard but not on a computer go to him talk to him..our law informent are doing their jobs an our sheriff is to if it wasnt for them these scum you call these people wouldnt have charges against them let me tell you this.. Mad let me let you no this my drug head drunking brother in law beat my 15yr old neice an she came to us for help scott officers did their jobs its the judge he got a smack on the dam hand an let free for beatn her not a slap or a punch suppose go anger managment class find 350.00 an aa he didnt haft to do nothing he out being his self still they took him in its not them decide what gets done an you dont no what all our sheriff law inforcement go threw what they deal with think about that before passing judgement on the ones is protecting you
I have stated before, that I have nothing personal against the Sheriff. He seems like a nice enough man. However, nice does not cut it, or catch the bad guy, in this case. The case you are speaking of is nothing he had to really investigate. He was told who the offender was and he went and got him. How about all these people out here selling drugs? He could be out there dragging a few of them to jail. He does catch a few, but even a blind hog finds a nut every now and then. When I can drive through and see people high and buying dope in parking lots, someone is not doing something right. I am not passing judgement on the Sheriff, I am passing it on the job he is doing. I have that right, considering I pay my taxes and I vote. I have spoke with the Sheriff, he seems more interested in talking about what he CAN NOT do, other than what he can. Most of the time, calls and messages go unanswered. I suppose he is too busy with news crews and facebook to be bothered with trivial things like doing his job. This is my opinion, I don't need you to agree with me to make it valid.

Now, I will agree with you 100% on the judge. I have cut him no slack, on the computer and in everyday life. It is my opinion that he is not fit, to warm the bench on the out house, much less the court house.

I personally want to see criminals arrested and convicted. After that, I want to see just punishments handed out. I don't think that is too much to ask in a country as great as the one we live in.
wellwell

Powell, TN

#21 Sep 18, 2012
Old Oak Tree wrote:
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I have stated before, that I have nothing personal against the Sheriff. He seems like a nice enough man. However, nice does not cut it, or catch the bad guy, in this case. The case you are speaking of is nothing he had to really investigate. He was told who the offender was and he went and got him. How about all these people out here selling drugs? He could be out there dragging a few of them to jail. He does catch a few, but even a blind hog finds a nut every now and then. When I can drive through and see people high and buying dope in parking lots, someone is not doing something right. I am not passing judgement on the Sheriff, I am passing it on the job he is doing. I have that right, considering I pay my taxes and I vote. I have spoke with the Sheriff, he seems more interested in talking about what he CAN NOT do, other than what he can. Most of the time, calls and messages go unanswered. I suppose he is too busy with news crews and facebook to be bothered with trivial things like doing his job. This is my opinion, I don't need you to agree with me to make it valid.
Now, I will agree with you 100% on the judge. I have cut him no slack, on the computer and in everyday life. It is my opinion that he is not fit, to warm the bench on the out house, much less the court house.
I personally want to see criminals arrested and convicted. After that, I want to see just punishments handed out. I don't think that is too much to ask in a country as great as the one we live in.
If you think we have a Judge you need to go to court one day and listen to him, HE Takes 1hr to tell all the crminals about all their wonderful Rights, then he ask's them if they have a lawyer, then he tells them to be sure they get a good lawyer, by now it's time to take a break, and have a nice drink of Liquor, 1hr break, come back hear 5 cases, fine them, tell them to have a great day, 1 hr later 5 more cases ,--done for the day.

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