Magistrate Dismisses Woman's Drug Cha...
no way

Elkview, WV

#69 Mar 2, 2012
WCHS Talk Radio was talking about this situation on 58LIVE today around 4:15pm.
looking for justice

Saint Albans, WV

#70 Mar 2, 2012
Bill wrote:
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Fouty could face prosecution
By Rusty Marks
The Charleston Gazette
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CHARLESTON, W.Va.-- Kanawha County Magistrate Carol Fouty could face criminal prosecution for allegedly dismissing a ticket for a woman who works for her.
On Tuesday, Melea Dawn Fisher, 30, of Breece Street, was pulled over in Kanawha City in a car registered to Fouty. Fisher told police she was running errands for Fouty, and had the magistrate's checkbook with her.
However, Fisher was allegedly disoriented and confused, and allegedly failed several field sobriety tests, according to a criminal complaint on file in Kanawha County Magistrate Court. Police allegedly found a bottle of Klonopin -- a prescription medication -- in someone else's name in Fisher's purse, and allegedly found marijuana in the car.
Fisher was charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana, according to the criminal complaint. She was free Thursday on $5,000 bond.
However, court records also show that Fisher was given a ticket for possession of drugs Jan. 1. That ticket was dismissed by Fouty on Jan. 30, court records show.
Kanawha County prosecutor Mark Plants said dismissing the ticket might have been illegal.
"There aren't any indications, at least in the court record, that a prosecutor was present when the charge was dismissed," Plants said Thursday.
"If cases are being dismissed by magistrates without a prosecutor being present, that would be potentially a violation of the judicial code of ethics," he said. "It could also potentially have criminal implications."
Plants said Fouty might have broken the law by dismissing the ticket.
Fouty could not be reached for comment on Thursday.
However, Plants could not say whether the magistrate was under investigation by county prosecutors.
"Until there's been an arrest, I'm not allowed to say whether there is an investigation or not," Plants said.
This whole thing smells bad. DUI, illegal narcotics, and marijuana? And Fouty had no clue about this woman's habits? Yeah right. At the very minimum, Fouty owes an explanation for the basis of the summary dismissal of charges against Fisher. One wonders if others who came before Fouty with similar charges, were granted the same leeway as Fisher. Also, giving anyone with Fisher's background your car, checkbook etc. is bizarre by it's own account, and shows an incredible lack of judgment and gullibility for a sitting Magistrate. Finally, it seems quite odd that the normally zealous Charleston Police would permit Fisher to drive a full two blocks the wrong way, before pulling the car over. Maybe they called the plate in, and were at somewhat of a dilemma about what action to take against a sitting Magistrate. Regardless, there is no excuse. The car should have not been allowed to travel two blocks going the wrong way on a one way street.
I am finding all of this very fasinating. Is it true that charges cannot be dropped if a prosecuter is not involved? If so, I can tell you all that there are other cases in court that Plants has had firsthand knowledge of....."crimes against children"....that have been dismissed. So other than not voting these people in again....what else can be done? I know personally that this problem runs supreme court high in Kanawha county.
sally ann

Charleston, WV

#71 Mar 2, 2012
r u serious wrote:
<quoted text>Hey stupid Mark Plants represents the law u dumb a$$ Thats normal for people to get reduced sentences for working with police She is using people to clean her house If u cant tell the difference u r a dumb a$$ You think Plants gets anything from this You know some of us like the police and enjoy going to bed safe at nite. Carol is first class trash And by the way her cousin is Sandra Shaffer (sissonville sniper case) and im not suprised.
Mark plants is the biggest joke of all! He never even tried a case before he was elected he is to dumb he even looks dumb
Walls

Charleston, WV

#72 Mar 2, 2012
Carol Fouty is a good magistrate and cares about her job. She has been very successful and most times leads the ticket. I too believe this will pass. I have to correct what one poster said about all county official being corrupt, Duke Bloom isn't, he is a judge that goes strictly by the book and will not waver for know one. There are plenty others that are also above reproach.
You fools

Charleston, WV

#73 Mar 3, 2012
If you all would look at the paper on Yeager she seems to let the ones off easy that rapes someone or pulls a gun on someone but hard on drug felons all except Danny jones son so put drug heads in jail but let the baby raper and killer run the streets you dum ass people and before you start about the way I spell or write don't worry about it not about me I know I can't write
SheHasToBeMine

New York, NY

#74 Mar 3, 2012
I find it extremely amusing that so many people can sit back and say things about the Magistrates and how they do their jobs when they really have no idea. Unless you are there day in and day out to see what it is like, it is impossible for you to understand what it is like to be in their shoes. None of them are perfect, but most of them do a pretty fair job. Just like with anything else, a few bad apples makes everyone look bad.
high road

United States

#75 Mar 3, 2012
WSAZ Telvision did an investigation of Carol Fouty that was on the news today. Investigation showed that she has been in trouble three times recently with the Supreme Court Ethics Panel. Maybe she should keep her own nose clean instead of trying to find fault in others. When one magistrate messes up, it makes all the magistrates look bad.
get real

Charleston, WV

#76 Mar 3, 2012
sally ann wrote:
<quoted text>
Mark plants is the biggest joke of all! He never even tried a case before he was elected he is to dumb he even looks dumb
Mark Plants is the best prosecuter we have ever had. And for your info he is very smart. But best of all he is tough on crime. Cliford and Forbes left a major mess. Plants is a man with back bone leave him alone. By the way Carol Fouty is trash. Dont you dare even compare the two.
sally ann

Charleston, WV

#77 Mar 3, 2012
get real wrote:
<quoted text>Mark Plants is the best prosecuter we have ever had. And for your info he is very smart. But best of all he is tough on crime. Cliford and Forbes left a major mess. Plants is a man with back bone leave him alone. By the way Carol Fouty is trash. Dont you dare even compare the two.
r u trying to convince yourself u can't be that stupid
sos

Reston, VA

#78 Mar 3, 2012
sally ann wrote:
<quoted text>r u trying to convince yourself u can't be that stupid
Need a jump battery died
Jack Prince

Saint Albans, WV

#79 Mar 4, 2012
Carol Fouty is the most blatantly corrupt politician in Kanawha County. She will always get reelected because she panders to the criminals who all vote for her. They all know she will dismiss their charges, I have seen it happen time and time again. She routinely dismissed charges or releases violent people and then hires them to do work for her. She should be in prison.
Just me

Saint Albans, WV

#80 Mar 4, 2012
I think Carol Fouty is a good person & magistrate. She will still get my vote. There is not ONE PERSON in office that can't say they'be NEVER taken it light on a friend. You really need to lay off Carol.
footballfan

Charleston, WV

#81 Mar 4, 2012
Carol Fouty is a good magistrate if you are on the criminal's side of the law. An yes, she will continue to get elected because she does them all a favor. Let's be honest here, there are more criminals than we think. And it is election year, I wonder how many she will convince to register this time?
worthlessOpinion s

Charleston, WV

#82 Mar 4, 2012
election debate wrote:
Well u know every one who is in office
Should get close with the citizens ,,,,
Take Joe Shelton and Tim Hollaran now
They really get down ,,fall down drunk
Oh sorry ,,,just visit the moose you sure to see our loyal Joe and Tim drinking ,gambling,and not to mention take a lady home ,. But hey it's cold out side
They r keeping them warm and paying these ladies to spent the night ,,,,but hey Ole Joe and Tim was upsetting the.
So they was escorted out the door ,,,, Lucky me I was paid and I didn't have to spend the night,,,, yea. Go Joe ,,,
GoTim. With that women ,and drinking stopper ,,,,, and not to mention
Wv. Two men really standing up for gambling. Just my thought the dog track did bring jobs and wow the money the state makes off them. You
Should be their poster Boys. But hey
Yay. We got the best in these two Wow!!!! Lucky. Hillbillies of wv
You sound like one jealous, self rightous hillbillie yourself.It is not against the law to drink at the Moose and it is not against the law to gamble. I don't think it is against the law for two concenting adults to have sex, drunk or not.
K9

Charleston, WV

#83 Mar 4, 2012
Plants is a "YES MAN". He has no backbone. Get real.
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Monday thought

United States

#85 Mar 5, 2012
If you lay down with dogs, you get fleas.
call to order

United States

#86 Mar 5, 2012
if you lay down with dogs, you get fleas
opinion

United States

#87 Mar 6, 2012
Carol Fouty is a thief, she is dirty, she has criminals doing work at her house all the time. She will purchase stolen shit off of people, get bonds lowered for them. She is as corrupt as they get. She hands out business cards at election time and will PR you if you are able to vote. I can't believe the state allows this criminal to remain on the bench.
craig

Demotte, IN

#88 Mar 6, 2012
opinion wrote:
Carol Fouty is a thief, she is dirty, she has criminals doing work at her house all the time. She will purchase stolen shit off of people, get bonds lowered for them. She is as corrupt as they get. She hands out business cards at election time and will PR you if you are able to vote. I can't believe the state allows this criminal to remain on the bench.
Your a piece of s h i t
ur rite

Charleston, WV

#89 Mar 6, 2012
opinion wrote:
Carol Fouty is a thief, she is dirty, she has criminals doing work at her house all the time. She will purchase stolen shit off of people, get bonds lowered for them. She is as corrupt as they get. She hands out business cards at election time and will PR you if you are able to vote. I can't believe the state allows this criminal to remain on the bench.


i agree with you she need to pay for what she has done.

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