Banks pleads not guilty to drug trafficking

May 9, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Advocate Online

A former Danville man who has been involved in several disputes and enjoyed the support of local political leaders was arrested this morning in Lexington on a drug trafficking charge.

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I wish Mr. Banks would move back to his home in Danville. He has a nice family and he made numerous improvements to that corner. His yard always looked nicer than any other yard on that corner and he was nice and friendly to people who walked by. The only problems on that corner are all of his neighbors that think they are better than everyone else, when in fact they are not. I know Mr. Banks has gave quite generously to people who are less fortunate and I bet you couldn't squeeze a nickel out of his neighbors. He gave one family 12,000 dollars to build a room on their house because their daughter was in coma from a bad car wreck and she couldn't go home to be taken care of by her family until they had this room built. He bought both of his nephews first cars because his sister was a single mom and could not afford to buy them. He built and paid for his parents house to be built, he bought an old woman a winter coat because she could not afford one, he donated thousands of dollars to the tornado victims, and I could go on and on. He is more of a man than most I have met in Daville, and he didn't do this with drug money. He sold a trailer park he had in florida for 750,000 dollars and he chases storms and does insurance work. So all of you people who think you know him just because of the one sided stories you read in the Advocate Messenger, get a life!! You will NEVER be half the good person that he his!
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I'm happy to call JL Banks a friend
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Before everyone jumps to defending him, get the facts. He may be a good person to some, but to the majority he is not. He has threatened to kill anyone who "rolls" on him. He has a criminal record dating back to the 1990's that includes over 47 different charges, ranging from numerous counts of reckless endangerment, child battery, domestic violence, sexual abuse, terroristic threatening, public intoxication, contempt of court, etc. He has numerous judgment liens against him from all sorts of companies he borrowed money for his tree cutting service that he never paid back. Everything stated above is all public record. All you have to do is a legal background search. So these are not "rumors," these are fact. His dogs have chased numerous people into their homes or down the street, and when people tried to discuss this with him, he was cold and rude. He has walked onto his neighbors property threatening them or being belligerant. Not to count the signs in his yard this week, the constant police activity that had nothing to do with his neighbors on Lexington Avenue, but the constant calls to the police station regarding other matters. He may have a small handful of friends, but this is not a guy to mess with. He is dangerous, manipulative, and sneaky. Until he is either behind bars or out of this town, I worry about how many more times he will bring unwanted attention to this town, himself, and his neighborhood.
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opinion wrote:
Before everyone jumps to defending him, get the facts. He may be a good person to some, but to the majority he is not. He has threatened to kill anyone who "rolls" on him. He has a criminal record dating back to the 1990's that includes over 47 different charges, ranging from numerous counts of reckless endangerment, child battery, domestic violence, sexual abuse, terroristic threatening, public intoxication, contempt of court, etc. He has numerous judgment liens against him from all sorts of companies he borrowed money for his tree cutting service that he never paid back. Everything stated above is all public record. All you have to do is a legal background search. So these are not "rumors," these are fact. His dogs have chased numerous people into their homes or down the street, and when people tried to discuss this with him, he was cold and rude. He has walked onto his neighbors property threatening them or being belligerant. Not to count the signs in his yard this week, the constant police activity that had nothing to do with his neighbors on Lexington Avenue, but the constant calls to the police station regarding other matters. He may have a small handful of friends, but this is not a guy to mess with. He is dangerous, manipulative, and sneaky. Until he is either behind bars or out of this town, I worry about how many more times he will bring unwanted attention to this town, himself, and his neighborhood.
very well said he needs to see what eddy like has to offer him see had bad he is then
handy man

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handy man wrote:
<quoted text>this moron is guilty aswitnessed many drug deals when he lived on the coroner
don't drop the soap jl big bubba will likes your kind seen alot of tough assses come to prison then fold like little punks eddyville waits you
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i would like to make something clear before you people start saying i am a member of the banks family or an employee taking sides with him well i am taking his side just because you people are trying to run a good man down but the truth of the matter is i am not a family member or employee i have never met the man i wouldnt know him if he was sittin beside me but it just pisses me off to see a hard working man like him getting slandered and judged like you low lifes are doing him and i have no ideal what he does and it is not any of my business just like it isnt any of yours but let me ask you people this before you go judging him so what if he does take prescription meds whats the big deal how many hard working people do you know that doesnt need meds from time to time to help them with there ailments i know i sure do and i would be willing to bet that every neighbor within sight of his place is on some type of medicine you people are just trying to kick a man when he is down but from the looks of it you picked the wrong person to try to kick because he dont seem to me like the kinda person who will stay down so get ready you people are just pissed at him because he wouldnt bow down to ya when he moved in the neighborhood .. hang in there banks if these jerks keep talking bs about ya im gonna start lettin them hear my air horns i have every night around 3am when i drive thru the area they might wanna get some ear plugs because there gonna need them
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handy man wrote:
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don't drop the soap jl big bubba will likes your kind seen alot of tough assses come to prison then fold like little punks eddyville waits you
and,what were you in jail for??? I can't wait to see who gets the last laugh
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Before everyone jumps to defending him, get the facts. He may be a good person to some, but to the majority he is not. He has threatened to kill anyone who "rolls" on him. He has a criminal record dating back to the 1990's that includes over 47 different charges, ranging from numerous counts of reckless endangerment, child battery, domestic violence, sexual abuse, terroristic threatening, public intoxication, contempt of court, etc. He has numerous judgment liens against him from all sorts of companies he borrowed money for his tree cutting service that he never paid back. Everything stated above is all public record. All you have to do is a legal background search. So these are not "rumors," these are fact. His dogs have chased numerous people into their homes or down the street, and when people tried to discuss this with him, he was cold and rude. He has walked onto his neighbors property threatening them or being belligerant. Not to count the signs in his yard this week, the constant police activity that had nothing to do with his neighbors on Lexington Avenue, but the constant calls to the police station regarding other matters. He may have a small handful of friends, but this is not a guy to mess with. He is dangerous, manipulative, and sneaky. Until he is either behind bars or out of this town, I worry about how many more times he will bring unwanted attention to this town, himself, and his neighborhood.
Lucky for us that "opinions are like a-- holes" and everybody has one........
Seems to me that Mr. Banks has the friends that count,and as far as him being out of this town, I believe that he did move, but you can't seem to keep your nose out of his ass....
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i would like to make something clear before you people start saying i am a member of the banks family or an employee taking sides with him well i am taking his side just because you people are trying to run a good man down but the truth of the matter is i am not a family member or employee i have never met the man i wouldnt know him if he was sittin beside me but it just pisses me off to see a hard working man like him getting slandered and judged like you low lifes are doing him and i have no ideal what he does and it is not any of my business just like it isnt any of yours but let me ask you people this before you go judging him so what if he does take prescription meds whats the big deal how many hard working people do you know that doesnt need meds from time to time to help them with there ailments i know i sure do and i would be willing to bet that every neighbor within sight of his place is on some type of medicine you people are just trying to kick a man when he is down but from the looks of it you picked the wrong person to try to kick because he dont seem to me like the kinda person who will stay down so get ready you people are just pissed at him because he wouldnt bow down to ya when he moved in the neighborhood .. hang in there banks if these jerks keep talking bs about ya im gonna start lettin them hear my air horns i have every night around 3am when i drive thru the area they might wanna get some ear plugs because there gonna need them
xxxxxxx Applause xxxxxxxx Well said!

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jl when you get out been using that drug money to buy drinks
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I keep up with the news in Danville through Danville's tabloid newspaper. I have read before where Kay Sheldon (neighbor of J.L. Banks mother) has had many disagreements with other citizen's of Danville. AND these citizen's were ALL of a different political opinion of Ms. Sheldon. Kay Sheldon was adamantly against Bernie Hunstad for Mayor. As soon as J.L. Banks put a sign (a huge sign) in his yard for Mayor Hunstad the Sheldon's began a fight with Mr. Banks, and I mean, as soon as. Of course, the tabloid newspaper is and was very much against the Mayor from the get-go. SO, said newspaper began a blatant vendetta against J.L. Banks, with all the power they had. If you are not of the same frame of political thinking as the Sheldon's, the Danville newspaper, past political figures that were supported by this newspaper, you are going to be on the front page of the newpaper to make their one-sided political views become more believable.
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buckshot wrote:
i would like to make something clear before you people start saying i am a member of the banks family or an employee taking sides with him well i am taking his side just because you people are trying to run a good man down but the truth of the matter is i am not a family member or employee i have never met the man i wouldnt know him if he was sittin beside me but it just pisses me off to see a hard working man like him getting slandered and judged like you low lifes are doing him and i have no ideal what he does and it is not any of my business just like it isnt any of yours but let me ask you people this before you go judging him so what if he does take prescription meds whats the big deal how many hard working people do you know that doesnt need meds from time to time to help them with there ailments i know i sure do and i would be willing to bet that every neighbor within sight of his place is on some type of medicine you people are just trying to kick a man when he is down but from the looks of it you picked the wrong person to try to kick because he dont seem to me like the kinda person who will stay down so get ready you people are just pissed at him because he wouldnt bow down to ya when he moved in the neighborhood .. hang in there banks if these jerks keep talking bs about ya im gonna start lettin them hear my air horns i have every night around 3am when i drive thru the area they might wanna get some ear plugs because there gonna need them
So u say u don't know him then how can u sit there and take up for this man he says drugs okay yeah he is not the only one I get that but he also puts his under age son up to sell drugs he uses his size to bully people and he sexually assaults women and children and u defend him do u have a daughter how would you feel if things he has done were done to your child or a female u know he thinks cause he has a little money that he can do what he wants or take what he wants and that's a bunch of bull that u would take up for this lowlife
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May 25, 2012
 
i thought this was talking about a bank dealing drugs (which they do) bankers are the main drug pushers.

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opinion great post glad to see people tell it like it is

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now buckshot something just not right about the way you defending this man
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now buckshot something just not right about the way you defending this man
whats not right about it i bet if i sided with the people thats judging him and his family it would be fine and dandy but since im on the otherside of the table then something is not right let me tell you this i dont know them and to my knowledge never even seen them if i have i didnt know it but what i am doing i will do for anyone in a situation like he is in where people start running a person down and already have them convicted before they even go to court like i have said before and said again innocent until proven guilty if you people think just because they got him jammed up on some drug charges hes guilty you are dead wrong it isnt hard to get a charge on ya these days it can happen to any of us at any time i know a man who had got his meds filled oneday and later that night someone had stolen half of his med the next day he got pulled over by cops when they found his half empty bottle charged him with trafficking he finally beat it in court but took a good atty and this man had never sold or bought drugs in his life he was a retired teacher so just give the banks the benefit of the doubt .. oh yeah i almost forgot i did drive by his place in danville today that sign looks good lol
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ButtonPusher75 wrote:
jl when you get out been using that drug money to buy drinks
Hey bp75...instead of hanging out on topix , you should go back to school and learn to write a sentence....door stupid ignorant idiot
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I don't know Mr. Banks; others have "spoke" of his philanthropic contributions to the community. I don't know... but if Lex Metro Div of Police made a control buy, rest assured, their evidence is beyond dispute.

Those guys are professionals! There might have been a case, or two, that someone was able to exclude evidence due to a technicality??? But, the county attorney's successful prosecution rate is one of the best in the country.

I wouldn't want to be in this guy's shoes.
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Lexington cops didn't even do the controlled buy? Read the advocate messenger. It sounds like a joke to me..
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the way it sounded to me was people from boyle county set him up and the lexington police did the search and arrest it dont make any sense to me why cops from boyle county would be sending there informants 3 counties away to make a buy

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