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Fried Bologna

Litchfield, MN

#1 Dec 4, 2012
Prosecutor drops shop owner’s charges
Case involved search for synthetic drugs.
Story by Brennan David
Monday, December 3, 2012
Stoddard County charges against a Columbia business owner for allegedly selling controlled substances and synthetic controlled substances to three businesses have been dropped.
Kevin Bay
Several charges against BoCoMo Bay owner Kevin Bay pertaining to delivery and distribution of a synthetic controlled substance were dismissed this fall, according to the Stoddard County Circuit Clerk's Office. Several attempts to reach Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Russell Oliver for further explanation were unsuccessful.
Bay's attorney, Michael Gunter of Kansas City, said the investigation of his client was mishandled and resulted in the tarnishing of Bay's name and the forfeiture of property seized during an August 2011 search of his Columbia home.
"Regardless of his possessions, how does he get his reputation back?" Gunter said.
About 100 firearms along with a large amount of substances believed to be synthetic marijuana were discovered at Bay's 400 E. Old Plank Road residence. Bay operates BoCoMo Bay at 1122 Wilkes Blvd.
An investigation of Bay began the previous month. Oliver previously told the Tribune that Bay allegedly sold hundreds of packages containing "Bocomo Gold," "Bocomo Kind," "Bocomo Dew" and "Bocomo True Gold" to three convenience store owners in Stoddard County on three separate occasions. Court documents indicated that Oliver filed several motions requesting immunity for those witnesses.
Bay was never charged in Boone County for any of the substances discovered at his home.
The charges filed against Bay in Stoddard County did not pertain to a new law banning the sale of certain types of bath salts and synthetic marijuana that went into effect the day before the search. Gunter said he believes a special prosecutor later assigned to the case dropped the charges because the packages did not contain banned substances as defined under the new law.
Although the search warrant was served after the new law went into effect, Gunter said, the warrant request and search warrant were issued three days before they were served and before the new law was implemented, which required Bay to be charged under outdated definitions.
"They specifically wanted to serve the warrant the day after" the new law was enacted, Gunter said. "They messed up."
Although charges were dismissed, Bay is still fighting the matter in federal court to retain property seized by the Boone County Sheriff's Department during the search of his home. Circuit Judge Gary Oxenhandler last year authorized the transfer of several items to the Drug Enforcement Agency:$638,202; 49 assorted silver and gold bars; 1,852 miscellaneous silver and gold coins; a Rolex watch worth $12,450; 413 miscellaneous coins; two broachs or pins; two necklace pendants; three individual earrings; seven necklaces; one ring; and collectible currency.
Gunter described the guns found at Bay's home as collector's items.
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Fried Bologna

Litchfield, MN

#2 Dec 4, 2012
The above is from the columbia tribune.

He should give the dea award back. He swung for the fences and whiffed at the expense of the tax payers. Now he is full time? Ouch!
susie

Bernie, MO

#3 Dec 4, 2012
I'm glad Mr. Oliver got in full time.
bongobob

Dexter, MO

#4 Dec 4, 2012
I see another law suit coming. Get ready Stoddard County
thatsright

Blue Springs, MO

#5 Dec 4, 2012
NEVER should this have happened. Oliver, you cost us no telling how much...and te truth is we will never really know how much. As bad as Briney was, he was not a MEDIA WHORE! It's about time 'ol russ gets outta here,...aint it? Russ Oliver just loves to be popular, and I for one am glad Mr. Bay had his charges dropped. He wasn't guilty and broke NO LAW at the time of arrest.
Oliver is a joke

Fredericktown, MO

#6 Dec 5, 2012
This man also dropped the ball on an attempted rape charge in July. He is a piece of S&*t. The bad thing is he tried to play Mr. nice guy during his election. Using his wife and daughters out there campaigning for him. He is a lying bastard, what goes around comes around. He will not prosecute a case unless he thinks he can win it. He will be the first one to tell you that too! It's all about his resume! Oliver you will not win a second election!
bongobob

Dexter, MO

#7 Dec 5, 2012
Hey Russ, the Stoddard County "good ole boy" system didn't work in Boone county. Come to thnk about it, it didn't work here either.Im' begining to think your law degree came from a Cracker Jack box. Briney may be a bit odd, but at least he knew the law. I didn't know when I voted for change I'd help elect a complete moron for the job! Nice going dumb azz!
Terrible

Mount Vernon, MO

#8 Dec 5, 2012
He is a child. Immature, he knows nothing soon everyone will turn on him.
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Kennett, MO

#9 Dec 5, 2012
Get use to him people, he is not going anywhere!
Funny

Dexter, MO

#10 Dec 6, 2012
It's funny to watch people squirm when they have a PA that will go after them for bing a crackhead. How do I know your a crackhead you ask? To compare Russ to a babbling embarrassment to our county that Briney is/was, yup you know your a crackhead if;! Go get them Russ, lock them all up!
justice

United States

#11 Dec 6, 2012
You republicans voted him full time. Live with it suckers.
Aristotle

Saint Louis, MO

#12 Dec 6, 2012
With the right judge and the right lawyer the law can be distorted to the advantage of the criminal. The warrant being issued before the confiscation or the law became effect is no different then getting a probable cause before a CI buys on a sting as long as it is worded right. And that is not up to Oliver, I am not defending him, but the "good old boy" done spoke out about him and Hefner. Sad we live in a time when the crooked politicians sides with the criminals and it is accepted.
As far as the store owners rights, this synthetic law has been scatted by unscrupulous lawyers and judges for years. The fact that the wording of the law was not able to keep up with them does not change the fact that synthetics are very dangerous and have been considered such by our congress for years. Anyone selling them or manufacturing them is not ignorant to the fact. What amazes me is people are OK with frying their brain or having family members fry theirs because they feel it is more important to protect their right to do so. I hope they keep going at every pot smoking pill pushing drunk driving lawyered up criminal out there. Believe it or not that is their job, it is not to win a popularity contest. Until you have lost someone to drugs you will never see how dangerous even pot is and how it destroys peoples life.
whatdidusay

Blue Springs, MO

#13 Dec 6, 2012
Aristotle wrote:
With the right judge and the right lawyer the law can be distorted to the advantage of the criminal. The warrant being issued before the confiscation or the law became effect is no different then getting a probable cause before a CI buys on a sting as long as it is worded right. And that is not up to Oliver, I am not defending him, but the "good old boy" done spoke out about him and Hefner. Sad we live in a time when the crooked politicians sides with the criminals and it is accepted.
As far as the store owners rights, this synthetic law has been scatted by unscrupulous lawyers and judges for years. The fact that the wording of the law was not able to keep up with them does not change the fact that synthetics are very dangerous and have been considered such by our congress for years. Anyone selling them or manufacturing them is not ignorant to the fact. What amazes me is people are OK with frying their brain or having family members fry theirs because they feel it is more important to protect their right to do so. I hope they keep going at every pot smoking pill pushing drunk driving lawyered up criminal out there. Believe it or not that is their job, it is not to win a popularity contest. Until you have lost someone to drugs you will never see how dangerous even pot is and how it destroys peoples life.
It's not about what people are ok with, IT"S ABOUT WAS IS AND ISN"T LEGAL!!
Strong Proud Conservative

Maryland Heights, MO

#14 Dec 6, 2012
whatdidusay wrote:
<quoted text>It's not about what people are ok with, IT"S ABOUT WAS IS AND ISN"T LEGAL!!
It sounds to me like you're mad because Russ Oliver eliminated a product you were using.
meji

Campbell, MO

#15 Dec 6, 2012
I'm mad because my tax dollars funded an illegal siezure of a legal, albeit dangerous, legal item. I'm the one paying for Russ to decide to illegally steal products. Alcohol, guns, and several other items are as dangerous, or even more dangerous, but Russ cant just get a big head and decide to go steal it all while its still legal. Thousands, upon thousands out of our pockets because Russ thinks he can just make up new laws. It is illegal now, but wasn't then.
Pay Up

Ash Flat, AR

#16 Dec 8, 2012
Fried Bologna wrote:
Prosecutor drops shop owner’s charges
Case involved search for synthetic drugs.
Story by Brennan David
Monday, December 3, 2012
Stoddard County charges against a Columbia business owner for allegedly selling controlled substances and synthetic controlled substances to three businesses have been dropped.
Kevin Bay
Several charges against BoCoMo Bay owner Kevin Bay pertaining to delivery and distribution of a synthetic controlled substance were dismissed this fall, according to the Stoddard County Circuit Clerk's Office. Several attempts to reach Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Russell Oliver for further explanation were unsuccessful.
Bay's attorney, Michael Gunter of Kansas City, said the investigation of his client was mishandled and resulted in the tarnishing of Bay's name and the forfeiture of property seized during an August 2011 search of his Columbia home.
"Regardless of his possessions, how does he get his reputation back?" Gunter said.
About 100 firearms along with a large amount of substances believed to be synthetic marijuana were discovered at Bay's 400 E. Old Plank Road residence. Bay operates BoCoMo Bay at 1122 Wilkes Blvd.
An investigation of Bay began the previous month. Oliver previously told the Tribune that Bay allegedly sold hundreds of packages containing "Bocomo Gold," "Bocomo Kind," "Bocomo Dew" and "Bocomo True Gold" to three convenience store owners in Stoddard County on three separate occasions. Court documents indicated that Oliver filed several motions requesting immunity for those witnesses.
Bay was never charged in Boone County for any of the substances discovered at his home.
The charges filed against Bay in Stoddard County did not pertain to a new law banning the sale of certain types of bath salts and synthetic marijuana that went into effect the day before the search. Gunter said he believes a special prosecutor later assigned to the case dropped the charges because the packages did not contain banned substances as defined under the new law.
Although the search warrant was served after the new law went into effect, Gunter said, the warrant request and search warrant were issued three days before they were served and before the new law was implemented, which required Bay to be charged under outdated definitions.
"They specifically wanted to serve the warrant the day after" the new law was enacted, Gunter said. "They messed up."
Although charges were dismissed, Bay is still fighting the matter in federal court to retain property seized by the Boone County Sheriff's Department during the search of his home. Circuit Judge Gary Oxenhandler last year authorized the transfer of several items to the Drug Enforcement Agency:$638,202; 49 assorted silver and gold bars; 1,852 miscellaneous silver and gold coins; a Rolex watch worth $12,450; 413 miscellaneous coins; two broachs or pins; two necklace pendants; three individual earrings; seven necklaces; one ring; and collectible currency.
Gunter described the guns found at Bay's home as collector's items.
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The opinions expressed below are those of the readers who submitted them and not those of the Tribune's reporters or editors. Readers are solely responsible for the content of their comments.
Funny, can anyone say Rookie. The good ole boys are looking like fools with this guy in lol.
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Kennett, MO

#17 Dec 8, 2012
Russ is the King of the Prom, and will be ruling for an extended period! The courthouse is his kingdom and all others his servants!! He runs the Stoddard County Republican Party and they now play by his rules
LOL WTF

Perry, MI

#18 Dec 9, 2012
Whatever! He is worthless just like his dad! TRUTH? Neither can tell the truth. Just cause he is in that position, he can lie? BS! Yea your dad lies to! CROOK!
Guest

United States

#19 Dec 13, 2012
The fake drug market was putting a hurting on the illegal drug market. The war on drugs is a 30 year failure. It's a major tax spending waste and is only strenghting the cartels and crime. This is what happens when you try to police personal choices and moral issues. It's bankrupting our country and empowering the criminal empire.
Russ Oliver is green and doesn't care about Stoddard County. He cares about Jeff City. Seeing that he is willing to step on our civil rights for some sick sense of justice. That's not the job of the PA. It is to uphold the constitution of the United States. My guess he is not commenting on the case is because the Justice Dept is building a case against Russ and I'm sure a phat suit against Stoddard County is coming. I guess he learned last time when the county was sued. To keep his mouth shut. Being a lawyer he should of already known that.
Guest

United States

#20 Dec 13, 2012
Job Openings wrote:
Russ is the King of the Prom, and will be ruling for an extended period! The courthouse is his kingdom and all others his servants!! He runs the Stoddard County Republican Party and they now play by his rules
He is a Right wing wack job. Just like all the others. Doing whatever it takes to keep the poor, poor around here. It is just a matter of time. When the heat is on they will turn on each other while they are taking each other down. I hope I am here to see it.

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