Shot GVSU student to face drug charges

Derek Copp, the GVSU student shot by an Ottawa County deputy in a pot bust on March 11, will appear in court next week. Full Story

Since: Sep 08

Saint Charles, IL

#243 Apr 15, 2009
1bob wrote:
Top notch police work, when will we all get our heads out of our **** es. This war on drugs is a joke its not working. Now were shooting people over about 6 joints. What a total waste of resources, this is the same reason prohibition was repealed. Marijuana laws are unenforceable. Not to mention the money pissed away keeping those evil pot heads in jail. Course gotta feed that cottage industry of judges attorneys and corrections officials,what would all those people do ? Oh make a living off DUI laws and no-fault divorces. Than we get to pay for their entitlements. Imagine what kind of mess we would be in without all this.
You are right this is high quality police work. This is what these guys do, this petty BS, all the time. I can't wait to see the Affidavit. It will probably be full of the usual WEMET BS, the same crap that is in all of their Affidavits. Now that we know what this was about the shooting is even more outrageous. We are literally talking about a few joints. In light of this Huizenga's law enforcement career should probably be over.

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#244 Apr 15, 2009
Then you must agree with prosecuting Officer Huzinga to the fullest also. After all, he is an Officer of the Law with a loaded weapon, that shot an UNARMED kid.
Tax man wrote:
It's tax day.
Did our fine, up-standing college student, pay the taxes on his drug sales? Did he keep records on this income from his business dealings selling drugs?
$50 dollar drug deal, at 6% Michigan sales tax, is a pretty good chunk. How many of these drug sales that he made to other people, other than the police, has he reported as income to the state and federal government.
Come on. We know he hasn't and will not. But, why not since he is the innocent one here... Right!!!
How does his parents support his selling drugs illegally? Apparently they condone it.
Apparently he learned, from his parents, it's ok to break the law. But when you get caught, then blame everyone but yourself.
Yep, he's a real winner.
I say prosecute to the fullest.
Thanks Ottawa County Prosecutors office. You are the best.

Since: Sep 08

Saint Charles, IL

#245 Apr 15, 2009
I forgot if Huizenga's career is over so should the career of those who targeted Copp and got the Warrant for this BS chickenpoop bust.
common joe worker

Grand Rapids, MI

#246 Apr 15, 2009
why do people think this kid is such a hero?
he delt illegal drugs to an officer.
how much more of the drugs went to your sons and daughters at the college.
he should get 10 years for dealing drugs and kicked out of school.
the news media make the police the bad guy, this kid should of had his as. kicked first then shot.
Arrested for Robbery

Lansing, MI

#247 Apr 15, 2009
gambler2 wrote:
$60 for 3.3 grams? That has got to be some damn good ****. Hydroponic mean green?
I was thinking maybe that's why he got shot?$60 for a dime bag- ouch!
curious

Grand Rapids, MI

#248 Apr 15, 2009
did they test the officer for drugs? if i fail on my job, i get drug tested. this officer failed, he should have been drug tested.
Alger Heights Dave

Grand Rapids, MI

#249 Apr 15, 2009
I'm glad they finally got around to charging this guy, as the cop has already been charged. While the deputy should not have shot this guy, the way the headline reads (1/8 ounce of pot) makes you think that this drug dealer is barely guilty. Read further and you'll see that he and his roommate had a history of drug dealing. When interviewed right after the shooting, the apartment dweller immediately next to the dealer's apartment seemed to not be surprised that his next door neighbor was dealing drugs. He seemed to know all about it. Dealling this much pot is a lesser offense than dealing larger quantities, but make no mistake that this guy is a drug dealer. It could have been your teenager he was going to sell to next. This guy is not an innocent bystander as foolish and uninformed college students have made him out to be. If he's found guilty, he's a drug dealer, and that's a pretty heinous crime in my book.

“Selected Marksman”

Since: Aug 08

Northern Virginia

#250 Apr 15, 2009
GR Pete wrote:
I forgot if Huizenga's career is over so should the career of those who targeted Copp and got the Warrant for this BS chickenpoop bust.
All the way up to the judge that authorized the raid...
Alger Heights Dave

Grand Rapids, MI

#251 Apr 15, 2009
Looking at GR Pete's comments, it looks like WEMET knows where to go next. Sounds like an easy bust to me.
ima parent

Coldwater, MI

#252 Apr 15, 2009
One difference between Copp and cop is that it was no accident that Copp sold pot to people.I don't think Derek accidentally took $$ from someone & handed over the pot.

“Aut viam inveniam aut faciam ”

Since: Feb 08

Muskegon

#253 Apr 15, 2009
Nathan wrote:
<quoted text>
You are a buffoon
Now WHERE, exactly, have I heard THAT word used before?

Hmmm, ACP? Robentcorp? Which one are you? Oh, wait...you are a clone!
Michigan

Holland, MI

#254 Apr 15, 2009
Its still against the law. 1/8 oz or 18 pounds. The law is the law. Drop this BS story, everyone is sick of the little pin head getting all this attention for breaking the law. Nice thing to teach the kids huh. Go ahead and break the law get shot and your a hero, not in my book. A dirtbag is a dirtbag. Enough said.
yea

Dearborn, MI

#255 Apr 15, 2009
West Coast Wannabe wrote:
<quoted text>
he was getting an education until a gun weilding police officer interupted it and could have ended it. hes a smart kid. what if it was your child? i forgot your kids mental.
i see where his ignorance comes from...
Sally

Grand Rapids, MI

#256 Apr 15, 2009
Alger Heights Dave wrote:
Looking at GR Pete's comments, it looks like WEMET knows where to go next. Sounds like an easy bust to me.
Yeah, they should prosecute the other police officers involved in the warrant. I totally agree with that.
oooo

Dearborn, MI

#257 Apr 15, 2009
curious wrote:
did they test the officer for drugs? if i fail on my job, i get drug tested. this officer failed, he should have been drug tested.
lol this is west michigan....not detroit....all our cops are not rejects.

Since: Mar 09

Grandville, MI

#258 Apr 15, 2009
He got a hair cut and a shave!
So he's an innocent young boy!!
Get real people.
He sold dope to the police!
Mom and Dad must be proud!
oooo

Dearborn, MI

#259 Apr 15, 2009
GR Pete wrote:
<quoted text>
You are right this is high quality police work. This is what these guys do, this petty BS, all the time. I can't wait to see the Affidavit. It will probably be full of the usual WEMET BS, the same crap that is in all of their Affidavits. Now that we know what this was about the shooting is even more outrageous. We are literally talking about a few joints. In light of this Huizenga's law enforcement career should probably be over.
so...if i want to go rob a bank tomorrow....but i only want a little bit of money..not harming no one...i will maybe just give a note to the teller and use a squirt gun....if i get busted in action and caught people should feel sorry for me.....lets get real here mr
uhhhhuh

Dearborn, MI

#260 Apr 15, 2009
Mr Wiggley wrote:
<quoted text>
All the way up to the judge that authorized the raid...
man he really should be fired for doing his job...wow.....you people on here sound so ignorant
Sully

Grand Rapids, MI

#261 Apr 15, 2009
Davey wrote:
No way would this ever have gotten this much press if Derek had been black. Just my 2 cents.
Give me a break! It would have gotten twice as much air time because they would have made it the "real" issue.
blah

Dearborn, MI

#263 Apr 15, 2009
this topic should be closed.....next story please....

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