Deputies net $25K in drugs on I-295

Deputies net $25K in drugs on I-295

There are 28 comments on the Hopewell News story from May 9, 2011, titled Deputies net $25K in drugs on I-295. In it, Hopewell News reports that:

When Deputies Sean Godwin and Ron Frashure of the Hopewell Sheriff's office caught an out-of-state rental car traveling 13 miles per hour above the posted 70 mph speed limit on I-295,they may have anticipated writing a ticket or two.

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Forest Gump

United States

#21 May 12, 2011
Interested, Sheriff's Deputy's are required to be certified police officer's.The Code of Virginia gives the power to enforce all laws of the Commonwealth to the Sheriff. The Sheriff may pass those powers to his/her Deputy's. Once you are a sworn Deputy and the Sheriff so chooses, you have the power to enforce all law's of the Commonwealth. The only thing the Sheriff is required to do, by code, is within one year of employment; you must successfully complete what is commonly known as a Sheriff's Academy. Upon completion of this Academy you would be certified in Basic Jailer/Court Room Security/Civil Process. The Sheriff may also send you to a Police Academy if he/she chooses.

All that said I do believe that those Deputy's running radar on 295, have at one time been through a Police Academy. I do not know if their certifications are current or not.

The Sheriff's Office does not need a written policy governing his/her Deputy's certification. As HOSS likes to point out you only need to look at the Code Of Virginia. The Code Of Virginia requires those that are certified Law Enforcement Officer's to attend recertification once every 2 years for 40 hours, to maintain their certification.

The Code Of Virginia also has requirements for certification to run radar. It also spells out the requirements to maintain that certification. The Code also has requirements regarding the equipment used to measure speed.

But you are probably correct that only about 85% of those that are written tickets on 295 do not go to court. Those that do go to court probably represent themselves and do not ask the right questions or know to ask for certain things that are required by the Code Of Virginia. It is not the Judges responsibility to assist in the defense of or the prosecution of a person.

Basically the Sheriff does not need a written policy governing certifications. The Commonwealth has already done it for him/her.

Maybe HOSS should read more of the Code that he likes to refer to, instead of just the section that tells him that he must uphold all the laws of the Commonwealth.
Forest Gump

United States

#22 May 12, 2011
Voice of Reality wrote:
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Forest, if Hoss is the Sheriff of Hopewell, as you claim, the people of Hopewell should be ashamed that they have a somewhat illiterate person representing them. I would hope that when he does official communication that he has somebody with a better grasp of the English language to write his letters. This person, called Hoss, has the English language skill of a tenth grade student.
Voice, I am not 100% sure that HOSS is the Sheriff, but I am better than 90% sure. HOSS made some statements that leads me to believe that he is either the Sheriff or someone real close to him.

I have seen and read a letter that he wrote sometime back and the writing style matches. I do know that he is on Topics and posts responses.

He can be very nasty in his comments and will attempt to destroy anyone that does not agree with him. One only needs to do a FOIA request pertaining to e-mails to see what he is like.

Bottom line Voice, the people of Hopewell that voted for him knew exactly how he was and still elected him. Look around on Topics and you will see what he is all about. I think it says more about the voters of Hopewell then it does the Sheriff. Hopefully one day the voters of Hopewell will wake up and take control of the city back.
Forest Gump

United States

#23 May 12, 2011
Interested, I meant to say that Sheriff's Deputy's are not required to be certified Law Enforcement Officer's. My bad.
GI Joe

Gwynn Oak, MD

#24 May 12, 2011
Forest Gump wrote:
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Voice, I am not 100% sure that HOSS is the Sheriff, but I am better than 90% sure. HOSS made some statements that leads me to believe that he is either the Sheriff or someone real close to him.
I have seen and read a letter that he wrote sometime back and the writing style matches. I do know that he is on Topics and posts responses.
He can be very nasty in his comments and will attempt to destroy anyone that does not agree with him. One only needs to do a FOIA request pertaining to e-mails to see what he is like.
Bottom line Voice, the people of Hopewell that voted for him knew exactly how he was and still elected him. Look around on Topics and you will see what he is all about. I think it says more about the voters of Hopewell then it does the Sheriff. Hopefully one day the voters of Hopewell will wake up and take control of the city back.
Hilarious. You're matching writing styles? How are the Bin Ladin transcripts coming along?
Forest Gump

United States

#25 May 12, 2011
Just great GI Jane, nothing new to report on the Bin Ladin transcripts at this time.
crafty

Newburg, MD

#26 May 12, 2011
Im glad they caught them.Im glad no one got hurt. We need to be more cheerleaders and applaud the efforts of our law enforcers.
STONEY

Prince George, VA

#27 May 18, 2011
The Sheriffs Dept got lucky, plain and simple. They have a bunch of deputies that couldn't make anywhere else. That says a lot for "Sheriff", but what do you expect form his people when he isn't much of a role model himself. How many times has anyone else witnessed him drinking at the local bars in his Sheriff uniform and then leave in a city marked vehicle? Too many times to count. Maybe someone should get a picture of that and put it in the paper. He and his cronies in his back pocket on Council couldn't stop that. Speaking of cronies, what kind of court security is more worried about shaking constituents hands than the metal detector going off in the court house? Just saying...
Sheik Yerbouti

Lambertville, NJ

#29 Mar 27, 2012
Bottom line--smoking weed in a closed car when traveling with a large quantity of drugs while speeding is never a good idea. I take it the occupants were not MENSA members!

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