Five Arrested in Drug Bust in Nelson County

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Five people face drug charges after a raid in the Lovingston area. After a six month investigation by the Nelson County Sheriff's Office, police searched a building on Barn Hill Lane last Thursday and found the ...
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thomas massie huffman was improperly searched and was only trying to go to his house which there was no search warrant for, he has to pass through where the search warrant was for(right of way to his property)he was pulled out of his vehicle and told he had no other choice but to let them search his car. the lady deputy repeatly tryed to search his crotch, at which point he said you guys can search it, not her. she was obviously power hungry to prove she wasnt a weak woman deputy during her attempts to hand cuff certain people.
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Aug 11, 2008
 
zeus wrote:
thomas massie huffman was improperly searched and was only trying to go to his house which there was no search warrant for, he has to pass through where the search warrant was for(right of way to his property)he was pulled out of his vehicle and told he had no other choice but to let them search his car. the lady deputy repeatly tryed to search his crotch, at which point he said you guys can search it, not her. she was obviously power hungry to prove she wasnt a weak woman deputy during her attempts to hand cuff certain people.
So he was innocent but had a smoking device on him??? Hmmm! Warrant or no warrant he's guilty. And let's be honest he knew what was going on. You sound like a card carrying member of the ACLU.
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cville patriot wrote:
<quoted text>So he was innocent but had a smoking device on him??? Hmmm! Warrant or no warrant he's guilty. And let's be honest he knew what was going on. You sound like a card carrying member of the ACLU.
You act like you are better a then anyone else.
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You act like you are better a then anyone else.
Cville"patriot" is likely old and white and obviously ignorant of the provisions of the U.S. Constitution that are unique to our system of government. Perhaps he would be happier in Brazil where a police can hit someone in the back of their head and then accuse them of anything. One of the missions of our troops in Iraq is to teach their police to treat people in a manner befitting a free society that they are working so hard to create. And back here at home we have geezers saying police should just run amok arresting whoever they think looks like a violator. Some f..... patriot !
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Aug 12, 2008
 
zeus wrote:
thomas massie huffman was improperly searched and was only trying to go to his house which there was no search warrant for, he has to pass through where the search warrant was for(right of way to his property)he was pulled out of his vehicle and told he had no other choice but to let them search his car. the lady deputy repeatly tryed to search his crotch, at which point he said you guys can search it, not her. she was obviously power hungry to prove she wasnt a weak woman deputy during her attempts to hand cuff certain people.
If what you say is true, you might be interested in this quote by the "woman road deputy" who can "deal with any situation". She is quoted in Nelson Co. Times as saying"you've got an instinct that tells you what you can do and what you can't do." I guess what you can do includes inspecting T.M.H.'s package. So much for the U.S. Constitution, are the instincts of any police the new rule of law?
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Aug 12, 2008
 
I don't agree with the female officer cause if a man said that or did that all H**L would break loose! And the search warrant problem may only cause a loophole in the case but no matter how you look at it the man is still guilty. Do you want this man on the streets selling to you kid?! The accessories to the crime were only in their early 20's. Read the papers Zeus...people die from drugs all of the time!
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Aug 12, 2008
 
People also die because of alcohol, tobacco, and accidental discharge of firearms , among other things. I think this is the same Amherst deputy who exhibited great zeal as she followed and arrested drunk twenty-something men when they walked off to urinate at the Garlic Festival. This and Zeus's comment lead me to believe there may be a problem, someone who will never possess that which they desire. In any case, I do have confidence in our elected sheriff to take care of the problem, even as I have no confidence in the local courts to uphold the Constitution. Democracy in action, our sheriffs past and present have insisted on fairness and not tolerated targeting or harassment.
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Cville"patriot" is likely old and white and obviously ignorant of the provisions of the U.S. Constitution that are unique to our system of government. Perhaps he would be happier in Brazil where a police can hit someone in the back of their head and then accuse them of anything. One of the missions of our troops in Iraq is to teach their police to treat people in a manner befitting a free society that they are working so hard to create. And back here at home we have geezers saying police should just run amok arresting whoever they think looks like a violator. Some f..... patriot !
I love it when people like you constantly look for loopholes so that you can carry your weed around with you. You love to quote the Bill of Rights but yet you break the law with your meth, coke weed or whatever your drug of choice is that week. And by the way I never said that the police should run amok. But if your little pothead rights a sacrificed to get the problem under control then I'm fine with it...
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zeus wrote:
thomas massie huffman was improperly searched and was only trying to go to his house which there was no search warrant for, he has to pass through where the search warrant was for(right of way to his property)he was pulled out of his vehicle and told he had no other choice but to let them search his car. the lady deputy repeatly tryed to search his crotch, at which point he said you guys can search it, not her. she was obviously power hungry to prove she wasnt a weak woman deputy during her attempts to hand cuff certain people.
Guilty is guilty quit whining because he got caught!!! I say lock this loser up and throw away the keys!!! You know what they say don't do the crime if you can't do the time. I'm happy he is off the streets where he can't sell to our kids.
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Aug 12, 2008
 
What about the girl? Have not heard anything about her.
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Aug 13, 2008
 
A six month police investigation netting over a pound of meth is good police work. Arresting a passerby for whatever was considered "drug paraphernalia" may be in this case an abuse of police authority. And based on this T.M.H. deserves mandatory "lock him up and ....". Due process? Innocent until proven guilty? And the six month investigation did not indicate these four incidentally arrested people were involved in the conspiracy to distribute, or I would have expected more serious charges. But wait a minute, they must be guilty because they got arrested. Better keep the potheads from the ACLU away! Anyhow, I seriously doubt that it is T.M.H. who sells drugs to Douglas"s kids.
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I don't agree with the female officer cause if a man said that or did that all H**L would break loose! And the search warrant problem may only cause a loophole in the case but no matter how you look at it the man is still guilty. Do you want this man on the streets selling to you kid?! The accessories to the crime were only in their early 20's. Read the papers Zeus...people die from drugs all of the time!
my point is that his freedoms were breached by the nelson county law enforcement official by searching him with no cause.....an obvious violation of his rights....he crosses the land owned by the person served the warrant through a right of way.....you know they even went and searched his house(massie t. huffman)before he got home from working a 12 hour shift...then when he tryed to pass by and return to his home thats when they jerked him out of his vehicle and searched without consent, or PROBABLE CAUSE.....its becoming evident that in this world you guilty until proven innocent any more......
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cville patriot wrote:
<quoted text>So he was innocent but had a smoking device on him??? Hmmm! Warrant or no warrant he's guilty. And let's be honest he knew what was going on. You sound like a card carrying member of the ACLU.
Innocence wasnt my point, basic civil freedoms was my point, you know there the laws that balance out the polices power, no one should have to much power!!!!!!!!!!
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Aug 18, 2008
 
When you RUN you give the police all the probable cause they need. When you have seven firearms and illegal drugs in the same place, you deserve whatever you get.

If you are going to be a criminal try to do some advance planning..........
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Innocence wasnt my point, basic civil freedoms was my point, you know there the laws that balance out the polices power, no one should have to much power!!!!!!!!!!
Have you seen the latest police reports? He was visiting a house that they had a warrent to search. When you are seen entering a known drug house an officer has the right to stop you. Usually the people who scream about their civil rights being violated are the ones breaking the law.
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<quoted text>Have you seen the latest police reports? He was visiting a house that they had a warrent to search. When you are seen entering a known drug house an officer has the right to stop you. Usually the people who scream about their civil rights being violated are the ones breaking the law.
the house was not being visited by thomas massie huffman...and you ask how do i know....because i was there and i saw and heard everything that went on there...if the report says that then the report is full of lies.....the land thomas owns is on other side of search warrants land.....and you are wrong there are plenty of people who scream about civil rights that are innocent.....lets not forget who gave us our civil rights......if we didnt have them you might be in jail for doing absolutely nothing, do you know why? because im sure there are people who dont like your smug little a__!!!!!!
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When you RUN you give the police all the probable cause they need. When you have seven firearms and illegal drugs in the same place, you deserve whatever you get.
If you are going to be a criminal try to do some advance planning..........
did you even read the article, or whatever.....thomas massie huffman ran from no one....the seven firearms and illegal drugs were found not on him or his land...so if your gonna comment make sure you know what your commenting on!!!!!
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<quoted text>Have you seen the latest police reports? He was visiting a house that they had a warrent to search. When you are seen entering a known drug house an officer has the right to stop you. Usually the people who scream about their civil rights being violated are the ones breaking the law.
and dear patriot, how would you know what an unreleased police report said.....or are you some kind of CI or something.......just explain that to me?????
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<quoted text>Have you seen the latest police reports? He was visiting a house that they had a warrent to search. When you are seen entering a known drug house an officer has the right to stop you. Usually the people who scream about their civil rights being violated are the ones breaking the law.
and lets just say what if the "known drug house" is a relative and your just going by to say hello, and your totally innocent of the fact there are drugs there......just a thought!!!!
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and lets just say what if the "known drug house" is a relative and your just going by to say hello, and your totally innocent of the fact there are drugs there......just a thought!!!!
I would not worry how I know what I know. Mr. Huffman visited the house on several occasions. And when in the process of searching a home that you have a warrant to search based on how the warrant was sworn out any person on that property is subject to search and siezure. It's designed for use " as to which during an ongoing investigation where said subject(s)visible on any property describe in warrant may be detained and question as to their presence on said property" What it means genious is if you break down the door to a meth house and someone jumps out the back window or is seen exiting the property you can stop them to determine if they attempted to escape with evidence in the search warrant. In this case we caught another meth head!

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