Arrests: 2 charged with possessing 44...

Arrests: 2 charged with possessing 443 painkiller pills

There are 35 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Mar 30, 2009, titled Arrests: 2 charged with possessing 443 painkiller pills. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

ASHEVILLE Buncombe County Sheriff's deputies on Monday charged a man and woman from Barnardsville with possessing 443 Hydrocodone pills.

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“I love Asheville!”

Since: Mar 09

Fairview

#21 Apr 2, 2009
Noobs wrote:
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Uh, no. Addiction is not something you are born with. You have free will as a human as to whether or not you take something you are not supposed to.
That does not qualify as a "disease".
Go to this link - perhaps you can learn something about addiction being a diease that your born with. It is HERITARY (u know - runs in the family) This comes from the "National Institute of Drug Abuse" (NIDA)

http://www.nida.nih.gov/about/welcome/aboutdr...

Really hope you take a look!
Have a happy rainy day.....I am!
Noobs

Manteo, NC

#22 Apr 2, 2009
dojo - asheville wrote:
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Go to this link - perhaps you can learn something about addiction being a diease that your born with. It is HERITARY (u know - runs in the family) This comes from the "National Institute of Drug Abuse" (NIDA)
http://www.nida.nih.gov/about/welcome/aboutdr...
Really hope you take a look!
Have a happy rainy day.....I am!
Just like AIDS is a "handicap"? Really, take what you read with a grain of salt. Come on, doesn't anyone question what they read?

Since: Feb 09

Ellenboro, NC

#23 Apr 2, 2009
Got to go with noobs on this one. Addiction is not a disease, but a choice. We have gotten to the point where we label a lot of things as a disease so that we don't have to take responsibility for it. Homosexuality is not a disease, like addiction, it is a choice. We have to learn to take responsibilty for the things we do and not take the easy road by claiming a disease because when we do claim disease we just take the responsibility off our shoulders.

I made the choice to screw up 10 years of my life, go into debt, and lose my wife of 25 years. But I am taking responsibility for this and slowly but surely I'm getting my life straightened out out. I could have claimed I had a disease and then just stayed in my addiction claiming I had no cure for my disease, it would have been easy to do so, but then I would probably still be there, or worse, have overdosed and be dead!

It's much better to take responsibility for your actions!

“I love Asheville!”

Since: Mar 09

Fairview

#24 Apr 3, 2009
izzit wrote:
Got to go with noobs on this one. Addiction is not a disease, but a choice. We have gotten to the point where we label a lot of things as a disease so that we don't have to take responsibility for it. Homosexuality is not a disease, like addiction, it is a choice. We have to learn to take responsibilty for the things we do and not take the easy road by claiming a disease because when we do claim disease we just take the responsibility off our shoulders.
I made the choice to screw up 10 years of my life, go into debt, and lose my wife of 25 years. But I am taking responsibility for this and slowly but surely I'm getting my life straightened out out. I could have claimed I had a disease and then just stayed in my addiction claiming I had no cure for my disease, it would have been easy to do so, but then I would probably still be there, or worse, have overdosed and be dead!
It's much better to take responsibility for your actions!
Good Post Izzit!...I do agree that we do have a choice and I am taking responsibility for that now. I to screwed up most of my life, mainly the last 13 years were the worst.

For me personally during my addiction, your right I did have a choice to take those pills. Now that I am clean now for only 5 months....I have taken charge of my life and I CHOOSE NOT TO GO BACK TO HELL!
I do still be think that this is "HEREDITARY" in CERTIAN families.....
I had a 1st cousin that overdosed and died, her daughter at age 22 also overdosed and died. Both of my sister's sons are addicts (the oldest at 25 yrs old is currently in the jail house) All of these people came from my deceased Mothers side of the family. My 24 yr. old son has some issues as well.
Don't mean to bore u w/ my life's history....just trying to explain why i personally think that it's hereditary.
again, i have made the choice not to go back to hell. GOOD FOR ME! I AM PROUD OF MYSELF for reconizing that i had a problem and an now strong enough to deal with life on lifes terms.
bendy

Tarboro, NC

#25 May 1, 2009
Wow...prepare yourself because whenever i've heard anyone talk about people being weak and stupid for getting on drugs they ALWAYS end up having to deal with it from one of their own children or other close relative later in life.
dadgum

Chicago, IL

#26 May 1, 2009
izzit wrote:
Got to go with noobs on this one. Addiction is not a disease, but a choice. We have gotten to the point where we label a lot of things as a disease so that we don't have to take responsibility for it. Homosexuality is not a disease, like addiction, it is a choice. We have to learn to take responsibilty for the things we do and not take the easy road by claiming a disease because when we do claim disease we just take the responsibility off our shoulders.
I made the choice to screw up 10 years of my life, go into debt, and lose my wife of 25 years. But I am taking responsibility for this and slowly but surely I'm getting my life straightened out out. I could have claimed I had a disease and then just stayed in my addiction claiming I had no cure for my disease, it would have been easy to do so, but then I would probably still be there, or worse, have overdosed and be dead!
It's much better to take responsibility for your actions!
When I was an older teen, I went through a very bad time. Both parents were heavy drinkers and life was not good. I had a drs. appt. and he asked me what was wrong, I began to cry and told him about my home life.

He sat there and told me I really had a terrible life and it was because of my parent's weakness. Then, he looked at me and asked, "But who will you blame from this point on?" I looked at him and said, "What???"

He said, "It is your parent's fault that your life is messed up NOW, but from this time on, who's fault will it be for the choices you make that don't work out?" Of course, it was mine, all mine and even though I made some choices that were doozies, I accepted the responsibility.

We don't like to admit it, but when we are adults, we know what will work and what won't. We may pretend we don't but it is a lie that takes us off the hook for our own problems.

Since: Sep 08

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#27 May 2, 2009
Noobs is right. A birth defect is something you are born with. A hereditary systemic disease is something you are born with. There are even studies that indicate homosexuality is something you can be born with.(Although I'm sure that can be debated.) Addiction is not something you are born with. Addiction is a choice. Sorry. Addiction can derive from learned behavior perhaps as a child but it is not a genetic trait passed on to an offspring. It can also even derive from a chemical imbalance but an imbalance is treated with serotonin-based meds, not narcotics. Addiction itself is not part of our genetics. All of this prescription drug seeking behavior is the exact reason why it is so hard to get a family doctor in this area. Practitioners actually interview the patients. It's supposed to be the other way around! But who can blame them? They call it "shopping for doctors." Hey, I'm not heartless but this nonsense makes it very difficult on everyone else so it's hard to feel sorry for those who bring these evils upon themselves.
Keith former Gun-bunny

United States

#28 May 3, 2009
dojo - asheville wrote:
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well i am happy for you. you are blessed with NOT having this disease called addiction...
Perhaps you should do your research before making a comment about something you obviously don't know anything about!
Have a great day!
I must say that I am also blessed. Don't smoke, don't do drugs, can live with or without alcohol. Half way decent health. No wife around constantly bia-tching. Heaven on Earth.

“California Real ID”

Since: Oct 08

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#29 May 4, 2009
CJOHNNY wrote:
How in the world can you get this many pill's to sell. Sure would like to hear the answer to where they got them. My late wife was addicted to these pill's. Cancer did her in , not the pill's. Bad stuff to get hooked on.
Maybe you should ask the LEOs out collecting drugs at local grocery stores (Operation Pill Crusher, LOL).

Sorry that your wife suffered the pain of cancer and has passed away. I really hate the fact that the FDA, the DEA, ATF, and so on, make narcotics difficult for doctors to prescribe for legitimate pain and suffering. Who knows better what a patient in pain needs, a bureaucrat or the attending physician? And while I'm preachin' I'd like to see drug abuse/addiction addressed as a medical condition, not a crime.
family-man

Princeton Junction, NJ

#30 Jul 29, 2009
Its about time they take this menace off the streets!! if you look him up he is currently facing a dozen or more FELONY charges on 8-03-09! To be honest i hope they finally lock this guys A** up and throw away the key!!!!!But if it keeps going like it always does he will be back out in no time!!!Can you say someone smells like a RAT to me!!!Id stay away from this one if you know what i mean!!!!I would like to Challenge the D.A. Ron Moore to actually make a point and show him that the law of the land DOES apply to HIM not just the rest of BUNCOMBE COUNTY!!!!
Anonomous

Fletcher, NC

#31 Jul 31, 2009
where were they last week when I had an ovarian cyst and could not get pain killers from the doctor because he took one look at me a pegged me as a drug addict. I had a bleeding cyst inside of my body! I believe alot of the people who buy pain killers are druggies, but I think the other half are in pain and cant get these asshole doctors around here to give them anything!

Since: Nov 10

Spruce Pine, NC

#32 May 29, 2011
Drug addiction is just that, and I dont care if you say its "Free Will" or a "Disease" ...It gets you no matter what! And yes we have "Free Will" not to try them, but as a recovering "Crack Head" I can honestly say most people have tried one drug or another weither it be pills, crack, pot , meth, or even taking an extra dose of night quil. Look you dont "Choose" to want it...you dont "Choose" to crave it... its the drug and it just gets you and its like a wire gets crossed and you cant help it after awhile, Some people like my self gave up on life and everyone around and "Drugs " was my way of not having to deal with my childhood. Come to a "Real NA" meting and you will see alot clearer about the people on drugs, I am thankfull i recived help w/ my "Addiction"... Its a circle that is hard to get out of , Out of all the arrest in the past couple months I hope everyone of them get a great councler so they can get off what ever they are on, I would never do drugs again , but it is a never ending battle .
Haylow

United States

#33 May 31, 2011
Glad to hear of drug dealers getting off the street. I would like to hear of corrupt politic-ans getting what they deserve to along with the powers that be at DSS. It is not my place to judge, but they will all be judged one day. We all will answer to a higher power one day. I so appreciate our law enforcement officers who protect us. Thank God we have them.
luvmykiddos

United States

#34 Jun 14, 2011
Noobs wrote:
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Mmm no, it's called "having the sense not to take the drugs in the first place." Tough break, toughen up, and learn a lesson of life.
wow aren't you an ignorant one lol! Again, if you actually knew what you were talking about you would know that a vast majority of addicts have become addicted due to critical injuries where they actually need to be on the meds and in turn, do get addicted. I wonder if you would turn away pain pills after being in a car accident and lets say both your legs were broken, hypothetically speaking. You wouldn't turn them down.

Since: Mar 10

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#35 Jun 14, 2011
Not a big surprise. This bust isn't worth mentioning. 400 vics is nothing anymore. Everyone and there mother is WNC is smoking, eating, snorting, and shooting prescription opiates. Why you think nobody does heroin. Just drive to Florida. Way more people in WNC are on prescription drugs than where on meth during the early 2000 "epidemic".

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