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Who has been arrested the most in Pike County?

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The Andy Griffith Show

Houston, TX

#1 Jun 28, 2014
I am on the hunt for the modern day equivalent of Otis Campbell "town drunk" from the The Andy Griffith Show. Tell me who you think has what it takes to get their own key to the Pike County Jail. Here are the top 5 contenders at this point.

Gene Adkins 46 times

Josh Adams 33 times

Rodney Lovern 25 times

Rory Hall 20 times

Tammy Case 17 times

you can check by clicking on this link and enter name in top right hand corner of web page. Less than 15 arrests don't even bother submitting!

http://kentucky.arrests.org/index.php...
The Andy Griffith Show

Houston, TX

#2 Jun 28, 2014
New Contender List for key for Pike County Jail

Gene Adkins 46 times

Josh Adams 33 times

Rodney Lovern 25 times

Matt Lynch 25 times

Rory Hall 20 times
The Andy Griffith Show

Houston, TX

#3 Jun 28, 2014
New Contender List for key for Pike County Jail

Gene Adkins 46 times

Josh Adams 33 times

Rodney Lovern 25 times

Matt Lynch 25 times

Robbie Newsome 22 times
opinion

London, KY

#4 Jun 28, 2014
Now there is legacy to make mama proud...lol!!!
add

Whitesburg, KY

#5 Jun 28, 2014
what about Justin Bryant? the one from marrowbone?
The Andy Griffith Show

Houston, TX

#6 Jun 28, 2014
WE HAVE A NEW LEADER!!!!!!!!

New Contender List for key for Pike County Jail

Justin D Bryant 57 times

Gene Adkins 46 times

Josh Adams 33 times

Rodney Lovern 25 times

Matt Lynch 25 times
illegal foreclosiure

Georgetown, KY

#7 Jun 28, 2014
Who cares? This person is advertising a profitable biz for themselves which trades in shame and degradation of your pathetic pevilmnon justice system Polly a scuba attrney

Since: May 14

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#8 Jun 28, 2014
there was this guy named ralph something and then theres the caines guy, his name is in the paper every other week.
The Andy Griffith Show

Houston, TX

#9 Jun 28, 2014
Highway_Woman wrote:
there was this guy named ralph something and then theres the caines guy, his name is in the paper every other week.
Who could forget Ralph Caldwell who stole jewelry off a dead woman and wore it at the same funeral.

Ralph Caldwell 33 times

Brad Kanes is a lightweight only 15 times he didn't even make it. sorry!

Brad Kanes 15 times
The Andy Griffith Show

Houston, TX

#10 Jun 28, 2014
New Contender List for key for Pike County Jail

Justin D Bryant 57 times

Gene Adkins 46 times

Josh Adams 33 times

Ralph Caldwell 33 times

Rodney Lovern 25 times

Matt Lynch 25 times

Since: May 14

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#11 Jun 28, 2014
the repeat arrests dont surprise me, the courts love the fine money they pay.

Since: May 14

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#12 Jun 28, 2014
instead of actually sentencing them to jail time, they let them pay fines and arrest them again for the same offenses.
we have a weak justice system in pike county.
My 2 cents

North Richland Hills, TX

#13 Jun 28, 2014
Highway_Woman wrote:
instead of actually sentencing them to jail time, they let them pay fines and arrest them again for the same offenses.
we have a weak justice system in pike county.
That's how Hal Rogers and your elected officials get federal money into eastern kentucky. Your area is part of what the feds call Appalachia HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area). How do you think your getting the new city hall, jail, and other federal buildings? They have to keep the arrest numbers up or they lose the federal funding. here is a link to explain it.

https://www.ncjrs.gov/ondcppubs/publications/...
My 2 cents

North Richland Hills, TX

#14 Jun 28, 2014
FIgured since I mentioned Hal Rogers name I should explain a little more. Hal Rogers is eastern kentuckys house leader in washington. I think you guys call it the 5th kentucky district. He started UNITE. He setup UNITE as a corporation just like a company such as walmart. Only instead of selling something to fund the corporation Hal Rogers gets federal and state money to fund UNITE. Hal uses ear marks for UNITE money attached to other legislation bills. If another person wants his support they have to allow the earmark attached to the bill. I once read where he tried to attach a 10 million dollar UNITE earmark but didn't make it. He also uses other federal and state grants and programs like Appalachia HIDTA to fund the raids. If eastern kentucky is tired of UNITE all they have to do is vote out Hal Rogers next election. He is the head of the snake of UNITE. I don't do drugs but figured since were talking about people getting locked up its good to know why.

here is an article that explains UNITE and Hal's involvement.

http://operationunite.org/about/overview/
My 2 cents

North Richland Hills, TX

#15 Jun 28, 2014
One last thing I promise. When you hear this you won't know whether to laugh or cry. Remember the Kentucky General Assembly (coal severance funds) that everyone on here was complaining about how the money was being wasted and not invested into creating jobs for eastern kentucky? Operation Unite is partly funded by those coal severance funds. So Hal's idea of investing for the future of eastern kentucky is to put its citizens behind bars and give them criminal records making it impossible for them to get jobs. Now wrap your mind around that one.

here is UNITE funding list:

Primary funding for Operation UNITE’s counter-drug initiative has come through federal grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (DOJ-BJA) and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has been earmarked for the counter-drug initiative. Funding has also been received from federal Justice Assistance Grants (JAG), Kentucky General Assembly (coal severance funds), Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service (KCCVS), the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) through contracts with Eastern Kentucky University’s Justice and Safety Center, and The Center For Rural Development. Additional funding is provided through individual and corporate donations to the UNITE Foundation.

http://operationunite.org/about/overview/

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#16 Jun 29, 2014
Agree. They make a big show on the evening news whenever they have these drug busts. To try to convince the citizens that we are being protected by dangerous predatory drug dealers.
Everyone knows these are low level dealers, selling their own pain pills a few at a time.
once the cameras leave, the judge slaps them with a small fine and they pay it and go home.
Most are only booked and released.
They rarely ever arrest anyone big time. A few out of the many.
It makes everyone think their tax dollars are going to good use.
My issue with it is this, if you are shown on tv, being arrested for selling prescription pills, if your name is in the paper for this, and your doctor continues to prescribe to you, the doctor should be brought up on ethics action.
A list of every dealer arrested needs to be sent to every ER and doctors office, pain clinic and if they continue to prescribe pills to these people, take their license to do so.
Amy

Wildwood, FL

#17 Jun 29, 2014
Exactly, nobody in the courts [prosecutors, judges, etc] want to solve the drug problem because it brings in too much money.
my name is opinion

London, KY

#18 Jun 29, 2014
I agree 100%but as of this point? Its getting way out of control and its costing countless lives of great people. I really think the priority of the judicial system should be human life. If they were always running close to bankruptcy,at least we would know they're doing a good job. Right now? The courts are the only business turning a handsome profit and all employees are rewarded with work. I think its time for a new approach of how our"government"think s of its citizens.
My 2 cents

North Richland Hills, TX

#19 Jun 29, 2014
Highway_Woman wrote:
Agree. They make a big show on the evening news whenever they have these drug busts. To try to convince the citizens that we are being protected by dangerous predatory drug dealers. Everyone knows these are low level dealers, selling their own pain pills a few at a time.once the cameras leave, the judge slaps them with a small fine and they pay it and go home.Most are only booked and released.They rarely ever arrest anyone big time. A few out of the many.It makes everyone think their tax dollars are going to good use.My issue with it is this, if you are shown on tv, being arrested for selling prescription pills, if your name is in the paper for this, and your doctor continues to prescribe to you, the doctor should be brought up on ethics action.A list of every dealer arrested needs to be sent to every ER and doctors office, pain clinic and if they continue to prescribe pills to these people, take their license to do so.
I think the whole approach to the failed war on drugs is the problem. If there were no demand then you wouldn't need the supply. I think a person on drugs is suffering a medical disease and is not a criminal. The drug abuser is committing a victim less non violent crime and initially only hurting him/herself. How many other medical relapses result in jail time? Yet, the average is 60% of people in jail are there for victim less non violent crimes. The core of the problem is the person thinking that a drug will solve or allow escape of a problem. Hopefully one day politicians will work on the demand side even though it won't get them votes for appearing tough on crime. The group that was arrested earlier for conspiracy to distribute heroin this is the judge U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar own words when asked about the drug epidemic and no where in there is treating the drug problem as a disease. Why? because there is no money in it.

Luckily, this is not a problem without a solution. First, every state should have a system like we have here in Kentucky that monitors every prescription. Budgets may be tight, but this is worth the cost. Second, we must educate our children. Studies have shown that talking to our children early and often deters them from using drugs. Third, we must educate adults about the problem:(1) they must act as role models; (2) be involved in their children’s lives, including paying attention to whom their children are spending time with; and (3) make sure they themselves are not the supplier by properly discarding old or unused prescriptions. Children with involved parents have a 50 percent lesser chance of trying and using drugs.6 Finally, we must educate doctors about the problem. While most doctors would not illegally prescribe pills, they should still be cognizant of the widespread abuse and exercise special care when prescribing these drugs. And, the few that ultimately choose to become dealers must be prosecuted and sentenced to very lengthy jail times.

http://www.drugfree.org/join-together/the-pre...
realize

Whitesburg, KY

#20 Jun 30, 2014
The Andy Griffith Show wrote:
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Who could forget Ralph Caldwell who stole jewelry off a dead woman and wore it at the same funeral.
Ralph Caldwell 33 times
Brad Kanes is a lightweight only 15 times he didn't even make it. sorry!
Brad Kanes 15 times
Brad does quality! When he gets arrested he usually pulls a year. He doesn't fool with piddly stuff

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