BF area drug sweep results in 12 arrests

BF area drug sweep results in 12 arrests

There are 105 comments on the Brattleboro Reformer story from Nov 6, 2010, titled BF area drug sweep results in 12 arrests. In it, Brattleboro Reformer reports that:

The Bellows Falls Police Department on Friday led an early morning raid on a number of suspected drug houses throughout the region.

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cindy

Springfield, VT

#22 Nov 6, 2010
Can't believe you are bragging about that...........
cindy

Springfield, VT

#23 Nov 6, 2010
In BF to even the odds wrote:
This was not a case of "hard work" by the Bellows Falls PD. They threatened to take someone's kids away from her so she snitched. Her name is Betty Bashaw or Betty Jones now I believe. Stop busting people for marijuana. Decriminalize it.
Are you sure she even has her kids???
Republicrat

Brattleboro, VT

#24 Nov 6, 2010
Do you dipshts even read the articles? Can you read beyond "see spot run"? These busts included those for cocaine, prescription drugs, and other "hard stuff". It was not just pot.

Those here defending them are likely just friends, family, or customers of those that were busted.
BF LAW

South Burlington, VT

#25 Nov 6, 2010
In BF to even the odds
Bellows Falls, VT
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1 hr ago This was not a case of "hard work" by the Bellows Falls PD. They threatened to take someone's kids away from her so she snitched. Her name is Betty Bashaw or Betty Jones now I believe. Stop busting people for marijuana. Decriminalize it.
cindy

Support the Police for doing this bust please, we have had several overdose deaths in the village and pot was not the cause of death.

Good job guys and the person that outed Betty might just get in trouble for obstruction of justice.

“figuresdontlie*l iarscanfigure”

Since: Feb 10

S. Londonderry VT

#26 Nov 6, 2010
cindy wrote:
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Why would you brag about that???
Who's bragging??? simply remarking on what it has accomplished-nothing but some working class or potentially so are not contributing, but now a revenue loss instead of contribution & that is all.
bf police are pigs

Bellows Falls, VT

#27 Nov 6, 2010
well this betty b!tch is a a$$ hole no one can take her kids away without proof she bought drugs and why the f@%k is she buying drugs if she has kids its her fault and maybe she should have thought of that before she decided to get high!!!! but like they say snitches get stiches!!!!
niece

Hadley, MA

#28 Nov 6, 2010
In BF to even the odds wrote:
This was not a case of "hard work" by the Bellows Falls PD. They threatened to take someone's kids away from her so she snitched. Her name is Betty Bashaw or Betty Jones now I believe. Stop busting people for marijuana. Decriminalize it.
First off. I'd like to say. Betty Jones. Happens to be my aunt. In no way am I defending her because I don't know the facts. I'm posting cause clearly you do not either. She doesn't even have custody of her kids. She hasn't been "right" for some time now. If she did do this then she has to live with people labeling her as "a rat" if she didn't do it... which in time we will find out. Then you... whoever you may be. Are frankly an ass for spilling her name all over the internet. Again. My family is to disfunctional for people to be bashing our name. You need to think of her kids who are going to be labeled now.
In BF to even the odds

Bellows Falls, VT

#29 Nov 6, 2010
BF LAW wrote:
In BF to even the odds
Bellows Falls, VT
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1 hr ago This was not a case of "hard work" by the Bellows Falls PD. They threatened to take someone's kids away from her so she snitched. Her name is Betty Bashaw or Betty Jones now I believe. Stop busting people for marijuana. Decriminalize it.
cindy
Support the Police for doing this bust please, we have had several overdose deaths in the village and pot was not the cause of death.
Good job guys and the person that outed Betty might just get in trouble for obstruction of justice.
Hey, whoever you are, it's a free country and I can say what I want. People should know the truth. It's not right that law enforcement will use children as leverage against their own parents.
Scott

Newton Center, MA

#30 Nov 6, 2010
In BF to even the odds wrote:
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Hey, whoever you are, it's a free country and I can say what I want. People should know the truth. It's not right that law enforcement will use children as leverage against their own parents.
-anything they can use as excuse in family (kangaroo) court to take your kids they will. In NH recently they even admitted that they saw the dad's membership in Oath Keepers as somehow bad.(most cops don't really care about their oath and I don't think most CPS workers even have to take one)
Confirmed: Court Did Rely on Oath Keeper Association to Take Baby
http://colonel6.com/2010/10/10/confirmed-cour...
(^careful- there happens to be a symbol on that website that Curtis Reed says you're a racist to have it around)
UPDATE: Seized Baby Returned After “Oath Keepers” Newborn Taken To Hospital
http://www.concordmonitor.com/article/220349/...
If the parent(s) are doped out on smack or coke and the little kid is crawling around and could get poisoned that's one thing. But if there's no evidence of that and all they can prove is that she allowed herself and kid to be around dopers, then they should help her get out and safe to somewhere else (especially if they got her to snitch)'Snitches get stiches' should only apply to totally victimless crimes (as should the law itself of course!) but not to crimes where someone was physically hurt or robbed or in great danger of such, like a toddler poking around needles or dope/pills etc. and doped up a-holes/psycos. Cops and feds etc. don't give a rats ass about the BIGGEST drug runners who've been bringing in the biggest heroin and cocaine shipments into this country for decades- the G** damn CIA!(it's documented)
In BF to even the odds

Bellows Falls, VT

#31 Nov 6, 2010
Legalize marijuana. Its all natural, no chemicals and has many mediciple purposes. As far as the cocaine, crackheads and pill pushers, you got what you deserved. You should be ashamed of yourselves for choosing drugs before your children and putting them at risk. Must have been great for your children to watch you idiots getting arrested.
Scott

Newton Center, MA

#32 Nov 6, 2010
really wrote:
and don't forget, what's a crime here, might not be a crime in other states/nations... who are we to judge other peoples actions, especially if they don't harm anyone else?
The founders of this country (most of em) if they were to suddenly resurrect today and studied what's going on- hell they'd berate us all for letting this whole tyranical govt.$#it come about- especially where someone can be made a criminal for doing something that no one can show a victim of. If you're ever in court in VT for anything that is technically called a violation of criminal law, look at the affidavit you're given. It says on the bottom of the first page a bold statement that just hovers there and not really a sentence connected to the writing above. It's says: "And against the peace and dignity of the state."
-That's technical legaleze meaning that the primary victim is the state. But technically in any criminal court proceeding, the prosecution (which is the state) cannot also be the victim, yet they get away with it and no B.A.R. Association member will dare take on the unlawfulness of the manner they adjudicate nor expose/fight how such victimless crimes are unconstitutional to begin with.
Bookworm

Westland, MI

#33 Nov 6, 2010
Kill hippie drug users! And praise McJesus! Glory! I'll pop my legal pills and drink my martini's - toasting the real AmeriKKKa - where scum who use illegal drugs are punished properly!

Praise Him!

Glory!

Now, I'm going to take my prescribed meds and have another Gin and Tonic! Glory! Praise!
jway

Tuscumbia, AL

#34 Nov 6, 2010
Any one that sticks up for these dope pushing bast--ds has no shame no honer no respect no dignity cares nothing about the children and is as low as they are. Scott you are a f----- Idiot with a large vocabulary trying to impress others. I hope that theses or other dope pushers gets all ya families hooked on hard drugs. I said when they busted the 25 pukes that it was the tip of the ice burg! Well there are bigger fish still to be caught. Keep up the good work to all the Departments involved.
Another BF mom

United States

#35 Nov 7, 2010
If she was the one who snitched, then that totally kills the defense that a little pot doesn't hurt anything. Try watching the mother of at least 4 or 5 kids toss her life away and without regard for her kids, and tell me noone gets hurt. I know noone is perfect and we all make mistakes, that doesn't mean noone should ever get arrested for doing something they know (like it or not) to be illegal. If a person has put themselves in a spot where they have to snitch because of a threat they'll lose their kids then they made a choice of drugs over their kids a long time ago, snitching now is just SELF PRESERVATION. Don't romanticize this for something it is not. If a drug is so powerful that you would ever risk your future or that of your 4 or 5 kids then I think this speaks loudly to why it is illegal. If I knew eating lollipops would jeopardize my being able to see my child, I would never touch the damn things.
I pray if its true about Betsy ...that she figures out that life will only bring her and her kids pain. For any that were part of this bust, I don't wish them harm, praying a little fear and embarrassment might turn them around.
George Clooney

New Haven, CT

#36 Nov 7, 2010
WOW! jway, you're a real beauty! Some of you (im)posters on here could surely save our great state some money, seeing as how you have appointed yourselves as judge, jury and executioner. Why bother with the criminal justice system when we have you all?!?! You must ALL be perfect! I believe the article has a list of offenses, and a list of names. No connecting names to offenses, or any other clarifying details like that. So, is it one crackhead and a lot of potheads, or all crackheads, with a joint in their pockets??? Can any of you visionaries out there tell us which it is? Surely you must know.....

P.S. I would get/give my adult son all the pot in the world to get him to give up alcohol, if that would do it...

To those that don't have a clue, our GOVERNMENT is the biggest drug dealer on the street, always has been, always will be. C'mon sheeple, get with the program... Buy your booze and take your pills, and whatever you do, just don't think too much, especially outside the box. It could be dangerous to your health!
Joe

Belmont, VT

#37 Nov 7, 2010
They sure used all the right BUZZ words in the story, drug house, hard drugs and left out a few minors details like quanity & cash confiscated. In real drug pusher busts the police are always proud to let the public know they took some real quanity off the street and back up they nailed some professional dealers by saying how much money they found.

The real story could be the nailed mostly pot heads and found a couple of people in possesion of very small amounts of hard drugs and the only dealing going on was one person sold anouther person part of the small bag they picked up out of town and didn't even make money, just did a friend a favor.

They should legalise weed so young people aren't getting involved with hard core druggies to find a little weed. One person was 18, what was that person doing with middle aged people ? We don't see teens hanging out with homeless whino's to get a few beers because booze is easy to get so they aren't hanging around with low life people to get a beer.

The war against weed has failed, give it up and get the young people away from hard core druggies. Than the target group for the police becomes a lot smaller and maybe they could really make a dent in hard core drug use.

Go to buy a beer and nobody is offering coke, go to buy a joint and the people crazy enough to deal will deal anything.

To sterio type people, the war on drugs pushed the guy next door out of selling weed and turned the business over to crazy people who will think nothing of selling hard drugs to kids. The middle aged pot smoker who works an isn't involved in hard drugs got out of the business once the witch hunt started and gang mentality people moved in to fill the demand and offer a full menu of drugs.

All it comes down to do people want their kids buying a little pot from some old hippie or some biker gang who will offer them hard drugs also if they want them.
Another BF mom

United States

#38 Nov 7, 2010
God forbid people just stay away from drugs all together.

I don't know where you live, but even with alcohol, sometimes kids are seeking out less than reputable people to buy it for them.
even if they only sought out 'suits' to but it for them it hardly states a case for legalizing pot. The logic just is not there.

I still do not get the notion that the govt is the biggest drug pusher....... And lets say that they are...for giggles... In the business of pushing....... How in the world does that take away the accountability of the people TAKING the drugs???? This is the problem with our society today....no accountability on a personal level. It's always someone else's fault. There is always an excuse for bad behavior.
If pot were ever legalized it would be a disaster for our already decaying morality in this country. Pot would be even more accessible to kids. More would partake just because its legal.
I just think we have so much work to do people....to get our country back on track, this just isn't something that any energy to defend or legalize should be wasted on.
I hope they catch the big time dealers as well.
Deployed in Afghanistan

United States

#39 Nov 7, 2010
really wrote:
and don't forget, what's a crime here, might not be a crime in other states/nations... who are we to judge other peoples actions, especially if they don't harm anyone else?
I guess you don’t understand the difference between felony and misdemeanor. Cocaine is a narcotic. It’s a federal offence, therefore a felony. Regulated prescribed medication usually contains a narcotic, probably stolen from the medicine cabinet of some poor bas tard dying of cancer. Bellows Falls has already had two teenage deaths from prescribed medication in the last few years. If it was a couple of joints on the coffee table that’s one thing, but I doubt they kicked the doors in for that. It seems that your reality is one big blended blur. And you are right, what is a crime here can get you executed in another nation. Have you been drinking Jim Jones Kool-Aid?
Just me

Peterborough, NH

#40 Nov 7, 2010
So Joe what your saying is you want to know about the money part of it. Well next time your insurance goes up if you have insurance think about this raid of these perscription drugs. Next time you go to the ER in a ton of pain and they give you tylenol because of the seekers who come in weekly for these drugs.
Lets not forget how many have had teeth pulled or dental surgery and have the dentisit tel you here have this and it doesnt cut your pain because of the seekers.The next time you wait 3 hours in a waiting room of an ER because they have to weed through the 10 people in front of you looking for perscription drugs to sell.

I am glad some of you are thinking nobody is getting hurt in all of this but when my insurance is up for renewal in a few months I can honestly say it is going to hurt my paycheck.
Spuds

Lisbon Falls, ME

#41 Nov 7, 2010
northstardust wrote:
'Drughouses'? How very CSI. So, they were passing a dubie around the room or doing bong hits?
Tsk, tsk.
String em up & hang em @ high noon. We want to see bodies swaying in the breeze!
@$450 fine and a record with a misdemeanor and they can go home and smoke it up.
12 people arrested for weed out of hundreds of smokers in a square mile or two including teachers, lawyers, law enforcement, politicians and any other profession you can think of. Live around here for a generation or two and you will see it all. From what I have seen it only makes criminals out of otherwise decent people. Of course, prescription drugs are abused legally and illegally and that is a big problem. Meanwhile big Pharma keeps pushing it all the while the lawyers feast on bad drug lawsuits. Joe is right about the teachers and the doped up children, but it's not just the teachers. The whole mentality that a pill can fix anything needs to change. Instead, lets attack the "happy meal". Isn't it a double standard to give the kids mood drugs and then arrest them for weed later?

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