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Shea Fraser, daughter of a Union County judge, was given intense probation for two felony drug crimes. Full Story

Since: Jul 09

Marion

#21 Apr 22, 2010
I want to say thanks and good job to legal system in this instance.

No one tried to sweep it under the rug or short hand anything. It was honorable to step down as the judge.

Major kudos to the judge and others involved in this!
biercanmyman

Somerset, KY

#22 Apr 22, 2010
yes, let religion and a pederast priest fix her right up. And pope a dope is a Hitler youth.
John

New York, NY

#23 Apr 22, 2010
"Intense" Probation. LOL. I guess that's supposed to make me feel better that she didn't get sent to the pokey.
animal control

Raymond, OH

#24 Apr 22, 2010
Treatment for heroin addiction?
WTF,, I suppose somewhere someone thinks they can cure cancer also?
This lady was givin prefferental treatment and my take is a plea deal also. The others rounded-up with her were not so lucky.
The Union County voters put the wrong man in the courthouse last year and first chance we get were going to replace and take another chance with somone else. Whoever the visiting judge was is a quack IMO also.
Miss Fraser needs to be incarcerated for long term.
YoBro

Dublin, OH

#25 Apr 22, 2010
prettyist smile i've ever come across!!
Cant Wait

Marysville, OH

#26 Apr 22, 2010
I can't wait until I totally screw up with Felonies. It's good to know that we people that play by the rules are just suckers.
In my 50 years, I have been an upstanding citizen. Now, I have to wonder why. 5 years probation??? What a joke!
sophia

United States

#27 Apr 22, 2010
Hometown wrote:
This was a normal sentence for a first time offender.
And, this girl did see jail time. She spent 38 days in jail before sentencing. That's longer than former Cleveland Browns receiver Donte Stallworth got in jail for killing a person while drunk.
Kudos to the judge for trying to make the community a better place.
You are exactly right! Having had experience with a child with addiction problems, having spent tens of thousands in rehabilitation, support, and other areas to numerous to document here after 20 years my child is drug free and a happy person contributing instead of taking from society. It takes the child's commitment, a support system that is ALWAYS there, the love, understanding and patience of that support system and the will to NEVER give up....but most of all it takes God. We can "do all things through Christ who strengthens us". Hopefully Shea realizes how fortunate she is and REALLY tries this time....in the meantime those of you who have made comments about her getting a bread because she is the judges daughter haven't walked this particular walk. My child didn't do "jail time" until charge with trafficking from another country into U.S. and then did Federal time.....twice! While in prison the SECOND time she came out clean and stayed that way. Twenty years of a life is a long time to lose to addiction. My feeling is we are way to lenient on dealers!!!
justice for all columbus

Reynoldsburg, OH

#28 Apr 22, 2010
If she's been kicked out of 2 other rehabs, this just shows she doesn't even want the help. I do feel for her parent's, I know being a parent is a tuff job for all of us. I just feel she probley needed the jail time in order to help her kick this drug problem she has. Daddy didn't do her any favors by getting her off the hook. I do wish this young girl and her parents all the luck in the world.
TLP

Columbus, OH

#29 Apr 22, 2010
Looks like some good will come out of this. Its a blessing in disguise for so many people who have to appear in court for drug charges. Drugs are very bad and make you do stuff you would never do when your not on drugs. Steal, cheat lie, and hurt your own family and others. They need help, not jail! The jails are for people who commit crimes, but they are over crowded and the drug crimes like this should be treated with intense treatment. I have never experienced this personally but have seen friends deal with it and it is very hard to just send them to jail over treatment.
The judge should be commended for his role in this case. Good luck with this one..
MSG

Columbus, OH

#30 Apr 22, 2010
PC on the TEE wrote:
Raising kids is really easy. We all need to realize that all children are born with a sin nature. They need to go to church and Sunday school and come to invite Christ into their lives. He is the only person that can change a sinful heart. Correction officers will say the same thing. The amazing thing about the grace of God, is that it is free!!! It will not cost the taxpayers 1 dime. Why are we always treating the symptoms and not embracing the cure???
It took me until most of the way through this post to realize you were serious. I thought you were just being really over-the-top and ironic.
ohiojack

Glenmont, OH

#31 Apr 22, 2010
Wilbur wrote:
<quoted text>
Your god doesn't exist and your religion is a fairytale. Its junk like this that prevents our society from moving forward.
With a name like WILBUR I would be pissed at the woeld too!
biercanmyman

Somerset, KY

#32 Apr 22, 2010
sophia wrote:
<quoted text>
You are exactly right! Having had experience with a child with addiction problems, having spent tens of thousands in rehabilitation, support, and other areas to numerous to document here after 20 years my child is drug free and a happy person contributing instead of taking from society. It takes the child's commitment, a support system that is ALWAYS there, the love, understanding and patience of that support system and the will to NEVER give up....but most of all it takes God. We can "do all things through Christ who strengthens us". Hopefully Shea realizes how fortunate she is and REALLY tries this time....in the meantime those of you who have made comments about her getting a bread because she is the judges daughter haven't walked this particular walk. My child didn't do "jail time" until charge with trafficking from another country into U.S. and then did Federal time.....twice! While in prison the SECOND time she came out clean and stayed that way. Twenty years of a life is a long time to lose to addiction. My feeling is we are way to lenient on dealers!!!
She WAS the dealer! read the charges. Maybe she will become one of Cowtowns' finest.
Charles

AOL

#33 Apr 22, 2010
With her habit she will find drugs wnerever she is. A five year jail term should cure her or kill her.
Cygnus

New York, NY

#34 Apr 22, 2010
All religious psychobabble aside, this is a very compelling story on the state of our Judicial systems on multiple levels. First, it highlights the fact that judges are subjective by nature and prone to imposing sentences based upon their life experience, personal morals, or simple whims. Only after his baby girl was an addict did our "honorable" judge have compassion for the plight of the inflicted. No doubt he has levied many a harsh "lesson" to those who preceded her in his courtrooom. This also brings to the forefront the issue of incarceration for drug related offenses, and the current state of our country's "war on drugs". Finally, it showcases the inequity of enforcement in practice. Poor little Shea has a "problem" and will walk away with probation for 4 FELONIES knocked down to 2! Would you expect Jamal to get the same deal? How about Carlos?

“Bleeding Scarlet and Gray!”

Since: Sep 09

Worthington

#35 Apr 22, 2010
Does anyone else see something very wrong with this picture? HEROIN TRAFFICKING=PROBATION???? This is absolutely amazing that someone can get felony charges for selling heroin, after being in trouble two times before for drugs. She gets probation and treatment??? This is ridiculous, she should be put in jail for what she has done to other peoples families and her own. I'm sure they can give her "treatment" in prison. Maybe a few years with big mama will knock some sense into her. But no, let's give her treatment and send a message to her that it is ok if she messes up again, we will put you in a nice house and have you do arts and crafts all day until you are detoxed, then send you back out on the street.
Balls Deep

Columbus, OH

#37 Apr 22, 2010
Sometimes you have to get hit close to home before you really open up your eyes.
Grovetucky

Grove City, OH

#38 Apr 22, 2010
The number of kids at Grove City HS and Central Crossing tha use herion would amaze you. To think jail helps makes you an IDIOT. It only gives a kid a felony record and that stops them from progressing in life. OHIO sucks in regards that the record unless you can years later get it expunged will haunt you for life. You could get three minor arrests as a college age person and Ohio would make those part of your LIFE for LIFE.
20 to 30 yrs later they haunt you.
Ohio needs a co plete overhaul of criminal justice system.
PD Mike

Columbus, OH

#39 Apr 22, 2010
Good luck to her but like others said she needs to serve time. Get her dried out then 3 to 6 months in the clink. People just like her have gotten 10 years!

The dad is truly a saint for sticking next to her and telling this story.
Bradley Frick

Columbus, OH

#40 Apr 22, 2010
Don Fraser is a good man and has a great family. The lesson here? This could happen to any of us, at any time. Tough love may be the only answer. I hope it works for the Frasers and all other families that confront this problem.
HSOK

Springboro, OH

#41 Apr 22, 2010
I applaud this judge for not having the system swipe this under the rug because it's his daughter , cause he very well could had , this is good parenting , if he had done the above he would had been doing nothing more but ENABLING , her . not always has jail time done the trick there's been many of addicts served time they come out and start where they left off . she is very fortunate her parents have the funds to seek help , he is showing her by having another judge preside over her case ,daddy won't cover this up you need help and for some of the post comments I don't see favoritism I see (Tough Love) from a parent that feels if he does not do this maybe some day he may have to I.D. her on a slab with a toe tag , give the man the benefit of the doubt yes it can be true she was'nt given time this time !!! because who dad is but there was STERN CONSEQUENCE
that follow so give her a chance and hope this child turns her life around to the better . Good Luck Judge with your daughter's recovery , I hope she can be a mentor for others some day !

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