Jury rules N.C. man guilty of selling...

Jury rules N.C. man guilty of selling illegal prescription drugs

There are 31 comments on the Myrtle Beach Online story from Aug 18, 2009, titled Jury rules N.C. man guilty of selling illegal prescription drugs. In it, Myrtle Beach Online reports that:

Timothy Ray Dobbs, of Oak Island, was sentenced to 70 to 84 months in prison Monday after a Brunswick County jury found him guilty of trafficking Hydrocodone and Loritabs.

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OKI Local

Wilmington, NC

#1 Aug 18, 2009
So did he indeed go to jail or was it suspended to probation???

The Oak Island Police Department spends sooo much time tracking kids and youngsters that are into this, so he better get a decent punishment.

If not, im afraid it will only be a role model for the youngsters that get away with it.
Oak Island Resident

United States

#2 Aug 20, 2009
Tim cut my hair. I would see him in the gym and he was always a very nice guy. I listened to the phone call that is on starnewsonline.com between Tim and the "informant". Seemed like the "informant" was really working Tim to give him 10 somethings. Never mentioned what the 10 things were. Certainly did not sound like something you should go to jail for 7 years over.

When Tim was arrested, the Sheriff's head on drug enforcement stated to the newspaper that it was illegal to have perscription drugs not in their original packaging! I assume that this statement was designed to put fear in all the people who carry around their meds in the little pill boxed labeled for each day of the week. Not sure why something so innocent as putting pills in a container that allows someone to take the right pill on the right day would make that person a criminal subject to jail time....

So Tim received a jail sentence for 5.8 to 7 years for supposedly selling 10 pain pills to a low life informant. That is 7+ months per pill.

The sheriff's office fines amount to $50,000, in addition to the time Tim will spend in jail. That is $5000 per pill.

The wife and two children will be left behind and probably forced sell (if they can) the Barber Shop. Two kids will not have their Father with them until they are adults. Having raised children, I know the teen years are critical for fathers to be around their children.

The taxpayers will have to pay for Tim's prison time. How much is that per year? I think it is around $50,000 per inmate, so that will be around $300,000. That is $30,000 per pill.

All this does not make sense to me. Hardened criminals that have committed dangerous crimes get less time than Tim got for 10 pills.

Tim wanted a jury trial to prove his innocence. Did the jury not question the judge to see if the punishment fit the crime? Things seem certainly out of proportion here.

I am saddened for what has happened to Tim. I am worried about his family. But I am scared to death that a minor infaction could lead to some very serious consequences if this type of "justice" is allowed to run rampant where we live.

I hope Tim gets a better lawyer for his appeals. I know the legal bills have probably ruined him financially.

I need a haircut and liked how Tim cut my hair. I cannot believe this has happened in our country where fair trials, fair punishment and equal treatment for all people are supposed to be a way of life.
Oak Island Neighbor

High Point, NC

#3 Aug 20, 2009
This is insane...How can a respected businessman, husband and father receive 7 years in prison for a trumped up drug trafficking charge when 28 year old NFL star, Donte Stallworth ran over and killed a pedestrian while driving drunk and received 30 days in jail??? If the local police want to catch real criminals possessing and distributing drugs, they can walk out on one of the piers on the weekend and take their pick. They can also watch them get in a car and drive off under the influence. No need to waste time or taxpayers' money using informants to entrap local business owners......
Oak island resident

Jacksonville, NC

#4 Aug 20, 2009
This is insane!!! You have got to be kidding me!!! Tim is a good person with a reputable Buisness and a family. He had a clean record until this. He did not need to sell drugs for a few dollars. He has a good buisness. He was just helping a coustomer that had back pain. He didn't even take the money. The system is trying to make a example of him. THEY GOT THE WRONG GUY!!!!!! Go get the real drug dealers on the island. The low life people who set him up will get there's in time and you know who you are!! You A## Holes!!!!!!!
outraged resident

Moseley, VA

#5 Aug 20, 2009
I have known Tim for 10 years. Tim is a great father and husband. He works 6 days a week and every minute he is off he is with his family. Does that sound like a drug dealer to you? I think this makes our court system look absolutely terrible. People who have murdered someone gets less time than this. I am outraged by this decision. How can you be charged for traficking drugs when you have a prescription for them. People better wake up to see how laws can be manipulated. This judge made a poor decision.
oak island native

Lawrenceville, GA

#6 Aug 20, 2009
wow justice has been served he has been dealing on the island for years and use to brag about he would never get caught hewitt is gone and now tim is where he should have been all along .
outraged resident

Moseley, VA

#7 Aug 20, 2009
OKI Local wrote:
So did he indeed go to jail or was it suspended to probation???
The Oak Island Police Department spends sooo much time tracking kids and youngsters that are into this, so he better get a decent punishment.
If not, im afraid it will only be a role model for the youngsters that get away with it.
I would agree with you if this were true but I know this man and its not.
oak island native

Lawrenceville, GA

#8 Aug 21, 2009
i know this man too and it is definitly true with out a doubt
OKI Local

Wilmington, NC

#9 Aug 22, 2009
Oak island resident wrote:
This is insane!!! You have got to be kidding me!!! Tim is a good person with a reputable Buisness and a family. He had a clean record until this. He did not need to sell drugs for a few dollars. He has a good buisness. He was just helping a coustomer that had back pain. He didn't even take the money. The system is trying to make a example of him. THEY GOT THE WRONG GUY!!!!!! Go get the real drug dealers on the island. The low life people who set him up will get there's in time and you know who you are!! You A## Holes!!!!!!!
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hmmmmmmmmmmmmm then why was he selling pills?

believe what you want

they don't just set up innocent men....thats stupid
OAK ISLANDer

Wilmington, NC

#10 Aug 22, 2009
I have bought HYDROCODONE and Loritabs from this man.

too bad my dealer is behind bars =(

If you were ever in urgent care, you would see him.
Shoot, that's how i Met him!
OI local

Wilmington, NC

#11 Sep 8, 2009
The law used Loritabs because the time is longer than other things he sells.He did get off on a steroid sting. This sent a few other guys to Prison. As three dog night wrote he was not picked at random.

Since: Jul 09

Maxton, NC

#12 Sep 10, 2009
If the police would put away these pill pushers more often we would have a lot less crime on the island. If you read the police reports in the State Port Pilot you'll see that this area is going crazy with thefts. These people get hooked on drugs and can't afford to buy them from their pusher so they break into homes and steal items of value in order to pay for their drugs. I wish every last one of the pushers and users would go to jail, as well as all the drunk drivers.

Since: Aug 09

Wilmington, NC

#13 Sep 11, 2009
Three Dog Night wrote:
If the police would put away these pill pushers more often we would have a lot less crime on the island. If you read the police reports in the State Port Pilot you'll see that this area is going crazy with thefts. These people get hooked on drugs and can't afford to buy them from their pusher so they break into homes and steal items of value in order to pay for their drugs. I wish every last one of the pushers and users would go to jail, as well as all the drunk drivers.
I agree completely. Unfortunately a lot of those people are under the age of 25. They could very well be the customers of Mr. Dobbs, just one of many dealers in this area. A LOT goes unseen in this town, even when there is "2 cops for every 1 person".

What is even more sad is that people get hurt or have a health problem and they are prescribed these pills. They are unaware of how dangerous some prescriptions can be. It is very unfortunate that these kinds of drugs even exist. And what is worse, the fact that man makes this, the fact that other countries make these products to make money, not caring of the effects!
OI local

Wilmington, NC

#14 Sep 14, 2009
OKI Local wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree completely. Unfortunately a lot of those people are under the age of 25. They could very well be the customers of Mr. Dobbs, just one of many dealers in this area. A LOT goes unseen in this town, even when there is "2 cops for every 1 person".
What is even more sad is that people get hurt or have a health problem and they are prescribed these pills. They are unaware of how dangerous some prescriptions can be. It is very unfortunate that these kinds of drugs even exist. And what is worse, the fact that man makes this, the fact that other countries make these products to make money, not caring of the effects!
This is so true about the young people.As an AARP member some of the meds I take seem to have little side effects. Young people will have a different reaction. I keep them in a safe place. If I do not cry about the Dobbs thing.My grandson fessed up he had been a customer when he was 19 we got him help. He is now 24 out of college and doing fine.
cut

Wilmington, NC

#15 Sep 17, 2009
Oak Island Neighbor wrote:
This is insane...How can a respected businessman, husband and father receive 7 years in prison for a trumped up drug trafficking charge when 28 year old NFL star, Donte Stallworth ran over and killed a pedestrian while driving drunk and received 30 days in jail??? If the local police want to catch real criminals possessing and distributing drugs, they can walk out on one of the piers on the weekend and take their pick. They can also watch them get in a car and drive off under the influence. No need to waste time or taxpayers' money using informants to entrap local business owners......
What are the odds this was the only time. We do not set up anyone. We had complaints for years.
OI local

Jacksonville, NC

#16 Sep 19, 2009
cut wrote:
<quoted text>What are the odds this was the only time. We do not set up anyone. We had complaints for years.
Many things are complained about. I hope it dosent take years as you say for something to this serious to be fixed. Are you a cop you wrote we?
Not a Client

Jacksonville, NC

#17 Sep 19, 2009
cut wrote:
<quoted text>What are the odds this was the only time. We do not set up anyone. We had complaints for years.
Lets hope a lot of things do not take years. Are you a cop you wrote We ?????

Since: Sep 09

Wilmington, NC

#18 Sep 19, 2009
OI local wrote:
<quoted text>Many things are complained about. I hope it dosent take years as you say for something to this serious to be fixed. Are you a cop you wrote we?
This is not the same OI Local as lives and works here.I have learned you must be a member or someone else can use the same handle. I hope nothing offensive has been associated with my comments.I do not live in Jacksonville.

Since: Jul 09

Maxton, NC

#19 Sep 19, 2009
OI Local wrote:
<quoted text>This is not the same OI Local as lives and works here.I have learned you must be a member or someone else can use the same handle. I hope nothing offensive has been associated with my comments.I do not live in Jacksonville.
The Jacksonville OI local didn't capitalize the L in Local.
OKI Local

Wilmington, NC

#20 Sep 22, 2009
true. Im not logged in but im posting under my name, its easy to confuse others. and OI Local, we might get confused as well. hope it doesn't mix thigns up =]

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