19-year-old Vernon man pleads guilty to selling marijuana in high school parking lot

May 16, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: NJ.com

VERNON - A 19-year-old Vernon Township man pleaded guilty today to selling just less than an ounce of marijuana in the township high school parking lot, a crime that could land him in jail for at least one year.

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Highland lakes

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Nov 2, 2011
 
My son was on two years po he did 23 months and then failed one drug test he got one year like the judge said 364 in newton jail that's were he is he will be coming home march they suck here and when he comes home we be moveing to FL
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Nov 5, 2011
 

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Nancy, here's another scenario for you. A 25 year old man gets caught selling/using a substantial amount of heroin. Instead of jail time, he was convicted with drug court, which is a strict rehabilitation/probation program. The same program that this 19 year old, first offense, substance abuser was pleading the judge for. Tell me how it's fair that just because he wasn't 1/4 mile down the road that he now has a mandatory minimum one year prison sentence, but the heroin dealer gets to go to the drug court program because he wasn't on school grounds?

Marijuana should not be grouped into the same category as those harder drugs, because there is ABSOLUTELY NO CASE where marijuana usage has resulted in death. It's actually legally used for medicinal purposes in some states. And by the way, the only reason marijuana is known as the "gateway drug" is because it's forced to be sold on the black market where drug dealers have other hard, illegal drugs. I'm pretty sure the people with cancer in California that are marijuana users aren't going to start using other drugs because they're not exposed to them. Thank you.
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I dont think you all have the whole story about this situation. This boy is a great kid sure - BUT HE SOLD ILLEGAL DRUGS ON SCHOOL GROUNDS. He got the time he got for doing it on school grounds. Everyone in the world knows of this law so why in the world would he deal on school property? Also, marijuana is the gateway drug. That is a fact that has been proven over and over and over again. this kid would of eventually been dealing the cocaine and heroin. Statistically most do. If you dont like Vernon then move. It is that simple. This town is full of wonderful, caring and loving families. Dont let the few bad eggs think the whole town is bad. <quoted text>

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Nov 27, 2011
 
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Someone needs to review what is going on in our jails and put the REAL criminals behind bars.
Community service, probation and a good scare are all that is needed here.
Agreed
recently there was an arrest for an 18 year old allegedly beat someone with a gun and bat he had a long juvy record
where is DYFS their so busy trying to keep good fathers away when this could have been prevented long ago. It's bad when the father was afraid to have kid in his house. Mom should have been stopped years ago for raising like this. Way to easy on them. Now he probably going to look at prison.

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Nov 27, 2011
 
law abiding citizen says who??? they can't release juvy records to public so parents could be making this up. Vernon PD taped? Then it was serious situation with this kid if they did. Why are you all finding this horrible don't you want the trash out of the town?

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Dec 9, 2011
 
Highland lakes wrote:
My son was on two years po he did 23 months and then failed one drug test he got one year like the judge said 364 in newton jail that's were he is he will be coming home march they suck here and when he comes home we be moveing to FL
Good. get the trash out of NJ.
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Dec 9, 2011
 
HeartinHLForever wrote:
law abiding citizen says who??? they can't release juvy records to public so parents could be making this up. Vernon PD taped? Then it was serious situation with this kid if they did. Why are you all finding this horrible don't you want the trash out of the town?
Stop slandering this boy's name. If they say he was a law abiding citizen, then he was a law abiding citizen. You guys are acting like he was murderer or something... Maybe once you wake up and realize how FUCKED UP our country is right now (judicial system included) you would understand why this is horrible. Less than an ounce of pot with no priors and you get a mandatory one year jail sentence, but there are much worse people with much worse offenses getting off with a slap on the wrist. How is that fair? It's not. It's the government's failure of "war on drugs" that is costing us more money and hurting more people than it's helping. Open your eyes people.
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Dec 9, 2011
 
Highland lakes wrote:
My son was on two years po he did 23 months and then failed one drug test he got one year like the judge said 364 in newton jail that's were he is he will be coming home march they suck here and when he comes home we be moveing to FL
Sorry, you should probably lay off the weed as well? You are not really making sense and boo hoo for your son for being punished for breaking the law and doing 364???? There's 365 days in a year!!??? Please go to Florida! PLEASE?

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Dec 9, 2011
 
Nancy wrote:
I dont think you all have the whole story about this situation. This boy is a great kid sure - BUT HE SOLD ILLEGAL DRUGS ON SCHOOL GROUNDS. He got the time he got for doing it on school grounds. Everyone in the world knows of this law so why in the world would he deal on school property? Also, marijuana is the gateway drug. That is a fact that has been proven over and over and over again. this kid would of eventually been dealing the cocaine and heroin. Statistically most do. If you dont like Vernon then move. It is that simple. This town is full of wonderful, caring and loving families. Dont let the few bad eggs think the whole town is bad. <quoted text>
Please show where the gateway theory has benn proven over and over and over again. Truth of the matter is that for every skewed governmental study that supports the cannabis gateway theory, there is at least one study that proves otherwise. Fact? I think not.

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Stop slandering this boy's name. If they say he was a law abiding citizen, then he was a law abiding citizen. You guys are acting like he was murderer or something... Maybe once you wake up and realize how FUCKED UP our country is right now (judicial system included) you would understand why this is horrible. Less than an ounce of pot with no priors and you get a mandatory one year jail sentence, but there are much worse people with much worse offenses getting off with a slap on the wrist. How is that fair? It's not. It's the government's failure of "war on drugs" that is costing us more money and hurting more people than it's helping. Open your eyes people.
1. Everyone is a law abiding citizen until the first time they committ a felony.

2. Its not slander if its true. This kid did the crime. now he has to suffer the consequenses... This isnt a "tradedy" its not a "fault" of the judicial system.

If your going to deal drugs, make sure you know the laws inside and out. Quantities that make the offense a felony/misdemeanor, whats madatory jailtime and what isnt.You also got have to use common sense. If you got a "buyer" that wants to meet u at the Venon HS parking lot and he wont meet you a mile down the road. Guess what, you buyer is either underover task force or an informant.
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#30
Dec 14, 2011
 
so much for a minimum year sentence. This man is being released this weekend. Just great - thanks to our great justice system we can look forward to having a drug dealer that deals drugs around our kids back on the streets of Vernon.
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Dec 14, 2011
 
Nancy who are you maybe we should have a little talk.. Get off this post, you have no reason to hate this boy. And if he will be released I believe that the prison system scared him shitless. You never thought of that huh? I don't believe you would be able to stand one day.. Women are vicious, so stop this was a issue a year ago.. Go attack another young man that you feel is not fit for this society. You kids will be safe at school, Tom Ried made that clear by setting him as an example. You need God in your life. Merry Christmas to this family if this is true!
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Dec 14, 2011
 
Justice wrote:
Nancy who are you maybe we should have a little talk.. Get off this post, you have no reason to hate this boy. And if he will be released I believe that the prison system scared him shitless. You never thought of that huh? I don't believe you would be able to stand one day.. Women are vicious, so stop this was a issue a year ago.. Go attack another young man that you feel is not fit for this society. You kids will be safe at school, Tom Ried made that clear by setting him as an example. You need God in your life. Merry Christmas to this family if this is true!
Could not agree with you more. My blessings and heart go out to the parents of this boy. Sex offenders get less jail time than this guy did!!!!

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Dec 14, 2011
 
Justice wrote:
Nancy who are you maybe we should have a little talk.. Get off this post, you have no reason to hate this boy. And if he will be released I believe that the prison system scared him shitless. You never thought of that huh? I don't believe you would be able to stand one day.. Women are vicious, so stop this was a issue a year ago.. Go attack another young man that you feel is not fit for this society. You kids will be safe at school, Tom Ried made that clear by setting him as an example. You need God in your life. Merry Christmas to this family if this is true!
Maybe the drug dealer needs God in HIS life? Question of the day. Now that he has served six months, does he stop dealing drugs or does he deal smarter?
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Dec 14, 2011
 
Nancy, how would you know this information if you didn't work somehow in this "System" that everyone's speaking of. Do you want to explain to the post how you were able to obtain this alleged information about his release? Seems that wouldn't be public information unless you worked on the inside....secretary? Court house janitor?

Menards - You must have never made a mistake in your youth by the way you sound, which is so cool!Congrats! Never had the honor of meeting such an honorable person! But something inside me says you have a deep dark secret you're hoping nobody finds out about, something so illegal and disgusting that you have trouble looking at yourself in the mirror. Usually those as self-righteous as you usually have an inner demon they are trying to cope with themselves.

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Dec 14, 2011
 
Standing Up not Still wrote:
Nancy, how would you know this information if you didn't work somehow in this "System" that everyone's speaking of. Do you want to explain to the post how you were able to obtain this alleged information about his release? Seems that wouldn't be public information unless you worked on the inside....secretary? Court house janitor?
Menards - You must have never made a mistake in your youth by the way you sound, which is so cool!Congrats! Never had the honor of meeting such an honorable person! But something inside me says you have a deep dark secret you're hoping nobody finds out about, something so illegal and disgusting that you have trouble looking at yourself in the mirror. Usually those as self-righteous as you usually have an inner demon they are trying to cope with themselves.
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Based on comments that "Nancy" and "Menards" has made, I would bet my last dollar that they have skeletons in their closet.

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Dec 15, 2011
 
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Menards - You must have never made a mistake in your youth by the way you sound, which is so cool!Congrats! Never had the honor of meeting such an honorable person!
Sure I've made some mistakes. Speeding tickets. I've wrecked some cars. Missed a couple of bills here and there. Overestimated my ability on some home improvement projects.... But all in all id sy that im fairing alright.
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But something inside me says you have a deep dark secret you're hoping nobody finds out about, something so illegal and disgusting that you have trouble looking at yourself in the mirror. Usually those as self-righteous as you usually have an inner demon they are trying to cope with themselves.
And you couldn't be anymore wrong. Did you read anything I wrote? People are up on here putting this kid on a pedastal. Saying garbage that the justice system "wronged him". HES A DRUG DEALER! PLAIN AND SIMPLE. He's not a law abiding citizen, all i do is point out the facts. Then you got these other wacko's telling people they need god in their life just because they think the Drug Dealer got what he deserved. Really? Then you got people like yourself that make broad assumptions that are completely baseless. Says a lot about yourself. The only reason people would have to be a drug dealer supporter is if there are a fellow dealer/user. Or maybe the terrible parents of these dipsticks that cant seem to figure our where there parenting skills went wrong. Which one are you?
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This saying is so old even Seacrest doesn't use it anymore. Can't you think of something original? Wait, strupid question. I already know the answer to that.
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Dec 18, 2011
 
This is not about making MISTAKES. We have all made mistakes in our lives. This is about BREAKING THE LAW and no I have never broken the law. Menards has it right - keep your eye on the ball. This is a drug dealer selling drugs to people in our community ! No one wronged this kid - no one told him to make the choices to break the law that he did. He did that himself and unfortunately I think the shortened sentence does the exact opposite purpose that it was supposed to serve. How is that a detterent for drug dealers not to deal drugs on the streets of our community and AROUND OUR KIDS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY? how is it a detterent for this kid not to get out and do it again? Before you start with if it was my kid thing i will tell you this right now - if it was my ADULT kid he would sit his ass in jail for the entire year and LEARN his lesson.
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Sure I've made some mistakes. Speeding tickets. I've wrecked some cars. Missed a couple of bills here and there. Overestimated my ability on some home improvement projects.... But all in all id sy that im fairing alright.
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And you couldn't be anymore wrong. Did you read anything I wrote? People are up on here putting this kid on a pedastal. Saying garbage that the justice system "wronged him". HES A DRUG DEALER! PLAIN AND SIMPLE. He's not a law abiding citizen, all i do is point out the facts. Then you got these other wacko's telling people they need god in their life just because they think the Drug Dealer got what he deserved. Really? Then you got people like yourself that make broad assumptions that are completely baseless. Says a lot about yourself. The only reason people would have to be a drug dealer supporter is if there are a fellow dealer/user. Or maybe the terrible parents of these dipsticks that cant seem to figure our where there parenting skills went wrong. Which one are you?
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This saying is so old even Seacrest doesn't use it anymore. Can't you think of something original? Wait, strupid question. I already know the answer to that.
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Dec 18, 2011
 
I am sure Nancy heard it the same way I did - my kids came from school and told me the kids were talking about it at school. Personally I could care less about someone else's life but find it nice to be aware of what is going around in my surroundings. For example -if this kid was brought to my house as a friend of one of my kids then that would certainly have me very aware of the fact that my kid needs a drug test. And a follow up one every single month. I feel for this kids family and what they must be going through but at the same time think some punishment for dealing on school grounds needed to be served. So what if it was only a couple months.
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Nancy, how would you know this information if you didn't work somehow in this "System" that everyone's speaking of. Do you want to explain to the post how you were able to obtain this alleged information about his release? Seems that wouldn't be public information unless you worked on the inside....secretary? Court house janitor?
Menards - You must have never made a mistake in your youth by the way you sound, which is so cool!Congrats! Never had the honor of meeting such an honorable person! But something inside me says you have a deep dark secret you're hoping nobody finds out about, something so illegal and disgusting that you have trouble looking at yourself in the mirror. Usually those as self-righteous as you usually have an inner demon they are trying to cope with themselves.
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Dec 19, 2011
 
Nancy wrote:
This is not about making MISTAKES. We have all made mistakes in our lives. This is about BREAKING THE LAW and no I have never broken the law. Menards has it right - keep your eye on the ball. This is a drug dealer selling drugs to people in our community ! No one wronged this kid - no one told him to make the choices to break the law that he did. He did that himself and unfortunately I think the shortened sentence does the exact opposite purpose that it was supposed to serve. How is that a detterent for drug dealers not to deal drugs on the streets of our community and AROUND OUR KIDS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY? how is it a detterent for this kid not to get out and do it again? Before you start with if it was my kid thing i will tell you this right now - if it was my ADULT kid he would sit his ass in jail for the entire year and LEARN his lesson. <quoted text>
First of all, he's not getting a shortened sentence. Yes - in the sense of he's getting out of prison (which is somewhere he shouldn't have even been in the first place). But he is entering drug court, which is a rehabilitation program to help him with his addiction. Drug court is very similar to probation and is usually the punishment in almost all first offense drug cases. Since he sold to someone over 18 years of age and after school hours, this actually LEGALLY QUALIFIED him for drug court. The fact that this information somehow got overlooked before his sentencing does not mean he needs to sit and rot in prison anyway. The prosecutors realized their mistake and fixed it by letting him be rehabilitated instead of incarcerated. DON'T YOU DARE act like this young man was just hanging out around schools trying to "sell drugs to your kids." Don't judge unless you know the whole story. He's at a very impressionable age and made ONE mistake, does that mean prison is the practical punishment? The legal system doesn't even think he should be incarcerated over this, but YOU do. How cruel is that? Maybe you do need God in your life. Or maybe you just need to get a life and stop worrying about someone else's that you DON'T EVEN KNOW. I'll be praying for you.

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Concerned Citizen wrote:
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DON'T YOU DARE act like this young man was just hanging out around schools trying to "sell drugs to your kids." Don't judge unless you know the whole story.
So what was he doing hanging around the school, trying to sell drugs to an informant, if he doesnt hang around schools trying sell drugs to kids? Please explain.
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He's at a very impressionable age and made ONE mistake...
Who is the guilty party that impressioned him into a drug dealing life of crime? His parents? Fair question. Please explain.
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..does that mean prison is the practical punishment?
Absolutely.
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The legal system doesn't even think he should be incarcerated over this, but YOU do. How cruel is that?
Apparantly the legal system did think he needed to be incarcerated, because he was. I dont think the punishment was harsh enough. I think the legal system needs to step up and start handing out much more severe sentences. Maybe if these kids werent getting off with a slap on the wrist they would think twice about the choices they are making.
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...Or maybe you just need to get a life and stop worrying about someone else's that you DON'T EVEN KNOW. I'll be praying for you.
As a parent, a dirtbag hanging outside a school dealing drugs is a very deep concern of mine. We need to get rid of this scum from the town. It makes the community a much better place to live.

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