Meth problem makes comeback in Pekin area

Jan 22, 2008 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: LincolnCourier.com

“It's not just the legislator that is going to fix the problem, it is the officer or detective working the cases that will.”

Operation Rattlesnake may be the answer to a growing methamphetamine problem in Pekin. via LincolnCourier.com

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JOE TOE

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Jan 26, 2008
 
IF THE LAW INFORCEMENT WAS ALLOWED TO GO AFTER THE CRIMINALS INSTEAD OF THE AVERAGE CITIZEN AND STOP WORRING ABOUT COST EFFECTIVENESS <NO PROFIT> IN GOING AFTER THE REAL CRIMINALS THEN WE WOULD SEE A LARGE REDUCTION IN THE DRUG PROBLEM FACING OUT STATE AN COUNTRY ...

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Jan 2, 2009
 
YEAH sure Joe Toe, I want you to know that my brother was sentenced to just shy of 22 years to a non violent, low-level, FIRST TIME OFFENCE. I cant agree more with ending the problem. But guess what? The guys involved with him walked free because they told. fREE AS BIRDS!! And further more I just read in the paper about one of them AGAIN last night. Same charge as Jimmy but he got a few days in county and probation!! Yeah operation rattlesnake STINKS Im shaking now I am so angry at you you are an idiot

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Jan 2, 2009
 
Im sorry Joe Toe, I shouldnt call you an idiot. Some people are just badly uninformed. And maybe I read your post wrong. Opperation Rattlesnake is closed now so anyone who wants to make meth can go on about thier business with out worry. They are done.
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JOE TOE wrote:
IF THE LAW INFORCEMENT WAS ALLOWED TO GO AFTER THE CRIMINALS INSTEAD OF THE AVERAGE CITIZEN AND STOP WORRING ABOUT COST EFFECTIVENESS <NO PROFIT> IN GOING AFTER THE REAL CRIMINALS THEN WE WOULD SEE A LARGE REDUCTION IN THE DRUG PROBLEM FACING OUT STATE AN COUNTRY ...
Maybe if the neighbors took over their own neighborhood...sorry, a vigilante response may not be the best idea, but you can bet the people living in these areas would have more control over the garbage in their own back yard. Just make sure no children or animals are present, storm the place and take the scum bags into the police themselves.

Sounds militant, definitely illegal, but it seems the ones who SHOULD be in jail don't go. Bet ya if they knew some blue collar dad could be knocking on the door with his kid's Louisville slugger at any time they might think twice about doing what they do.

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Jan 16, 2009
 
bluepanther wrote:
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Maybe if the neighbors took over their own neighborhood...sorry, a vigilante response may not be the best idea, but you can bet the people living in these areas would have more control over the garbage in their own back yard. Just make sure no children or animals are present, storm the place and take the scum bags into the police themselves.
Sounds militant, definitely illegal, but it seems the ones who SHOULD be in jail don't go. Bet ya if they knew some blue collar dad could be knocking on the door with his kid's Louisville slugger at any time they might think twice about doing what they do.
Yep, I agree. But until we all get out of our shelled lives and look around outside to see what's going on, things will not change.
The neighborhoods the drug makers use are usually the same neighborhoods where the drug users live, no problem seen from their point of view.
That's sad!!
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May 3, 2009
 
oh pekin you guys are special ed don't disagree or i will be forced to enact opperation rattlesnake you you pekiners. This is for the first offence
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Jun 7, 2009
 
Meth is in everybody's back yard. It has no socioeconomic boundaries. It is more addictive and just as hard if not harder to stop using it. It's made from toxic substances and produces toxic people who create toxic problems, ie. destroys lives both the users and the families lives, creates increase in crime, drug related robberies and psychosis, which has led to homicide in some cases.

Make it a state law to stop selling pseudoephedrine in large quantities. Put it behind pharmacy counter and the customer has to sign with limited quantities. Watch the purchases of the other supplies used to make it. The stores should be educated on this.

First, educate the young kids because they're all vulnerable. The best thing is to stop before it's ever started. It's a downward spiral on the road to perdition.
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Jul 8, 2009
 
First of all it starts at home. If people can't be parents to their kids and teach them, watch them,care for them, and keep them off of the streets, then they shouldn't have them. Secondly, there are parents that are the ones making the Meth with babies in the home! Sudafed and such ARE kept behind counters now, but a good thief will always find a way, and so will a drug addict. Solution...get the family values back and teach your kids right from wrong, including yourselves if you are the one doing the drugs and the children are learning frm you. Teach them respect. It isn't a given...it's earned. Drugs are all over our country, and children die daily from them. Why? Because adults are greedy, want fast cash, and could care less about who they kill to get it. As for Pekin.....Sapp St., Cooper St., Herget St.,.....that's a good start. We all know where they are, the city just isn't going after them. Period.
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Aug 3, 2009
 
bluepanther wrote:
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Sounds militant, definitely illegal, but it seems the ones who SHOULD be in jail don't go. Bet ya if they knew some blue collar dad could be knocking on the door with his kid's Louisville slugger at any time they might think twice about doing what they do.
Yeah, drug dealers don't have guns or anything.
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Aug 6, 2009
 
Pkin is full of drug addicts,and if you werent one before you moved there you will be one soon. This place is a drug haven ,always has been always will be.Methamphetamine ,Heroin, crack,its all there.I seen a woman at the police station who had been beaten in the face and head with a hammer and frying pan ,and kicked and punched with her head shaven she watched someone with a meth lab charge get faced with 6 to 30 years behind bars and a 200,000.thousand dollar bond who got high and did not hurt anyone watch this guy who beat her get and attempted to murder her get a 2,500 doller bond an a slap on the wrist. This woman was not happy. You can murder a person and get out in 3 to 10 years ,but get high on meth and you face life in prison with fines in the millons of dollars . Meth does need to be addressed fought hard and to the point but prison is not the solution ,rehab for drug addiction is what they need confined for at least 2 years in rehab.
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Oct 27, 2009
 
I'v done meth for years with some of the most influential Pekinites. Moderation is the key. You can be an in the gutter wino or a social drinker . Same with meth. I did it with a few of the people who worked on the western movie shot here a couple years ago. Yah, those hours on the set can turn into 16 hours easily. There was a time you could just go to one of the bars and pick it up. Now their passing coke off as meth. You have to go all the way down to Creve Coure or East Peoria river front area to by something decent. It's a shame a few amteurs turned junkies spoiled it for us.
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Oct 27, 2009
 
wow wrote:
I'v done meth for years with some of the most influential Pekinites. Moderation is the key. You can be an in the gutter wino or a social drinker . Same with meth. I did it with a few of the people who worked on the western movie shot here a couple years ago. Yah, those hours on the set can turn into 16 hours easily. There was a time you could just go to one of the bars and pick it up. Now their passing coke off as meth. You have to go all the way down to Creve Coure or East Peoria river front area to by something decent. It's a shame a few amteurs turned junkies spoiled it for us.
"influential Pekinites"

LMFAO! Isnt that an oxymoron? If they were anything they wouldnt be shoving drain cleaner, lithium,ether, and all of that other toxic shit up their noses. Just because they filmed some low budget movie in pekin doesnt make them influential in the norms eyes. It takes more than an independant film and some crank to be influential to most people. You keep on thinking you can do it socially and you will eventually find out your a very social person.
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Nov 4, 2009
 
yeah that's hilarious. Hopefully you and your "social" dopeheads get run outta town. Or tossed on the prison shower floor lookin up at nasty nate.
the drug is really stupid. Hey lets stay up all night and do something??Like what??ummm, theres nothing to do lets Smoke more meth!!!Wow...sounds like a great time.
Pekin is white trash

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Mar 12, 2010
 
Pekin is the cavity of Central Illinois, and it always will be. It is full of white people who act like trashy black people, and the irony of it all is that pekin "people" hate all other races other than their own Meth using trash masters. There is a reason nobody WANTS to live in pekin and that reason is that it is full of prom night dumpster babies, wiggers, meth users, and all and all white trash. East Peoria is just as bad and Washington is making up some ground on them pretty quickly.
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Pekin is the cavity of Central Illinois, and it always will be. It is full of white people who act like trashy black people, and the irony of it all is that pekin "people" hate all other races other than their own Meth using trash masters. There is a reason nobody WANTS to live in pekin and that reason is that it is full of prom night dumpster babies, wiggers, meth users, and all and all white trash. East Peoria is just as bad and Washington is making up some ground on them pretty quickly.
I agree with you on some of your points but to classify all of Pekin the way you did is just as ignorant as the racists that do live in Pekin. Im thinking you may have hung around the wrong crowd last time you were in pekin
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Aug 2, 2010
 
Are you referring to the film that was shot in Pekin close to 15-20 years ago that was purchased by Lions Gate for distribution? The same one that did nothing but lose money in the long run while making sure very single person associated with the film's cast would never see another serious role no matter how long they try? You mean that movie?
Gimme a break. I've been working in independent film for the last 10 years and there is no way in hell a film set can be used as a cause for blame when it comes to white trash using crystal meth. I've been on low budget films, hollywood sized productions and even sets where no one gets paid at all and not ONCE did anyone feel the need to smoke crack in order to keep things moving along.
Facts and facts and the solid fact of the matter is that the people who live in Pekin hate themselves because they know that they will NEVER surpass what they are right now. Poor, uneducated, bitter, fat, ugly, welfare collecting white trash. They are comfortable knowing they will never have any success and if they see anyone who does have any kind of potential they feel the need to talk down to them. The only thing Pekin has going on that isn't borderline klan activity is the business park and the prison on the way outside of Pekin.
Just like the Pekinites live their lives, that film was a complete and utter failure. Don't blame bad movies for your crack habit. Blame yourself. Loser.
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Viper61554 wrote:
Pkin is full of drug addicts,and if you werent one before you moved there you will be one soon. This place is a drug haven ,always has been always will be.Methamphetamine ,Heroin, crack,its all there.I seen a woman at the police station who had been beaten in the face and head with a hammer and frying pan ,and kicked and punched with her head shaven she watched someone with a meth lab charge get faced with 6 to 30 years behind bars and a 200,000.thousand dollar bond who got high and did not hurt anyone watch this guy who beat her get and attempted to murder her get a 2,500 doller bond an a slap on the wrist. This woman was not happy. You can murder a person and get out in 3 to 10 years ,but get high on meth and you face life in prison with fines in the millons of dollars . Meth does need to be addressed fought hard and to the point but prison is not the solution ,rehab for drug addiction is what they need confined for at least 2 years in rehab.
Well Pekin is not the number one place I'd ever wanna move by the sounds of things haha, but methamphetamine is everywhere now (not just in the States either) and seems a lot more distinct than other drugs in the sense it affects absolutely anyone from all walks of life. Your sister, your mother or your teacher could be a user/dealer. It does surely seem that murderers get away with a slap on the wrist these days and drug users are heavily penalised for something they need help for. They shouldn't be locked up just for being 'in possession' of a drug (especially if they've only got enough for themselves) as the purpose of prison is not just to punish people, but to help the offender in some way and to keep the public safe. If they are dealing the drug and selling it/making other people addicts it's an entirely different story, but just by being in possession of a drug they are not harming anyone but themselves and by coldly locking them up, you are not helping them so I really don't see any point at all in sending them to prison. A lot of the time it seems drug addiction is heavily misunderstood in a lot of respects by people, and although addicts can be not nice people who can do very bad things (usually solely due to their addiction), they deserve chances like anyone else which can start in the courts.
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Aug 25, 2010
 
I'm from south Florida and have friends in the Peoria - Pekin area. I'm 48 and have a thriving profession in Florida. We don't have meth in south Florida. We read about it in central and northern Florida. I'm not advocating any drug to anyone but why do people choose meth? I classify it in the same category as crack. I have never heard of anyone being able to do either of those recreationally. Cocaine on the other hand is controllable with the right person. It's like alcohol: Some can do it in moderation while others have no control and it will ruin their life. On occasion I will do a snort of coke. Happy hour and a little bump makes for great conversation.(and not every day) I can stop with co-workers at an after work pub, do a line, have a couple of martini's, and be home in time for dinner with the family. 2 years ago I visited my Illinois friends and about 10:00 at night someone broke out meth. I did a tiny little snort and could not fall asleep to save my life. 10 am the next morning I shut my eyes! Again I'm not advocating Coke, but if you feel the need for an "up" stronger than Red Bull, try coke. You can do a "bump" or 2 and go to sleep. Again, your better off not doing any of those things encluding Alcohol, But for Gods sake stay clear of meth and crack. By the way, Whats with the mullet hair-do's that go's with meth???
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Filmmaker wrote:
Are you referring to the film that was shot in Pekin close to 15-20 years ago that was purchased by Lions Gate for distribution? The same one that did nothing but lose money in the long run while making sure very single person associated with the film's cast would never see another serious role no matter how long they try? You mean that movie?
Gimme a break. I've been working in independent film for the last 10 years and there is no way in hell a film set can be used as a cause for blame when it comes to white trash using crystal meth. I've been on low budget films, hollywood sized productions and even sets where no one gets paid at all and not ONCE did anyone feel the need to smoke crack in order to keep things moving along.
Facts and facts and the solid fact of the matter is that the people who live in Pekin hate themselves because they know that they will NEVER surpass what they are right now. Poor, uneducated, bitter, fat, ugly, welfare collecting white trash. They are comfortable knowing they will never have any success and if they see anyone who does have any kind of potential they feel the need to talk down to them. The only thing Pekin has going on that isn't borderline klan activity is the business park and the prison on the way outside of Pekin.
Just like the Pekinites live their lives, that film was a complete and utter failure. Don't blame bad movies for your crack habit. Blame yourself. Loser.
So are you saying that you will always be fat, ugly, and poor? Or do you just mean everyone from Pekin but yourself? I can totaly understand if you are the sole exception to the rule, I just want to know if that's what you meant.
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<quoted text> So are you saying that you will always be fat, ugly, and poor? Or do you just mean everyone from Pekin but yourself? I can totaly understand if you are the sole exception to the rule, I just want to know if that's what you meant.
Ha ha I don't live in Pekin. I just work here so my pc clocked the ip location so i'm not a part of that group. I live in Peoria which has it's rough spots but nothing compared to the surrounding stupidity that the Pekinities seem to thrive on. Here are a few facts of reality for anyone trying to defend this disgusting place.

1.)Pekin is a city. Not a county so when you call someone a "dang 'ol city boy" as an insult it really doesn't make much sense since most Pekinities are born and bred white trash from the CITY of Pekin. Again, Pekin is a CITY. It's not "country folk". Country folk LIVE on private property in the COUNTRY. Pekin is white trash and inbreds. There is a difference despite what is written in the "how to live your life like white trash" guide.

2.)The union is not a weapon. If you show up for work and expect to do nothing while everyone else busts their asses for minimum wage, the union isn't going to send someone over to "talk to 'dem ol boys" to make sure you get paid for doing nothing. If you want to work, then work. Don't try to take what you see from decent, hard working people (or tv and film) and try it apply it to real life because it does not work.

Example: A few weeks back we had to fire one guy cause he refused to work on a fake injury. He threatened to call his "union boy" to shut us down and we fired him on the spot. Still haven't heard from his supposed "union boy". His actual quote was "i'm gonna gets me the teamsters to check this out and then ya'll be sorry". Word for frigging word.

If you want any type of chance at being a decent human being I suggest leaving Pekin, enrolling in elementry school since most Pekinities I have met have the education of a very slow and damaged 3 year old. If you're on welfare (which more than 75% of people in Pekin are) then collect your check and shut the hell up. Don't call the teamsters demanding more money because you "can't go out drinkin' to harass 'dem city boys". If you want real money you need to leave Pekin and the white trash lifestyle behind you. People in Pekin love the idea of failure. They thrive on it since it's all they will ever know.

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