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Sentence for drug possession allows man to work

March 13, 2013

A Belpre man found driving with Oxycodone and heroin will spend weekends in jail for the next 10 weeks. Nicholas J....

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Mar-13-13 7:46 AM


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Mar-13-13 8:17 AM

awwww Burnworth those are just minor charges against a criminal such as Patterson. HELLO!!! Let's wake up and smell the coffee.....this guy has an extensive criminal record (juvey) so we feel sorry for him that he might not have had a good growing up years so we give him a slap on the hand as all of the judges have done with these drug addicts and thieves. Oh but yeah, let's give him a light sentence so that he can go out and do it all over again..........grrrrr this just busts my butt with this crap.

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Mar-13-13 8:27 AM

He works Monday through Thursday, eight hour days?? Where?? I bet it is a "friend" or a "relative". I guess he has Fridays off so he can have extra long weekends to get into whatever he wants. So how is he going to get to work with no driver's license?? It is OK to have the h e r o i n?? omg...He will get his hands on more drugs the very first chance he gets. This is the scariest kind of "person" running around our community. Be sure not to have a driving will get slammed....but drugs...not so much.

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Mar-13-13 8:42 AM

Why is this even a story?

It is an insult to every hard working person that is out of work or has had their hours cut.

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Mar-13-13 9:35 AM

Clearly the war on drugs is lost when a felon, with dangerous drugs, gets to serve time only on weekends.

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Mar-13-13 10:21 AM

Would not want this guy to work on my house....Might as well call Straight Line Construction, Maybe he works for

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Mar-13-13 10:35 AM

hahhahaha what a joke. ****** and oxycodone? i know people that have served more time for smoking pot.. and they were not granted weekends and lost a good job; even with a letter from her employer. way to go. i'd much rather have a ****** addict with a job.

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Mar-13-13 10:36 AM

H E R O I N -- i forgot the spacing rule.

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Mar-13-13 11:42 AM

Maybe this was Judge Burnworth's

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Mar-13-13 11:47 AM

Sympathy case for the day!

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Mar-13-13 12:57 PM

Let me explain this to you people. Larry Mincks has 5 to 7 drug task force agents at any given time working. At a minimum 5 agents at $22 an hr time again at a minimum 40 hours a weeks. That is $4400 a week at a minimum just to get at the most 2 grams of ****** once a year. And then give the guy you spent $25000 to catch 30 days in jail. U go Larry Mincks what a waste of time and my tax money

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Mar-13-13 1:12 PM

Moutaineer... As I read the article I see he was arrested on a traffic stop and not for selling or during a search warrant so how you say the task force had something to do with it? Seems you may have a misguided prejudice or something... An the last time I checked the Sheriff doesnt sentence people for offense. So feel free to rant about the judge now and throw some more useless facts out that your probaly wrong about.

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Mar-13-13 1:14 PM

No bad back or pending dr appt? Just weekend jail? because he can't miss work. And he has prior convictions? Of course he will follow the straight and narrow and maybe find religion while in custody on the weekend . Good luck with that!

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Mar-13-13 1:36 PM

Well I was not talking about just this case first of all, I am speaking in general. The Sheriff actually waste so much money on this drug task force, when infact it could be ran way cheaper with more production and a bigger out turn. If 3 grams of ****** is found its all over the news. Waste of time

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Mar-13-13 1:39 PM

Put K9s on the road. How in the*****do u think people get drugs? Oh yeah its in a car. And without a k9 u have nothing. If a cop stops you and u have 50grams of ****** in the trunk just tell him no he cant search and guess what he cant. But if you run your k9 around and it hits u just got 50 grams of ******, that your officer couldnt get

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Mar-13-13 1:43 PM

Oh, and it helps when one of ur task force agents is dating a wtap reporter, just saying

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Mar-13-13 2:10 PM

Mountaineers2011.....are you related to JoshBrown? You two sound alike!

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Mar-13-13 2:32 PM

Obviously none of you have ever fought the demon of addiction or saw a family member or relative struggle with it. These kind of people need all the helping hands they can get and sometimes those hands need to be tough but incarceration DOES NOT HELP THESE PEOPLE. you people should be ashamed but I know youre not ,Ive grown up around here and saw your type my whole life.Put this man down rather than speak of any sort of help for him and go to church and act better than people all around you.Wanna do the community a favor? Delete youre operating system and mind your own business.

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Mar-13-13 3:49 PM

MrMister - First of all they shouldn't have touched the junk to begin with. HELLO Second, MOST of these people don't want help and they use anybody who tries to help them. They need to help themselves!

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Mar-13-13 5:24 PM

I can kind of see Misters point, but how many chances does one get??...this man has had many chances now?...he's been in trouble since a juvenile...

"You have an extensive juvenile record and an extensive criminal record here and in West Virginia," noted Burnworth.

I think he's used up his chances, time to pay the piper...

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Mar-13-13 7:50 PM

Nothing like criminal apologists!!!

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Mar-13-13 8:18 PM

Mr.Mister-You are what society would call a classic enabler. Addiction is definitely an overwhelming cross to bear. However, how many sessions of hand holding, forgiveness, kisses, hugs and excuse making would you care to give before making someone accountable for their crime(s)? Also, his employer is showing a lot of faith in this person to allow him to sub contract for him. If I was scheduled to have work done on my home by this man, I would want to know this prior to him doing any work. I think he is opening himself up to a fair amount of liability if this person breaks his trust and steals from these customers.

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Mar-13-13 9:49 PM

Mountaineer ... i have read your posts once again an i just dont see the point in your rambling. I think the sheriff is doing a wonderful job. I see more deputies on the road than ever before. I see the task force arresting people weekly. Since you thought the sheriff gets so much press because one of the task force people supposedly dates a repoter i thought i would watch the news tonight. Hmmm... didnt see this case being reported on. I did see that they stopped 12 grams from coming into the county last night. According to your estimates thats 6 times the normal yearly limits.

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Mar-13-13 9:52 PM

Mountaineer really??? Come on can't you read? This has nothing to do with the Task Force or the Sheriff! I can't agree with THE Facts more! Nothing that you just rambled about is remotely true. Blame the judge or prosecutor if you want to rant about something or find somewhere else to post your stupid politcal rants about the sheriff and task force agents, or heres a thought post something that is true or read the article before you make yourself look ridiculous!

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