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Heroin headed to area seized

Monroe County traffic stop intercepts delivery run from Columbus

March 14, 2013

Nearly an ounce of heroin with an estimated street value of $12,000 and other drugs were seized, and four New Matamoras residents jailed Wednesday following a joint investigation by the Major Crimes......

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BrianSlonaker

Mar-20-13 10:53 PM

To those who say throw them in jail for a long time that is not the answer. Mike and bri are good people that made wrong choices. They want to get better and I pray and hope they do. As for the other 2 I don't know as well and I won't judge them. If we look at our lives and what we have done but not got caught I am sure we can find a few things we are not proud of. I hate all drugs because it ruins lives. I have seen too many of my family members die from this. I believe punishment should happen but you don't fix anything by giving them long sentences. I know at least 2 of the 4 want help and to get better. My prayers are there for you and Keep God first

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rocker

Mar-17-13 2:40 PM

LOL...I didn't know hair o win was a bad word Marietta Times.

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rocker

Mar-17-13 2:38 PM

This one woman who is a friend of my wife and I has a daughter who has been in and out of rehab several times for ******.

Yet she still keeps going back on the ****** so the last time she went to court the judge simply put her in prison.

I don't think drug rehab is the solution. Maybe it helps a few but these hard core addicts normally go right back on it as soon as they leave rehab.

I have to wonder wth people are thinking when they get on these drugs.

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thegreek

Mar-15-13 1:07 PM

OK Tessie. I should have said it got a lot worse in the USA in the 60's. Not my words. Those are from the Discovery channels documentary about drugs. They said the people coming back from VietNam brought hash, opium and marijuana to the USA. Don't slam me for saying that. It is from them..

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Tessie

Mar-14-13 8:25 PM

TheGreek tells us: "The culture in the 60's started it all and it has worsened."

That's really funny. People have been using substances to alter their reality since...well...since forever my friend. My grandmother smoked marijuana a few times in her teens at the turn of the 19th to 20th century. The major drugs that are abused have been used for many, many centuries.

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scrappile

Mar-14-13 7:35 PM

Followed at least 10 times a month, why no arrest before.

Could it be doing just enough to keep the federal and state grants coming to fight a lost war.

Drug testing for general assembly, and congress, for a continuing lost war on drugs.

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anon7678

Mar-14-13 6:00 PM

The saddest thing of all is the fact that their children are paying for their stupid mistakes. Nobody is perfect, and some end up with addictions that destroy them and their families. I've seen it happen time and time again. They need help in order to get their lives and their children's lives together. I'm praying for them. They aren't bad people, I know 2 of them personally. I feel terrible that this happened. At the same time, I'm glad it did, because I've had enough of the crime around here. I don't want to see children being raised by addict parents. It's terrible all the way around. For everyone. Family, friends, community. I hope they all get help and WANT help. ***prayers to their families.***

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NasCarNut

Mar-14-13 5:21 PM

You can offer all the help in the world to addicts, if they're not ready it won't work...they have to want to help themselves first and foremost...

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Help4Addicts

Mar-14-13 5:05 PM

So you honestly think that the current system works to stop drug addiction? That it even makes a dent an anything besides the taxpayers wallet? Lets look at just the difference in cost ***********cbsnews****/8301-3445_162-57418495/the-cost-of-a-nation-of-incarceration/

***********drugaddiction****/average-cost-of-addiction-treatment/

Roughly 20,000 difference per person. So with these 4 arrests 100,000 dollars of taxes gone. It is really simple treatment helps and is less expensive why won't our society make the choice to at least try a different method.

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Beerdog

Mar-14-13 4:39 PM

War on Drugs is only a war on the taxpayers pocket. What a joke.

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slogoin

Mar-14-13 4:25 PM

As I stated before,time to start drug testing the public school employee's..all of them.

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slogoin

Mar-14-13 4:23 PM

Lets loook at this another way.A trip out of town to bring back a marketable amt of H E R O I N.Do you think they care if it is your child,parent,neighbor's that produce a profit so that they can pay for their drugs?This is NOT a victimless crime.It is actually a crime waiting for a victim.

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givemeabreak

Mar-14-13 4:16 PM

I'm glad these four got caught. They have to pay for what they did. They need to go away for a long time. Yea we need to clean up the big drug dealers but get this scam off the street will help. Just remember they have to want to quit themselves. I hope the school districts are safe. But makes you wonder after an incident like this?

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JoshBrown

Mar-14-13 2:59 PM

@clickhere I don't need to be the town hero the police already know who the drug dealers are. It's all a game of cat and mouse they want the big busts not the small time dealers.

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thegreek

Mar-14-13 2:47 PM

Reno, go to Selby meetings. They are good ones. Dont give in. The promises are for real and worth whatever you have to endure to feel good and proud, like a kid again, before demons and drugs lied to you/us about how much better you/we would be taking the drugs. You are over the worst after 2 years I tell ya. You aint missing nothing. You are being rewarded. You will see.

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thegreek

Mar-14-13 2:42 PM

Good 4 U Renocitizen... Thank God for your sobreity. I am an aalky, 7 years sober. I prayed to Jesus to take the sauce from me and he did. It is of no appeal to me now. I was losing everything dear to me and after 35 years of drinking beer and eventually whiskey every day, I went to Mtta Mem. for help. It is a serious problem in the entire USA. One that needs dealt with now. People need help in getting off this stuff. The culture in the 60's started it all and it has worsened.

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keystonekid

Mar-14-13 2:26 PM

ParentOf3: She is employed as a full time teacher in WV.

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ParentOf3

Mar-14-13 1:40 PM

The article makes it sound like she was a teacher in a school at the time she was arrested. She has not been a teacher for quite some time because of this addiction. And I'm pretty sure she was only a substitute teacher.

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AvidReader

Mar-14-13 1:06 PM

I may be telling my age,,lol,,but when I was in school they showed videos of what H eroin,a cid,and other drugs did to you,your system,and the affects of such...It scared the poo out of me and Ive never done the drugs..Maybe they need to restart this..Plus,mental health or not(which I personally did ask for help trying to get off marijuana and was told that if I wasnt a threat to others there was nothing they could do(By the grace of God I did get off it)to help me).When you are first asked,,,just say no!

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clickhere

Mar-14-13 12:50 PM

@Donethis....boy your really quick to falsely accuse. It's my personal right to vote as I choose and really none of your business how or if I even voted. Since your so quick to judge, let me say this I have never voted against a MH, MCS or Senior Center levy! Now go back and reread my first comment. I never stated I was against any Mental Health funding. Just saying it was voted down in Marietta.

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renocitizen

Mar-14-13 12:46 PM

Alot of you dont understand addiction, It is a vicious cycle that ruins a persons life not to mention the ones surrounded by them. I for one know the individuals caught and yes I am a RECOVERING ADDICT! I have been clean for over 2 years now and would not change it for the world. That doesn't mean there isn't days that go by that I have cravings for it but I have gone through counselling and have learned to overcome it. Heres the thing i am a washington county resident and have searched and tried all of the places who claim to help addicts. They are all a joke you can go to L&P and they will ask you how you feel for the day or you can go to the PTC and get on Methadone which is just as bad if not worse then street drugs. Plain and simple there is not enough reliable help in the area for the ones who need it the most. I had to go columbus for my treatment. I just Pray for the individuals that they can get the help they deserve

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donethis2long

Mar-14-13 12:22 PM

clickhere - the only reason this item was on our local ballot was because they lost funding from Federal & State levels and are now asking the tax payers to keep the funding there with a levee. Everyone want's to keep complaining these people are note getting any help, check the right box next time when you go vote.

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clickhere

Mar-14-13 11:50 AM

@donethis.....If I remember correctly, the Mental Health/addiction issue has been voted down here in Marietta a few times.

@joshbwn.....Really EVERYBODY? Here's one that doesn't know who THEY are....spit it out man here's your chance, be the town hero on the war of drugs! Tell'm JB

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clickhere

Mar-14-13 11:48 AM

@donethis.....If I remember correctly, the Mental Health/addiction issue has been voted down here in Marietta a few times.

@joshbwn.....Really EVERYBODY? Here's one that doesn't know who THEY are....spit it out man here's your chance, be the town hero on the war of drugs! Tell'm JB

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donethis2long

Mar-14-13 11:02 AM

Maybe the State & Federal Government need to stop taking money from programs that really need it, such as mental health and addiction recovery so these people can be helped. But you must remember, this is a choice, and they choose to pick up the needle for the first time. Maybe we should have more classes in grade school about how to make good decisions in life.

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