Sign In | Create an Account | Welcome, . My Account | Logout | Subscribe | Submit News | Facebook | Twitter | All Access E-Edition | Home RSS
 
 
 

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......

« Back to Article

 
 
sort: oldest | newest

Comments

(34)

JoshBrown

Mar-14-13 7:45 AM

They need to come down hard on the people transporting the drugs and selling them.

11 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Help4Addicts

Mar-14-13 7:56 AM

Wow when will we realize as a society that this "war on drugs" isn't working? Perfect example of how drugs hits every area of society. A school teacher is swept down the drain by drugs! Maybe she was a bum or a lazy druggie? No she was a person caught in the vicious grasp of addiction. Maybe a treatment center or at least a place to find help in our area might stem the tide of all these arrests. Obviously the method we are using is a miserable failure.

7 Agrees | 11 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

RodneyF

Mar-14-13 8:10 AM

Another day....another drug arrest story.

Another day....another apologist.

You don't just trip and fall over into a needle of hero1n.

16 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

slogoin

Mar-14-13 8:21 AM

Help4,she has health insurance(very good ins by the way)she could have enrolled in many diff treatment programs paid for by the taxpayer.But she didnt.Time to force drug testing for teachers as well

13 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

goodsense

Mar-14-13 8:24 AM

Ok Monroe county courts, prove you will do what Washington county won't: Send these worthless drug dealers to prison to stay a while.

7 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

JoshBrown

Mar-14-13 9:27 AM

@Help4Addicts Do you think the drugs are Beamed in some how when a person decides to stick a needle in they're arm ? I'm thinking maybe it more like this a low life scum bag drug dealer who say to someone "Hey I got something better than pot for you to Try ".

7 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

JoshBrown

Mar-14-13 9:34 AM

The Drug dealers are not hard to track at all they come from Columbus , Cincinnati ,and Akron&Canton areas. Then they go to their contacts here in Marietta & Parkersburg and everyone know the who they around town.If Washington County was serious about stopping the drug trafficking they would.

4 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Wtfmate

Mar-14-13 10:16 AM

they should really require people to go to rehab/therapy.. in prison. atleast for first time offensers. addictions are hard to overcome and i understand that. and you're not in your right state of mind when you're addicted to a monster like that. however, you only get so many chances. and as for larry mincks, why do you care so much about a bigger bust that you would continue to let this woman work around children that are at such an influential age knowing she was an addict/dealer??! BS. BS. BS. we are more obsessed with drugs than we care about the well-being of our community.

4 Agrees | 3 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Tessie

Mar-14-13 10:46 AM

Rodney said, "You don't just trip and fall over into a needle of hero1n." Well yeah that's exactly right. In fact the person fails/falls down many times and is unable to get back up. And then they discover that they can alter their reality, even if only temporarily, by using a drug. Some use Her*o*in, and others stop by their favorite watering hole for a few beers or a few shots of tequila. And then it becomes a habit.

I have to agree with Wlfmate. What the he11 is law enforcement thinking when they allow an alleged drug dealer to continue in a position where they are entrusted with our children. This was just to "get" a bigger dealer. None of these people are big dealers!

The War on Drugs is a farce. It's methods are like trying to stop a hemorrhage with band-aids. Maybe we should be focusing more upon why people turn to use of drugs in the first place. What it comes down to is creating law enforcement revenue.

7 Agrees | 5 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

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.

8 Agrees | 4 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

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

1 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

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

0 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

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.

1 Agrees | 7 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

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

6 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

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.

0 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

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!

4 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

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.

2 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

keystonekid

Mar-14-13 2:26 PM

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

1 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

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.

1 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

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.

1 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

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.

4 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

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?

3 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

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.

4 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

slogoin

Mar-14-13 4:25 PM

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

6 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Beerdog

Mar-14-13 4:39 PM

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

5 Agrees | 3 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Showing 25 of 34 comments Show More Comments
 
 

Post a Comment

You must first login before you can comment.

*Your email address:
*Password:
Remember my email address.
or
 
 
 

 

I am looking for:
in:
News, Blogs & Events Web