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Drug trafficker says she’s ready to face addiction

September 19, 2013

A Marietta woman sentenced Wednesday to 90 days in jail on drug trafficking and theft charges was released from the Washington County Jail the same day after some debate as to her jail credit time....

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Sep-22-13 12:43 AM

"You were an addict for a couple of years, then you were straight for a couple years, then an addict again. If you make the wrong decision again, you'll probably be an addict for the rest of your life."

Obviously, Judge Burnworth doesn't know jack about addiction. An addict is an addict and will never NOT be an addict; hopefully, though, they will be an addict in recovery.

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Sep-20-13 8:08 AM

@exofDevola: Well said.

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Sep-19-13 7:33 PM

Besides addicts don't have it so bad. They lie, cheat, steal, sell drugs, break every law on the planet and when they get caught none of them face any real consequences. The taxpayers pay for their lawyers, food stamps, welfare, treatmet and counciling for addiction-they don't have to take responsibility for anything! These people are like roaches. If you want them to go away start by sutting off their food supply-namely welfare.

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Sep-19-13 7:28 PM

Isn't amazing how these drug dealers and addicts experience a change after being caught and realize that they're going to do time? Don't you think the time to realize that what they're doing is wrong should be before they start selling drugs and stealing credit cards? Once they get caught they start crying and boo hooing for sympathy. I am so sick of seeing every issue of the Marietta Times filled with stories about these awful people. When peple do do something worth while there's no room in the paper because it's full of stories about belly aching druggies. Some people think these stories are news. I don't. I think they should stop giving them any attention and maybe they'll go away for good.

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Sep-19-13 6:12 PM

Ms Martin in addition to using drugs and a stolen credit card, was also selling drugs. How many people did she help down the path to addiction. Many of you have written of the terrible life an addict/ dealer faces, what do you think should happen to them? Treatment for addiction would be nice, however it is expensive. What if the addict gets court mandated treatment, and then again relapses? No plan will work unless the addict is truly serious. At least in jail, they are not selling , they aren't stealing and they have no access to dugs. Is it a perfect solution, no, but it might be the wake up call to the addict to get clean. When one is stuck in jail, well who had that in life plan? get out and dont go back! I have never noticed as much name calling as I have lately. Everyone should be respectful, as it tells you on this site. If Rodney thinks every addict / dealer is trash, then that is his opinion. Comments about his weight true or not, are out of line. He may be someone else.

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Sep-19-13 4:26 PM

Well shes half way there, after serving 90 days shes got her body clean of the hard part starts, getting her head on straight...

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Sep-19-13 3:00 PM

Most people see addicts/dealers as low lives or trash. This may be the case in some situations. In most situations, it is not true. The supply of drugs (pills) these days compared to back 25 years ago is staggering. Our young people have an endless supply pain pills/ narcotics. Most of these kids start out just "trying" a pill with their friends. It is downhill from there for many. Most of these people are good people.....sons,daughters,mothers,and fathers. Many get hooked just by going to the doctor because of pain. Before they know it, they are reliant on these drugs. For those who think all addicts are "trash", they obviously have not seen the destruction drugs can play in a loved one’s life. It can turn a very good person into a desperate soul before they know it.

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Sep-19-13 2:39 PM

Spike Blair broke into Ali's apartment, she did not harbor a fugitive. Furthermore, my comments to RodneyF are of a general nature and refer to his daily name calling of drug addicts and insane demands to imprison them all. The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, by far. Americans make up nearly 25% of the world's prison population. Is that representative of a country with the self-moniker "land of the free"?

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Sep-19-13 2:01 PM

Multiple arrests.......Selling, not just doing, but selling drugs. Stealing someone's ATM card and charging 2,000$ to it. Totally excusable because you are "an addict" Whomever that card belonged to had to deal with a bunch of crap from this. Either they or an insurance company had to pay for this.

What about "harboring" a suspect involved with the death of a man this summer?

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Sep-19-13 1:30 PM

Good luck, Martin... and good luck, Marietta.

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Sep-19-13 12:47 PM

Overweight people like RodneyF are just as much of a drain on our society as drug addicts. Diabetes, heart disease and other obesity related illnesses have just as much of a societal price to be paid as drug addiction. Perhaps RodneyF should reconsider labeling all drug addicts as "trash" lest he be considered a hypocrite due to his obvious food addiction.

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Sep-19-13 11:40 AM

What? Hahahahahahha!!!!

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Sep-19-13 11:04 AM

She was sentenced to 90 days and she served it.

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Sep-19-13 8:18 AM

She should go directly to this new treatment area from jail, with no chance of any chance of getting drugs again. She has been an addict fir a long tome, so surely she knows where the drugs are. I hope she has family strong enough to keep her off drugs until the treatment becomes available. Who pays for that? Let me guess, not her.

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Sep-19-13 8:02 AM

Trash back on the streets. Unbelievable. The drug dealers were seeing dollars signs in there dreams last night.

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Sep-19-13 6:14 AM

I think it's going to come to a point where no one needs lawyers because nothing is going to happen to you why waste the money.

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