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Accused drug dealer sent to prison

January 31, 2014

Arrested four times in as many months on heroin-related charges, a Vincent man was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison for engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity....

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Jan-31-14 8:20 AM

He should be dragged behind a car till there is only bones left !

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Jan-31-14 8:35 AM

So this guy is a complete menace and continued to sell after multiple arrests and he might walk after 6 months? Are you kidding?

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Jan-31-14 9:00 AM

Additionally, Burnworth said he would consider judicial release after Richards had served six months in prison. 

wtf, let's hope Burnworth sleeps hard on this decision for 6 months...Blakeslee saying he had interviews from snitches lol, if Richards walks in 6 months I'd bet he did some snitching too...4 arrest in 4 months, 8 felonies dropped and he walks in 6 months, yep he snitched....

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Jan-31-14 11:03 AM

And people wonder why drugs dealers sell here. The sentences are a joke, that's why!!! Well that's what you get with a liberal judge on the bench. Good job Washington County voters!! Next time think before you vote for a democrat!!!

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Jan-31-14 1:40 PM

His prison sentence is three years. The judge can have the option to release him after 6 months, but I seriously doubt this punk will meet the necessary criteria.

As far as the good work of the police/sheriff, etc.... Let's follow the chain of command in reverse order. The judge can only sentence the punk on charges the prosecutor proves. The prosecutor can only prove what the sheriff/police bring to him as evidence. It would also appear that the sheriff/police can only gather this evidence by the use of snitches/narcs/CIs, so ultimately we must blame them for not doing their jobs well. What a world we live in when only one of nine felony charges against this guy can be proved. Someone isn't doing his job very well and it isn't Judge Burnworth.

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Jan-31-14 1:50 PM

Well I had to do 14 months in prison with no chance of judicial release and it was the only time I have ever been in trouble with the law. I sold her0in and did my time and learned my lesson. This dude will get out and hopefully make the same positive changes I have. Capital punishment for Drug offenses? That makes literally no sense people.

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Jan-31-14 2:10 PM

Sounds to me like the usual plea dealing was done and that the police DID do their jobs and the upper 'chain of command' didn't do THEIR jobs. He could have been sentenced to 8 years and got less than 1/2 of that. Sound pretty dem lenient to me!!! "... pleaded guilty to the second-degree felony charge Nov. 19. IN TURN, (otherwise, because he did pled guilty to ONE charge) felony counts of trafficking in drugs, three fifth-degree felony counts of trafficking in drugs and two fifth-degree felony counts of possession of drugs were dropped.". I don't why the cops even bother. All they end up is getting kicked in the teeth for their hard work.

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Jan-31-14 6:04 PM

Crandall it is because they care.

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Jan-31-14 7:21 PM

He already has had enough chances, I doubt he will change his stripes and become a good citizen. One can only hope. Good for you help for doing your time, changing your life, and staying clean. I think you should be proud of yourself, but don't blame the rest of us if we see the same people like Richards who do the same thing again and again without thinking how to stop dealing and getting a legal job. Some people will never get it, so I think a long sentence ( as much the law allows ) might help keep him away from the public.

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Jan-31-14 7:53 PM

Crandall, give it a rest will ya? Republicans are all about tough sentences until they realize it costs taxpayers money, then they aren't. The Governor and the General assembly are recommending shorter sentences and alternative sentencing. Even Andy has made such statements.

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Jan-31-14 7:55 PM

I don't defend this guy. I don't know him. But when I read some of the comments here I think the Taliban is speaking.

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Feb-01-14 1:39 AM

Tough talk by clueless hypocrites.

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Feb-02-14 1:19 PM

People that are hooked on drugs is one thing selling them is a different story ! People that bring this poison to town should be crucified along 77

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