May 16, 2009
So far, drug offenders have made up the vast majority of the criminal cases coming before the Lowndes County Circuit Court, the majority of which are related to methamphetamine possession, sale or manufacturing.
The following sentences have been handed down by the court:
Mark S. Montgomery commented at 5/17/2009 7:05:00 PM:
You can bust every meth lab and meth user you can come up with and you will not even START to put a dent in the huge demand for meth. Meth addicts LOVE their meth and if you shut down the local labs then the Mexican mafia will simply increase the amount of meth it exports into the USA to meet the new demand. Methamphetamine should be legal. Mexico just legalized possession of small amounts of drugs. Switzerland reaffirmed its legal heroin system. Portugal decriminalized all drugs in 2001. Legalizing meth would kill meth labs, meth houses and the meth mafia overnight. A group of 10,000 very serious policemen, prosecutors, attorneys and citizens have formed a group to legalize ALL drugs, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (http://leap.cc ) They see what happened when we legalized alcohol in 1932 as a good example of how drug legalization would work. They're sick of chasing drug users and sending innocent people to prison for decades just because they like to get high. This foolish war on drugs has lasted 37 years and cost us over a TRILLION dollars and we are not an inch closer to stopping drugs. Mark Montgomery email@example.com
julie houser commented at 5/18/2009 12:26:00 AM:
I can not understand at all how a person with meth charges, or any other drug charges can get sentenced to 60 years, 20 or even 10 years and someone can fondle or commit any sex offense against a child and will end up with less than a 10 year sentence. I believe that if a judge can sentence you to say 60 years for a meth conviction, with no possibility of an early release (60 yrs. flat), why not sentence him to death (lethal injection)? Why should the state have to pay to house him, feed him, medical expenses, or consider what this will cost his family. I much rather trust a person that used illegal drugs than a person that has molested, fondled, ect. children. I will never see the logic in a man that gets 60 yrs. for meth and a prominent bussiness man that fondles a child not once but twice receive only 2 years. Taking drug offenders and throwing them away is not the answer, allthough throwing away a very sick person that would mess with a child sounds more sensible to me. Should a drug offender not be given the choice to life in prison without parole or death penalty?
only in mississippi commented at 5/18/2009 12:28:00 PM:
i agree people with drug habits should be sent to a rehab clinic not 10 to 15 years in jail that will make a person more prone to get back on drugs when they be released.Columbus is a sick place to live unless you have money, or you a judge, lawyer, or police officer. because i see some cops smoke weed themeselves drink beer to the maximum and these so called judges and lawyers cheating on their wives and paying for sex and doing drugs. Makes me want to join the force so i can sit on my ass and let people do what they want and i do what i please also long as i;m not bothering anyone.
only in mississippi commented at 5/18/2009 12:37:00 PM:
what is columbus coming to it use to be were you can chill out and relax now all you see is police looking for trouble instead of drug dealers looking for trouble i get pulled over all the time and they ask me the same questions have you been drinking and can i search your car and were i'm going!! it usually be that i don't have a seat belt on the reason they say they stop me or it could be not using my signal. Some columbus police officers are nice and want to help you but some are pissed off they wasn't the popular kids at school or maybe they were the kids always getting picked on so they abuse their authority but what comes around goes around that sense of pride and respect only lasts 12 hours then they get off then walk around in regular cloths with their gun sticking out so people know who they are and sometimes they wear their badge around even when they're not at work not all cops are like this you have your good ones but the bad one's who this describes you know who you are and
only in mississippi commented at 5/18/2009 12:40:00 PM:
and you should feel bad how you sleep at night i will pray for people like this you don't have to arrest people for everything sometimes when you let people go with a warning they will straighten up most of the time so have a heart
you are right commented at 5/18/2009 2:22:00 PM:
You are so right "Only in Miss" Our police officers on the whole are so corrupt. Look at those 4 and what fools they acted like in Vicksburg. Sounds like they were a little "high" themselves. Our judicial system is the pits and most of the judges now a days are living high and mighty from the payoffs they are getting. Even for child support cases, judges are getting something under the table to make cases go a certain way. You judges know who you are. Its pretty sad that our country has come to this and we are losing our freedoms right and left daily.
YY commented at 10/17/2009 8:58:00 PM:
I saw lots of my favorite movie stars wearing tiffany & co, so I'd love to have one too.
I get my discount tiffany jewelry repaired at a local jewelry stores cost about 20 dollars, it's not that expensive.
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