Friday, December 08, 2006

Reefer Madness

Baldwin drug arrests

Authorities announced today the drug-related arrests of two south Baldwin County residents, one of whom is being held on $1.011 million bond after being charged with trafficking in marijuana.
In addition, Jerald “Buddy” Wilson Jr. of Robertsdale was charged with two felony counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor, authorities said.

Alabama law mandates that bond for any drug-trafficking charge be $1 million.

Also arrested Thursday was Tara Linly Woodson, who was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance as well as misdemeanor counts related to possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to the news release.

Investigators said they believe the two cases are related.

A million dollar bond mandate for someone caught with 2.2 pounds of marijuana or more? You know....I hardly ever see rapists, child molesters and murderers get slapped with a million dollar bond. I bet that if a bond is set in the beating death/hoax abduction case of Geonte Glass that it won't approach anything near 1 million dollars. Am I the only one who finds this practice offensive?


Roberto C. Alvarez-Galloso,CPUR said...

This was another example of how Republicans/Democrats make our lives miserable.

The Mad Patriot said...

Ooh, this pisses me off. I have a friend whose brother is being treated for multiple stab wounds inflicted by his girlfriend's ex-husband, and the judge set the attacker's bond at $20,000. I'm not sure whether the official charge is assault or attempted murder, but either way it seems to me that it should be treated as a more serious crime than carrying around some plant parts.