A young man was arrested last week in Lineville, Al, which is located in Clay County. According to the newspaper...
The officers found a small amount of what they believed to be marijuana packaged in separate bags, apparently so it could be sold.
Mr. Torey Lasean Sterling was charged with two counts of distribution of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana 1st, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was transported to Clay County jail where he is currently being held under a total bond of $121,000.00.
$121,000 for a little bit of weed? Compare that ungodly high bond to what John Alexander Rochester received for trafficking 32 grams of crack and powder cocaine, a gallon bag of marijuana, 5 sandwich baggies of marijuana, 26 xanax pills, 8 klonopin pills and 1100 extacy pills.
John Alexander Rochester's Bonds
Charge - Trafficking of Methyl Amphetamine - Bond $20,000, Class C Felony
Charge - possession of drug paraphernalia - Bond $5,000, Class A Misdemeanor
Charge - distribution of a controlled substance - Bond $15,000, Class B Felony
(the other two people charged with this crime had bonds of $30,000 and $100,000)
Charge - possession of a controlled substance - Bond $15,000, Class C Felony
This fine is only half or less of what other defendants charged with the same offense had to pay. Why were others charged double or more?
Charge - 1st degree possession of marijuana - Bond $10,000, Class C Felony
Charge - trafficking cocaine - Bond $20,000. Class A Felony
Clay County Alabama needs to be investigated by the federal government! I'll pull the case file on the Sterling kid and see if Judge George C. Simpson or Judge John E. Rochester set the bond that high. I'll also try and make contact with the family so that they are aware of how badly they are being screwed by the Clay County judicial system. Maybe they can use the "Rochester defense" to get this kid the same treatment that Alex Rochester got.