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Mike in tn    Posted 08-09-2004 at 19:57:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
School started last week here in Smith County Tennessee, and today a 6th grade teacher was arrested for operating a meth lab in her home. Luckily she was released on bond so she can keep supplying the kids with dope. Sherriff said that she would have to go before the grand jury. Might be as early as September. Didn't say if she would still get to teach or not. If she has tennure the local school board probably won't even have the guts to try and fire her. Wonder why this county only has a total population of less that 20,000 and we are the county with the 2nd largest number of meth labs in the state? What has happened to our judical system?
Mike


DigitalMat    Posted 08-09-2004 at 22:47:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
A few months ago at Wal-Mart, we watched the guy in front of us buy almost every single item you need to set up a meth lab. All this in plain sight of a police officer who was doing some moonlighting security duty. The guy even nodded to the officer on the way out. After he was gone we mentioned it to cashier, and she was just as shocked as we were. A lot of apathy around here.


Steve from TN    Posted 08-09-2004 at 20:26:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mike, I think my county is #1. Sure ain't braggin'. According to our local law enforcement, meth labs are almost always run by white folks and are not run for profit but for consumption. Usually a meth lab team is made up of 6 to 8 young folks that separate and buy the makins'. They hold out about a seventh of their products to sale so that they start over and make more. Hopefully, they will cook their brains and die off pretty soon. As I understand, they had rather use the stuff than procreate. The mayor of Scott's Hill, TN discovered a lab-on-wheels back in his pasture. It's always something.


Mike in tn    Posted 08-09-2004 at 20:39:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Steve, don't know where you are but, Cumberland County is #1 in Tennessee for meth labs.
Mike


Steve from TN    Posted 08-09-2004 at 20:44:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
I stand kurected. Lauderdale.....over on the Miss. R.


deadcarp    Posted 08-09-2004 at 20:17:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
The kids aren't wise enough and don't have the time to cover all the bases. BUT we 40-million grandfolks can make a difference and i'll tell ya, we local ones got fed up enough to treat meth labs like devil's work. If it's still in the state, it's a fair target. Everything we see or hear or suspect goes straight to the cops. And their bosses are grampas too so they're on the ball. They've kept one clown off the streets for 5 of the past 6 months. Kinda hard to run a meth lab behind bars. Does the heart good to know we're helping the grandkids. Everybody knows something - make sure the cops do too. :)



Mike in tn    Posted 08-09-2004 at 20:36:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
DC, the problem here is that everyone knows what is going on, includeing the county sheriff department and nobody does anything about it. When the law enforecement doesn't seem to care it is hard for anyone else to do anything about it. We have law enforcement from another county coming here tomorrow night to try and educate people about the meth situation. That won't do any good if the local law enforcement don't care. I have a 16 year old son and so far have had no problems. He seems to try and stay away from the kids fooling with that dope. I assure you that If some teacher trys to introduce him to meth, The school board, or law won't have to deal with it. I may be housed up for awhile, but I assure you that their a$$ will be pushing up dasies. Tired of this dope deal.
Mike


deadcarp    Posted 08-09-2004 at 20:54:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mike i could bore you to tears with "grey power" statistics but this one gets remembered: There are 40 million people over age 60 in the us right now. Think about that. That's more than all the drug organizations put together, more than teenagers, more than any sheriffs, more than congressmen, more than iraqi citizens or even our army.
If things go right, we'll decide whether to re-elect a sheriff, or if they don't, we can just as easily try another one. And if they ever irritate us enough to get fed up & agree on something, sh1t's gonna happen - garonteed! :)




Mike in tn    Posted 08-09-2004 at 21:25:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
DC, you are absolutely correct. It just tires my patience waiting to see how long, and how much damage will be done to innocent children before people are ready to do something about it. About 5 years ago a drug dealer sold some drugs to a kid and he had an automobile accident and was in bad shape for awhile, but did recover. His dad went to the sheriff and ask him to do something and he didn't. Then he went to the city police chief, still no results. Next he went to the Didtrict Attorney, said that there was nothing he could do. Then he went to the drug dealers place of bussiness and walked in and shot him between the eyes. He was arrested and charged. Jury turned him loose and he didn't serve a day. It is a shame when people have to take the law in their own hands. Looks like this is the way it is heading in my area. We don't worry much about gun control any more since most everyone is carrying one.
Mike


Pat M.    Posted 08-09-2004 at 22:34:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Please do not think I am trying to dis the South or TN., but I think the unfortunate fact is that many of the politicians here are involved with the money end of the drug deals. Either by bringing it in, or closing their eyes.
My son, who is nineteen and my daughter, fifteen, are both thankfully very anti-drug.
There is a group of kids around here who call themselves "straight edge" and even have tatoos {I am not pro-tatoo} that identify themselves as part of this group of anti-drug, no booze supporters, and as Christian youth. Look for a tatoo that is *sXe*.
I went to the Mall the other day and saw a group of kids outside one of the stores, one of whom was in a wheelchair with about five or six other teens around him and they were Praying for him together.
Don't think I have seen anything like that since the sixty's. You know, I think that our kids have seen enough of the destruction that drugs can cause and therein lies our hope for these labs and dealers closing up shop. We sure can't find any help through the political system.


Clod    Posted 08-09-2004 at 20:01:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Shakespeare spoke of degeneracy.It finally hit your little town. The epidemic is all over the world.But its nothing new if you read the good book..Good night sir.


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