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Posted by: thepinetree on 01/23/2013 11:10 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 01/23/2013 11:10 AM
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Another Sad Local Drug Arrest

Sonora, CA...22 Jan. 2013, at approx. 1:24 pm, an Officer stopped a 96 Toyota Camry on the 100 block of Columbia Way for having a brake light out. The Officer contacted the driver, who was identified as Rick Burgess, 24 of Sonora....

While the Officer was speaking with Burgess, he noticed that Burgess was exhibiting signs of being under the influence of a controlled substance. Burgess was placed in handcuffs. During a search of Burgess’ property, a bindle of methamphetamine was located. The Officers placed the methamphetamine and other items belonging to Burgess on the trunk of Burgess’ vehicle, which Burgess observed.

A short time later when Burgess was being walked to a patrol car, he attempted to jump on the trunk of his vehicle and grab the methamphetamine, while still handcuffed. When he was unsuccessful in grabbing the methamphetamine, Burgess pushed off the trunk of his vehicle and attempted to flee. Officers were able to restrain Burgess and place him in a patrol vehicle.

Burgess was transported to the Tuolumne County Jail and booked for; felony possession of a controlled substance; misdemeanor being under the influence of a controlled substance; misdemeanor driving under the influence of a controlled substance; misdemeanor obstructing an Officer.


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Posted on: 2013-01-23 11:28:30   By: Anonymous
 
What is sad about this is that he will be back on the street in a few hours.

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    Posted on: 2013-01-23 11:42:56   By: Anonymous
     
    Agreed. Nothing sad here. Just another day in the foothills.

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      Posted on: 2013-01-23 12:35:13   By: thepinetree
       
      He is only in his early 20s. What could we have done to make sure he didnt end up on this path. If there was a decent job available here after high school would that have saved him? How much our meth problem is from people who felt they had no hope?

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        Posted on: 2013-01-23 12:47:55   By: Anonymous
         
        it is not 'our' responsibility to do anything for this person. He made his choices...now he has some new ones to make.

        If he wants help, he can find it. If...


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          Posted on: 2013-01-23 13:34:21   By: Anonymous
           
          I agree he made own bed to lay in , this time behind bars. Now he can't do any harm to those of us that follow the rules.

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        Posted on: 2013-01-23 15:25:56   By: Anonymous
         
        you libs make me puke...cry him a river!!What could you have done?Nothing,these idiots are worthless,they dont want to work,they want to steal,to get high again,let em move in with you.....that will give em hope

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          Posted on: 2013-01-23 16:08:08   By: Anonymous
           
          Not a Lib! Just think if our unemployment was lower it might keep a few of these from giving up on a productive life

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          Posted on: 2013-01-23 16:33:09   By: Anonymous
           
          The poster asked "what could we have done". Your reply, in a nutshell: he's worthless. So, was he worthless from birth?

          If not, where did things go wrong for this individual? And how, as a society, do we make more of our citizens worthwhile, rather than "worthless"?

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            Posted on: 2013-01-23 19:59:31   By: Anonymous
             
            My reply was not in a nutshell, nor did I say he was worthless.

            Plenty of people have problems. Rather than look where to blame, he has to look forward on his own.

            If he asked for help, he can find it.

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              Posted on: 2013-01-24 19:39:05   By: Anonymous
               
              Someone said he was worthless. "these idiots are worthless."

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          Posted on: 2013-01-23 17:18:10   By: Anonymous
           
          There is little difference between this guy and the common drunk that stumbles out of a local bar. Any punishment should be based upon how impaired he was, and how dangerous the impairment was to others. Same as for alcohol.

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            Posted on: 2013-01-23 19:23:01   By: Anonymous
             
            Its not his fault, he is just a poor soul on the road of life. Liberal bs. He got caught doing drugs because he is a user, not because employments down. Send him to jail, gets caught again, send him LONGER. Get caught again, put a bullet between his eyes and call it good.

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              Posted on: 2013-01-23 20:32:19   By: Anonymous
               
              That is the best F@#$in reply that I have seen posted in a long time!

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                Posted on: 2013-01-23 21:54:04   By: Anonymous
                 
                Dear "puker" and friend: God help you if you ever get into trouble, or make a mistake. But I am sure you never broke the speed limit, drank under age, or anything like that. You just go through life doing good deeds and praying for others.
                Take a hard look at yourself.


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    Posted on: 2013-01-23 21:55:19   By: Anonymous
     
    If you do not see the sadness in this, I feel sorry for you and all those you encounter every day.


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      Posted on: 2013-01-24 07:27:00   By: Anonymous
       
      I bet at one time he was a cute little bundle of joy. What led him down this road was many things, but he's now an adult, he has responsibilities, now he has to man up for his own doings. Sadly, our court system will probably let us all down.

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