Oh, please make it stop! My face hurts from laughing!
But seriously, it seems like these guys would realise that they are wasting HUGE amounts of taxpayers money by making so many mistakes. To say nothing of ripping citizens lives to shreds, only to tell them later, “oh, we messed up, you can go home now”…. I wonder what the real story is? Maybe they hoped if the evidence went AWOL and charges were dropped, that the “Lone Meth Ranger” would just go away…
What I DON’T understand is why the majority of “mistakes” being made involve METH busts. Or maybe those are just the ones we tend to hear about. Actually, this is a very common occurance.
There is a VERY WELL KNOWN drug dealer from Roane County who has been busted for meth FOUR times now in a year and a half or so(that we know of). The details are hard to come by. Roane County Reporter has been contacted with requests for news articles that SHOULD be in the archives but aren’t, with no response. But anyhow, this particular guy, well, the FIRST time he was busted, they had to throw it out due to BAD PAPERWORK. The second time I suppose he bailed out, the third time, bailed again, the fourth time bailed again. His bail eventually got so high (cash only) that one could only imagine that there are FEW in this corner of the world who could possibly come up with that kind of cash, but, surprise, surprise, they did. I wonder after the second time why they even allowed him to bail out at all… And his cases have yet to go to court. Of course, when you have friends in high places it helps. YEARS ago, this same individual was bringing large amounts of drugs into Roane County, and someone I KNOW walked into the police station and VOLUNTEERED to wear a wire on this man. He was TURNED DOWN.
The reason I bring up this story now, is because the LAST time this guy was caught, only a couple months ago, he was arrested, handcuffed, and carried off to jail, but A WEEK LATER the arresting officer discovered that drugs had been hidden in his cruiser and he had been driving around with them in there for a WHOLE WEEK! At least this is the story we are told.
Now there are rumblings of yet ANOTHER meth case in Roane County that may have gone awry with missing evidence.
And of course there is the case of the quickie search warrant obtained solely by using false statements made by juveniles pointing fingers at someone who had actually been incarcerated for over a month when the alleged “crime” was committed. Statements which could have been proven to be false had the police or the magistrate simply looked at the records…
All I can say is this all makes for some great entertainment for the masses and excitement and drama (and a paycheck) for the “authorities”.