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There they go again

What are they thinking?

Another week, another person charged with having drugs while coming to court for a different offense.

Earlier this month, we reported on a guy in Suffolk who emptied his pockets to go through a metal detector at the Suffolk courthouse. Along with stuff like change, keys and gum was a bag of dope, allegedly.

Fast forward two weeks, move up the map to Richmond. According to a WTVR.COM report, a 21-year-old woman showed up in Richmond traffic court last Friday. During a routine pat-down, the officer allegedly found, yep, some marijuana.

She was charged with misdemeanor possession and told to return to face the music April 26.

The Richmond woman is only 21; the guy in Suffolk is 19. What are they teaching in school these days?

Richmond Sheriff C.T. Woody Jr. said, “This is an example of how drugs inevitably affect a person’s ability to make rational decisions.” Maybe he has a point.


  1. No, it’s an example of young people forgetting that marijuana is malum prohibitum because it’s so obviously not malum in se.

  2. Another reason NOT to legalize. We don’t need more impaired people behind the wheel or on the sidewalk, for that matter.

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