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Plea bargain gives elderly Menlo Park man a chance

Original post made on Dec 30, 2010

An elderly Menlo Park resident arrested early one morning in August 2010 for possession of a small amount of methamphetamine received a six-month jail sentence, but is likely to spend that time in a drug treatment program of the Veterans Administration hospital in Menlo Park, San Mateo County prosecutors said.

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Posted by Joseph E. Davis
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Dec 30, 2010 at 10:48 pm

How does it make any sense at all to prosecute this elderly man for possessing a small amount of addictive, pleasure-inducing substances? What kind of country is this?


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Posted by anonymous
a resident of another community
on Dec 31, 2010 at 11:56 am

JD:

While generally for decriminalizing, and in some cases, legalizing, I gotta say:

Meth is some bad news. It ain't pot, nor booze. Very few, if any, can control it for long. And if you were acquainted with someone using, you'd know it.

Some bad $#+t.