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11.28.2005

Another Drug War Casualty - Over Marijuana

Update from a previous blog: "A Springtown woman headed to Federal prison is found dead at an Irving motel. Sixty year old Daryla Julian was supposed to surrender herself to authorities the day before her death. She was to begin serving a nine year prison sentence following her conviction last month on drug trafficking charges. She was found dead in a motel room on Nov. 19th from an apparent suicide. Julian and her 39 year old daughter, pled guilty to transporting an estimated 11,000 pounds of Marijuana in order to support their large Parker County horse ranch." Source

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

HER choice, Barry...she took her OWN life. From the tone of your story, we should feel sorry for her, because after all, it was ONLY marijuana. You never cease to amaze me with your "compassion" for drug dealers, manufacturers, addicts, etc.

Anonymous said...

I agree!!! Drug conviction do not normally carry a death sentence, but I do not feel sorry for this woman!!!

Anonymous said...

Ok, but remember this people. The same thing happened in prohibition times (lives ruined, people killed and suicides) and we all look back at that and say "that was a crazy idea, to outlaw alcohol". What is the difference in the two drugs? Actually, alcohol and cigarettes are much more likely to kill you than pot.

Dee said...

I have to agree with the last anon.

Anonymous said...

Uh, the same is still happening today with alcohol...it ruins lives, kills people and the suicides are too numerous to count, and it's legal. Come on, people, should we really keep debating this? I really don't know if there is "difference" with marijuana and alcohol, maybe marijuana should be legalized if alcohol is legal...but that WON'T change the fact that it STILL ruins lives and it doesn't change the fact taht for now, marijuana is NOT legal.

Anonymous said...

Exactly. As in this case, it ruined her life to the point that she took it. I still do not feel sorry for her.

Anonymous said...

...those who have had family members take their own lives are left with the questions. Could the person have gotten help and maybe gotten better?

..hope none on this board ever experience a family member who takes their own life, whether that person was on drugs/alcohol or just mixed up some other way.

..a rough time for family left behind.

Anonymous said...

I think we all agree that it is painful for those left behind...I have had a family member take their own life...but that's not what we are eluding to here. This blog makes it out to be the fault of our judicial system that she took her own life because after all, it was just marijuana.

Anonymous said...

I would agree that taking your own life is not fair to your family. Then again life is not fair.

If you really want to die they should let you. There are worse things than death.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Anon 7:38,that depends on where your eternal destiny lies

Anonymous said...

Anno @ 2:21 what do you expect from a liberal? Im sure bsg blames the Gov, or the Pres, for all the drug problems in this country

Anonymous said...

I would rather live with a drughead than a liberal anytime at lest I would know what a drughead believed.

Anonymous said...

Anon 7:38 - please tell me what is worse than death to the family that is left behind. Have you experienced this on a personal basis? I have, with my own daughter's life. Do you feel that you can minimize their death because there is some involvement with drugs? Do you honestly think that they made this choice? Do you think that they would choose drugs over death? Compassion, understanding, empathy, sadness - these are all feeling felt by not only the abuser but the families that are left behind. My daughter's life is over - our's is saddened in a matter that I cannot express here. I personally think that we should all pray for the abuser's additions - and most importantly have compassion for what they and their families are going through.

LoveLit said...

So, the lady is cool with growing and selling illegal drugs. Much of the ILLEGAL substance probably made it into the hands of young teenagers, much of it probably started problems that may still be happening today, and yet when it's her time to face the consequences of her own actions, she bails...I'm sorry for her family and saddened by the entire situation, but she was probably not the only casualty that stemmed from this operation.

Anonymous said...

Was this woman an addict or a criminal? She was selling, nothing I've read indicates that she was doing it herself...the cold, hard truth is that she did not want to face the consequences of her own actions, she refused to accept responsibility and not taking into account what her suicide would do to her family members, she chose to end her own life rather than serve the prison sentence handed down.

comment4U said...

Drugs = bad. Growing and distributing them (by the buckets)? Even worse. Knocking yourself off and saving us tax dollars for your incarceration?

Priceless.

Anonymous said...

I agree with " to commit suicide. If they want to die...great, then we don't all have to listen to them whine and bitch about their problems....we all have them!

Anonymous said...

something happened in there...I meant: I agree with 7:38. Why do we work so hard to prevent people from committing suicide??? If they want to die, let them...free country and all...

Anonymous said...

I know...I get sooo tired of listening to people whine about their problems. No one is immune and no one wants to listen to someone else's problems. Shut up and keep them to yourself, kill yourself, whatever....

Anonymous said...

When it is personalized - when you are touched as a family, maybe your responses would be different. I hope that there is more compassion in this world as to what I am seeing here. Lose your son, lose your daughter, open your eyes.

Anonymous said...

I have experience immense pain many times in my life; I am sorry for yours, but I still don't believe in going around and whining to others about it...again..all people suffer at times in their lives...and no one wants to hear about others' suffering. I have learned to keep it to those I am closest to and not whine to the world.

Anonymous said...

Man, I am sure glad there are so many compassionate conservatives alive and well in Wise County. The milk of human kindness just keeps flowing from these posts.....