8.23.2006

Good News

Your federal government has so little to do that its focusing on small town Hispanic meth users. The "War On Drugs" must be in its last throes. The "Mission Accomplished" banner will be unveiled at any moment. (Graphic from WCM Update)

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

your right barry, that meth would be better in the hand of high schoolers

Anonymous said...

Anyone that knows the Davila family knows that the arrest is not a surprise.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't everyone carry around 290 grams of meth?

Anonymous said...

9:33, Can I borrow a couple of grams? I only have 288.

Anonymous said...

Barry, can you represent him in the federal system! I went to school with him and this is a long time coming.....the entire damn family needs to move!

greta said...

Davila ... Drugs... what's new?

greta said...

Since the Sheriff's Department is thrilled with this arrest, will David Walker be on the front page of the Messenger sitting in the middle of the drugs?

Anonymous said...

I doubt Walker will sit in the middle of drugs for a photo, but I will vote for him again because he has always answered my calls, puts dope f$%ks in jail, and he is always in the mix on county business and criminals..so greta2424 how do you stand on this since you seem to be a little bitter over the fireworks photo in the messenger.

greta said...

Geeez....I was making a joke.

I was not bitter over the fireworks thing. That was hilarious! Our sheriff acting like he busted "Big Criminals". Kinda brought to mind Barney Phife at the time.

ANON Do you need to hear me say....?

Woo! Hoo! Way to go Sheriff Walker. What a good job you are doing! Does that make you feel better?

Over the Rainbow said...

The "War on Drugs" was over before it even started. Illicit drugs will never go away. I'm amazed that it took so many agencies to bust this guy. They should just admit defeat and come up with a better idea.

Anonymous said...

Barry, 290 Grams is a lot, it isn't like he was just using it in his house. I know that drugs will never completely go away but this is a lot! Where do you draw the line? What if they were selling to your young relatives? Would it matter then? I just don't understand you sometimes!Very irritating that you think it is alright for someone to sell drugs on a regular basis and just create more crime. Most of these folks buying these drugs are getting their money by stealing from all the good people!

Over the Rainbow said...

Anon 1:59. The amount of drugs that were seized from this guy will be replaced within a day or so in the drug world. The people that were buying drugs from him will just get it somewhere else or learn to make it themselves. The turn over rate in the drug subculture is very high. This arrest did not phase this subculture. It did not help anyone.

Anonymous said...

Barry, You been hangin out with Stephen Hale?

Anonymous said...

9:43 and some of the rest of you who know the Davilla family - instead of wanting them to move, how's about helping to break their cycle of abuse and addiction. I went to school with one of the older guys and he was really a nice guy outside of his addiction/abuse of drugs. Drugs aged him 50 years in a very short time. Instead of getting them out of our little world, I would wish for our community to intervene and get the younger ones headed in the right direction instead of staying in the groove of self destruction.

Anonymous said...

If you know them, why don't you intervene?

greta said...

That Davila family is one tough bunch. I remember in the old "running around Bridgeport" days that if a person looked at one of them wrong they would want to kick your butt. And, if one of them was mad at you, the whole family was mad - like a pack of wolves.

Needless to say, I steered clear of that family.

Over the Rainbow said...

Anon 2:36. Thank you for that comment. I completely agree with you.

Anonymous said...

9:43 here again. I don't intervene because I don't know them now. Like I said, I went to school with one of the OLDER ones LONG ago and he is not around any more as far as I know. I never experienced any of the 'kick your butt' episodes, but none of them were ever mean to me - I knew of some of his (the one I went to school with) family, but I guess since he was nice to me, the other's were as well. By the way, I never did/do drugs and no one ever tried to push them on me.

It's always been my experience that if you will be-friend or be nice to everyone and treat them well and get to know them for who they really are, you'll get treated that way in return. Drug addicts need friends too and the more straight friends they can acquire, the more likely they will be to turn around. (not trying to over-simplify this, but you've got to start somewhere and the beginning with each person is as good a place to start as any).

Anonymous said...

Oops - I'm 2:36 not 9:43. Sorry about that!!! I was re-reading my previous post.

greta said...

I never understood why people who do meth do not realize that it destroys lives.

You can talk till your blue in the face trying to get someone off drugs. It won't work.

The person on drugs has to want to quit, you can't make them quit.

Trust me... I'm the blue faced gal.

Anonymous said...

greta2424, I apologise and actually when I think about it, Walker did not have anything to do with the bust. His officers work with the DPS guys and they did it. I am guessing that Walker did not know it was going on until it was over...I am looking at past articles on the Messenger web site to see how Wise County is hooked up with DPS

mzchief said...

This is a long one. For those of you who have difficulty focusing you will be happier if you just skip it.

Prohibition and the war against the “Demon Gin” was not successful in the United States in the 1920’s and neither is the “War on Drugs.” Prohibition was responsible for the rampant rise in organized crime and gang warfare in the 1920’s just as has the "War On Drugs" in the 1970’s, 80’s, 90’s and into the 21st century.

History has proved it is futile for ANY government to attempt to dictate the personal behaviour and mores of the ADULTS within a society. More over it has proved to be damaging to the society when a government attempts to dictate the personal behaviour and mores within a society.

As for you people who are about to throw a wall-eyed fit and say “What about the children.” What about the children? The current laws and “WAR” are doing NOTHING to protect “The Children” from drugs. GOOD/EXCELLENT parents are the BEST protection “The Children” have against drugs. As for “The Children” who lost the parent lotto and are stuck with craptastic pretendaparents, TOUGH suck it up and deal with it. A VAST numbers of children have and do.

BEFORE you let your HEART interfere with your BRAIN just THINK about it for a moment! A wee bit of reasoning to help you:
365 CHILDREN die each year because some CRAPTASTIC pretendaparent leaves a handgun where a child has access to the handgun and kills themselves but more typically their friend. Hmmmm…Where is the “War against handguns” to protect “The Children”?
300,000. people die each year because they are LARD BUTTS and unable/unwilling to control their eating. Where is the “War on Food” to protect stupid fat people?
Addiction is a MEDICAL condition and should NOT be the precursor to a CRIMINAL situation.

History and current events prove it is WRONG for and DAMAGING to a society for a society to base laws on the lowest common denominator within a society.

Just for the record; I do not and have not ever regularly used or recreated with illegal drugs of any sort including legal drugs such as alcohol, nicotine and/or scheduled (prescription) narcotics.

Over the Rainbow said...

Addiction is a psychological condition and can be genetic. Good parenting does not protect someone from addiction. It is MUCH more complicated than that.

Anonymous said...

Mzgina, I actually read thru your looooong rambling Trieste. I find an area of agreement - let's make obesity illegal! I also think s should be illegal to smoke in confined spaces with minors - whether it’s in your own house or car or not.

Anonymous said...

Well maybe somebody's house or car won't get broken into now, and maybe someone won't get hurt by the fact of this arrest and taking someone out of circulation. I for one can not see the path of events that were stopped by this arrest, but be sure that somewhere down that path was someone innocent getting hurt in some way...so let's keep it up.

mzchief said...

To over the rainbow...
Precisely why addiction should NOT be treated as a CRIMINAL condition but treated for what it is, a MEDICAL condition.

Collectionsite said...

Mzchief ...

How has this ideology worked in country were the drug laws are permissive? Countries like Sweden?

Also if you sell/deal drugs and you are not addicted nor use .. would that change your stance on the law?

Anonymous said...

I know a few druggie Davila's.

Over the Rainbow said...

collectionsite....Sweden does not have a permissive drug policy. What other countries are you referring to?

Anonymous said...

three things
1. if that is 290 grams of finished product that is a lot of dope.

2. You can only help people that want help.

3. Thank goodness for the federal court system, if he was tried in Wise County that would be a lot of probation, followed by a lot of probation violations, followed by more probation, well you get the point. Sorry Barry

Anonymous said...

At least there will be prosecution with the FEDS, unlike the local DA.
Good Job Law Enforcement by getting this thing filed Federal.

Anonymous said...

From someone that is in the local LE circle, I would venture to say that 75 to 80 percent of the property crime in this county is somehow drug related. (Conservative) Burglaries, thefts, forgery, and so on. 99 percent of the felons that I have arrested throught my 16 year career have a drug history of some kind. You do the math. Simple isn't it. It is a vicious circle but legalizing drugs is not the answer.

anonymouse said...

don't like the drugs but the drugs like me