Monday, July 29, 2019

Addiction Marches On

JPD probably saved someone's life yesterday.   A reader posted this message on Facebook yesterday:

I took this yesterday at one of the gas stations @ Northside and 55, at the pump. I never saw the needle, but there was fresh blood on her thigh so I assume she had just shot up in her leg. She was passed out for at least 20 minutes, with her car in drive and her foot on the brake. I watched multiple cars stop at the adjacent pump and saw multiple people peer into her open car window, but no one checked on her or called 911. I was across the street, but I noticed the car had not moved and I hadn’t noticed anyone get out. So I went for a closer look and found her as you see her in the photo and called 911. The car had Holmes county plates. She was quite skinny, with a variety of tattoos and appeared to be in her late 20s or early 30s. 3 JPD patrol units arrived a few minutes after I called 911, and the sirens brought her back to life. Not sure if this qualifies as an overdose. JPD immediately opened the driver’s door, put the car in park, and removed the keys. The first question was something like ‘what drugs do you use’. I think I heard her respond “fentynal”. JFD and AMR both responded as well, and she apparently was healthy enough to go go to jail. The 3 officers spent quite a while searching her vehicle, and they apparently found additional drugs and/or paraphernalia




The mother of a young boy is currently residing in the Hinds County Detention Center.   Props to JPD for responding and taking control of the situation. 

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am a fan of Chinese history and it has taken me decades to study due to their long recorded history. Ten years ago I reached the opium wars. Interesting yo lesrn about how the British emptied the Imperial Chinese treasury of silver with opium from British India.

Now that China has robbed us of our factories they now have us hooked on Fentanyl, a modern equivalent.

Revenge is a dish best served cold like a century egg.

Anonymous said...

Little doubt that she scored her drugs at that station and couldn't wait to get her hit. Dealers like to do business where they can jump on and off the interstate easily. Kind of like the parking lot of the steak place on the west side of I-55 at County Line.

Kingfish said...

I've been trying to get some records on a drug dealing business nearby yet for some strange reason, the city keeps stalling.

Anonymous said...

Per review of the Hinds County jail docket, our sleeping beauty appears to be miss Megan Penelope Ford from Saucier, MS.

Burke said...

I don't know if any addicts are following this post, but I hope it might help someone go straight.

Thank you for the history lesson, 12:58. Lest we forget, whenever we find ourselves lamenting the sins of our own past, they are nowhere near as bad as the sins of the British Empire. Of course, I still love Churchill and Downton Abbey.

Anonymous said...

@Kingfish
the city keeps stalling

It's almost as if you are getting close to something you shouldn't be.

I wonder if the status of Jackson as a Sanctuary City might have something to with it?

Anonymous said...

Very scary how easy it is to get stuff that will kill you these days. Don't fool yourself into thinking that could never be your daughter.

Anonymous said...

Came across similar situation on I70 90 minutes east of St. Louis just over a month ago. Man and woman, Pontiac Grand Prix, she was slumped over forward in the front passenger seat, he was half in and half out of the open driver's door. They were both out cold. A crowd of travelers surrounded the vehicle. Missouri State Highway Patrol had already been contacted and rolled in about 2 minutes later.

Anonymous said...

Who is managing the C-L's JJ Watch Desk today KF? Is it Fowler or Gates? Will be fun to see how they rip this one off.

Anonymous said...

Sad this young lady is not Happy with her life.
Drug Dealers should be stood against a wall & shot to Hell! I will be Happy to supply the ammo & serve on a firing squad if asked.
No mercy. No Peace for Drug dealers.
Build the wall & keep a high percent of this drug Sh*t out of the United States!

Anonymous said...

1:29 here. 90 minutes West of St. Louis. My bad.

Anonymous said...

Bingo brilliant person at 1:13, you hit the nail on the head.

Everyone knows the opioid epidemic is unique to Jackson and to other sanctuary cities like it. Only the brainwashed sheeple of democratic strongholds take heroin. That’s why rural republican areas, like Appalachia, have come out unscathed.

Next time, please be more honest about how intelligent your posts are by writing them in crayon.

Anonymous said...

JPD needs to locked this woman up and all these junkies. All these drug addicts from Madison, Scott and other counties flock to Jackson and are nothing but low-lives. They do most of the property crimes in Jackson trying to score their next hit... drive up to any vacant property in Jackson and you’ll find one of these devils stripping copper 24/7. For example, look at the Jackson Enterprise Center building on Hwy 80. They cross right over from the trailer park behind it and no one does anything to teach these people a lesson... It’s a darn shame!

Anonymous said...

@1:35 this was actually posted on the "Save JXN" facebook page yesterday.

Anonymous said...

It's not only drug dealers. Doctors issuing non-essential prescriptions just adds to the supply. My son got started from pain pills found at a friend's house in his mom's medicine cabinet. She had 90 days worth.

Anonymous said...

Not many folks are stupid enough to deal at a gas station....too many cameras.

Anonymous said...

Your son ripped off meds from his friend's mom and it is the physician's fault? Damn, you are screwed up.

Anonymous said...

"Your son ripped off meds from his friend's mom and it is the physician's fault? Damn, you are screwed up."

He would never gotten his hands on them if they weren't sitting there not being used.

Anonymous said...

He never would have gotten his hands on them if he wasn't trying to rip off meds from someone else's house. Whether the meds were being used or not, whether the quantity prescribed was correct or not, is none of your damn business. Sounds like your thief son was an addict looking for drugs to rip off before he found the stash.

Anonymous said...

Do we have this same outrage and pity when the junkie is African American? She is obviously from a single parent household, where's the welfare reform convo?

Anonymous said...

@1:42. What about the planes??? There are so many small, rural runways in this state. There’s not telling WHAT is being shipped and distributed out.

Anonymous said...

@1:58, Reading Comprehend much? A bit overly defensive?

KF said, the city keeps stalling

1:13 said I wonder if the status of Jackson as a Sanctuary City might have something to with it?

And you go off the deep end about heroin in Appalachia? Did it occur to you that perhaps Jackson is trying to prevent drug dealing illegals from being identified and deported due to the insane leftist ideology of the radical mayor who thinks he is a captain of a resistance movement? Maybe you think you are part of the same Resistance movement?

Anonymous said...

Not only do kids go through medicine cabinets but so do many "guests". I had a lady who I barely knew knock on my door one day and ask to use my restroom. She said she had been on a walk and had gone further than she usually did and begged to be let in. I knew of this lady and thought it was fine. I found out later this was a scam that she pulled a lot as a ruse to go through people's medicine cabinets. And by the way, she was in church every Sunday on the third row. Just sayin...

Albert Schweitzer, M.D. said...



Please remember this when marijuana legalization comes up for vote.

Marijuana is a gateway drug, whether physiologically or psychologically.

It has the "attractive" promise of pain relief, and of making some rich, and adding to the state coffers. All are empty promises in the end.

Please consider voting against it when it comes up.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we should make opioids illegal and legalize marijuana. As a ff/met I’ve never once worked a od for weed but unfortunately have worked more than my fair share from opioids.

Anonymous said...

You mean to tell me that our fifty year old war on drugs has not stopped the flow of drugs into our communities? Color me shocked. We can't keep drugs out of prison, how in the hell can we keep them off the streets? As long as there is demand, we will have drugs, and as long as it's "illegal" there will be a black market and crime. Time to try something new and regulate drugs like alcohol. Portugal did it a while back and saw great results. Look it up.

Anonymous said...

As a conservative I wanted to cry when I saw all three republican governor candidates are against medical marijuana. Opiods fine but weed illegal? Really? For medicinal purposes?

Anonymous said...

Do we have this same outrage and pity when the junkie is African American? She is obviously from a single parent household, where's the welfare reform convo?

Another stupid hypothetical by the stupid troll who poses stupid questions.

Anonymous said...

The war on drugs is simply a way to spend more on special agents, hot rod cars, trips for training, etc. The war on drugs is also a great excuse to confiscate somebody's property, whether its a car or a wad of cash. The war on drugs certainly has not done anything to improve our standard of living because drugs cost 100 times what they should due to the black market and people are killed because of the money and others die rather than seek help (this young lady is a prime example).

But elected officials and LEOs have all drunken the kookaid fed to them by big pharma.

Anonymous said...

2:40 pm, see you in church Sunday wearing your Sunday best clutching your Bible.

Anonymous said...

To the weed-as-cure-for-alcohol-and-drug-problems crowd: It doesn't work. I tried it and I just wound up stoned, drunk, and hooked on pills. I don't have an opinion on whether pot should be legal. I just know from experience that it won't cure a drug and/or alcohol problem.

P.S., If your kid develops a drug problem from taking someone else's prescription, it's his own damn fault. (Hint - Anyone who steals someone else's prescription already has problems)

Anonymous said...

@ 3:03 PM
Sure, cameras are great deterrents. NOBODY ever robs a bank or convenience store anymore.

Anonymous said...

If you look at those pictures, you can bet she felt so good. Really does invoke images of 18th and 19th century Opium Dens. Doesn't it just make you want to chase the Dragon with her?

Choose a decade and pick a movie. Junkies are always portrayed as tragically glorious.

Anonymous said...

Very sad.

She obviously has a serious addiction problem. What a waste. Getting locked up in a Mississippi jail is one of the worst things that can happen to someone with a serious addiction to heroin or heroin like substance (oxy/fetanyl). Zero help while you're locked up and access to whatever substance you desire. Only thing jail will do for her is keep her off the road and away from being a danger to others, including her son. May be the best and only option for her and the law abiding public.

Addiction can happen to anyone. More common than we would like to admit. Destroys families, lives and communities. None of us are immune to it. Had a mother of a drug addled middle aged (upper white middle class) married couple rent the house next door to ours in order to get them out of her's. Took us and several neighbors (along with the local PD) close to 18 months to get them to vacate. Not my family, but certainly had a front row seat to the kind of destruction such horrible addiction creates for everyone subjected to 20 + year addicts. They have an absolutely zero give a sh!£ attitude when it comes to others. It's all about feeding the monster.

Anonymous said...

I am old enough to remember when crack hit the African American community in the early 80s. Lock em and throw away the key was the solution. I don't hear the same call now, we all know it's because this is a white people drug. They need counseling and sympathy.She will be back on the street in a week.

Anonymous said...

7:18
Ah yes, the old Black Crack vs White Coke race argument.

Remind us how in the 1980s when black gang gang bangers were machine gunning city streets in bloody turf wars from LA to NYC were getting harsher sentences than non violent yuppies that got busted with a gram of coke during a traffic stop in their BMW.

Yes, please give us that tired non-emotional purely logical argument again.

Anonymous said...

Like the TV ad says we will all be affected by this at some time in the future. Mine was last week when my 35 year old fireman nephew died taking a pill laced with fentanyl. His entire family was unaware. He just rec'd a promotion and Fireman of the Year Award.

Make all the jokes you want this hell is coming for all of us and our families.

Anonymous said...

Make all the jokes you want this hell is coming for all of us and our families.

CDC estimates nearly 49,000 opioid (including fentanyl) overdose deaths in 2017.

US Census Bureau estimated the US Population in 2017 at 325.98 Million.

Sorry for your loss but your prediction is absurd.

Anonymous said...

Interesting how KF not only whines about not getting credit from local news media for using his posts for stories and also embeds facebook posts from others but does neither for this very popular fb page, Save Jxn

Anonymous said...

@6:06 PM - he is in denial and is trying to make his kid look like a victim. The kid is either just a thief, or already had a drug problem, or both.

He was pre-disposed to do that.

Anonymous said...

How many of these users were not addicted to Rx opioids before buying them on the street?

Methinks most.

That means that they willingly and irresponsibly started shooting-up to get high, knowing that it is a felony.

For this "innocent victim" kid who stole drugs from a medicine cabinet - he too is a felon, not a victim.



Anonymous said...

9:31 Let me clarify, I did not mean to say all 325.98 million of us will be taking drugs. What I was implying is families will be affected. We will soon be able to know a family or be an affected family.

Sorry for my not being more clear.

Anonymous said...

9:31, Alcoholism/drug addiction is a family disease, and it causes a whole lot more damage to a whole lot more people than just "49,000 opioid (including fentanyl) overdose deaths" per year. If you think it hasn't touched your family in some way, you're probably the one who has it. The big lie is "I'm not hurting anybody but myself."

Anonymous said...

3:03..........are you really that stupid to think drug dealers wont deal around a gas station? PLEASE!!! Drug dealers will deal around anything anytime in front of you and your children. They don't care. They are trying to make a dollar. And the addict certainly doesn't care they are just trying to get high. Drugs are everywhere and that's just a fact

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