Showing posts with label Tazewell County Circuit. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tazewell County Circuit. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Yes Dennis, there is a double standard in sentencing...

... and this is a prime example:

Drug rehab requested by judge
A mother's call to help her grown son produced a large heroin and cocaine arrest in Washington this spring and, in the long run, perhaps the help her son will use.

Tyler W. Mabrey, 25, of 202 Main St. will spend the five-year prison term he received Monday at a facility with a drug rehabilitation program if the state Department of Corrections can find room to accommodate the request by Tazewell County Circuit Judge Scott Shore.

Washington police on May 5 knew only that they were responding to a mother's report that her son was suicidal and had locked himself in the bathroom, according to a court affidavit. Mabrey's brother told them when they arrived that he had heard a thud from behind the locked door.

With the mother's permission, the officers kicked the door open and found Mabrey unconscious on the floor with several hypodermic needles around him, the records stated.

They also found $39,000 in cash bundled in $1,000 and $2,000 packets "in a manner consistent with those who sell drugs," according to the affidavit.

Among the drugs police found were two loose bags of crack cocaine, seven more sealed ones and 13 bags of a brown, rocky substance they later determined was heroin, the affidavit stated.

The officers also found drug paraphernalia and learned from tests conducted that Mabrey's clothes contained drug residue.

Mabrey pleaded guilty to possessing a controlled substance with intent to deliver after a second charge was dismissed. The Class 1 felony was punishable by four to 15 years in prison.

Mabrey's mother told police her son was unemployed and was receiving disability payments. Source