Indiana Coach Turns in Player for Marijuana

Indiana Coach Turns in Player for Marijuana
Posted by FoM on September 03, 1999 at 09:05:32 PT
Source: Nando Times
EVANSVILLE, Ind.A Southern Indiana basketball player faces a felony charge of marijuana possession after his coach tipped off police.
Police said they found 85 grams of marijuana Thursday in a search of Demetrius Drew's on-campus apartment after coach Bruce Pearl told them they might find illegal drugs there. Drew, 26, locked himself inside a bedroom and then a bathroom, but police eventually found a clogged, overflowing toilet filled with marijuana. More was found inside a shaving kit in Drew's bedroom, the police said. Drew was being held in the Vanderburgh County Jail. If convicted of the charge, he could be sentenced to up to three years in prison. Drew joined the team a week ago after being out of basketball for four years. He last played at Central Missouri State, also a Division II school, in 1995, averaging 14 points and 7.5 rebounds. September 3, 1999 10:47 a.m. EDT Copyright  1999 Nando MediaCopyrightCopyright  1999 Associated Press
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Comment #4 posted by Rage on June 13, 2000 at 20:52:41 PT:
More Rage
Why Why WhyWhy are we in a drug war ? Are the majority of people in this country so fucking stupid and ignorant to not see the truth. I have had it with fucking do-gooder bastard fuck brained antidrug assholes running this country!! I dont use drugs but know many people who smoke marijuana and they are damn good decent tax paying, hard working citizens. Why are we spending masssive amounts of money trying to imprison them! What the fuck is going on here. I have had it with everything, if it doesnt change soon I dont know what I will do other than keep writting letters like this. I wrote a letter to the editor of my local newspaper with no profanity, just rage about how a judge let a child molester out with no bail and at the same time kept a pot grower in jail on $50,000,00, fifty thousand, bail. The letter never got published in the paper due to the paper being part of the drug war machine. I have had it.
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Comment #3 posted by observer on September 03, 1999 at 20:35:49 PT
he could be sentenced to ...
"Drew was being held in the Vanderburgh County Jail. If convicted of the charge, he could be sentencedto up to three years in prison."     Simple possession of drugs at home already     carries a harsher penalty then endangering     lives through drunk driving, and in 1990 the     governor of Alabama demanded that any     marijuana user be imprisoned for one year.290     In 1991 the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the     reasonableness of mandatory life     imprisonment for simple possession of     drugs.291 Indeed, the law considers drug     offenses to be worse than murder. The     average federal sentence for homicide is less     than 7 years. A nineteen-year-old with a clean     record received 10 years for carrying crack for     a drug dealer.292 A drug offender serving a     20-year mandatory minimum sentence had an     uncle who was murdered; the murderer served     7 years.293 A Missouri man was sentenced     to 5 years for killing a child and an additional 9     years for selling cocaine.294 A Missouri judge     gave a 30-year sentence to a crack cocaine     offender with no previous criminal record; a     few hours earlier the same judge gave 21     years to a recidivist murderer295 All these     cases represent customary practice. There is     nothing unusual about them. In 1992 the     federal minimum sentence for LSD     possession was 10.1 years (first offense).     Compare to the maximum sentences for the     following first offenses: rape 7.2 years,     kidnaping 5.2 years, theft of $80 million 5.2     years.296      (Richard L Miller, Drug Warriors and their     Prey, 1996, pgs.72-73)
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Comment #2 posted by rainbow on September 03, 1999 at 11:42:21 PT:
Players of that Coach
How can the players now respect that coach. I sure hope they make their feelings known.What a jerk.Rainbow
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Comment #1 posted by Carl Bedwell on September 03, 1999 at 11:04:18 PT:
Indiana coach, what a laugh!!!!!
Dear Reader,Its pretty hard these days to get a job, PLAY BASKETBALL, and even find the woman of my life that also like this wonderful herb. Which are struggles of my own. Thinking if I'm a bad person that smokes pot,"Cannabis Sativa". And omething else that also makes me chuckle is when I get God involved. I say to myself, is this a sin, well I ever be damned to hell because of an herb that I just could not put down, but not addicted to it. For example, I moved from a small little town to big city. You know the bible belt, raised up in a good home, moral values, good manners, you know the works. But, most of my friends also smoke pot, and their parents also have smoked pot. And if they denie it, well let them I don't care. But what's funny is that they are the deacons of the church, and the people who constantly ride, and ride about how marijuana is so bad. But then they can turn around and drink, smoke cigarettes, and even use profanity. But if you somke pot you will go to "Hell". These days and times are confusing to me and pretty much I don't know what's right or wrong these days.But all I know is let me be me and I will let you be you, because who are you to judge me. Let me have my own sins, and I will let you have yours. But curse me, and I will scorn you a thousand times over.Always forever and never be ashamed for it......, :-)Carl Bedwell, Pot head for life.....Live'n it and Lov'n it.
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