Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Patrol Makes A Drug Bust/Am I Missing something?

There was an article about another drug bust in my local paper this morning.

Patrol makes drug bust

St. Joseph News-Press

A traffic stop Saturday of a man from Omaha, Neb., on Interstate 29 just north of St. Joseph became a major methamphetamine bust.

Eligio Tamayo, 22, faces charges of first-degree felony drug trafficking and felony possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine and cocaine), speeding, failure to wear a seat belt and violation of U.S. immigration laws.

Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers found a total of 5 pounds of methamphetamine with a street value in excess of $200,000.

A substance troopers allege to be cocaine was found in Mr. Tamayo's possession. Further search revealed 2 pounds of alleged methamphetamine hidden in the left rear quarter panel of the 1998 Dodge Caravan Mr. Tamayo was driving. The Dodge Caravan was taken to Troop H where Cijo, the patrol's drug dog, located a false compartment behind a fire wall that contained an additional 3 pounds of a substance troopers believed to be methamphetamine.

Another $200,000 worth of meth off our streets. Sounds good, but to quote an old friend, "Huh,whadid he say"? The article says Eligio Tamayo from Omaha, Nebraska is facing several charges. Among them, a violation of United States immigration laws. Now I hate to sound like a s_ _ _ _ a_ _ but something seems to be missing here so what else am I to do? The last I knew Omaha was still a part of the United States so coming down to this area from Omaha shouldn't have put him in violation of any immigration laws. Unless, do you suppose he snuck into our country illegally in search of a better life for himself and his family? After he made it to Omaha he was unable to land one of those jobs that no United States citizen will do. So he took a job transporting illegal drugs across the country. The article doesn't say anything so I'd guess he'll get out on bail and no one will have a clue as to where he is when it's time for him to appear in court. It has happened before. It is time to contact our elected officials, new and old. Tell them that if something isn't done soon to secure our borders and fix our broken immigration policy they will be looking for a new job the next time their name appears on a ballot.

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The St. Joseph News-Press

God Bless America, God Save The Republic


Blogger Steve said...

I recognize your concern over bail, but it's a necessary part of the trial process. Remembering that the accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty, it is the public policy to want to release him on bail, if possible, so that he can do such things as prepare for trial, work to hire an attorney, support his family, and pay his obligations, and other such items.

That being said, there are situations where the desire to provide an accused person as much latitude as possible to prepare for trial is outweighed by other factors. In some instances, such as this, the idea that this man might have no papers and thus poses as a flight risk is an issue; in one case in New York, bail was denied to one of the mob bosses, because of the threat to the lives of the witnesses against him.

There comes a balancing act with bail - how much do we require in bail to allow the accused the opportunity to get out versus how much of a deposit is needed to serve as an effective guarantee that he will appear at trial?

That this man might not have papers is going to go a long way in his bail hearing - it's likely that bail will be denied on the plain fact that there is no sufficient means of ensuring he stays in the area.

9:23 AM  
Anonymous religion of pieces said...

Illegal drugs and Islam go together well. Here's how a once peaceful English town has been turned into an Islamic hell-hole and its Christian inhabitants dhimmified:


3:34 PM  
Blogger Katherine Thayer said...

They also provide Emergency response for accidents.

4:35 AM  

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