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View Poll Results: Was Drugs/Alcohol a factor in why he's in?
No drugs/alcohol had no part of it. 66 7.15%
Yes, they are the reason. 405 43.88%
Yes, they made him do stupid things. 440 47.67%
No answer 12 1.30%
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:23 PM
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my fiance was using coke,and to calm himself down, he took xanex. Both drugs combined made his heart stop. He was found passed out in his car in a church parking lot. He was taken to the hospital, hospitalized, then released. He's in prison now for felon in posession of a firearm. They found the gun in his car when they towed it.
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:33 PM
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Just curious: was his original conviction a drug offense? I believe the prohibitions on "felons" owning firearms should be reviewed, especially in the case of non-violent offenders. Furthermore, the definition of what constitutes a firearm needs to be clarified in at least some states. Under Minnesota law, for example, a slingshot, water pistol, a vacuum cleaner or air pump with an "exhaust" fitting, or one's own throwing arm if used to throw a ball meets the definition of a "firearm". It's rather difficult to imagine that anyone, convicted felon or not, could possibly meet the letter of the law.

Curiously enough, a bow, which meets the Minnesota definition of a firearm, may be legally possessed by a convicted felon. A crossbow or a paintball gun may not.

And if you're not a convicted felon, Minnesota has an entire class of "crimes of violence" (many of which do not involve actual violence or injury), conviction for which also bars the possession of firearms. Whatever that may mean in Minnesota.
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:50 PM
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he was in prison 2 years ago and since it hadnt been 5 years since his last conviction, in Texas, you are not allowed have possession of a firearm until the five years pass.
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OK--it's different in every state. Five years is not bad. In Minnesota it's a lifetime ban, assuming you are sentenced for a crime that fits in with one of the group listed under "crimes of violence". Ten years after your sentence is complete, you can apply for a pardon, but even that does not necessarily restore your firearms rights.
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No, he was just a habitual criminal, did it for the rush.
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im glad im not the only one who has drugs as the reason.
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tj..was an addict and even though he was high as could be- he always wanted to come up too. we talk about it alot now....he felt like he had something to prove to everyone. Ironic that all he proved was he could go back to prison. We both know drugs were the reason he was messing up. and we know that if we want to do right and stay together after he gets out in january- we have to be sober. drugs suck. they arent worth the pain.
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yes he was. as he has no memory of that night anymore, he was accused by an other..... and as he is honest, he says I "dont know". the state takes this as a proof of guilt............ the facts lay different........ but truth is: alcohol and medication are the reason at the end, he is in prison today!
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Yes, Teemo has a really bad binge drinking problem. He's so good at hiding it and lying to everyone who tried to help him. Total Jekyll & Hyde thing going on.
I'm really hoping he uses this time to try and get a handle on his addiction. He's already signed up for a bunch of programs so *fingers crossed*
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Yes my son was stinking drunk, and I suspect maybe meth too, since his exgirlfriend was a raging meth head. Got in his vehicle to flee after stabbing someone, and wrecked and totaled his truck. Doesn't remember too much about his crime, that night, but was driving on a suspended license after a previous DUI. He almost killed himself and someone else that night, and he turned 21 while still in county.
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Yes, My Son Was Very Drunk. Alcohol Impaired His Judgment, But It Doesn't Matter. It's Not A Defense In The Legal System. He Was On Meth For 10 Years! Then He Turned To Liquor!
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My husband was addicted to Morphine and Marijuana. Sometimes he would take a bunch of Xanax and thats when he blacked out and committed his crimes (robberies). I didn't realize just how bad it was. I'm not a drug user and I can't understand addiction. He has been BACK in prison for 2 weeks and already got busted for having morphine, xanax and tobacco. There goes our visitation for the next 6 months. I am glad he never hurt anyone or stole from me, and he's not on coke, meth, etc. (the real scary stuff) but its still DRUGS. I am at my wits end and very depressed about him being on drugs, the drugs causing him to commit crimes, and that he's still using while in prison.
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my man has told me several times if he had never done drugs he would of never been in trouble the thing is he cant get the help he needs in there
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My husband was on drugs and that is why he is in there now.
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My daughter was on heroin and broke into a house.
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My man had a addiction to meth, and that is why he is serving time now. He made some really stupid decisions and ended up on Prison.
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I know that drugs were a big part of it i use to always find baggies and flush them down the toilet, He NEVER slept and since he never slept he wanted to be out tagging and doing stupid stuff. ARRRRGH Now im getting mad all over again thinking bout it.
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no, he was fully sober.
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He was staying in a hotel room, on crank, when the cops came into his room and arrested him...
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Wink Alcohol is a drug too.

My son had been drinking at a friend's house, and tried to drive home on an unfamiliar road. He didn't see the stop sign, and that was a very costly mistake. People think alcohol is okay, but it's a drug too. It has probably ruined more lives than all the other drugs put together.


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yes mine was also he was a crack addict and thats why he's in now it landed him 5yrs too.
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my husband was on a 9 day drug binge and commited all his crimes in those 9 days, when i finally found him in the streets he didnt even look like himself, he hadnt ate, slept or showered in those 9 days, i thought he was going to die so i begged him to get in the car to just talk to me and i drove him out of the drug area and we met up with his father where we asked him to do the right thing and turn himself in so he said ok and we took him home so he could shower, eat and nap and about 8 hours later i dropped him off at the county jail and he's been locked up ever since and still has a whole lot of time left to go even thou its sad and it sucks it was still the best way to get him off the streets, i'd rather visit him IN prison then have to bring flowers to his grave...........................
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My son is 31 and has been addicted to drugs and alcohol since he was a teenager. This is his first time in prison but he has been in jail many times - all of them because of his addictions. He has been in rehab several times and spent years (off and on) in AA. I see people get sober all the time - I don't know why it is so much harder for some. The saddest thing now is that he has a wife two small children who are suffering for his mistakes.

I am involved with a great support group for addicts and family members of addicts - Palmer Drug Abuse Program. We are in several major Texas cities - just google PDAP. They also have a group for children of addicts to help them cope with this disease in their families. I am with the San Antonio group. I hope to see some of you there.

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yes he was dope sick and needed to get some where quick before the hook up left and he stole a car and got busted !!
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mine was drunk and high when he commited his crime, took prison to realize that this life was worth so much more.
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