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McMinnville couple arrested on drug charges

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Mack

Is it just me or is this kind of thing getting more and more frequent? I know we have had two now in the past few weeks, but how about over the last ten years or so? It would be interesting to see McMinnville crime statistics. But then again, I'm not sure I would trust those. Seems like they could me massaged pretty easily to say just about anything.
Maybe it's me. Maybe I'm just getting old and cynical. But it sure seems to me like our society is slouching towards Gomorrah.

Fletch

I would like to know when drug related arrest among adults don't involve a child. I mean since thats what humans do is make more humans...

YCmom22

This story makes me so sad. I know this couple, I know this case, and have had contact with the arresting officer, the release officer and the couple themselves.This story has been blown so far out of proportion that it is a shame. But then again...over the years, I have come to expect this kind of shotty reporting from the NewsRegister. It does not surprise me that all of the facts were not reported and the ones that were are reported in exaggeration. Once this whole case gets worked out, and the allegations are proven wrong, it will be unfortunate that the NewsRegister has successfully managed to cause damage to the reputations and lives of another young couple that work hard to provide for themselves, and just happened to make friends with the wrong people.

Troy'ith

If you dion't want to lose custody of your children, then it probably be a good idea to not use/sell or have illegal drugs around your house. Bottom line.. Regardless of what the paper writes.

It's just like the person that doesn't want a speeding ticket "don't speed".. there you have it. Simple really..;

troy prouty*

Eve..13

These kinds of cases are prominent all over Yamhill County, between drug related cases and sexual crimes are jails are full. It's sickeneing and sad all at the same time! Although, the prescription drug/herion cases are far more and to me that is frightening.

mcastro4

I am the sister of Antonio. The news register has made some huge mistakes. It says that a child was there, that is not true and I am a witness to that. So as far as that goes they need to get their facts straight before they start making false statements. For all of you people that are judging them both remember that you are not perfect and I guarantee that you all have done something stupid in your life. My brother is not a drug addict, he doesnt even drink. He is a hard worker and has never been in trouble in his life. Come on people does he really look like he uses drugs? One thing I know from experience is that the news from McMinnville is nosey and quick to judge people, and make false statements just to make people read their paper. So if you dont know us mind your own business.

YCmom22

I agree with you MCastro...these are good kids who are catching a hard break. They are not addicts, and should not be going through this...and the NR is going to do a great job of making it hard for them to move on from it....and people like those who like to pass judgement on them should really take a good hard look at their own lives before they choose to ridicule and judge this couple.

Troy'ith

postes "mind your own business"

I don't think so. You see that is the problem. All people have a duty within their community and to responsible in it which improves it as a whole. It is something that has been taught through ages in many countries or through Kant and Rawls.

In the east for example karma let people know what they did affected something which in turn effected something else. In my opinion America is failing today because people "want it to be only their business", "justice system's busines" or "family business". I on the other hand think we would better off with accountable to community, open door and peace circles for crime and punishment. Almost everything we do has an externality to something else. Remember that you will go far improving and being a participant in community. Not doing so, hurts community and yourself as we.... All people have done things (you are right) and.. this doesn't mean to not talk, but to speak up more..it is the only way to improve.

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YCmom22

I understand feeling like it is your business as a member of the community, and to a point you are correct. HOWEVER....it would be a whole lot easier to take if people who believe it is their business would actually know the entire story....not just what they are fed by a small town bias newspaper. Plain. and. Simple. Being held accountable with the community is sorta b.s. because the community has no idea of what REALLY goes on behind closed doors, and unless you want the community taking a fine tooth comb to your life...and making it hard to move on from even the smallest of bad decisions, I think everyone is entitled to some semblance of privacy. You don't pay their bills, you don't feed their child, and you don't know what is really going on, so in that aspect...yes. You SHOULD mind your own business. If people took more time to take care of their own crap instead of judging others for theirs, this world would be a much more harmonious place. Speaking up more is NOT the way to improve if you are speaking of things that you only hear part of the story....that Troy, is pure ignorance.

retiredbs

@ YC..why are you so adamant the News Register is at fault for reporting this story? They are merely relaying what the police department stated! If you have a problem with anyone, it should not be with the newspaper. All I can say is if the above information was presented to a District Attorney or Grand Jury, I am of the belief criminal charges would be filed. Then hopefully the "truth and nothing but the truth" will result in an innocent or guilty result as relayed by a jury or judge. Not what you, I, or anyone else thinks is the truth.

YCmom22

I am adamant because of experience....that an the ability to think beyond what the media reports on. ALSO, I am aware of the case, have spoken to the arresting officer, the dhs caseworker, the release officer, and was actually in court during arraignment....all of which places I KNOW I did not see anyone from the NR participating in. They are a newspaper...they get paid for sensationalism. I do not think they are at fault for reporting the story, My problem with this case is not with the newspaper...my issue with the newspaper is that many times over the past 12 years I have been in this community I have watched them report things that 1...have not been completely accurate, 2...report the story before there really is a story, and 3...never print a retraction or apology for sensationalizing a story, plastering faces on the front page, and when the charges are dropped. I am a person who does not take stock in what the media (ANY media) has to say...and in small towns....PLEASE. I would be critical of anything this (or any other paper for that matter) reports no matter who they were reporting about. If media told the facts as they really were, there would be no story...EVER, so it behooves them to add a little flair. How else do they get a paycheck??

retiredbs

I would like to see a follow-up to this article. According to this article, a hearing was held on the 28th. Were the charges dropped? Did the couple have their child returned? Was this all a case of mistaken identity? To YC and mc, the reason people comment on articles is they have an interest in the topic. They don't know the persons arrested, but that is no reason to not have an opinion and express it as related to what the law enforcement agency is reporting. Now if the news paper is mis-quoting the police, that's a different story. If the news organizations were prohibited from printing what is reported to them by the police department, all of our lives would be very different.

Dances with Redwoods

"How else do they get a paycheck??"

The paycheck is not derived through the articles you read, but from the purchases influenced through paid advertising by business. I could be wrong, but I don't believe so.

YCmom22

so, Dances, are you telling me that you buy the NR because of the sensational advertising? The person who writes the story gets a paycheck...that check is based on their ability to create a story...that story is then printed (yes...with the advertising) in a paper...that paper is then purchased by a consumer...that consumer is generally NOT purchasing the paper because they have superior advertising.

Dances with Redwoods

Yes, most definitely! ... and for only $6 per month, have not only received incredible savings through lowering my monthly shopping bill, but have actually done the math on my carbon footprint and realized some lessening of that as well.

I could go into some deeper explanation of that with you, YCmom, but something tells me that you're not interested in the concept. My wife subscribes to the Sheridan Sun, her reason for doing so is to stay appraised of the local gossip, more so than the advertising.

Glad she does, otherwise I'd have missed an marvelous article (with photo) in last Wednesday's issue about my buddy 'Babbling Bill' Pewonka of Grand Ronde and his fabulous new coif!

As for this particular article, it's the nature of the beast. Sometimes it's good and sometimes it's not so much. I wish the couple and their child well, hopefully something good comes out of all this.

Have a Merry Christmas.

Fletch

As much as I can tell... It seems to me the recent STORIES in the NR are coincidental. I don't rellay think this is new. Like i said, how many times do drug cases with adults, don't have children as bystandards? For some reason I feel there are other motives at work here.
I also beleive that the media is not legally obligated to tell the truth. For some reason, I think I had read something about that in a article recently. I could be wrong. I think it had something to do with not makeing a wide sread scare.

Troy'ith

is this true or not?

"If you dion't want to lose custody of your children, then it probably be a good idea to not use/sell or have illegal drugs around your house. Bottom line"

"It's just like the person that doesn't want a speeding ticket "don't speed"

That is all I said. The one thing you can't avoid will always be the cosequences of your actions, regardless.

Being a citizen means holding each other accoutable, so you can have a better community. I stand by it. I see peace circles with community involvement in crime, and it is no wonder those communities have the least crime and the least re-offend rate. I also offer this. Those close to peope are biased usually than others in the community that are more subjective, if all, people get together it can make huge strides to find solutions for the common good (unlike our justice sytstem and unlike those that enable (interntionally or not)..

troy*

Troy'ith

The problem yc.,. is you think, I'm judging them. I'm not.

My statements are just that, all the other stuff is a creation of how interpt it rather real or not. which is why up above I asked is this true or not?

Cognitive thoughts are very diificult to get a hold of. It takes a lot of work to master them or know them. This statement stands out "If people took more time to take care of their own crap instead of judging others for theirs" There is this saying.

analyzing others is knowledge
knowing yourself is wisdom
managing others requires skill
mastering yourself takes inner strength.
tao,33

yes I would agree (but what if their life is in order?), like the former addict who goes to meetings (and has their house in order) and is an essential part in recovery for new people that want to get better.

You assumed I thought "bad people" (yet I ddn't apply anything in regards to them) only other than true facts), and I also realize innocent people get convicted helping free 29 such to date. I realize how crappy the justice system can be, crap lawyersb for defense, bad judges and often times not very honest prosecutors.. trust me I know...

I don't believe in "bad people" I do believe people can do bad things, but I also believe with community help people can also do great things, it is why I support betterpeople.org, why I worked through law a right for felons to vote in Washington, because I understand I've been there which is probably why I believe so much in accoutability.. thus why I also sign my name. I have nothing to hide from anyone.. now that is freedom!

troy*

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Fletch

That's a tough pill for me to swallow. I, along with some friends of mine, over the last year or so, gave a rehabing person some constructive thing to do around our work and homes to try and help this person. In the end, he comminted B&E and larceny. Biteing the hand that had fed him. There is an expression I am fond of, @#$! me once, shame on you, !$#@ me twice, shame on me...

Troy'ith

Fletch, sometimes that happens, sometimes it doesn't. One of my biggest challenges currently in politics is this.

We tell people with legal history to get a job, why telling everyone to not hire them because of their legal history.

It's a huge problem because 12.5 % of population have a felony and around 20% misdemeanor. Production jobs were amongst the leader for hiring these people, those jobs are now in china.. creating twice the unemployment rate of others which in turn leave a lot of state assistance. This is why I like Daves Bread and Powell but also love BetterPeople.. Better people holds those that want different consequences than those they were getting accountable and in return niot only get better work.... but changes in cognitive thoughts - we know this..

thoughts=feelings=behavior=consequences=thoughts=feelings=behavior=consequences etc.ect...

so .. it's a great program. Portland is lucky to have it.

troy*

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