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Donald P. is correct. This is a common action. It doesn't change the fact it is wrong. The LSD is a fedral offense. Of course he is going to choose against federal time. Even if they convicted him on all the drugs the Montana Department of Corrections (DOC) would just reduce sentence to a treatment center. You see the bleeding hearts in the DOC think they cure everyone including pedophiles. The other claim it is cheaper to keep criminals on streets while doing treatment because it saves money. But with most criminals they go back to their criminal ways. The criminals are continually in the system. Taxpayers pay for judges, court administrators, prosecuting attorneys, and in many cases the defense attorney. Not to mention most of these drug addicts get their drug money from stealing. The victims are of no interest to Leo Gallager and his cronies. So add it up. The victims not only lose their possessions, but also have to pay for the criminals court costs and rehabilitation. To add insult to injury the court keeps the possessions unless the victim pays for a lawyer to help them regain their possessions, if some pawn shop hasn't already sold the possessions. It is a revolving door. The criminal walks in one door and out the other with a mild lecture.
Now this folks is collusion.
Shame on you Judge Menahan just what we want to teach our children and grandchildren it's ok to do drugs and get by with it and he was a teacher and yet all you all are picking on Swingley for an honest mistake. If it was joe blow off the street he would have been charged on all of the drug charges and got prison time. Pretty biased
You're wrong on almost every count here. A deferred sentence is almost always imposed in situations like this.
And before you suggest that Judge Menahan is biased, perhaps you should do some research into similar cases. I think you'll learn quite soon that this is common.
What's wrong with this picture. Get's caught with mushrooms, cocaine, meth, and get's a deferred sentence? Noticed they mentioned the Democrats. Political? Pretty messed up. Only charged for the mushrooms? Not too smart I think.
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