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Low-Level Drug Crimes

Posted on | January 9, 2022 | No Comments

In September 2013, sheriff’s deputies in Mobile County, Alabama, spotted a stolen car parked in front of a home in the rural community of Wilmer. Deputies knocked on the door of the house, seeking to speak to Kenneth James Colburn (pictured above left) who was suspected of stealing the car. Deputies became aware of “a strong chemical odor” in the home and found a methamphetamine lab. Colburn, 24, was arrested along with Joshua Foran, 31, and Jeremy Love, 20. This was not Colburn’s first arrest: “In 2007, Colburn was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Two years later in 2009, Colburn faced one count of manufacturing a controlled substance.” Well, it’s just drugs — a low-level non-violent crime, as some advocates of “criminal justice reform” would have us believe. Some of us, however, have had direct experience in the field of freelance pharmaceutical distribution and have personal familiarity with the criminal underclass, and not so easily deceived.

Go peddle your “reform” somewhere else, because I ain’t buying it. There’s an old saying, “Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time.” Dope dealers know they’re breaking the law; they do it because they have no respect for the law. This is why decriminalizing drugs is not the answer, because the criminal mindset is such that, if you legalize one thing, they’ll just find some other law to break. No “reform” can solve this; the criminal is a danger to society and the only way to protect society is to put the criminal behind bars. Getting busted for a meth lab (and a stolen car) didn’t end Kenneth Colburn’s criminal career. Less than five years after his bust in Mobile, he was arrested in Troup County, Georgia, on charges of “theft by receiving stolen vehicle, amphetamine-possession, possession of marijuana less than one ounce, possession of firearm by convicted felon, obstruction of officer.” Colburn’s criminal career continued, and here is the mug shot from his most recent arrest:

This time, the charge is murder:

Two people have been arrested for the death of a Fairhope woman.
44-year old Tammy Wedgeworth was originally reported missing by the Fairhope Police Department on January 3rd. Wedgeworth was last seen around 9 p.m. the night of January 1st when she left her home in Fairhope in a white Ford F-150 heading to Mobile.
Mobile Police were assisting Fairhope Police in the investigation when her body was found on Friday. Police say they also found the victim’s vehicle and credit card.
33-year-old Kenneth Colburn was arrested and charged with murder and fraudulent use of a credit card.
35-year-old Amanda Miller was also arrested and charged with fraudulent use of a credit card.
Police haven’t said what, if any, connection the victim had to the two suspects. Colburn has an extensive arrest record with several bookings into the Mobile County Jail starting in 2006.

We don’t yet know anything about the circumstances that led to Tammy Wedgeworth’s murder; police say that “to protect the integrity of the investigation,” they aren’t releasing details. What we do know is that just three years ago, Kenneth Colburn was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, a crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison. If Colburn had been in prison, Tammy Wedgeworth would not have been murdered. When will people wake up from their dreams of “reform” and start living in the real world? How many more people are going to be killed because the system keeps turning loose dangerous criminals?




 

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