Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:19 PM
So, in October of 2010, Mitch Parrott was arrested for third-degree unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine and criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was no stranger to police, having been through Chemung County's Drug Court program, and am been used as a poster-child for it. There was even a big piece in the Star-Gazette on him after he relapsed.Over the weekend, Mitch was arrested again for running a "suspected" meth lab - this time with only an ounce or so in his possession. He also had two guns and ab out $9,000 in cash. Now, I give anybody attempting to recover from addiction credit. Someone running the streets selling meth and putting everyone around him in danger while he makes it?Not so much.There was a rumor posted on the Star-Gazette that Mitch may have disclosed some information to skate on his charges in 2010. If true, that disturbs me greatly. I can understand how important an informant is in fighting the drug problem in this area, but exactly how much slack are they given? How many times do Mitch's neighbors have to see him come home and start up another operation?Normally, I wouldn't post anything like this, but I have a close friend who lives in his neighborhood and another friend called to the scene this weekend. Exactly how many lives are we going to put in danger here?
"We need not to be let alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while. How long is it since you were really bothered? About something important, about something real?"
- Ray Bradbury