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Emergency American arrested today for selling illegal drugs

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  1. Glendazumba

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    You will find this news story in Headz Up Neg Or, the FB page of Negros Oriental and the date of the story says June 15, that means today. The news states that a 50-year-old American guy was arrested for violation of a law against drugs.

    I find this sad since this fellow is not from this country and getting into such a situation should be the last thing he should have done. I am just sharing this because some of you might know him, his name is in the news story.
    AMERICAN NATIONAL ARRESTED AGAIN FOR SELLING ILLEGAL DRUGS

    What: Arrested Foreign National for Violation of RA 9165 (Illegal Drugs)

    When: OOA 8:00PM of June 15, 2019

    Where: Room 01, Lodging/Boarding House, Canlas Subd, Brgy Taclobo, Dgte City.

    Who:

    Suspect:JAMES THOMAS HOBERT, American Citizen, Single, Male, 50yo of Western Florida, U.S.A. - Newly Identified SLT

    Joint elements of CDEU-DCPS, PDEU, PIB/SOG conducted anti-illegal drug opon thru buy bust

    Why/How: Joint elements of CDEU-DCPS, PDEU, PIB/SOG conducted a joint anti-illegal drug operation thru buy bust w/ PDEA Coordination # 20002-062019-0373 recieved by PDEA which resulted to the successful arrest of the abovenamed suspect.

    Evidence recovered/confiscated were as follows:

    1 pc elongated transparent heat sealed plastic sachet containing suspected shabu powder/granules for buy bust and 1 pc 500 peso bill as buy bust money;
    1 pc elongated transparent heatsealed plastic sachet containing suspected shabu powder/granules;
    2 pcs medium transparent heatsealed plastic sachet containing suspected shabu powder/granules.
    1pc big transparent heatsealed plastic sachet containing suspected shabu powder/granules;
    Cash proceeds P230.00.

    The total confiscated suspected shabu granules estimated weight is 8 grams with DDB of 54,400 pesos. All the pieces of evidence were taken from the suspect's direct possession and control.

    Dispo.Suspect is temporary placed under custody of Dumaguete CPS while appropriate charges is being prepared to be filed in court.

    He was arrested of the same violation on april 2018 in mangnao.

    (PHOTOS COURTESY OF ROY ORTEGA)
     
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  2. IggyPop

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    Such small amounts of drugs too, maybe an addict? He will probably get jail time... no mental health programs here.
     
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    He was caught last year in Mangnao,, and now caught again?? He should have been in Jail already so he bribed someone.. he should be in jail again along with the judge or prosecutor who took the bribe..
     
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  4. Rye83

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    Arrested doesn't mean convicted.

    Or there wasn't any real evidence collected the first time.
     
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    His bottom is grass!
    And Duterte is the lawnmower.
     
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    Show Pony DI Senior Member Highly Rated Poster Showcase Reviewer

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    Drug offenses are bailable. There are only a few things like serious corruption charges that have no bail. If the charges are weak ( or you are " important") the judge will still grant bail.
     
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    8 grams is no small amount... he is a medium level street dealer and hopefully will not bail out this time...
     
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    Sad situation.
     
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    No it isn't. It wasn't last time they arrested him. I doubt it will be any different this time around.

    That is actually a pretty small amount. You could probably sell to around 12-24 people with that amount and make about a P500 to 2k profit per gram. He would be lucky to pay his rent after paying for fuel in deliveries. (Judging from the looks of his rental in the photos the last time he was arrested.)

    I'd say he is likely (allegedly) dealing to support his (alleged) habit. My guess would be that he was selling 7 grams to pay for the 8th and keep that for himself (or sell 8 and keep the 9th that was probably hidden in his house). A gram would probably last a heavy user a couples weeks. Maybe a month?

    If he is guilty he is a very small fry. I'm sure they are far more interested in who is supplying him. If the evidence is strong against him there is likely a deal to be offered.
     
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    What happened to "shoot first, ask questions later"? Drug dealing in many asian countries is not for the faint of heart.
     
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