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Five arrested following drug investigation

July 12, 2013

PARKERSBURG —Law enforcement officials arrested five people late Thursday night on drug charges, stemming from an operation near Gihon Road. Parkersburg police Sgt....

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Jul-13-13 9:55 PM

Nobody grows up with the goal of becoming a drug addict. Nj1234 your argument is that a disease is only caused by bacteria or a virus, and your sad attempt at sarcasm telling me to look up the definition "if I can" made me laugh. Because I did look it up after your suggestion, because I am always open to learning something new. The definition, according to Merriam Webster is as follows: <a condition of the living animal or plant body or of one of its parts that impairs normal functioning and is typically manifested by distinguishing signs and symptoms> Addiction is a disease of the mind. And anybody who compares being addicted to nicotine to meth is funny to me :) Like I said, hopefully they will get the help they need. Of course they made the choice to do meth the very first time. The nature of addiction is that they have no control after that. I pray they get help, and I pray that some of you find your heart and never be judged as you judge others.

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Jul-13-13 5:36 PM

lol mcquackers - not a funny subject but liked the comment.

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Jul-12-13 10:07 PM

I'm 34 years old and can honestly say. "I've never seen this Meth stuff or have been around it personally."

I can understand addiction to certain drugs & even alcohol. But why in the world would you choose (yes this is a choice not an addiction) this stuff? If you want your face to age disgracefully an look like a science experiment gone wrong. Why not just go to a bar, cause a fight, get your face rearranged and teeth knocked out for free!

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Jul-12-13 8:08 PM

I have seen more people actually smoking dope and under the influence of drugs walking down the alley behind my house and on the sidewalk in front of my house going to and from that mission on Latrobe Street than I have seen in my entire life. I was told the dealers actually pull up to the mission and deal from their cars! As far as rehab centers go, I think very few actually get rehabilitated. One that I know of was in rehab for 3 months, actually hospitalized, then got out and overdosed and died the next day. He was 28 years old. Long record of drug abuse, several attempts at rehab and he didn't want anything but his drugs and would steal anything to get money for them.

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Jul-12-13 7:35 PM

As common sense dictates, drug addiction of any kind(including cigarette smoking and illegal prescription drug use) are choices made by the user. It certainly is not a disease, although ones brain is not acting properly due to the addiction the user chose to imbibe. I should know; I was addicted to cigarettes for 40+ years and developed lung cancer from my addiction. The only way to quit an addiction is Cold Turkey as I did. Even though the addict may be "under the influence", priority should be protecting the good from these addicts,who need to pay for the consequences of their illegal choices as a murderer would pay for his/her illegal deeds toward the good. Although cigarettes are yet not illegal ,the use of them is deadly not only to the user, but more importantly to the innocent bystander, or those breathing the 2nd hand nicotine, including many children.

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Jul-12-13 7:01 PM

After seeing these lovely booking photos - why in God's name would anyone WANT this stuff? Hey I want rotten teeth and sores on my face yuck. Good job PPD - now go get some more I am sure they are out there.

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Jul-12-13 5:59 PM

It is NOT a disease!! It is a choice they made! It (and they) are a danger to every decent human they come in contact with. If you think it is a disease, look the word up, if you can. A virus or bacteria can cause a disease. A person has to choose to make meth and ingest it! The punishment is not harsh enough!!

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Jul-12-13 5:43 PM

stillnunya-if they go to treatment all they'll get is put on legal drugs like antidepressants and methadone to dope them right back up. Then they'll get counciling and hugs and sympathy. IF THEY REALLY WANT TO GET CLEAN THEY SHOULD GET REAL JOBS AND GO TO AA & NA. If they go to treatment they'll get food stamps, HUD housing, medical cards and waste the tax payers money.

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Jul-12-13 4:42 PM

Drug addiction and alcoholism are diseases. Nobody makes the choice to be an addict. It's bad wiring in their brain. They continue to make bad choices because - now try to keep up here - they are under the influence. Do you know what that means? That they are not thinking with their right mind because something else is controlling them - hence the term "under the influence". These people need help. Serious help to fight the addiction. Putting them in jails or prisons doesn't fix their problem, it only delays when they will get out and start using again.

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Jul-12-13 11:59 AM

Good job Pkbg police, keep up the good work in putting these LOSERS where they belong.

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Jul-12-13 11:44 AM

Good job, law enforcement!

You never know where the next lab will be found~~maybe across town, or maybe next door. It's scary.

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Jul-12-13 11:23 AM

Ron Mcmillan has been a plague on this town for as long as I can remember. From when he lived on swann street selling out of his house, to moving to belpre ohio and selling out of his moms trailer. now this. They say he was charged with a misdemeanor but that's felony orange in the pic. Hope you rot ron

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Jul-12-13 9:28 AM

Please don't anyone start with the argument that "these aren't bad people they are sick people with a disease who need help." These monsters need to be removed from society and go to prison.

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