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Man arrested after dropping heroin in hotel lobby

Friday, Aug 29, 2014 9:35 PM
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An Augusta man is in custody after dropping a bag of heroin in the lobby of a Quality Inn in Richmond County.

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While checking into the hotel on the 1000 block of Claussen Road, Eric Hampton Monk, 36, is accused of dropping a plastic bag containing an unknown substance, according to an incident report from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

Upon arrival, deputies located Monk in room 227 and asked him if they could search his room. Officers located syringes, as well as 0.2 grams of methamphetamine and 1 gram of heroin.

Monk told deputies he purchased the heroin – which he dropped in the front office – at another hotel for $150.

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flipa1
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flipa1 08/30/14 - 06:49 am
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We thought crack was bad

We thought crack was bad until meth showed up... It was a Meth Freak that Stole Crime Stoppers Mercedes AMG, and is now trying to get everyone in trouble cause THEY stole a car. See how bad rat poison drugs make people???

d1zmljqg
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d1zmljqg 08/30/14 - 06:50 am
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Stupid is as stupid does.

So says Forrest Gump. Monk needs help (in understanding the use of drugs) as well as his personal self. A stiff sentence with a sweltering incarceration including work details should be a part of his recovery. A light sentence will be a waste of time and money. Oh, and maybe put him in the hole to begin with where he should remain until l he rats and fesses up on his drug source.

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hoptoad 08/30/14 - 07:25 am
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Just the idea of what any

Just the idea of what any drug does to our body and mind should make anyone averse to using it. Every day there are arrests and deaths resulting from drug use.

Every so many years it seems a new and more powerful drug makes the scene. Meth seems to be one of the worst.

Legalizing marijuana - for any reason - only encourages our youth to try it and sometimes stronger drugs. Let's hope more drugs are not legalized or we will have a nation of blooming idiots ripe for the overtaking.

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 08/30/14 - 09:30 am
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The important lesson here is

The important lesson here is how drug use can make you so very stoooo-pid!! "Hello, we are you friendly neighborhood police, can we pretty please search your room"? "Sure, come on in! There's a fresh pot of coffee on the counter"!

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 08/30/14 - 10:13 am
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Addiction

What I don't understand is that these addicts can be incarcerated for periods well exceeding the time needed to get through the withdrawals, cravings, etc.; but the first thing they do when they hit the street is get high.

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historylover 08/30/14 - 10:44 am
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itsa

Not being a smart *** but that is why it's called addiction. I don't understand either as thank God I've never been an addict, but the behavior repeats itself in all areas of addiction; alcohol, nicotine, pills, heroin, meth, etc. I think the true answer is that even though the body gets addicted, it's much more of a mind addiction that controls these people. They have emotional or mental problems long before the addiction sets in.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 08/30/14 - 11:03 am
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But the hard part of addiction is getting through the early stages of kicking the habit. One would think that after someone gets sober for two or three years and realizes that drugs lead to no good outcome, they would at least attempt to stay away. Smokers quit every day, and I've heard it said that tobacco addiction is as tough to kick as heroin.

historylover
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historylover 08/30/14 - 11:59 am
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Itsa

I agree, "...one would think..." but alas I have seen it over and over. So sad. I quit smoking once for three years and then started back one day. No special occasion, jut a day. I have quit again two more times. Keeping my fingers crossed. It's hard as heck, but it just makes sense. Wish we could pass some of the sense along!

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corgimom 08/30/14 - 02:51 pm
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hoptoad, meth was in my high

hoptoad, meth was in my high school- and that was 40+ years ago.

We called it speed.

Kids would go out to the desert to make it, because it stinks so bad when it's being manufactured that it's a dead giveaway. And yes, I've smelled it cooking. It's unmistakable.

It's nothing new.

And it goes in cycles, all the drugs do. Drug use is all about supply and demand, the addicts have their drug of choice but they'll take whatever is cheap at the time.

It's been around since the 50's, the Hells Angels used to make it and sell it.

This man has been arrested and convicted before. He knew the deal.
He probably was on parole or probation and didn't have a choice, when the cops asked, it was just a formality. They would've gotten a warrant if he said no, at least this way he was cooperative. He's no dummy, he knows the ropes.

Rehab has a very poor success rate, because you take away the drug under tightly controlled conditions, but they still want to use. And as soon as they get out, they go right back to it.

Nobody stops using drugs until they want to stop, and that's why all of the people that insist that these criminals need help- you cannot control another human being, and you cannot help them if they don't want to be helped.

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