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Commissioner’s son found with marijuana

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Authorities ticketed 17-year-old Corey Johnson after they said they discovered marijuana is his possession Monday afternoon.

Johnson, the son of District 2 Augusta Commission member Corey Johnson, was pulled over after leaving the Sprint gas station on Windsor Spring Road about 4 p.m.

The officer noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle and found 6.6 grams in the teen's possession.

Johnson, along with others in the vehicle, was also charged with not wearing a seat belt.

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Sceptic
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Sceptic 12/07/10 - 03:05 pm
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It looks like an operative
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It looks like an operative word was omitted from the title!!! What has the proofreader been smoking?

Einstein
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Einstein 12/07/10 - 03:18 pm
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Wow.... Trying to get people

Wow.... Trying to get people to read the story with a misleading headline is pretty lame! It was the 17 year old son of an official, not an official that was charged with marijuana possession.

jones255
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jones255 12/07/10 - 03:32 pm
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Dang - BOTH Coreys can't seem

Dang - BOTH Coreys can't seem to get a break. The elder Corey really has his hands full now... Reefer Madness !!

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 12/07/10 - 03:43 pm
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Rangel him.
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Rangel him.

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 12/07/10 - 04:38 pm
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you know he will get a slap
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you know he will get a slap on the wrist, a stern talking too and finger wagging and that's it....any harsher punishment then here comes the "so-called" religious leaders screaming "racism" or "he was profiled and pulled over because he's black".....

iLove
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iLove 12/07/10 - 05:11 pm
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lifelongresident, typical
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lifelongresident, typical Augusta Ga comment. . . .smh

Crabby Appleton
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Crabby Appleton 12/07/10 - 05:30 pm
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Stay tuned for Justus racial

Stay tuned for Justus racial profiling rant, sure to come.

Taylor B
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Taylor B 12/07/10 - 05:49 pm
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He should get a slap on the

He should get a slap on the wrist. Its pot. Its what anyone else should get.

airbud7
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airbud7 12/07/10 - 06:27 pm
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He did get just a slap on the

He did get just a slap on the wrist, (ticketed for pot) Not Arrested.
Willie Nelson Got Locked Up!!!☺waz up wit dat???

mel1968
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mel1968 12/07/10 - 09:00 pm
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I totally agree with yah

I totally agree with yah Taylor B!
And airbud.. I like the name!! HA HA!

TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 12/07/10 - 09:50 pm
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Willie didn't have 6.6
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Willie didn't have 6.6 grams... he had lots more!!

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 12/07/10 - 09:52 pm
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If you want to get arrested,

If you want to get arrested, try politely asking your subdivision neighbors that have been partying drunk outside from dusk to midnight to please be quieter so that your husband can get four hours of sleep for his next shift.

sjgraci
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sjgraci 12/08/10 - 12:39 am
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Do not give up your rights by

Do not give up your rights by submitting to an unlawful search by the cops.

sassylassie
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sassylassie 12/08/10 - 01:17 am
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Autumnleaves, that's a shame.

Autumnleaves, that's a shame. We have similar neighbors I see?

Martinez
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Martinez 12/08/10 - 06:41 am
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Punishment - he must accept

Punishment - he must accept an interim position in the city's administrative offices that did not exist yesterday, that he did not apply for and for which he has no qualifications. He must also accept a good salary and benefits. This is not meant to be mean but rather teach him a lesson young that it's not what you do or how you do it, it's who you know here in Augusta.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 12/08/10 - 09:35 am
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sassylassie...I moved my

sassylassie...I moved my family out of that drug-trafficking, drug abusing, criminal infested neighborhood with their co-dependent network of drug users, alcoholics, and other compromised highly placed contacts with "pull", thieves, verbally abusive harassers and threatening liars, some of which were dangerously gun-happy. That family got evicted with a little nudge from the felon next door to them having a heart to heart talk with their landlord. Apparently the noise was too much even for him. I was also tired of my and my pets getting shot at and my property vandalized and stolen. I don't how they keep getting away with everything. One of them was on the front page (the noisiest, most verbally abusive one) of the Jail Report, but when I went to re-check the record of her arrest for DUI on augustaga.gov in 2010, (I had seen it earlier) it had disappeared. What's up with that?

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 12/08/10 - 09:38 am
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Sorry to hear about Corey

Sorry to hear about Corey Johnson's son. Teenagers do seem to have some kind of risk-taking brain wiring, but he should know right from wrong well enough by his age to resist it. Except for this trip his daddy recently took, Corey, senior seemed to be on the right track and I hate to see him embarrassed by his son's bad decision.

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Brad Owens 12/08/10 - 09:44 am
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Sorry to hear this. I think

Sorry to hear this. I think pot should be legal and regulated just like booze.

Think of how much money we could save if we let all the pot related prisoners out and revenues we could earn if we taxed it like booze.

LEGALIZE REEFER!

I wonder if this will hurt Commissioner Johnson's reputation? I sure hope not.

Brad

fontana
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fontana 12/08/10 - 09:55 am
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Everythings Kool, he bought

Everythings Kool, he bought the stash from a local gov worker driving a local gov vehicle.

Dad scolded the kid: "son, how many times have I told you to wear your seatbelt?"

MistaChuckD
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MistaChuckD 12/08/10 - 11:36 am
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@AugustaVoter What is this

@AugustaVoter

What is this about Johnson getting an officer fired? I've not heard this before.

MistaChuckD
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MistaChuckD 12/08/10 - 11:45 am
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@sjgraci You probably

@sjgraci

You probably shouldn't give bad legal advice based on limited knowledge you acquire by reading a newspaper article. What is it in that article that leads you to believe young Johnson was searched illegally?

MistaChuckD
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MistaChuckD 12/08/10 - 11:52 am
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@Augustaboy Can you provide

@Augustaboy

Can you provide the rest of us citizens with a list of laws the cops SHOULD and SHOULD NOT enforce so we may all know what you know.

dani
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dani 12/08/10 - 01:43 pm
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I would think the greatest

I would think the greatest concern here would be where the drug came from. How is it getting to our community. I sometimes see where there are explosions and meth labs are closed and arrests made, but I never see where the big dealers are arrested, or an arrest made for those who are transporting the drugs. The drugs don't just appear out of nowhere and end up down on the street corner.

Am I missing something?

mable8
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mable8 12/08/10 - 02:16 pm
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airbud: "He did get just a

airbud: "He did get just a slap on the wrist, (ticketed for pot) Not Arrested. Willie Nelson Got Locked Up!!!☺waz up wit dat???" The AMOUNT of marijuana found in the possession of the 'owner' is what determined whether or not a lockup was necessary. Nelson, as we all know, is a buzzhead from the dark ages and deserved what he got. He has used his celebrity status to ignore the laws enough times it is about time he got tossed into the slammer. As for the juvenile, many do get returned to the parents once stopped for some infractions of the law and this case is no different regardless of who his parent is. Besides, the juvenile is guilty of committing a misdemeanor of a lesser degree as opposed to Nelson's felony count.

Taylor B
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Taylor B 12/08/10 - 04:41 pm
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Deserved what he got? Who's

Deserved what he got? Who's life, liberty, or pursuit of happiness was hurt by Willie Nelson? No ones. He deserves to be left alone.

chascush
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chascush 12/08/10 - 09:21 pm
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sjgraci, ‘Do not give up your

sjgraci, ‘Do not give up your rights by submitting to an unlawful search by the cops.’
Yeah we know the only reason they stop him was because he was black.

walrus4ever
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walrus4ever 12/09/10 - 10:10 am
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This story has been running

This story has been running for three days . What about the guys in CC who were charged with sex crimes at a party house? What came of that? Alls quiet at the AC when old CC money and bankers are connected.

Sean Moores
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Sean Moores 12/09/10 - 10:15 am
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walrus, we will run followups

walrus, we will run followups on that story as something new happens.

Scrat
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Scrat 12/09/10 - 10:01 pm
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i believe this dude is lucky

i believe this dude is lucky he didn't hit the fast track to jail which is what happens to most people who are pulled over by those same officers, also anyone notice how there are more patrol cars in that area than even the worst neighborhoods in Augusta? What is so hot about Peach Orchard Rd.?
new story for the chronicle...... we will see, wont we

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