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Man, woman arrested after injecting drugs in North Augusta bathroom

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Editor's note 11/15/11: North Augusta Public Safety has issued a warrent for Ashley Marie Ivey on charges of giving false information for identifying herself as Jackie Hinkle during her arrest. See the follow up story here



A man and a woman were arrested on a charge of public drunkenness Wednesday. North Augusta Public Safety officers say they were doing drugs in a gas station bathroom.

Officers arrived at Greg’s Gas Plus in the 500 block of E. Martintown about 10:30 p.m. after a clerk complained about suspicious activity. Officers said they found both suspects in their respective bathrooms, along with needles in the trash can and belt used for a tourniquet. Anthony Dove, 26, of the 1800 block of Hollis Avenue, and Jackie Hinkle, 26, of the 2400 block of Wilkeshire Drive, admitted to melting a prescription painkiller and injecting it; they were arrested on suspicion of public drunkenness.

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commonsense-is-endangere
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commonsense-is-endangere 10/20/11 - 09:14 am
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drunkenness

drunkenness

walrus4ever
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walrus4ever 10/20/11 - 10:06 am
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Yeah, keep mainlining oxy and

Yeah, keep mainlining oxy and you can join my younger brother at the cemetary. How dumb can you be.

Cassandra Harris
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Cassandra Harris 10/20/11 - 10:22 am
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Since when is oxycontin

Since when is oxycontin alcohol?

CricketSeranade
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CricketSeranade 10/20/11 - 10:27 am
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How about adding the charges

How about adding the charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphenalia?

stephykins
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stephykins 10/20/11 - 10:39 am
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City of North Augusta doesn't

City of North Augusta doesn't have a paraphenalia charge.

happychimer
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happychimer 10/20/11 - 11:49 am
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There's been a lot of goings

There's been a lot of goings on lately at Greg's Gas Plus, and not all of it reported by AC.

walrus4ever
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walrus4ever 10/20/11 - 12:32 pm
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cassandra, since when is a

cassandra, since when is a painkiller alcohol ?

Cassandra Harris
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Cassandra Harris 10/20/11 - 01:40 pm
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walrus - You missed the

walrus - You missed the ironic point of the post, the article states they were arrested for "public drunkenness". They had been in the public toilets for some time shooting up painkillers. Drunkenness?

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corgimom 10/20/11 - 05:57 pm
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I'm not an attorney, but you

I'm not an attorney, but you can't charge someone with possession of drug paraphernalia when it's sitting in a trash can in a public bathroom. How would you possibly prove that it belonged to them and not the person that had been in there 15 minutes ago? I could get them off of that charge. Anybody could.

NAPS knew what they did, we know what they did, but knowing and proving it in a court of law- the burden of proof- isn't the same.

My guess is that NAPS is more concerned about where they got the drugs from- that's more important to them then two drug addicts that they know they will see again and again and again. When you mainline oxy, you are as hard-core as they come. Sad.

Cassandra Harris
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Cassandra Harris 10/20/11 - 05:59 pm
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corgi - they were using

corgi - they were using needles to inject. Three simple letters to show the folly of the statement that they can't be charged. D N A

InChristLove
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InChristLove 10/20/11 - 07:11 pm
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Due to the high cost to test

Due to the high cost to test for DNA on needles that may or may not belong to the suspect, most time they will charge the suspect with public drunkeness (if they have been drinking) instead of the drug charges.

Pu239
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Pu239 10/20/11 - 08:16 pm
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How expensive are
Unpublished

How expensive are fingerprints and toxicology?

bkl4516
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bkl4516 10/21/11 - 04:09 am
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Drunkeness by definition

Drunkeness by definition means to be saturated with liquid. The suspects admitted to melting down prescribtion painkillers.

david jennings
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david jennings 10/21/11 - 07:12 am
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If these two can't see what

If these two can't see what they have come to or won't, then there is not much anyone can do for them. Most times you have to hit dead bottom before you realize there is only one way left to go. I pray for them but it won't get any better until THEY alone see they are wasting valuable time.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 10/21/11 - 07:33 am
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pu239, do not have an exact

pu239, do not have an exact cost figure for you, but before I posted my comment, I poised the question to a family member who is in law enforcement. You can't get a usable fingerprint off a needle or syringe and DNA testing is expensive and I would say not worth the cost. Even if you charge them with a drug offense, they will be bailed out, go back to what they were doing, a PD will be assigned the case for court and most likely the suspect will get probabtion and released. Is it really worth the cost? Behavior has not changed and it's costed taxpayers money and you still have a druggie on the streets.

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