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20 pounds of pot confiscated in arrest of Sheriff Clay Whittle's nephews

Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 6:49 PM
Last updated 8:29 PM
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About 20 pounds in marijuana was confiscated Friday when three men – including two of Columbia County Sheriff Clay Whittle’s nephews – were pulled over by Richmond County deputies on Interstate 20.

The vehicle was pulled over Friday evening near Bobby Jones Expressway, where deputies discovered the drugs.

Kenneth Adam Whittle, 25, of Augusta; Walter Taylor Hensley, 24, of Beaufort, S.C.; and James Derek Hurt, 26, of Augusta, were booked into the Richmond County jail on felony counts of trafficking marijuana. They were being held without bond.

Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris confirmed that Whittle and Hensley are related to the sheriff.

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sugarbutton
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sugarbutton 09/23/13 - 09:11 pm
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Seems to be a little more

Seems to be a little more going on that a little recreational smokin goin on here.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 09/23/13 - 09:35 pm
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Why is it important that you

Why is it important that you entangle the Sheriff's name into this? This is the second headline and story to do so. Just like when Larke's son got into trouble, it is irresponsible to name the family connections unless they had something to do with it.

Disgusting journalism, if you can call it that.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 09/24/13 - 04:12 am
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It's still weed

Twenty pounds is a lot of weed...but it's still weed. In some states it's not against the law. If that's the worst thing these guys ever do, they won't be so bad.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 09/24/13 - 04:59 am
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Bring honor to your father and your mother, that your days.....
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Bring honor to your father and your mother, that your days.....may be long

soapy_725
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soapy_725 09/24/13 - 05:00 am
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When you committ crime your family suffers as well....
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When you committ crime your family suffers as well....

soapy_725
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soapy_725 09/24/13 - 05:05 am
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Family values, like faith, are not required for public service
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Family values, like faith, are not required for public service

gaflyboy
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gaflyboy 09/24/13 - 07:59 am
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People!?

1 - The nephews "entangle(d) the Sheriff's name into this", not the Chronicle.

2 - They were arrested in Georgia, where it is illegal. I've got a feeling they knew that.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 09/24/13 - 08:23 am
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This Is Nothing More Than An

attempt to disgrace a low profile Sheriff and make a Paula Deen issue.

So sad that our AC is lowering itself to this level.

Yesterday:

Same Headlines by different news staff...26 comment made but not connected with todays repeat. I guess those comments were not derogatory enough, lets have a repeat, Right?

gaflyboy
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gaflyboy 09/24/13 - 09:18 am
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While

this is no doubt embarrassing for Sheriff Whittle, my guess is that most people look at this like "we" do. It was Kenneth, Walter and James that committed this, not the Sheriff.

That said, this is reportable news only because they are related to the Sheriff. Leave that connection out and everyone would be wondering why it was reported at all when others are not. Some here would be demanding more information.

And concerning Larke's son, there is some difference between an uncle, who has little influence over his nephews and a father who rears a son. Not that children don't find their own ways in life, good or bad, but the comparison is not valid.

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JRC2024 09/24/13 - 09:23 am
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Anyone living in Richmond or

Anyone living in Richmond or Columbia County for several years would have to know the name connection. To bring the sheriffs family into the picture is just not right. You can't pick your relatives you know and you are certainly not responsible for their actions.

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