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Deputies use stun gun, find drugs

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 9:43 PM
Last updated Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 12:47 AM
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Deputies used a stun gun on a man who ran from a traffic stop shortly after midnight Thursday, then they found him with more than 100 grams of marijuana.

Rico Marcell Wright, 33, fled after deputies stopped his 1997 Ford Explorer on Twiggs Street and Robin Lane, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

After Wright failed to obey several commands to stop running and then refused to keep his hands from his pockets when officers caught up, Deputy Chris Tucker used the stun weapon.

When Wright continued to try to pull an object from his jacket pocket, Tucker stunned him again for another three seconds, according to the report.

The deputies found 3.4 grams of marijuana in Wright’s jacket along with $1,086 in cash. They also found four more bags of marijuana in the cup holders of Wright’s Explorer totalling 97.5 grams.

Wright was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, obstruction of a law enforcement officer, failure to stop at a stop sign and driving with a suspended license, according to jail records.

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dichotomy
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dichotomy 11/28/13 - 11:43 pm
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I would rather they had just

I would rather they had just shot him, but stun gunning him 2 or 3 times is fun too I guess.....and less paperwork.

truth_be_told
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truth_be_told 11/29/13 - 07:55 am
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1997 Ford Explorer

Did they take the vehicle to sell for cash? Does he have prior convictions? Has he served time in Jail? Did he have a hoodie on? Report all the facts please.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 11/29/13 - 09:09 am
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Takes A Pretty Picture again and again

http://booked.augusta.com/sites/booked.augusta.com/files/styles/large/pu...

Current Arrest Date: 11/28/2013
POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE
OBSTRUCTION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER (MISD)
FAILURE TO STOP AT STOP SIGN
DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED OR REVOKED

Previous Pictures
http://augustacrime.com/rico-wright/
Arrest Date 10/29/2011
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE/STATE CT 911.50
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE/STATE CT 0.00
POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE 4600.00
OBSTRUCTION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER (MISD) 1300.00

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/29/13 - 09:48 am
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Pretty picture ??

Kinda smug to me..

daphne3520
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daphne3520 11/29/13 - 11:14 am
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3M3T1B
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3M3T1B 11/29/13 - 02:29 pm
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...rather they had just shot him.

Really? For 4 ounces of marijuana, misd's and traffic violations? Nice.

oldredneckman96
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oldredneckman96 11/29/13 - 02:49 pm
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Drug Dealer
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The judges who have let this trash out to continue to endanger the public and our law enforcement officers should be put in jail with him. LIfe without parole is the least this trash deserves, he has been given all the breaks we can afford. We deserve a break for the likes of him. His record proves he will not change.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 11/29/13 - 03:56 pm
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(3M3T1B) "...rather they had

(3M3T1B) "...rather they had just shot him." " Really? For 4 ounces of marijuana, misd's and traffic violations? Nice."

No 3M, most likely this commenter feels this way because the jerk ran from a traffic stop, failed to obey several commands to stop running and then refused to keep his hands from his pockets when officers caught up to him. This guys lucky all the officers used was the stun gun. You refuse to keep your hands out of your pockets where they can see them, then you deserve what you get.

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 11/29/13 - 04:39 pm
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ICL, you are a good person.

ICL,
you are a good person. No one should get killed over a plant that grows in the ground. Where is all this hateful talk come from?

InChristLove
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InChristLove 11/29/13 - 05:31 pm
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From someone who has former

From someone who has former law enforcement experience, along with 4 other family members. Luckily three are retired and two have left the field and thankfully all are alive today. Your right, no one deserves to get killed over a plant, but like I said, a person deserves what they get when they refuse to follow orders and keep their hands in plain sight. If it's me or one of my love ones, or the dip head who chooses to live on the edge, the dip heads going to loose.

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 11/30/13 - 03:46 am
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ICL, especially in Georgia !

ICL, especially in Georgia ! Cops boss to cop: "why did you shoot this guy in the head"? Cop: because he had not ONE but TWO MJ seeds in his pocket! Cops boss to cop: get a good nights sleep tonight because we need you at city hall by 9 AM to receive your Medal of Honor.

myfather15
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myfather15 11/30/13 - 06:32 am
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First of all, I'm a supporter

First of all, I'm a supporter of marijuana being legalized. If alcohol is legal, I simply can't understand why marijuana is not.

Second, peoples sentiments towards this guy is NOT because he was in possession of marijuana. It's because he was in possession of a large amount of ANY illegal drug and he is obviously a DEALER. Which probably means he is a THUG, playing the gangster life!!

Good citizens are getting VERY TIRED of people like this!! Citizen's are getting tired of leading their quiet, simple lives; but still having to pay for these THUGS to lead their lives of CRIME!!Yes, you are paying for their actions, through more taxes, ER bills for gun shots or stab wounds, paying for their medicine and care while incarcerated and many more.

They are tired of seeing these guy's financially benefiting from HELPING to destroy other peoples lives; by selling them drugs. They are tired of seeing the lawlessness in general of these type people. No, legalizing drugs will NOT solve the problem. Why? Because these type people will never "go legit" and get a job. They would just find other criminal activities to make money; probably robbing or burglarizing more homes, if they can't make money selling drugs. But they would probably just bootleg narcotics just like people do alcohol today.

Bottom line is; the TRULY good people in society, are getting extremely tired of seeing lawless thugs act in this manor!! Now, some of the people in society will defend these thugs, as you see on here; but let me repeat the TRULY good people in society are getting tired of seeing people act like this and place everyones lives in danger.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 11/30/13 - 12:03 pm
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(GAD) "ICL, especially in

(GAD) "ICL, especially in Georgia ! Cops boss to cop: "why did you shoot this guy in the head"? Cop: because he had not ONE but TWO MJ seeds in his pocket! Cops boss to cop: get a good nights sleep tonight because we need you at city hall by 9 AM to receive your Medal of Honor."

No GAD, only in your twisted hateful dreams. Not in reality.

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