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Benton couple jailed on charge of having marijuana in car with child

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

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Enos Parks
BENTON, Mo. -- The Scott County Sheriff's Department arrested a Benton couple Friday on suspicion they were carrying marijuana in a car with a child present.

Enos J. Parks, 38, and Vannetta J. Wells, 40, were arrested after a traffic stop on Interstate 55 Friday afternoon, according to a Scott County Sheriff's Department news release.

According to the release, Deputy Chad Nixon stopped the vehicle Parks and Wells were in and found Parks was allegedly operating the vehicle with a revoked license.

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Vannetta Wells
A search turned up suspected marijuana on Parks, and Wells handed the deputy two bags containing what was believed to be marijuana, the news release said. A 4-year-old child was also in the car, and was in the vehicle when the marijuana was allegedly purchased, the news release said.

Parks and Wells have been charged with transporting a controlled substance in the company of a minor child, possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a child. Bond was set at $35,000 each.


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They have to be high to find each other attractive...

-- Posted by mrs_semo_2009 on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 12:52 PM

I think their mugshots should be blown up to poster size. That's a successful anti-drug campaign right there.

-- Posted by Sam DeReign on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 1:14 PM

Looks like he has caught her eye.

-- Posted by gman on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 1:42 PM

which one, the left or the right?

-- Posted by Please_Explain on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 4:30 PM

That's what you call, Bo-fus eyes.

-- Posted by Bond 007 on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 5:42 PM

When I fist saw this report I though it was about Dr. House...Looks just like him.

-- Posted by tbrown on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 5:57 PM

I wonder how people would feel if this article actually said this:

The Scott County Sheriff's Department arrested a Benton couple Friday on suspicion they were carrying alcohol in a car with a child present.

Enos J. Parks, 38, and Vannetta J. Wells, 40, were arrested after a traffic stop on Interstate 55 Friday afternoon, according to a Scott County Sheriff's Department news release.

According to the release, Deputy Chad Nixon stopped the vehicle Parks and Wells were in and found Parks was allegedly operating the vehicle with a revoked license.

Vannetta Wells

A search turned up suspected alcohol on Parks, and Wells handed the deputy two bottles containing what was believed to be scotch wiskey, the news release said. A 4-year-old child was also in the car, and was in the vehicle when the scotch was allegedly purchased, the news release said.

Parks and Wells have been charged with transporting a controlled substance in the company of a minor child, possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a child. Bond was set at $35,000 each.

I wonder how long we would tolerate prohibition of alcohol AGAIN! By far the most dangerous abused drug on the planet and certainly a huge revenue generator for our Government. Prohibition does not work and never will!

JMO

-- Posted by GREYWOLF on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 7:37 AM

Nice one Greywolf!

-- Posted by PeggySue on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 9:36 AM

Well I guess since alcohol is legal and marijuana is not people would probably feel indifferent.

-- Posted by one4kids on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 1:22 PM

O.K. one4kids, Let's try it this way:

The Scott County Sheriff's Department arrested a Benton couple Friday on suspicion they were carrying a yellow-headed Amazon parrot in a car with a child present.

Enos J. Parks, 38, and Vannetta J. Wells, 40, were arrested after a traffic stop on Interstate 55 Friday afternoon, according to a Scott County Sheriff's Department news release.

According to the release, Deputy Chad Nixon stopped the vehicle Parks and Wells were in and found Parks was allegedly operating the vehicle with a revoked license.

Vannetta Wells

A search turned up a yellow-headed Amazon parrot, and Wells handed the deputy two of the birds, the news release said. A 4-year-old child was also in the car, and was in the vehicle when the yellow-headed Amazon parrot was allegedly purchased, the news release said.

Parks and Wells have been charged with transporting a yellow-headed Amazon parrot in the company of a minor child, possession of an endangered bird and endangering the welfare of a child. Bond was set at $35,000 each.

-- Posted by TheCamp on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 1:50 PM

My God you just can not fix stupid!

-- Posted by Jim P on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 3:01 PM

Dumb and Dumber!

-- Posted by Everyday Joe on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 3:18 PM

One4kids,

you missed my point! Prohibition has not worked with alcohol or tobacco nor will it ever work with Marijuana. Even the prohibition of prostitution is a joke. Smoking pot and prostitution are far less dangerous than alcohol combined! My point, prohibition creates black markets which increase crime. The lure of non taxable income is the fuel that feeds the crimes.

There has to be a better way to deal with the issue of prohibition.

-- Posted by GREYWOLF on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 3:25 PM

Gman, I haven't laughed that hard all day! lmbo!!

-- Posted by kellyma82 on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 5:01 PM

Kellyma82

Well thank you for the compliment. You know if you think about it. She could keep one eye on her bag of dope and the other eye on the other dope.

-- Posted by gman on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 6:25 PM

"My point, prohibition creates black markets which increase crime. The lure of non taxable income is the fuel that feeds the crimes."--Greywolf

Let's think this logic through . . . Stealing is a crime. Since stealing is a crime, then the prohibition against stealing fuels the black market for stolen goods, which in turn creates more crime??? HUH??? Same logic!!! So . . . any law that prohibits something, fuels it's black market?? and that's your reason!!! You've got to be kidding!!!

-- Posted by Bond 007 on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 11:32 PM

No Bond YOU have to be kidding! It seems you don't know your history very well do you?

I have had all I want of you. Your last post tells me your only in this for the sake of ignorant argument! I don't want to play!

Grow up and please don't respond to any of my comments unless you have something important to add! What doe stealing have to do with prohibition of marijuana or any thing else for that matter? How ridiculous your last post sounds.

Go back to yoor desk job Bond and I sure hope the department gives you a mental exam soon!

-- Posted by GREYWOLF on Wed, Oct 21, 2009, at 12:26 PM

Wolf, your posts are sooooooo far "LEFT" you think you're "right"!!! I simply pointed out your crazy argument. So legalization of marijuana, prostitution, ALL Drugs, solves the problem??? How??? We'll still have addicts, people will still steal to get money to purchase the "legal" drugs, and there we are still in the same place.

Remember "Free Speech" wolf, one of those rights you sooooo ferociously expound on. Don't be sooo rude Wolf, mental exam?? department??? desk job??? Wow, you are growling today!!!

-- Posted by Bond 007 on Wed, Oct 21, 2009, at 1:14 PM

Greywolf-couldnt have said it better myself.

-- Posted by flowershopgirl on Thu, Oct 22, 2009, at 4:54 PM

Bond, help me here if you will.

Do you advocate police officers NOT having to take a mental exam to get hired and follow-up

exams after being hired? Yes, I said department because your post paint a picture of you being a police officer or at the least a retired one!

As for your comment about "free speech" that I so "ferociously expound" on, is a bit over stated.

Frankly I don't recall any recent (this year) comments from me on that subject. If you would like to debate that issue I will be happy to at anytime. By the way I NEVER siad decriminlization would solve the drug problem Bond! I do however think its a good place to start! Its more than obvious you have no desire to find middle ground on our debates concerning police power and or the drug issue. I appreciate and read all your comments. I also do my best to be somewhat respectful as I believe you do as well. Lets leave this issue and move on to the others. We have much more issues to disagree on anyway.

-- Posted by GREYWOLF on Fri, Oct 23, 2009, at 7:18 AM

Bond, help me here if you will.

Do you advocate police officers NOT having to take a mental exam to get hired and follow-up

exams after being hired? Yes, I said department because your post paint a picture of you being a police officer or at the least a retired one!

As for your comment about "free speech" that I so "ferociously expound" on, is a bit over stated.

Frankly I don't recall any recent (this year) comments from me on that subject. If you would like to debate that issue I will be happy to at anytime. By the way I NEVER siad decriminlization would solve the drug problem Bond! I do however think its a good place to start! Its more than obvious you have no desire to find middle ground on our debates concerning police power and or the drug issue. I appreciate and read all your comments. I also do my best to be somewhat respectful as I believe you do as well. Lets leave this issue and move on to the others. We have much more issues to disagree on anyway.

-- Posted by GREYWOLF on Fri, Oct 23, 2009, at 7:28 AM


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