Drug suspect free for just 3 hours

Thu, 02/01/2007 - 3:54pm
By: John Munford

Drug addicts have a hard time kicking the habit. Now it appears that drug dealers have the same problem, at least judging by an arrest made Tuesday afternoon at the Fayetteville Wal-Mart in the Fayette Pavilion, police said.

Agents for the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department Drug Task Force arrested Jason Lamont Young, 34, for selling cocaine just three hours after he had been released from the DeKalb County Jail, according to Capt. Mike Pruitt of the sheriff’s department. An undercover agent was “introduced” to Young, and the deal was initially for 1.5 ounces of crack cocaine, Pruitt said.

“We told him what we wanted and he came to us,” Pruitt said.

According to the Georgia Department of Corrections, Young had served a three-year prison sentence for possession of cocaine, a felony charge. The records indicate he was paroled in July but Pruitt said he was told that Young was recently furloughed from jail to attend his mother’s funeral last week but he showed up one day late to return, which netted him an additional five days in the DeKalb County lockup.

He was released from the DeKalb jail around noon Wednesday and about three hours later he was on his way to the Fayette County Jail.

It is not immediately known whether or not Young was on probation at the time, which could potentially cause him to finish any time remaining on his previous sentence.

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Submitted by oldbeachbear on Sat, 02/03/2007 - 5:53am.

Its wrong people who sell drugs to kids are turned loose. They should be locked up and the key thrown away! I wish I could get jury duty for one of these parasites cases! The more expensive his lawyer, the more drugs I would know he sold and the more time he would do!

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Submitted by Enigma on Thu, 02/01/2007 - 8:23pm.

You had to be smiling the whole time you were writing this. Eye-wink

This is so sad it's funny.

Lee Sexton - here's your next client!

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Submitted by DragNet on Thu, 02/01/2007 - 8:15pm.

....and let him rot there.

Making you think twice......

Submitted by skyspy on Thu, 02/01/2007 - 5:11pm.

This is priceless. This has to be the world's most stupid criminal.

Good Job landsharks!

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Submitted by hutch866 on Sat, 02/03/2007 - 2:09pm.

no, I think the dumbest one was in Florida, who thinking she had been ripped off by her crack dealer took her rock to the police station and had them check it to make sure it was actually crack, surprise it was so they arrested her

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