Thursday, July 7, 2016

Indianapolis Mayor's Son Arrested for Marijuana Possession

The Indianapolis Star reports:
Mayor Joe Hogsett's son William was arrested last week on marijuana possession and other drug-related offenses, according to the Rushville Police Department.
William Hogsett, 18, was arrested about 10:45 p.m. Friday on initial charges of possessing marijuana and possessing drug paraphernalia, Rushville Assistant Police Chief Todd Click told IndyStar on Thursday.
He was booked into Rush County Jail and released after posting $5,000 bond, according to the Rush County Sheriff's Office.
According to a Rushville police report, William Hogsett was driving a black Jeep with two passengers when officers stopped the vehicle for crossing the center line and failing to use a turn signal.
The officer smelled marijuana and ordered William and the passengers to step outside the vehicle.
William initially denied knowing about drugs, but later told the officer that the narcotics were on the passenger-side floor.
Officers found a zippered bag that contained two pipes, a butane torch, leafy marijuana and a small container of a waxy marijuana extract known as hash oil or wax.
William Hogsett's passengers were also arrested on possession charges, according to the report.
Put me down as one Republican who thinks we need stop treating marijuana possession matters as criminal cases.  This young man if convicted, will forever have to live with a blemish on his record. Although, it is only a misdemeanor, it is still a blemish. While I never smoked pot, I did certainly drink alcohol under the age of 21 as did probably 90% of my peers. Our laws have to be reasonable and criminalizing pot possession and drinking under 21 are not reasonable laws.


Anonymous said...

It's time to end the racist, politically motivated War on Drugs. It's failed miserably, unless Nixon's aide was telling the truth, then it's working perfectly.

leon dixon said...

It is a criminal offense and known to be so and for good reasons.

Anonymous said...

Most rank & file Republicans probably agree with you Paul but current law is law. More interesting perhaps, might be a comparison of what former Deputy Mayor OW said with regard to the solicitation arrest of his son vs. the posture of our current Mayor...

Anonymous said...

I could not agree more. Would drugs like meth and heroin be so popular today if authorities pursued marajuana users like they do? Pardon my ignorance as I've never used drugs, but I've never heard of someone ODing from smoking too much pot.

Eric Morris said...

The War on Drugs is a war on freedom; and certainly a failed one, except for cops getting OT and divorce lawyers for those cops who spend too much time on OT.

As Ron Paul asked: If heroin were suddenly legalized, how many of you would run out and try it?

Finally, so sad and ironic that you can legally eject a human being out of your body (abortion) but can't ingest what you want into it.