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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Morgan County Sheriff's Office Again

Blogger Comment:  Todd Davis' letter to the Editor alleging that MCSO deputies pulled up at Talucah Beach and began going through beachgoers' coolers sounds illegal.  I don't know who these deputies are but it sounds like some of Ana's new goons that do not know the law from a hole in the wall.  We spend a lot of time at the beach and waterways and have observed patrols on four wheeler's asking for ID's to verify age to ensure that there is no underage drinking going on.  As a matter of fact, this just happened at a beach one of us was visiting.  The patrol officer wrote the parent a citation for allowing her son who was underage to drink a beer.  The kid was twenty.  The law is the law unless it's one of Ana's favored ones.

Letter to the Editor

Return on investment from police not good

To The Daily: I went to Talucah Beach with my family on July 4th. After being there for about an hour, we watched as two Morgan County (Sheriff's Office) units pulled up and started going through coolers looking for beer. After about an hour and a half, they made two arrests.
I am not writing to argue the morality of alcohol or to bring into question the law or even to suggest that the law should be changed. I simply think this is a poor use of county resources. With travel time, time on the scene, arrest and booking time and subsequent court time, we have a minimum of 15 to 20 man hours in this exercise for what can't be more than $1,000 in fines. The return on investment for the taxpayer just isn't good. Those same two officers could have written DUIs with both hands and generated real revenue for the county.
Todd Davis

1 comment:

  1. Since you're talking about Talucah Landing, I'm curious. Is it legal to openly drink alcohol in a public place, in Morgan County?