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Alleged charges enhanced on pair of Brazil residents

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

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Tom L. Borders
Due to a lengthy investigation by the Clay County Sheriff's Department, the Clay County Prosecutor's Office filed more formal allegations of drug charges against two Brazil residents arrested last week.

Tom L. Borders, 46, and Tabitha Golden, 31, were initially arrested as part of a drug investigation on Jan. 5. Borders was arrested initially as part of a traffic stop, while Golden was arrested as part of the subsequent investigation at Borders' home.

However, officials at the Clay County Sheriff's Department recently confirmed to The Brazil Times that Borders had been a person of interest for several months. Information collected during their ongoing investigation of the alleged activities occurring at Borders residence, 528 N. Leavitt St., along with that obtained by the Brazil City Police during the traffic stop, helped officials acquire the search warrant for the Borders' residence and potentially file additional charges against suspects in the case.

According to a Probable Cause affidavit on file at the Clay County Courthouse, Borders is now charged with five formal drug related charges, including:

* Dealing methamphetamine (more than 3 grams),

* Possession of methamphetamine,

* Possession of marijuana,

* Possession of paraphernalia,

* Reckless possession of paraphernalia, and

* Maintaining a common nuisance.

Due to prior felony convictions, officials also confirmed that a sixth charge of Habitual Substance Offender was also added to Borders charging information.

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Tabitha Golden
According to the same paperwork, Golden's formal charges have been changed. She now faces seven formal charges stemming from the case, including:

* Dealing methamphetamine (more than 3 grams),

* Possession of methamphetamine,

* Possession of marijuana,

* Possession of paraphernalia,

* Reckless possession of paraphernalia,

* Maintaining a common nuisance, and

* Neglect of a dependant.

According to the case file, the seventh charge was filed because Golden's 2-year-old child was allegedly inside the home believed to be used by individuals to deal and use illegal drugs.

Facing $50,000 cash bonds (no 10 percent allowed), jail officials confirmed Wednesday both Borders and Golden remain incarcerated at the Clay County Justice Center awaiting further court proceedings.

Cassandra McDaniel, who was also discovered at the home at the time officers served the search warrant, was arrested and booked on preliminary charges of visiting a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia.

Entering a not guilty plea, a jury trial has tentatively scheduled for March 18 in the case filed against McDaniel. She has since bonded out of jail to await further court proceedings.

Officials told The Brazil Times this is an ongoing investigation.


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tabby golden is a about a loser with all her kids in foster care. i hope she goes to prison for a long time.

-- Posted by SKCC on Wed, Jan 14, 2009, at 11:35 PM

When you see this person on the street, treat them with kindness versus animosity and let them know that there is a better solution to their lives. Although I know what they have been charged with is just awful, making people pariahs causes them to go back to anti-social, irresponsible ways regardless of the consequence.

Let's try as a town to turn this situation around via community action and let these troubled drug dealers/users know that their bad actions are not wanted in our town, but with proper commitment and rehabilitation, they still have a town who will love them through their stupid choices.

However, do it again and be out on your hides. Those poor kids of her's. Her selfishness is hard to see beyond , but giving the children a better home and influence cannot be worse then what it seems they have been exposed too via her selfish choices.

-- Posted by karenmeister on Thu, Jan 15, 2009, at 8:13 AM

Yes she has struggled with drug addiction since she was very very young she needs rehabilitation!

-- Posted by ibclean76@yahoo.com on Thu, Jan 15, 2009, at 8:14 AM

karenmeister.... wake up!

-- Posted by Sand mann on Thu, Jan 15, 2009, at 8:57 AM

I hope that they get rehab. I too am all for getting meth and other hard drugs off of the street , but I also believe in helping people Yes, Tommy has been in trouble before and I know they've sent him to prison for it, but I bet they never sent him to rehab or mandated it. I DONOT agree with what he done but something sounds funny to me, from what I heard the cops let him drive home then the raided his house. If that is true why did the cops let him drive intoxicated like they say? I do not personall know Tommy but what I do know of him he is a very good hearted man, and he loved Tabby's baby dearly. He has extended kindness to my family and no matter what people think I will be forever grateful for his help. I've been around alot of people who are drug adicts, and again I don't codone it but I know incarceration is only a temporary fix, let's help them. The majority of the people I have encountered are not violent people just addicts. They are no different than your alcoholics just we as society say what they do deserves to harsher punishment. I agree that it has to be stopped or it will lead into more serious crimes, but I also think if someone is caught drinking an driving they should go to prison too, since they potentially endanger thousands of lives. Drugs are Drugs, regardless what type they are, and I think everyone deserves a chance to get better. Some will fail as with any program but other's wil grow an dmove foward.

I saw an article from our local high school it said that they done some statistic and 25% of these kids have done drugs. That's alot of kids and these are only the ones who admit to it. My point is that we need to do something to help these people so they are not another statistics. When someone is a drunk we do everything to help them but what are we doing for these meth addicts?? Throwing them away for awhile and not rehabbing them so they get out and do it all over. I personally don't know anything worth losing my kids, job, car, life, etc...over but fortunately I never have been an addict for anything. I think if they are not violent help them give them a chance. I think if we need to send them away, then send them to the infirmaory that house all the addicts that are on dialysis or have major health issues from their lifestyles. I think by letting them spend time having to care for other addicts maybe it will hit home. It is heartbreaking, I have seen so many shattered lives from drugs adn I kow there really are some people who are ididiots an dwill not learn, but I think some would. I know all you police that blog on here are ready to lock them all up, but remember they are someone's family too, and some of your own family's are not always law abiding people either. I say if we try the rehab or making them take care of other people who had the same lifestyle doesn't work then maybe we should consider giving up on them.Some people just get lost.

-- Posted by ape1 on Thu, Jan 15, 2009, at 9:02 AM

APE1: That was by far one of the best posts yet. It`s good to know there are other citizens with a heart. Somepeople fall. It`s the getting back up thats really important, and how you do it. I agree with karen`s do it again policy too, sort of though. I feel for the addict not the dealer. I believe in the Deal one time and your gone policy. I to have children to think of. But thats just my OPINION. And PLEASE Support our LOCAL store owners. Keep OUR money in OUR community.

-- Posted by rooster1 on Thu, Jan 15, 2009, at 10:45 AM

I said this before about Tabitha painting a huge target on her car when she lived in the neighborhood she had a child about seven years old back then probably 8-9 years ago now, and we all saw the neglect that child endured and that child would be running loose extremely late everyone kept one eye out, but I know things have gotten worse, not better, how can selfishness progress to the degree that you don't care what happens to a child? In a drug addicts mind they would say, how can it not?

-- Posted by Centered on Thu, Jan 15, 2009, at 11:20 AM

Cmon Brazil dont we all know the ones who are gettin rich of these drug offenses are the courts and the police and the prosecutor. They arrest these people and set bailand they are out and the cycle continues.The repeat offenders are let go like soon Borders and Golden and Ruff.They always are. McDaniels was released on an OR.She was already out on bond for stealing a debit card.

-- Posted by muthrof2 on Thu, Jan 15, 2009, at 12:53 PM

ape1 I will have to say a lot of what you said in your post I can agree with. I also believe some drug users should have the option of rehabilition on thier first offense, so we can try and better correct the problem and hopefully cure them from thier addiction; a good reason of this is to help out with the overcrowding in jails/prisons. Although I don't agree on that path for dealers because they are a different ball game, and repeat offenders because like you said some people are just lost.

And also the information you heard about the police allowing him to drive after failing a field sobriety is false.

-- Posted by Propria Persona on Thu, Jan 15, 2009, at 1:44 PM

I'll bet the police wish you were correct on your assumption Muthrof2, then they wouldn't have to ask the public for help to buy a dog, or new cars or equipment or do without things they need.

-- Posted by Centered on Thu, Jan 15, 2009, at 3:32 PM

Ape1, please re-read "Traffic stop leads to the arrest of three." the police arrested Mr. Borders at the scene and transported him to the Clay County Justice Center. The police later obtained a search warrant for his residence and served it at which time Mrs. Golden and Mrs. McDaniel were arrested for the charges stated in the Brazil Times.

-- Posted by IIVIIy Name Is on Thu, Jan 15, 2009, at 4:35 PM

Bloomington -- The 18-year-old son of Indiana University President Michael McRobbie has been arrested on misdemeanor drug charges.

A police report says Lucian McRobbie was arrested early Sunday on two preliminary charges of possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. He was released on his own recognizance.

McRobbie, an IU student, lives in a residence hall on the Bloomington campus.

University spokesman Larry MacIntyre said the school's president considers the arrest a private matter. He said the younger McRobbie will be treated like any other student.

This happend to an up standing family, it affects all races, creeds, and colors, lets find a way to help them!!!

I know what the paper said but I also know someone who told me that they followed him home and searched the house. Maybe it was anoter rumor from the Brazil gossip Mill.

-- Posted by ape1 on Thu, Jan 15, 2009, at 6:36 PM

I would like to know, how is it that if you get pulled over and they find money and some paraphernelia they can search your house? I have never had an issue with drugs or anything that goes along with it, but I have had large amounts of money in my car before- and NO it was not drug money.It just makes me wonder why all the people get pulled over are not subject to searches of their houses?!!? Maybe I missed something.

-- Posted by ape1 on Thu, Jan 15, 2009, at 6:45 PM

four of tabitha's were already turned over to the state and placed in foster care. how could they ever allow her to keep another child???? i mean why did they even allow her to have anymore children at all????? apparently the state or any other organization make any money for keeping children safe!!!!!

-- Posted by missy1667 on Thu, Jan 15, 2009, at 6:52 PM

I agree some women need to have their tubes tied when they able to start reproducing. I feel bad for her kids that they have to call her mom. She is pure Brazil trash!

-- Posted by SKCC on Thu, Jan 15, 2009, at 8:05 PM

Krystal,

I have nothing against anythng you say on here, but if you really wanna help your friends, blogging on here isn't the answer. Alot of people up town read this too.

-- Posted by ape1 on Thu, Jan 15, 2009, at 9:03 PM

ape1, concerning the money he had in his possession, in the artical it states that he was a person of interest on an investigation for several months. large amounts of money alone is not enough probable cause to get a search warrant. even the money and paraphernalia is not enough. the money, paraphernalia and the information the Sheriff's Department had obtained is what was used for the search warrant.

muthrof2, the police, judges and prosecutors are all public servants and do not get extra money for the arrest, trial, convictions or plea deals. defense counsel on the other hand gets paid out the butt helping these criminals get out of the trouble they have gotten themselves into.

-- Posted by IIVIIy Name Is on Thu, Jan 15, 2009, at 9:42 PM

I would like to know, how is it that if you get pulled over and they find money and some paraphernelia they can search your house? -ape1

However, officials at the Clay County Sheriff's Department recently confirmed to The Brazil Times that Borders had been a person of interest for several months. Information collected during their ongoing investigation of the alleged activities occurring at Borders residence, 528 N. Leavitt St., along with that obtained by the Brazil City Police during the traffic stop, helped officials acquire the search warrant for the Borders' residence

Please..read the WHOLE article before you ask questions that could have been answered with more thorough reading.

-- Posted by Propria Persona on Fri, Jan 16, 2009, at 8:46 AM


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