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Carbon woman arrested again

Monday, April 13, 2009

Bobbi Jo Lovett
Formal charges were filed Tuesday against a Carbon woman arrested again on drug-related charges during a traffic stop by a deputy of the Clay County Sheriff's Department Saturday afternoon.

Bobbi Jo Lovett, 48, was transported to the Clay County Justice Center Saturday and issued a preliminary cash bond of $7,000 (with no 10 percent allowed).

On Monday, a probable cause affidavit and preliminary charges were filed with the Clay County Prosecutor's Office against Lovett.

On Tuesday, Lovett entered a not guilty plea in Clay Circuit Court to formal charges filed by the prosecutor's office, including allegations of class D unlawful possession or use of legend drug, class A misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and class C operating a vehicle with a schedule I or II controlled substance or its metabolite in the body.

The court also appointed James Organ as Lovett's public defender and set the cause for jury trial Aug. 31.

Jail officials confirmed Tuesday that Lovett remains incarcerated awaiting further court proceedings in the matter.

According to court documents, Lovett is also awaiting a jury trial on charges of class B felony possession of methamphetamine and class A misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia stemming from a separate arrest in December 2008.

Apparently, on Aug. 17, 2008, Lovett allowed deputies to perform a search of her home while they were investigating a case involving another unidentified individual.

The deputies discovered two items -- which Lovett allegedly admitted were hers -- a small plastic bag with a white crystal substance inside and a glass pipe with a whitish residue inside that both later field-tested positive for methamphetamine.

The jury trial in this second matter is scheduled for June 1.

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I believe in giving everyone a second chance, but how could you be so dumb and get into the exact same mess? Sorry but it's dumb that knowing she's already in trouble and then out driving around with more drugs she's begging for trouble!!

-- Posted by ape1 on Mon, Apr 13, 2009, at 8:41 PM

She begged and she received. Want to give her a third chance? Yea, let's do that. She's just a poor misunderstood druggie.

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Mon, Apr 13, 2009, at 8:56 PM

I sure hope the person or persons who bailed her out last time have learned a lesson!!...just call me Roy i guess........

-- Posted by beav on Tue, Apr 14, 2009, at 2:08 AM

Well, she doesn't seem to be to concerned with her current position, she is smiling for the camera afterall! Sorry, but this individual will NEVER learn her lesson!

-- Posted by clgruener on Tue, Apr 14, 2009, at 7:28 AM

Sorry Ladies and Gentelmen...this person is tired of society and wants a free ride on the tax payers. Looks like that is what she is going to get, "three hots and a cot" for a number of years. No kids to take care of, no house to clean or job to go too. Sounds pretty sweet for a person who doesn't want to do anything worthwhile with their life, don't you think. The sad part about this is that our community is full of these kind of individuals. That is why they built our really nice Justice Center. To house all of our lower class citizens so they could live better than we do on our tax dollars.

If you stop and think about it...we are the ones paying for the drug abuse, not them.

-- Posted by Keeping An Open Mind on Tue, Apr 14, 2009, at 8:10 AM

We are creatures of habit, folks .. Ms Lovett is just ONE shining example. She's fallen into the drug trap (for whatever reason) and is too weak of a personality to make the change .. plus, it isn't easy! Most of these druggies do what they do because it's EASY! The law makes it easy. Stiffer penalties. Stiffer jail time. No plea bargains. No mercy.

-- Posted by Emmes on Tue, Apr 14, 2009, at 10:06 AM

How many chances does one drug addict deserve?

Come on get these old addicts out of this county, send them away, we already take care of them anyhow, through the welfare and food stamps. Get them off the streets, our kids don't need to see this stuff in the paper everyday, and frankly neither do I. Send them away and lock them up.

-- Posted by busymomandstudent on Tue, Apr 14, 2009, at 10:38 AM

well if you did drugs then you would understand, how hard it is to just quit.

-- Posted by nhs_babe_2011 on Tue, Apr 14, 2009, at 10:39 AM

Don't START using drugs and it won't be hard to just quit! DUH!

-- Posted by clgruener on Tue, Apr 14, 2009, at 12:51 PM

Yes, drug addiction is hard to quit, but like clgruener said, don't start using & you won't get addicted.

I have no sympathy for this person. If she was dumb enough to turn right around and do the same thing again AND get caught again, then "send her up the creek." We (tax payers) are paying to keep her the way it is.

I wonder if she's any relation to the councilman?

-- Posted by th1953 on Tue, Apr 14, 2009, at 2:42 PM

Well I am a former meth user and I do understand very much so and Ive been clean for three years. I used meth everyday for seven years so the person has to WANT to quit and change there life otherwise it never happens.

-- Posted by tatooedwtater on Tue, Apr 14, 2009, at 6:05 PM

What difference does it make if this person is related to Councilman Lovett? She obviously has a sickness and needs help. Yes, she has to want help and has to have a desire to break free from whatever drugs have a hold of her. She was arrested nearly two decades ago and was separated from her children while she served some serious time. After her release, she told me how proud she was to be clean and back on the road to a better life. Unfortunately, her addiction was stronger than her will to stay clean.

-- Posted by Bigpappy on Tue, Apr 14, 2009, at 8:24 PM

There is always a consiquence for our actions, good or bad and after years of not learning from the first time in prison, loosing her children, but continuing to go back to the old way of life, the life of drugs, then she must pay the piper. I would only hope she learns her lesson and gets clean and stays clean when she gets out. People can change but only if they want too. I hope and pray she sees the error of her ways.

-- Posted by Tracy Jones on Tue, Apr 14, 2009, at 9:34 PM

Are you speaking from experience nhs_babe_2011??

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Tue, Apr 14, 2009, at 10:18 PM

It saddens me that Bobbie has not been able to break the habit and the cycle of her life...Addiction is a powerful thing! But a person has to WANT to LIVE.....

-- Posted by deedee on Wed, Apr 15, 2009, at 7:31 AM

How many think that the level of education one has and their employability is connected to many of these people who are addicted? Just curious. The question of whether or not we can help some of the addicts will depend on how serious THEY are about helping themselves, but can we avoid more people becoming addicted if we get them engaged in education process better at an earlier age by giving more merit to achievements in academics and support and critical attention to the education process?

What can we do to prevent more young people for ever getting into this situation? Just like smoking...what can be done so they don't even start? What makes it desirable? What do they think drugs can really do for them? Why do they think that they will not be slave to it when they are told so many horror stories? I disagree with busymomandstudent. Make your kids read these stories so they might learn from OTHER people's mistakes instead of their own. Just like sex ed. NOT telling them how it's done, does not keep them from finding out how to do it. Ignorance is not bliss. It's just denial. I'm a parent. One cannot ever be sure how their kids are going to turn out. What have the other readers done who have raised kids who are now adults? What worked and what didn't?

-- Posted by Jenny Moore on Wed, Apr 15, 2009, at 7:55 AM

It saddens me that I read the negative statements in a town so small. I use to reside in Brazil, Went to Forest Park and Brazil Jr/Sr High Schools and I know that this is not a new problem for Brazil. For those of you that say lock em up and throw away the key, well I say to you, how many of your family members would this apply to ? Oh if you state none, your not being truthful ! Yes, Meth seems to be a problem in Brazil, I've read many articles which is a sign of data represented by fact, however, I believe that ignoring the problem and not continuing to help those that can't seem to break the habit would be a bad choice for the community. People choose to get help and with the constant reaching out of the community to help, this also will help the community. Hopefully the families of those in need haven't given up, thats when the problem really begins. I'm not saying leave the problem alone Im saying get the community envolved in every way, Prayer, Groups, direct confrontation with those that need the help and intervention of those that are making the profit. I did know Bobbie from High school and I don't know if she was involved in drugs then but I do know she wasn't a dumb individual in school.

-- Posted by Nosredna Retep on Sun, Apr 19, 2009, at 11:54 AM

people need to understand that this is an illness, it is something that she cant control. she is trying to get in rehab, and has been for awhile now. she does admit to having a problem. The reason she is not in rehab is because the judge and proscuter are dragging thier feet getting the paperwork done. It doesnt matter who son or daughter she is kids of all walk of life have this problem. they could be rich or pour it doesnt matter. so there for we are standing behind her 100% and hoping for a good recovery. ~~~HER SISTER~~~

-- Posted by nhs_princess_09 on Sun, Apr 19, 2009, at 12:12 PM

Way to go sister, keep the support and understanding. This is the representation that a community needs to follow. Continuing to help those in need and families staying together and helping all those whom are in need, reguardless of the situation that got htem there.

-- Posted by Nosredna Retep on Sun, Apr 19, 2009, at 2:53 PM

First of all I want everybody to know my grandfather has nothing to do with the way my mom lives her life. Her parents did the best they could and if you ask me they did a hell of a job. Yes,she is an addict and has been for several years.But for anyone who knows her knows she would give someone the shirt off her back if they needed it.She has a very big heart and that she got from her parents. My name is Billy I am Bobbi's daughter and I am not ashamed at all to tell people that.I am who I am today because of her, yes shes made mistakes in her life. Maybe at the time she didn't learn from them, but I did.I have never used meth, because of what I seen it do to our family.I now have a family of my own and I am a great mother and wife.I get my strength from her that gets me threw everyday, cause I want to be all that she wasn't.My mom is a wonderful person and the last 3 months I've seen a change in her I honestly believe she wants to stop but she has an illness that is out of her control.I just pray she gets the chance to one day be the mother and nana i know she can be. We hope for the best, that the courts will allow her to get the help she needs.But no matter what happens my brother and myself will always be there for her.An so will the rest of her family."I was taught you should always be there for family no matter what!" One more thing how would you guys feel if you read some of the awful stuff that was said here about your mother or father. Were is the compassion? Its an illness and if you've used it you have no right to comment on it. As for my brother, grandfather and myself don't go there were all doing good in life no need to get personal. I Love you mom and the whole family will always be there for you. We can beat this together.

-- Posted by bb1980 on Thu, Apr 23, 2009, at 12:28 PM

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