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Another drug sweep arrest made

Friday, August 21, 2009

Ricky R. Atkinson
Another suspect has been arrested as part of Monday's drug and arrest warrant sweep.

According to the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Ricky R. Atkinson, 54, was recently taken into custody on an arrest warrant for dealing a controlled substance schedule 1, 2, 3 and maintaining common nuisance.

On Monday, members of CCSD, Indiana State Police and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force worked with law enforcement officials in Vigo and Owen counties to serve nine arrest warrants as the culmination of a drug investigation that started more than a year ago. Although seven of the original nine suspects were apprehended, three additional suspects were picked up during Monday's sweep and taken to the CCJC on unrelated arrest warrants.

Officials confirmed to The Brazil Times the department is still awaiting outstanding warrants to be served in at least one other case originating in Clay County, however the criminal act actually occurred in other area jurisdictions.

Atkinson is currently incarcerated at the Clay County Justice Center on a $25,000 cash bond (with no 10 percent allowed) while awaiting further court proceedings.

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when will people like this learn, people who deal and the losers who buy from them never keep their mouths shut,its a doomed business criminal enterprise

little fish get busted and give up the big fish to get lesser charges or time...too bad we just cant seem to get the really big drug dealers, the ones who bring it in, and set up people like this

-- Posted by dovelw on Sat, Aug 22, 2009, at 12:21 AM

its about time they get some of these low lifes .i just wish they would get them all.brazil would be a much safer place to live if they were all in prison were they belong.im so tired of this stupid stuff.bad thing is they only get a slap on the had and get back out to deal more drugs

-- Posted by mom who knows on Sat, Aug 22, 2009, at 5:42 AM

I believe some of the offenders do learn (at least at first), but then they are released right back into the same circle that took them down that road at the start. They come out of prison with felony charges on thier permanant record and have trouble finding employment which causes them financial and relationship problems which leads them to make money by dealing or do drugs to forget the issues. It's one big vicisous cycle. My Aunt Boo would always say "idle hands do the devils work". We need a work release program for these people to resocialize them into the real world instead sticking an ankle braclet on them and telling a relative to babysit.

-- Posted by houseofhate on Sat, Aug 22, 2009, at 6:04 AM


They all have one thing in common following their release from any correctional facility: choice. It's their choice to return to the same old people, places and things.

As far a jobs: there's jobs. It may not be what they are looking for or pay the amount of money they are used to, but it's a job. Honest, clean money.

IMO, one of the main problems with these people is LAZINESS. They have never had to "work" for a living. They are always taking things the easy way. Why work for something when you can take mine? Sure, I've worked all my life to pay for the things I have, but I left it in my unlocked garage or car, or in my yard. Why shouldn't you take it? It's part my fault. I left it there for the offering.

The Messiah is coming.Get right... or get left!

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Sat, Aug 22, 2009, at 7:51 AM


I will have to agree with houseofhate on this one.Some offenders do learn their lesson after getting in trouble.I don't cundone this behavior but Drug Abuse is a sickness and sometimes their is a cure. Rather it be arrested and getting help while incarcerated.Some can turn their life around if they want it bad enough.We see it on TV and read about it in the news everyday,how people have turned their life around.And their is always those who don't.I do know that you can't even get a job at the local MCDonalds if you have a criminal record so yes jobs are limited to those individuals.

-- Posted by westsidemom on Sat, Aug 22, 2009, at 4:07 PM


I do want to ask you,about your religious background? Your statement about the Messiah, is correct he is coming, but you seem to be confused about Christianity. Galatians 6:1 If one is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help him back onto the right path,remembering that the next time it might be one of you who is in the wrong.6:2 Share each others troubles and problems,and so obey our Lord's command.6:3 If anyone thinks he is too great to stoop to this, he is fooling himself. he is really a nobody.

-- Posted by westsidemom on Sat, Aug 22, 2009, at 4:44 PM

I did not mention Christianity in my comment until the end. It was a statement backed by the Bible. What I said was, it is the persons CHOICE what they will do after release from prison/jail. The thing we must realize after making that choice, be it right or wrong, is the consequences of that choice.

I did not cut anyone down or say that recovery was not possible. Remember, I used the word CHOICE. Click on http://www.drugalcohol-rehab.com/famous-... to find some people who made the right choice.

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Sat, Aug 22, 2009, at 6:07 PM

I'm so confused about some people's responses on some of these articles online.Call me slow, but I was wondering what being a drug addict or "dealer" as they are called has to do with things being taken from an unlocked car or garage. I try to read the paper daily,and always keep up on the headlines.I don't recall any of the recent drug arrests in Clay Co. involving theft or burglary. Come on society just because they are guilty of one crime,does not give others the right to assume they must steal or break into cars and garages. I am proud to be part of a great church that currently doing their part to try and outreach to some of these individuals. We all need to remember 1stCorinthians 10:12 So be careful.If you are thinking,"oh I would never behave like that"--let this be a warning to you.For you to may fall into sin.

-- Posted by westsidemom on Sun, Aug 23, 2009, at 4:22 AM


-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Sun, Aug 23, 2009, at 8:39 AM

They should know right from wrong before they started breaking the law, I have No pitty for them. They made their beds let them sleep in it

-- Posted by Sand mann on Mon, Aug 24, 2009, at 7:57 AM

Granted this man done wrong,but the police were there for domestic violence,so thats the reason no charges on the drug things.

Another poster mentioned a felon couldnt get a job at Mcdonalds.this is so true.

here in Ca just about every buisness does police background cks on potential hirees. Mcdonald,Taco Bell Kfc,just everybody anymore.

so you wonder why they get back into trouble ,thats a big part of it,they cant get a job to try to do better with thier life,I quess we can thank 9-11 for that.

and on another thought,Pedephiles ( and I think that is something that really needs to be changed,)aren`t allowed to live within so many feet to park`s,schools etc.That is almost impossible whithin the city limits in most cities.

I personally dont call giving a girl a hug to say HI`,should qualify the person as a sex offender or a pedophile,and yet I know some people that have this done to them.Just because some person doesnt tthink its right and calls the police to complain,

So I could blame the courts for these people being released,but society is to blame.to many people dont mind thier own damn business

-- Posted by T-REX on Mon, Aug 24, 2009, at 10:22 AM

There are programs that gives money to the employers to hire felons.

I think we as a society put the blame on others instead of taking responsibitlity for our actions. it's always someone elses fault.

police have been working on this for over a year. he could of stopped but didn't. money or drugs were to good for him.

-- Posted by Sand mann on Mon, Aug 24, 2009, at 2:08 PM

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