Saturday, September 15, 2012

You and Your Crystal Meth

Here's a tune by the "Drive-By Truckers". Give it a listen while you read the article about the latest meth head arrest.






The hipster above is Gerald Nathan Thomas. He was caught cooking up meth. He has a long record in Orangeburg County that includes forgery, possession of contraband by a prisoner, ABWIK, etc.

Meth manufacturing was once the sole domain of outlaw biker gangs. Now any idiot can cook it up - and kill others in the process.

Cops are still looking for the meth mope below. Shelly Thomas Faulling has priors for forgery, carrying weapons and a pending burglary charge from 2011 among other things.





Seth Smith & Bryant Smith

After a tough day at work we were sorting through the news and didn't really feel like putting anything up. Then we came across the WCSC story about the Smith boys selling drugs from their store, "Urban Unlimited". If you check out the pictures on the Facebook page it looks like a bare-bones store designed to be a cover for other activities.


Bryant Michael Smith
Seth Hassan Smith
























We decided to post a piece about the Smith's due to the comments at WCSC. Citizens are wondering why they were even arrested - it's only weed and it was only four ounces of weed. Too bad these fellows have much more than weed in their criminal history.

We loved this Facebook post advertising the grand opening of Urban Unlimited. Must have been quite a party once they bought out the 'live raper'. Not exactly our idea of entertainment, but maybe live raping is an urban thing.




Let's start the round-up with Seth's criminal history in Charleston County. We didn't check surrounding counties for either one of the thugs.

1997 Charges:

Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle - Pled guilty before Judge Daniel Martin on 24 August, 1998.
     Sentenced under YOA to a term not to exceed three years and shock incarceration.




1998 Charges:

Two counts of PWID Cocaine - Pled guilty before Judge Daniel Martin on same date as above.
     Sentenced to the same YOA not to exceed three years and shock incarceration on each charge.
     Concurrent with above.

PWID Cocaine Near a School - Dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor.








2000 Charges:

Failure to Stop for Blue Light - Dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor.
Pointing/Presenting a Firearm - Pled guilty before Judge Victor Rawl on 27 March, 2002.
     Sentenced to five years, suspended in favor of 18 months probation. Consecutive to previous
     sentence.
Unlawful Carrying of a Pistol - Dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor.
Possession of a Pistol Under 21 - Dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor.








2001 Charges:

Resisting Arrest - Pled guilty on same date as above before Judge Victor Rawl.
     Sentenced to one year suspended in favor of 18 months probation, consecutive to YOA sentence.





2003 Charges:

Failure to Stop for Blue Lights - Pled guilty on 17 March, 2004 before Judge Thomas Hughston.
     Sentenced to three years.
PWID Marijuana - Dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor.
PWID Cocaine - Pled guilty.
     Sentenced to three years.
PWID Cocaine Near a School - Pled guilty.
     Sentenced to three years.
Resisting Arrest - Dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor.
Trafficking Cocaine - Pled guilty.
     Sentenced to three years.
PWID Controlled Substance Near a School - Dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor.
PWID Marijuana - Pled guilty.
     Sentenced to three years.
PWID Crack Cocaine - Dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor.

Note: All sentenced were set to run concurrently, so Seth did much less than three years in prison.

















2009 Charges:

2nd Offense Possession of Marijuana - Dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor.




2010 Charges:

2nd Offense Possession of Marijuana - Dismissed at preliminary hearing; officer didn't show up.
Possession of Contraband in County Prison - Dismissed at preliminary hearing; officer didn't show up.
3rd Offense Possession of Marijuana - Dismissed at preliminary hearing; officer didn't show up.






2012 Charges:

Criminal Domestic Violence of a High & Aggravate Nature - pending - $20,000 bond.
1st Degree Assault with Intent to Commit Criminal Sexual Conduct - pending - $50,000 bond.







Latest Charges:

Two counts of PWID Marijuana - pending - $25,000 bond x two.
Possession of a Stolen Pistol - pending - $100,000 bond.
Three counts of Felon in Possession of a Firearm - pending - $100,000 bond x three.















Bryant Smith also has a long criminal history.

2002 Charges:

PWID Crack Cocaine - Dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor - FOUR years later.
PWID Crack Near a School - Dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor - FOUR years later.





2003 Charges:

Assault & Battery With Intent to Kill - Dismissed at request of the victim.
Possession of a Weapon During a Crime - Dismissed at request of the victim.







2006 Charges:

Unlawful Carrying of a Pistol - Pled guilty on 4 April, 2006 before Judge Thomas Hughston.
     Sentenced to one year, suspended in favor of two years probation and forfeit the pistol.
Carrying a Pistol Under 21 - Dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor.
PWID Marijuana - Pled guilty to a lesser charge of Simple Possession of Marijuana.
     Sentenced to thirty days, suspended in favor of three days time served.
PWID Marijuana Near a School - Dismissed due to "lack of prosecution. Usually means he turned rat.










Latest Charges:

PWID Marijuana - pending - $25,000 bond





There ya go. All you folks feeling sorry for them because they got busted selling "a little bit of weed" from their store might want to re-think your position on the issue when it comes to these two thugs.