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Mill Spring man charged with nine felonies

Published 8:14pm Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Mill Spring man last week on nine felonies that included several drug charges and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Jeffrey Scott Brittain, 49, was charged with felony trafficking opium/heroine, felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance, felony possession with intent to manufacture sell and deliver a schedule VI controlled substance, three counts of felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a schedule IV controlled substance, felony maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance, felony possession of a firearm by a felon, misdemeanor simple possession of schedule III controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, according to sheriff reports.

Sheriff’s officers said Brittain was arrested on Friday, Jan. 11 where they discovered approximately ½ ounce of methamphetamine, more than one pound of marijuana, three marijuana plants and more than 100 prescription pills.

Brittain was given a $20,000 bond, according to sheriff’s office reports.

- information provided by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office

  • DoNotGiveInToEvil

    Drugs today, guns tomorrow.

    Why is our local Sheriff’s Office confiscating property that belongs to the very people they’re supposed to protect? Why are they prying into what this man intends to buy or sell? How many abusive federal laws will they enforce against their fellow citizens?

    Sure, some people make foolish decisions about what they put into their bodies, but vices are not crimes. To treat them as such takes us down a dark path — where we should not be surprised to one day see ourselves tossed into a cage for committing “crimes” like buying the wrong kind of cold medicine, possession of super-sized sodas, intent to distribute fatty foods to to children, failing to eat vegetables according to federal guidelines, etc., etc.

    Some people think oath-keeping Sheriffs will stand up against tyranny and refuse to carry out federal laws which attack our constitutional and God-given rights. But there are nine felony charges against this man and not one of them is constitutional.

    Notice they grabbed his gun, too. If these officers will enforce immoral laws dictating what drugs we’re allowed to buy, sell, and possess today, what will they do if more immoral laws are passed that infringe our right to buy, sell and own firearms tomorrow?

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