Skip to comments.Clayton [Ga] landlord arrested after discovering meth in rental home
Posted on 11/03/2012 11:40:35 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
A landlord and his wife were still reeling Thursday from spending two days in the Clayton County Jail this week after reporting to police that they had found bags of methamphetamine in their rental property.
Keeley, of Lithonia, said he, his wife and their 9-year-old son had just arrived at the home around 9 a.m. Sunday when they noticed the back door open, a window broken and the home vandalized. When they went into a bathroom, they noticed holes in the wall and the vanity mirror removed.
Keeley said he looked closer and noticed eight bags in the wall, which Clayton police narcotics officers later identified as meth.
He then immediately called the ICE agent hed spoken to earlier. He said, Im on my way and call 911, Keeley recalled Thursday. After calling 911, Keeley said he and his wife briefly left the residence.
He said the Clayton officers began intensely interrogating him and his wife and questioning him about calls hed made that morning, many of which Keeley said hed made trying to reach the ICE agent.
Who is this person you called? Who is this person you called? Keeley said the officers demanded to know until they snatched my phone.
Keeley said one agent told him, OK, come on, guy. Tell the truth. We know no one broke into your house. You did it yourself. Keeley said he couldnt tell whether he was also being accused of having the drugs there.
The entire experience has left Keeley disillusioned.
I feel that we were violated because we put our trust in you [police] to protect us and you turned it against us, Keeley told Channel 2, adding he will be forever reluctant to pick up the phone and dial the police again.
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Did they think they were still in 2005 or something?
Cops are not your friends. Do not call them unless someone is the situation is absolutely life threatening.
Do not talk to cops. Shun them. Shun their families.
They are nothing more than thugs with badges and guns.
Time to find a hungry lawyer!
What a bizarre story. Why on earth would the guy stage a break in and then call the police to turn in the drugs if he was involved? Wouldn’t he just grab the drugs and move them to a new location?
Now, I’ll admit the police asking about certain phone calls Keeley made could be relevant. If he was calling, say, a known meth dealer or something, the police would be right to be suspicious. That still wouldn’t explain why a guy would stage a break-in of his own property and then turn in the drugs he supposedly was dealing.
Hope there are some follow up stories by the station on this one.
You’re being redundant. ;^)
Well, to be fair, most thugs with guns aren't union thugs with badges and guns.
IMO, the cops decided the landlord was guilty without looking at the evidence, thought they could force a confession from him, and now they’re charging him to cover their *sses. “Scum” is too mild a term to describe them.
Whatever the story is, the arrest was unacceptable. The cop did not observe the man or his wife do anything. Lacking the observation of a crime, the police needed an arrest warrant that they apparently did not have.
I sure hope they victims get a hugh amount of money for spending 2 nights in jail each. I think $1,000,000 a night for each night they were in jail and another $1,000,000 per parent night the child was deprived of would be about right. I think that would total $8,000,000. That kind of cost would cause the tax payers to demand change.
I dunno - this was the same department whose officers shot a 92 y/o woman through her door, planted drugs on her corpse, and had the officers involved get off with involuntary manslaughter convictions.
No evidence-tampering charge on top of that, with sentence sequential not concurrent? I thought so... why doesn’t the FBI care about such corruption?
That was the criminal charges, not civil suit, to be fair. The civil suit could be brought at state and federal level, why should occifers get all the benefit of double jeopardy?
I haven’t the foggiest (and to be honest, I’m working from memory). IMO, though, the Atlanta PD doesn’t have the best record with regard to not steamrollering innocent citizens.
AND... if anyone asks why, if there was a break in and the wall chopped to reveal the drugs, didn’t the burglars make off with the drugs found... well I’d say either there were too many packages to carry off in a hurry, or they thought it was too likely to be caught by police with drugs in hand. For these idiots not even to investigate such a scenario only lets the trail get colder on it once it finally dawns on them. They seem to have a one track mind that the landlord staged it to keep from getting in trouble with his own dealer after losing some of the drugs, or whatever. Did you know that if you have a gifted or better IQ you will fail the test to be a detective, for being too bright?
Years ago I knew someone in the the exact same situation. They were smart enough to call their lawyer first.
It’s just too dangerous. Not only did they risk arrest, but with the laws the way they are (and yes, our conservative justices take some guilt on this one) they can also lose their rental house.
Great police work once again....../sarc
That comment is worthy of an award! - I almost spit my donut out through my nose.
Out-of-state tenants left a bag of dope at my place. I tossed it.
Thanks! Believe me, though, I’m not the first one to think of it.
If the war on drugs were stopped, incidents such as this would be history.
sad but true
because this meth would be distributed in classrooms
Maybe under Obamacare.
You are an absolute and TOTAL idiot! I can't believe that you are allowed to stink up this message board with your fanatic tripe. Isn't there a whole in the ground somewhere that you haven't been kicked out of?
Here's some advise back at you: Go play in traffic. You are worthless to society.
BTW Prohibition was repealed many years ago and single malt scotch is still not being distributed to kindergarteners.
Words for everyone to remember:
ANYTHING you say to the police can and will be used against you, inside a court or out.
ANYTHING. At any time. For any reason.
In any court of law, when you’re giving testimony in conflict with that being given by a police officer, guess who the court believes? It ain’t you, unless you have physical evidence to back you up.
Guess who has the taxpayer’s purse to pay for their lawyers? Never mind the DA, who is another taxpayer-funded goon, looking to advance their career at taxpayer expense. I’m talking about the lawyers who represent cops when they’re called to account: Funded by their union(s), which are enriched by taxpayer monies negotiated as part of their pay packages. Unless you’re work $25 mil and up, you don’t have the money to employ that much legal talent.
I’ve got some news for you. He’s not the only one who holds such opinions. I’m of the same opinion, and for sound reasons of personal experience and observation.
Want to know who else doesn’t like the cops? Returning combat veterans, who look at the cops playing at being SF ninjas... and laugh with derision.
American law enforcement used to be able to count on the support of the conservative political cohort in the US. No longer. They brought this situation down upon their own heads.
The local cops feel left out of the loop and decide they want an arrest out of the deal. This will cost the landlord money up front, but he needs to worry about his house getting seized by the locals. That is what they are after. With a competent lawyer he should get to keep the house, plus get two of the highest earning days of his life for getting thrown in jail.
I couldn't agree with you more. Cops don't prevent crimes, cops investigate crimes. And when the money trail gets too close to them, they commit crimes.
Spot on NVDave.
And this needs to be on the thread, and submarinerswife’s should watch it.
Don’t Talk to Cops
Calling the Cops:
Damned if you do...Damned if you don’t!
You are an absolute and TOTAL idiot!
You just haven’t had enough experience with these goons..
Many LEOs are bullies with badges who are on their own power trip. Try to steer clear of them, by all means.
Easier to put it on him than fill out all the paperwork for the real suspect who they’ll never try to find.
My home was broken into and I got there just as the cops were going in to clear the house. I felt the need to warn them there were guns inside just in case the person was still there.
They started asking me how many guns I had and focusing on me.
IBEW, IAW, UAW...??
IBEW, IAW, UAW, SEIU...??
The set of people that can be classified as “the kind of thug that the goons come after” seems to be getting bigger and bigger these days.
I read your tagline and simply shake my head.
To the same degree that the US is socialist, the state’s agents are thugs and wannabe commissars.
Why haven’t you noticed this?
Why do you support these union brutes in their high-handed acts against citizens?
Love or money would be my guesses.
“IMO, the cops decided the landlord was guilty without looking at the evidence, thought they could force a confession from him”
Cops and prosecutors always feel that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, regardless of the actual innocence of the former.
My god! This thread is full of cop-hating morons. See a thread and you beat each other to the front of the line to be the first to show how criminal your empty lives truly are.
What are you all so afraid of? What are you hiding that you don’t want law abiding society to see? How many times have you had your butts kicked by police for trying to flee after being busted? Hole up in your bunkers, boys! The cops are coming!
All you need as evidence is any FR thread that mentions the police. They crawl from beneath their feces encrusted rocks and come running to be the first to post how advise such as" don't call the cops; they are union members!!", "shun the police and their families" etc..... They probably reek of body sweat and bacon grease.
” Dont Talk to Cops”
Everyone should watch it.
I have never had an encounter with the police go sideways as in this landlord’s situation. However, I did watch this video last year and it opened my eyes significantly. Have to say, that video was probably the best legal advice I’ve ever received...and will guide me in the future, especially if a police encounter has the potential for blowing up in my face.
“I want my attorney present, please.” Zip lips.
“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein”
My God, woman; as a booster of black-clad dogkilling cement-heads, how do you even make sense of your own tagline???
As for “IDIOTS”, I must ask, are you calling for reinforcements?
Uh, dear lady, there are many of us on this forum who share Lurkin’s sentiments. It would literally take somebody being murdered in my front yard for me to call the local cops. The few times I have (never for murder, yet), I always call the admin number so that their adrenalin is not quite so pumped up. And then I leave the immediate area.
If they want to talk to me they can call.
I don’t trust them at all.
Earlier post reported for personal attack.
And in the meantime, if you are really convinced that this place is so populated with low lifes why don’t you just LEAVE it alone. Because all that low life will rub off on virgin you.
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