Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Man arrested after 6-year-old swallows Adderall found in an Easter egg from a Daphne church
AL.COM ^ | March 26th 2013 | Theresa Seiger |

Posted on 03/26/2013 11:10:31 AM PDT by SonnyBubba

DAPHNE, Alabama -- A 21-year-old has been arrested after police say he put medication into a plastic Easter egg which mingled with 1,500 others and made its way into the hands of a 6-year-old Sunday.

Jarret Anthony Helm was arrested and charged with one count of disorderly conduct, according to the Daphne Police Department. He is being held in Daphne City Jail.

Officials say Helm was volunteering at Christ the King Catholic Church Sunday when he "inadvertently and accidentally," mixed a plastic Easter egg holding his ADHD medication with 1,500 bound for the March 24 Easter Family Fun Day egg hunt.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.al.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: crime

1 posted on 03/26/2013 11:10:31 AM PDT by SonnyBubba
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: SonnyBubba

Disorderly conduct? That’s all? This guy needs to be watched closely.


2 posted on 03/26/2013 11:11:48 AM PDT by SonnyBubba
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SonnyBubba

So accidentaly drop him down a flight of stairs...


3 posted on 03/26/2013 11:14:16 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SonnyBubba

Well shades of Halloween, except this story appears to be true.
Hey, if this can happen lets ban Adderall. The unintended consequences should be worth watching.


4 posted on 03/26/2013 11:15:55 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SonnyBubba

Sounds like he might want to up his dose, he’s getting distracted pretty easy...


5 posted on 03/26/2013 11:16:20 AM PDT by apillar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: apillar

6 posted on 03/26/2013 11:20:02 AM PDT by TexasCajun
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: SonnyBubba

I wonder if he was actually volunteering, or was “volunteering” in connection with some court-ordered supervisory program.


7 posted on 03/26/2013 11:22:11 AM PDT by wideawake
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SonnyBubba

Okay, let’s see. The guy is working as a volunteer for an Easter egg hunt. And he keeps his prescription medication in a plastic Easter egg.

There is a remote possibility the guy might be innocent if the Adderal is prescribed for adult ADHD. Criminal actions require criminal intent. If the guy genuinely cannot think straight, he may have just made a very serious mistake and thankfully, the child was not injured.

I am not a big fan of trial by lynch mob. Let the police invetigate it thoroughly and let the jury decide.


8 posted on 03/26/2013 11:24:25 AM PDT by Bryan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TexasCajun

Guilty.


9 posted on 03/26/2013 11:27:24 AM PDT by txrefugee
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Bryan

As I understand it, this med is taken only once a day, usually at night.

Wonder why he carried his around with him.......


10 posted on 03/26/2013 11:28:15 AM PDT by basil (basil, 2ASisters.org)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: basil
As I understand it, this med is taken only once a day, usually at night.

I've heard of it being taken for ADHD, one in the morning and one in the early afternoon. They stop taking it at night because it's hard to sleep when the drug takes effect. Of course I'm not a doctor or pharmacist and in severe cases of adult ADHD, it might be prescribed for more frequent use. In any event .... if the guy is that messed up he shouldn't be around children to begin with.

11 posted on 03/26/2013 11:32:58 AM PDT by Bryan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: SonnyBubba

Maybe all prescription medicine should be microstamped with the name of the patient like the libs want done to bullets?


12 posted on 03/26/2013 11:35:10 AM PDT by SpaceBar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SonnyBubba
"DAPHNE, Alabama -- A 21-year-old has been arrested after police say he put medication into a plastic Easter egg which mingled with 1,500 others and made its way into the hands of a 6-year-old Sunday."

After sitting in church THAT damned long, I'd want a pill ... ANY pill ...

13 posted on 03/26/2013 11:36:11 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TexasCajun

He has dead eyes.


14 posted on 03/26/2013 11:36:13 AM PDT by Polynikes (Hakkaa Palle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: SonnyBubba

For some reason that I can’t articulate, I doubt his story.


15 posted on 03/26/2013 11:39:51 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bryan

Absolutely!


16 posted on 03/26/2013 11:43:55 AM PDT by basil (basil, 2ASisters.org)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Bryan
Let the police investigate it thoroughly

Presuming the local LEOs are capable of that.

17 posted on 03/26/2013 11:48:17 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (The Constitution does not guarantee public safety, it guarantees liberty.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Polynikes

to be honest i have ever seen a mug shot that a person doesn’t have that kind of look on his or her face. never.

plus theres a good chance he missed that dose of medication,....


18 posted on 03/26/2013 12:20:55 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Bryan; SonnyBubba
if the guy is that messed up he shouldn't be around children to begin with.

Reinstate mental institutions.

19 posted on 03/26/2013 12:22:11 PM PDT by LucyT
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Bryan

I am not a big fan of trial by lynch mob....IIIIII don’t know. I’m getting more acceptable to it.


20 posted on 03/26/2013 12:26:14 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: SonnyBubba

***Jarret Anthony Helm was arrested and charged with one count of disorderly conduct,***

So, what is the difference between this and the Tylenol poisonings years ago?


21 posted on 03/26/2013 12:47:08 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The murals in OKC are destroyed. :-()
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SonnyBubba

Exactly! Battery is at least another charge. Careless conduct, reckless conduct, etc.


22 posted on 03/26/2013 12:50:18 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: txrefugee

LOL! That is a bit of an odd response, given that it is usually applied when the looks of a female are in question.


23 posted on 03/26/2013 12:53:07 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: basil

Adderol is not taken at night...if you intend to sleep

This drug is one of the most abused on college campuses....as it acts like a stimulant... many use it before a long nite of study. A number of college kids manage to fake ADHD to get prescriptions


24 posted on 03/26/2013 1:54:35 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: SonnyBubba; Morgana

Another freaking moron who thinks it is funny to get kids high or drunk. Nutcase.


25 posted on 03/26/2013 1:58:43 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeminoleCounty

Maybe it’s a different brand that I know about. It’s prescribed to be taken at bedtime for him.


26 posted on 03/26/2013 2:49:33 PM PDT by basil (basil, 2ASisters.org)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Secret Agent Man
i have ever seen a mug shot that a person doesn’t have that kind of look on his or her face. never.

Well, you just haven't lived until you've seen Tom DeLay's mug shot:


27 posted on 03/26/2013 4:46:03 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Commies out of DC!" --Raoul Deming, 1954-2013)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Albion Wilde

all politicians smile instinctively when a camera is put in front of their face.

doesn’t count.


28 posted on 03/26/2013 4:48:17 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: LucyT; SonnyBubba
Reinstate mental institutions.

They're still out there. Generally the top floor of most large hospitals is the mental ward. Locked stairwells that only unlock when the fire alarm is pulled, limited access to elevators, security guards etc.

I think what you mean to say is that it should be easier to get in ...

29 posted on 03/26/2013 5:31:13 PM PDT by Bryan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Albion Wilde

Classic.


30 posted on 03/26/2013 5:35:44 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: Ruy Dias de Bivar; SonnyBubba; SgtHooper; SeminoleCounty
Ruy Dias de Bivar: So, what is the difference between this and the Tylenol poisonings years ago?

In the Tylenol poisonings, people died. There's nothing in the news story indicating that the 6-year-old even got sick.

SgtHooper: Exactly! Battery is at least another charge. Careless conduct, reckless conduct, etc.

Take it easy, Sarge. It appears to have been accidental and nobody got hurt.

SeminoleCounty: Adderol is not taken at night...if you intend to sleep. This drug is one of the most abused on college campuses....as it acts like a stimulant...

It IS a stimulant. A very powerful stimulant. A mixture of four different amphetamines.

... many use it before a long nite of study. A number of college kids manage to fake ADHD to get prescriptions

Yes, and it's available on the black market just like any other drug. It's my understanding that the street value is $10.00 a pill.

31 posted on 03/26/2013 6:25:21 PM PDT by Bryan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson