Thursday, January 16, 2014

Here is the opening line of the novel

"Sir, you are full of opiates. You have not been prescribed opiates," the judge said.

 The rest just writes itself.

Or, if you're not interested in a creative writing project, maybe the facts are weird enough.  

An Orleans Parish Prison inmate has shown up for court three times too doped up to stand for his appearances, prompting court-ordered drug testing and an investigation at the jail, records show.

After the inmate had to be held upright by a deputy during a hearing Monday, Criminal District Court Judge Frank Marullo questioned lawyers and medical staff about his impairment, before ordering drug testing.

The inmate, Willis Turner, 30, tested positive for opiates, a class of drugs that includes heroin and prescription pain pills. He was not prescribed any opiate-based medications, jail staff told the judge, according to a transcript of the hearing.

Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman's office on Wednesday confirmed an investigation into how Turner got ahold of drugs.

At a forum this week, Sheriff Gusman was asked about the contraband problem at OPP. He claimed it had been solved.. perhaps via time travel.

So if inmates are showing up in court now, don't worry.  Someone will be able to have prevented it before it happened again.

1 comment:

NolaFred said...

Ah Jeffrey, sometimes you can't make this shit up can you? I've shared the original nola article three times, getting responses like "Huh?" "WTF?" and "Are you shitting me???" To the last I replied "Sir, I shit you not." Oh Marlin, the timing is just...so...awkward isn't it.