Friday, May 04, 2007

Registered Narcotics Offenders?

I was just reading the Eureka Reporter story on the Mark (I thought it was Marc- I know the guy) McClung sentencing. He made news a while back for holding a knife to a girl's throat, among other things.

Looks like he'll be off to prison. No surprise there, I suppose. What did surprise me was reading the following: "upon release from prison, McClung must register as a narcotics offender.".

Hmmm...I've certainly heard of people having to register as sex offenders, but narcotics offenders? Is this something new? How does this work?

7 Comments:

At 9:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The plea bargain that made got him absolutely no additional serious felony nor any additional time. He was sent to prison on a prior 10 year term and merely got a false imprisonment plea bargain with 2 years concurrent time. Thank god for the earlier 10 year sentence by a now former county attorney. Paul the incompetent and Dollison the forger's hands were tied. He would be out walking the street if it hadn't been for the prior deputy da's work. (Mind you Clanton's remark that if it hadn't been for the earlier imposed sentence that was suspended, he would have been able to get an "equitable" resolution for his client."

Truly pathetic!

 
At 9:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

registering narc offenders is old news. Tells cops and probation where to expect to find more drugs.

Dollison has the nerve to say 10 years is a long time when he knows or should know it's really only 4?

Is his brain connected to his mouth or not? Explains some of the gag orders anyway.

 
At 10:20 AM, Blogger Fred said...

"registering narc offenders is old news.".

Doesn't make sense to me. Isn't that the purpose of probation and/ or parole?

"Dollison has the nerve to say 10 years is a long time when he knows or should know it's really only 4?".

Seems to me it's been like that for decades. Sure, maybe worse now, with prison overpopulation and all, but I've heard for decades that a convicts actually serve only a fraction of the sentence they receive.

 
At 11:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey fred: he has to register not because he is a user but his conviction was for running a meth lab and manufacture.

And had the DA done its job in the current case, he would have had a strike and done 80% time for beating, threatening to kill with a knife etc, this poor woman.

All in all its business as usual for the incompetents at the court house. What can you expect from Gallegos who can't even make a decision in the Cheri Moore case and who can't keep any experienced lawyers around and what can you expect from Allan (the forger) Dollison...alas the only thing to expect is a continuation of screwups and injustice.

 
At 5:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Section 11590 of the California Health and Safety Code outlines the requirements for persons convicted of certain controlled substance offenses to register (similar to sex offenses) with the law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction over their place of residence. The requirement continues for up to 5 years past the end of probation. It differs from Megan's Law in the sense that there is no automated database to track them, other than those on probation and/or parole, for which there is a database. Due to the overwhelming number of sex registrants the State Department of Justice gave up trying to track the narcotics registrants and leaves it up to the local agencies.

 
At 7:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:04's comments are accurate.

The orignial meth case on McClung, the 10 years probation gig, is what he is going to prison for. For a violation of probation!

With the plea agreement McClung is getting a walk, a freebee for holding a knife to that gal's throat and threatening to kill her, holding her hostage. He got NO ADDITIONAL time for what he did. Just shows you that if you violate probation in Humboldt county with some horrible violent conduct NOTHING will happen to you. Expeccially if Russ Clanton (GAG's best bud) is the crooks lawyer.

The word corruption comes to mind.

 
At 7:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The drug problem is very bad in this county. I'd guess a third woulf have to register at any given time.

 

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