Cottonwood Police Violate Alabama Rules Of Criminal ProcedureRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Mar 17 2014 2:14 PM
COTTONWOOD: The offense occurred on January 3, 2014 according to court records in Houston County District Court. The arrest occurred on March 14, 2014.
Cottonwood Police Officer Meadows arrested Angela Jo Anderson for the offense of Unlawful Manufacturing A Controlled Substance and Chemical Endangerment of a Child. Officer Meadows placed Anderson in the Houston County Jail under two $ 50,000.00 bonds.
Cottonwood Police Officer Meadows violated the Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure in the case.
Cottonwood Police Officer Meadows placed a $ 50,000.00 bond on Anderson for the Chemical Endangerment of a Child. That offense is a class C felony which has a bond schedule of $ 2,500 to $ 15,000.00.
Legally the officer can only place a bond outside the parameters of the bail schedule with the permission of a Judge. The warrants or complaint, which were obtained on March 10, 2014 do not note approval of a Judge.
Cottonwood Police arrested Jason Woodrow Harrison for the same offenses on January 3, 2014. Harrison was at the same residence as Anderson. The same arrested officer placed Harrison under a $ 50,000 bond for Unlawful Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance and a $ 10,000 bond for Chemical Endangerment.
If Anderson was more dangerous than Harrison, then why did it take the officer from January 3, 2014 until March 10, 2014 to obtain an arrest warrant for her?
For the same offense, why is Anderson’s bond $ 40,000 more than Harrison?
How does Cottonwood Police Officer Meadows violate the laws of the State of Alabama by placing a person in the Houston County Jail for unlawful bonds?
Anderson’s only choice is to wait in jail until an attorney can file motions and get Meadows unauthorized acts are changed by a Judge.
Below is the law that Cottonwood Police Officer Meadows charged Anderson under. The offense charged is (a)(1):
Knowingly, recklessly, or intentionally causes or permits a child to be exposed to, to ingest or inhale, or to have contact with a controlled substance, chemical substance, or drug paraphernalia as defined in Section 13A-12-260. A violation under this subdivision is a Class C felony.
Anderson was arrested in retaliation only. Because she would not turn evidence against Harrison.
That is abuse of power by law enforcement.
I have not met Anderson or Harrison. This information was learned from court.
CODE OF ALABAMA
Chemical endangerment of exposing a child to an environment in which controlled substances are produced or distributed.
(a) A responsible person commits the crime of chemical endangerment of exposing a child to an environment in which he or she does any of the following:
(1) Knowingly, recklessly, or intentionally causes or permits a child to be exposed to, to ingest or inhale, or to have contact with a controlled substance, chemical substance, or drug paraphernalia as defined in Section 13A-12-260. A violation under this subdivision is a Class C felony.
(2) Violates subdivision (1) and a child suffers serious physical injury by exposure to, ingestion of, inhalation of, or contact with a controlled substance, chemical substance, or drug paraphernalia. A violation under this subdivision is a Class B felony.
(3) Violates subdivision (1) and the exposure, ingestion, inhalation, or contact results in the death of the child. A violation under this subdivision is a Class A felony.
(b) The court shall impose punishment pursuant to this section rather than imposing punishment authorized under any other provision of law, unless another provision of law provides for a greater penalty or a longer term of imprisonment.
(c) It is an affirmative defense to a violation of this section that the controlled substance was provided by lawful prescription for the child, and that it was administered to the child in accordance with the prescription instructions provided with the controlled substance.
(Act 2006-204, p. 302, §2.)