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Drunk Driving, Drug Arrests Made In Holiday City

Patrolman Michael Tanis conducted a motor vehicle stop on Mule Road near the intersection of South Edgebrook Drive at 12:30 a.m. on April 2, Police Chief Karin T. DiMichele said.

Tanis determined that the driver, Edward Nieves, 48, of Berkeley, was driving under the influence. Nieves was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving with a suspended license, careless driving and speeding, the chief said.

He was released later at police headquarters, in accordance with John's Law.

In another incident, Patrolman Patrick Stesner conducted a motor vehicle stop on Mule Road near Davenport Road on March 26. While speaking to the driver identified as Thomas Burgess, 45, Berkeley, he determined that Burgess was illegally in possession of prescription pills and associated paraphernalia for ingestion of these pills, DiMichele said.

Burgess was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and for possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on a summons, the chief said.
ken April 08, 2014 at 10:33 AM
Let's look at this scenario. For starters, the btpd did a great job in identifying and arresting someone for possessing a form of the opiates that are bringing devastation to our communities. More often than not, these pills originate from a prescription from a doctor. Someone, somewhere, was prescribed enough pills for them to be available, or they were stolen. But more often than not they where bought. Bought from a pharmacy. Prescribed by a doctor. Last week, the patch of point boro ran a story where 28 law enforcement departments where involved in arresting a group of people for selling pot, with the vast majority of the arrests being for possession. 28 departments. What resources are being used to find the doctors that prescribe these pills, and the "patients" that sell them? 28 departments on a single case. We see the pot dealers and users getting arrested at the shore, but what about the true root of our problem, the pill doctors and the straw "patients?"

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