published Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Trion woman faces 109 charges in drug case

by Andrew Pantazi

A Trion, Ga., woman has been charged with 109 criminal charges.

How does one person acquire 109 charges?

By being charged with five counts of possessions of hydrocodone with intent to distribute.

By being charged with possession and use of drug-related objects.

By being charged with drug distribution.

By being charged with using communication devices to commit a felony.

By being charged with theft.

By being charged with abuse, neglect or exploitation of an elderly or disabled person.

By being charged with unauthorized distribution of a controlled substance through fictitious registration.

By being charged with marijuana possession of less than 10 ounces.

And finally, by being charged with 96 counts of hydrocodone possession.

Julie Amanda Barber was arrested Tuesday at 1:40 p.m. by Chattooga County sheriff's deputies. She is 29 years old. She is being held at the Chattooga County Jail.

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Andrew Pantazi is an intern at the Chattanooga Times Free Press who says that when he was 7 he knew what he wanted to do for the rest of his life: play hockey for the Colorado Avalanche. Unfortunately, he says he wasn't any good at hockey, so he became a journalist instead. He writes about the lives we hide, like the man who suffered a stroke but smiled, or the football walk-on who endured 5 ...

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RetiredMarshal said...

Simple answer,she got dropped between the cracks.It goes on everyday and it only gets caught when somebody take the time to look at his/hers rap sheet.

December 2, 2011 at 9:41 a.m.
chiyote said...

Is this a feature story or an editorial? I can't tell.

December 2, 2011 at 4:55 p.m.
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