Meth convictions handed down.

Full story: MyHighPlains.com

Three Amarillo men are headed to prison for dealing meth. Accused ring leaders Sitthiphone Phengsengkham and his brother Itthison Phensengkham got life in prison for drug dealing and money laundering.
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dale brown

Clarendon, TX

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Aug 23, 2007
 
selling drugs is not write but that is to much time.
Eric Romero

Pittsburgh, PA

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Sep 3, 2007
 
Why do they put more time and effort into a drug and money case.And seek harsher penalties.Rather than these murder cases.it takes eight years close a murder case and the penalties are less.What is worse MURDER OR DRUG DEALING? I think,I guess one is more important to law enforcement than the other.
Julie Corbin

Perryton, TX

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Oct 1, 2007
 
You obviously have never buried a child because of a drug addiction. The time they were given is not ENOUGH time! When and if they get out of prison, my daughter will still be in the ground. I wonder how many lives they helped wreck? How many families they shattered? How many children are now left without parents because of these people's criminal activities? How many people that bought their drugs now suffer long term health effects that you and I pay for with our tax dollars? How many of the addicts they supplied to committed property crimes to support their addiction? How many children living in addicts homes were abused either physically, sexually, or emotionally because of their parent's addictions and the company that addicts keep?
I have nothing but sympathy for the addicts. They need help. I can even understand the occasional meth cook, who sells a bit, and uses most of it. I don't condone it but I understand it. But I don't condone someone setting up shop, and selling illegal drugs as their only source of income. They are a plague on our society and they are murderers.
So, Mr. Brown and Mr. Romero, although I realize that everyone is entitled to an opinion, perhaps you should do some research into the effects that these drugs are playing on our communties. And in case you haven't noticed, there are murders committed every day in association with drug trade. It is a dark and seedy underworld where nothing is important but the money and the high. The suppliers are nothing but predators preying on our children.
We need to spend more money educating our communities, rehabilitating our addicts, and in the case of these drug dealers, who were by the way "Big Time Dealers", we need to lock them up until they are too old to ever consider running a drug ring again!
A special thanks goes out to the APD, FBI, DEA and all other agencies involved in this arrest, and also to the twelve people who sat on that jury day after day listening to testimony. They listened. They acted upon the evidence. Love it!
Teena Marick

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Oct 13, 2007
 
Well said Julie. I understand your pain as I have a child on meth. I wish they would bust more of the "big boy's" and give them what they deserve. Anyone who thinks they got too much time should have to watch their son go from 195 pounds to around 130 (if even that much) and see the death in their eyes from this drug. Look into my childs face that is a skeleton and tell me they gave they people too much time.
Remirik

Wellington, New Zealand

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Sep 15, 2008
 
y r cops so harsh on illegal drugs wen legal ones can some tyms be worse i mean alot ov people comit murders wen theyre drunk i mean they blame it on harsher drugs because its illegal
and alchohol isnt thats probably y they do it i mean come on they aint that bad they cant say that they never got stoned once or twice
Remirik

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Sep 15, 2008
 
wel i dnt think its fair how they do judge it aye it is stupid because alchohol is exactly the same but its legal
Remirik

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Sep 15, 2008
 
Eric Romero wrote:
Why do they put more time and effort into a drug and money case.And seek harsher penalties.Rather than these murder cases.it takes eight years close a murder case and the penalties are less.What is worse MURDER OR DRUG DEALING? I think,I guess one is more important to law enforcement than the other.
it is stupid because alchohol is the same but its legal
Remirik

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Sep 15, 2008
 
Julie Corbin wrote:
You obviously have never buried a child because of a drug addiction. The time they were given is not ENOUGH time! When and if they get out of prison, my daughter will still be in the ground. I wonder how many lives they helped wreck? How many families they shattered? How many children are now left without parents because of these people's criminal activities? How many people that bought their drugs now suffer long term health effects that you and I pay for with our tax dollars? How many of the addicts they supplied to committed property crimes to support their addiction? How many children living in addicts homes were abused either physically, sexually, or emotionally because of their parent's addictions and the company that addicts keep?
I have nothing but sympathy for the addicts. They need help. I can even understand the occasional meth cook, who sells a bit, and uses most of it. I don't condone it but I understand it. But I don't condone someone setting up shop, and selling illegal drugs as their only source of income. They are a plague on our society and they are murderers.
So, Mr. Brown and Mr. Romero, although I realize that everyone is entitled to an opinion, perhaps you should do some research into the effects that these drugs are playing on our communties. And in case you haven't noticed, there are murders committed every day in association with drug trade. It is a dark and seedy underworld where nothing is important but the money and the high. The suppliers are nothing but predators preying on our children.
We need to spend more money educating our communities, rehabilitating our addicts, and in the case of these drug dealers, who were by the way "Big Time Dealers", we need to lock them up until they are too old to ever consider running a drug ring again!
A special thanks goes out to the APD, FBI, DEA and all other agencies involved in this arrest, and also to the twelve people who sat on that jury day after day listening to testimony. They listened. They acted upon the evidence. Love it!
well u obviously havent lost someone due to drunk driving and u obviously havent lost someone because ov legal drugs im abowt to loose my grandmother to smoking and the only thing that we can do is hope that the stuff that they give hur works so dont give me illegal drugs kill so do legal ones okay!!
Dick and Jane

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Sep 16, 2008
 
dale brown wrote:
selling drugs is not write but that is to much time.
Not "write" ???? or right??? I bet you're an English speaker with a meth lab in your trailer.
Annie Lou

San Antonio, TX

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Sep 16, 2008
 
I read what Julie Colby has to say and I sympathize with such a loss.
I think that while the drug problem is huge, we the public have a choice--to get into drugs or not.
Julie Corbin

Spearman, TX

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Nov 9, 2008
 
In response to Annie Lou - yes we do have a choice. Some choose wisely and others do not. The problem with methamphetamine is that unlike most other drugs, meth-when smoked or injected has a 99% addiction rate after one use. So gone are the days of curiosity. This isn't a drug you can try on for size. The chances are stacked heavily against that. Until one has worked in the field and listened to the life stories of addicts, both recovering and not, the depth of this problem cannot be understood. And Remirik - no I haven't lost anyone to a drunk driver, but unfortunately it could happen to any of us. Alcohol has an addiction rate of 8%. Meth is 99%. I've chosen MY battle!
South Austin

Fredericksburg, TX

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Nov 18, 2008
 
Teddie and Eddie had been selling dope for years.
I remember getting speed from those cats when I was like 15 or 16. Im 25 now. I really cant see amarillo with a huge meth supplier, I left amarillo after I had to have my left hip replaced due to meth. I know first hand what a problem these people had become, and yes I agree with Julie. It takes your home, health, family, your life in general. Also their charges are not aggraved so they will hit parole in five years. But the fact is amarillo is on dope and someone else will just take it over again. Not the best place to raise your kids.
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Tulia, TX

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Nov 18, 2008
 
All drug dealers should be marked as American Terrorists and should be taken to a field and shot in the head! End of story!!! Yes I am talking about all of them, From Pot to Meth they should all be dealt with in a way that will show the world that there is a way to fix the problem!
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Shamrock, TX

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Jan 22, 2012
 
South Austin wrote:
Teddie and Eddie had been selling dope for years.
I remember getting speed from those cats when I was like 15 or 16. Im 25 now. I really cant see amarillo with a huge meth supplier, I left amarillo after I had to have my left hip replaced due to meth. I know first hand what a problem these people had become, and yes I agree with Julie. It takes your home, health, family, your life in general. Also their charges are not aggraved so they will hit parole in five years. But the fact is amarillo is on dope and someone else will just take it over again. Not the best place to raise your kids.
so how much does a dope dealer make in a year selling meth
Face It

Crystal City, TX

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Feb 5, 2012
 
dale brown wrote:
selling drugs is not write but that is to much time.
Maybe their last names didn't help. If it had been Brown, White, Black, or Smith, the penalty would have been six months.

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May 7, 2012
 
How the hell does meth cause you to have a hip replacement? I'm not riding on my high horse, I've been using meth for years. It's called the grip, and once it sinks it's claws in, your finished

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