According to this Dakota County Criminal Complaint, a Lakeville man was arrested on a probation warrant the day after Christmas and was found sleeping with a few of his Christmas gift in the bed with him when police arrived.
From the complaint:
On December 26, 2011, Lakeville Police officers were dispatched to a residence in the city of Lakeville, Dakota County, Minnesota, on a report that the defendant, Matthew Duane Carlson, was staying at the residence and had an active felony warrant for a probation violation. Officers arrived on the scene and confirmed that the warrant was valid. Two officers went to the door while a third officer and his K-9 partner waited on the back side of the residence. The defendant’s father answered the door and advised that the defendant was sleeping in a back bedroom.
Officers followed the defendant’s father to the bedroom and announced themselves, and the defendant woke up and got out of bed. As the defendant got up the officers noticed two glass pipes lying on the bed where he had been sleeping. One of the pipes was broken, and both pipes contained white residue. The defendant was taken into custody and pat searched for weapons.
The defendant admitted to the officers that he was presently high on meth.
What surprises you more: the fact that this man was using meth in his parents’ house the day after Christmas, the fact that he was sleeping in a bed with his paraphernalia, or the fact that he admitted to being high on meth but was able to pass out anyway? As a parent of a child struggling with drug addiction (this individual has had multiple arrests over the years) do you think you’d be even more disappointed that they had to come to your home to serve the arrest warrant or would you hope that this would finally get your child to sober up?
Whatever you have to say about this one go ahead and comment on as I’d love to hear your thoughts.