Does Drug Education Help People Make Smarter Decisions?

by Mike Miller October 11, 2013

Is “older, but wiser” a true refrain? As a man who highly respects his parents and grandparents I would like to believe that old adage is true. There are exceptions to every adage, however.

Here comes a perfect example to this adage. This guy, most definitely was not very wise. As reported in

Seventy-three-year-old Ray Martin McFeters was with distribution or possession of more than 42.5 grams of marijuana and failure to attach tax stamps to the marijuana. What is worse, the sale of the weed or the tax evasion? I hope you answered that both are equally wrong.

McFeters is also charged with felony possession of “not a small amount of marijuana.” It is always interesting how legislators word laws, right?

McFeters is a retired computer programmer who learned to write code while serving four years with the United States Air Force in crypto maintenance during the Cuban missile crisis. He was honorably discharged in 1964. Yes, you read correctly, 1964! He should know better.

This guy actually justified his behavior by claiming his illegal marijuana plants helped keep money away from drug cartels.

The total weight of McFeter’s marijuana came out to 175 grams (just over 6 ounces), more than enough to convict him of both the felony charges he’s facing.

The charge of failing to attach tax stamps to the marijuana carries a maximum penalty of 7 years in prison and/or a $14,000 fine.

McFeters estimates that he smokes between 25 and 30 bowls of marijuana a day. He admits he is a serious marijuana user, smoking an ounce every couple of weeks.

He certainly does not feel like he needs an educational drug class. Do you?

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