A friend of mine from back in the day (so to speak) posted a link to this story.
Sean Stevens, 39, of 345 Main St., Niantic, and Daniel Ganolli, 33, of 109 Hynes Ave., Apt. 3, Groton, each were charged with possession of heroin, possession of heroin with intent to sell, possession of heroin within 1,500 feet of a school and interfering with police….
Officers seized about 100 bags of heroin packaged for sale.
Now, why might they deserve to die in a fire…
Turns out one of them used to be the 2nd grade teacher for my friend, that is until last spring when he stopped working there.
So, why do they maybe deserve to die in a fire. Well, who were they selling to. Oh sure it was within 1,500 feet of a school, take a look at the map, how much of the city downtown isn’t within 1,500 feet of a school? Here I made the map for you, and this link so you can check for yourself:
So, how many things are illegal to do within 1,500 feet of a school in Groton, because A LOT of the city is within 1,500 feet of a school.
But, back to our winners, who were they selling to, adults or kids? If they were selling to kids, well string them up by their short and curlies, grab your bat and swing for the fences.
Selling to adults, well whose business is that, right? This is Connecticut we are talking about.
Edit 23 Aug 2010, for comparision here is a map of a section of Newport News Virginia. The state law there is 1,000 feet from a school. Take a look, the density of schools is lower, meaning less of the map is covered. There are other areas that qualify (such as bus stops when kids are at the stop which would pretty much mean no selling drugs between 7-8am and 12-3:30 PM since the whole map is covered with them), but this gives an idea of how it differs.