Richard Paey

I’m watching this on C-SPAN right now. Apparantly, Richard Paey, a chronic pain patient relying on opiate medicine, has been sentenced in March 2004 by a court in Florida to 25 years in prison on charges of drug trafficking. Either I am missing something here or this is more than disturbing. It’s appalling!

A few quick links to give you an idea what this is about:

By the way, I understand Mr. Paey is a father of three.

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  1. Planblog » Blog Archive » Richard Paey released from prison Says:

    [...] Back in September 2005, I wrote about Richard Paey. According to Wikipedia: Richard Paey is a Florida man who was incarcerated in 2004 for drug trafficking. There was no evidence he ever distributed or intended to sell any pills, but drug laws in many states, including Florida, allow officials to prosecute for trafficking based solely on the quantity an individual possesses. Paey spent three and a half years in prison, until he was granted a full pardon by Florida Governor Charlie Crist in September of 2007. [...]

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