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Posted: 3/1/2006 2:36:15 PM EDT


www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/13990873.htm

Man showing off OnStar attracts cops who find drugs
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ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - (AP) -- A man showing off his OnStar system in his Cadillac Escalade found out the system worked too well.

Ralph A. Gomez, 38, was being held in the St. Johns County Jail Wednesday on $15,000 bond on charges of possession of an illegal narcotic within 1,000 feet of a church and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Gomez was showing off his OnStar system to his girlfriend, but the volume was set so low that he couldn't hear the OnStar operator. OnStar comes on many new General Motors vehicles and allows a customer to contact an OnStar representative in an emergency or to get directions.

If there is no response, OnStar contacts police.

That's what happened with Gomez on Friday night, Tom Clements, a spokesman for the St. Augustine Police Department, said Wednesday.

When police located Gomez' car, they determined there was no problem. But Clements said cocaine was clearly visible on the car's center console.

In addition to seizing $1,900 in the case, the Cadillac equipped with the OnStar system was also seized, Clements said.

There was no information available from Clements or the jail on whether Gomez has a lawyer.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 2:39:34 PM EDT
Damn JBT's and their fishing expeditions....oops escalades.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 2:40:27 PM EDT
Sweet!
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 2:42:04 PM EDT
Talk about karma.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 3:30:01 PM EDT
Why the hell would anybody buy a vehicle with On-Star? Fuck GM!
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 3:31:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/1/2006 3:33:19 PM EDT by rkbar15]
"There was no information available from Clements or the jail on whether Gomez has a lawyer."

He should have had OnStar call his lawyer to meet him at the jail.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 7:47:33 AM EDT

Ralph A. Gomez, 38, was being held in the St. Johns County Jail Wednesday on $15,000 bond on charges of possession of an illegal narcotic within 1,000 feet of a church and possession of drug paraphernalia.

WTF?? So is it a lesser crime if he's 1001 feet away from a church? How about five miles from the nearest church?? Hey, what if he was snorting lines off the altar, man?
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 7:51:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 71-Hour_Achmed:
WTF?? So is it a lesser crime if he's 1001 feet away from a church? How about five miles from the nearest church?? Hey, what if he was snorting lines off the altar, man?



I thought that was odd too. I guess I can see why there's the "school zone" thing when it comes to drugs, but church? How about DUI near church? I bet the pastor isn't down with that either. Sheesh.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 8:02:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 71-Hour_Achmed:

Ralph A. Gomez, 38, was being held in the St. Johns County Jail Wednesday on $15,000 bond on charges of possession of an illegal narcotic within 1,000 feet of a church and possession of drug paraphernalia.

WTF?? So is it a lesser crime if he's 1001 feet away from a church? How about five miles from the nearest church?? Hey, what if he was snorting lines off the altar, man?




Yes, according to the "War on Drugs". It is less dangerous or "safer" to snort cocaine while driving, then if you stop in a church parking lot.
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