Deputies launched a full scale war Wednesday on drug dealers and other criminals in Hardin County Wednesday. Hometown News reporter Rusty Surette and photojournalist John Jones followed the troops as they stormed into an on-going battle in our own backyards.
On a beautiful Wednesday morning, most people don’t want to start their day off in handcuffs to be hauled off to jail with your family in shock.
"Zero tolerance,” Hardin County Sheriff Ed Cain asserted. “We`re not going to tolerate drug dealing or possession in this county."
For this big bust, Hometown News was granted full access to the Hardin County Sheriff. From door-to-door, ever arrest is the result of a six-month, top secret investigation into Hardin County’s core criminals.
"The drugs involved are marijuana, methamphetamines, cocaine and prescription medicine illegally sold on the street,” Cain said.
The deputies were armed with 35 warrants for 25 men and women ranging from age 16 to 50. Some were away from home while some people, like the man pictured to the left, returned home at the wrong time.
"He just walked up and we arrested him,” Cain said. “But we`re not always that lucky."
And luck stayed on the side of the Sheriff and his deputies and Cain says if criminals continue to take a gamble in this county, their luck will soon run out.
"War","Troops","Battle". This kind of language is increasingly accepted in reference to police actions against American Citizens. This reflects the mindset of the government mercenaries who see their job as making war on the American people.
Article 3, Section 3:
"Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.