You did a very, very poor job of getting your facts straight before publishing this story. All you had to do was go to the police station and ask what the charges actually were. You obviously neglected to do that. He was charged with one misdemeanor possession drug charge and one charge of driving with an expired tag. There was NOT multiple drug charges.
Also, no one knows Mr. Nelder. No one knows if he uses the drug as medicine for a medical condition. According to the story, he is, after all, 64 years old and according to public records, he is a Vietnam Vet.
Again, the quality of the journalism is this town is incredibly and alarmingly poor. Fact check first. Getting these facts took me all of 45 minutes.
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