By Mark Riddering
Trying to be a good police officer is a study of the criminal mind. Trying to grasp how a criminal thinks gives you a good start at appending the wrong doer. For example ……A local judge asked my friend Howard Coolidge and me to contact as many drug addicts as possible and ask if they were offered a drug rehab what type do they think would be the most effective. My thought was these addicts perished from ignorance. However about 90% of the addicts we spoke to said, to really change addiction it had to do with God and a change of heart. Wow, it took me back. Reminded me of Romans 1 where it is described every man has evidence of God in their hearts, but some substitute the truth with their own ways to live.
Well one day a few of us went to look for a wanted parolee of a well-known drug family. As we passed by the wanted mans home we saw him exiting the front door. We all jumped from our car and the chase was on. The man returned to his house. A couple of us went to the back door and a couple ran to the front door. The front door had a heavy metal door. I picked up a brick and was about to hurl it through a large front window. A girl, the manâ€™s sister, quickly opened the door to avoid the damage. Well, we found drug scales and drug selling items but no drugs. The suspect was found in a bathroom. No drugs were found in the house.
We huddled briefly and our partner Louie said the suspect had some slimy stuff on his back. We took the man to the police station to perform a strip type search. Our suspect became nervous and refused to let us check his rectum. We obtained a search warrant and took the man to the ER. A new ER Doctor performed an exam, but got upset saying, “Thereâ€™s something in this mans rectum and it isn’t stool”. So to x-ray we went. The x-ray revealed a hypodermic syringe and drugs. The man volunteered to remove the items. A very large amount of heroin was secured with a syringe. The man explained the drugs were not his but his girlfriendâ€™s. He said we rushed him so fast his girl hid the drugs in his rectum. Gotta love these stories. He was a 3rd striker and looking at 25 years to life.
Interestingly the manâ€™s girlfriend came to the police department claiming the drugs we found were hers. She went to prison too.
If God wants wrong doing revealed nothing will thwart ….if its to remain hidden it will. Justice is the Lords.
Just a thought ….we who know Gods way…..let us not compromise and love worldly things but boldly live like our Savior. Itâ€™s war.