Wednesday, February 9, 2011

You're Out of Order! No, You're Out of Order!!!

Since his July 2009 arrest, nightclub owner Thorne Peters has been in jail. But, on Monday, prosecutors dropped felony drug charges against the 48-year-old Memphis man because they were unable to find sufficient evidence that his nightclub was merely a front for illegal marijuana, Xanax and Lortab sales and underage drinking. Then he began to antagonize the judge.
With only misdemeanor marijuana charges left pending against Peters, the judge on Tuesday dropped his $25,000 bond and ordered him to be released on his own recognizance. Normally a defendant might be expected to rejoice over such good fortune. Not this one. "You're sending me into the snow with a tank top and pajama bottoms?" the jail-garbed Peters shouted at Criminal Court Judge Bobby Carter. Replied Carter: "You've been in jail 19 months. You only have a simple possession (of marijuana) case left and the maximum punishment is 11 months and 29 days. You're entitled to your day in court, but I'm not going to hold you in jail all week. My job is to make sure you get a trial.".... "How can I come to court and stand in front of a jury in a stinking tank top and pajama bottoms?" Peters persisted. "I will not be here then (for trial.)" As Peters continued to protest his release from jail, the judge had him removed from the courtroom and returned to a holding tank, but not before one last exchange. Peters: "Have you held me in contempt of court yet?" Carter: "No." Peters: "OK. Get ready to, because I'll be back."
At the time of his arrest, Thorne didn't go quietly, either. He called the police force the "dumbest" in America and demanded a "piss test" and a polygraph. Before swooping down on his bar in July 2009, investigators said undercover officers were able to make several drug buys at Thorne's nightclub and when they raided the place, several grams of marijuana as well as prescription drugs were found. But it gets better: on his Web site, Peters claims to be everything from a prophet to a producer to hedonist, as well as poet laureate of planet earth, and author of books about women and Elvis. And, he claims to be a porn star. At the time of his arrest, he claimed he never smoked weed a day in his life, but yet he had plans to organize the a National Day of Consent for marijuana smokers. What a character!

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