Meth dealer. In a twist that is reminiscent of “Breaking Bad,” Tuscaloosa defense attorney John Fisher Jr. was arrested last week and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine.
Police say Fisher, 48, worked with Christopher Shane Rushing, 42, to operate a “one-pot” meth lab operation. The West Alabama Narcotics Task Force seized 369 grams of meth oil.
The police followed a tip and tracked what they believed as a backpack containing items believed to be components of a methamphetamine lab to an unreleased location. The backpack was then picked up by a second man. That man then went to an office located in the 1600 block of Greensboro Avenue in Tuscaloosa. Fisher’s law office is located at 1609 Greensboro Avenue. They then saw the first man arrive at the office and walk out with the same backpack. They arrested both Fisher and Rushing. Later they found what police described as an active “one-pot” meth lab in one of their cars.
Fisher posted the $250,000 bond, but Rushing remains in jail under the same bond.
Fisher earned his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1997 and is a general practitioner, including criminal defense. He received his B.A. from Columbus State University, Columbus, GA, in 1990. His bio states ” John Fisher is also very active in the Tuscaloosa community. He is a Deacon and Member of Calvary Baptist Church, host of The John Fisher Radio Show, and a guest lecturer at University of Alabama, just to name a few.” He is also a former candidate for the state legislature. He ran as a conservative with Tea Party support and was photographed on the side of controversial Alabama Justice Roy Moore.
We have not heard Fisher’s side of this arrest. Fisher may claim that Rushing is a client and that this was evidence, but it is not clear whose car contained the meth pot. Moreover, absent an effort to turn over evidence to police or prosecutors, the holding of criminal components is not something that is likely to convince a court. Conversely, it may be argued that he was working with Rushing to shutdown his operation. However, again, the possession of such material is problematic for a lawyer. As a conservative radio host, Fisher promised “Plain Talk, Easily Understood with NO Political Correctness.” This may be his greatest challenge yet.
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JOHNFISHER IS BY NO MEANS A CON MAN HE IS A VERY GOOD FAMILY MAN AND CHRISTIAN MAN,HE HAS ALWAYS HELPED EVERYONE HE COULD,HE GOES TO RUSSIA EVERY YEAR AND TAKES THINGS TO THE PEOPLE THERE,HE AND SOME OF HIS CHURCH MEMBERS.THINGS THEY DONT HAVE THE LUXURY OF HAVING SIMPLE THING LIKE PEANUT BUTTER,HE HAS A HEART OF GOLD.
Dunno. The account you summarize makes no sense to me. Person A dumps it in location X, person B takes it to the block where Fisher’s law office is located, Person A (for whatever reason) picks it up again, then police arrest Fisher and Rushing (but not Person A or Person B, unless it be your contention that Fisher is one or the other and/or Rushing is one or the other) and they locate contraband not in the traveling backpack but in the car of one or the other (which one unspecified).
My gut reaction to his photograph is that Fisher looks like a con man. Your gut can deceive you, of course.
Saw on of the best flicks I’ve seen in a long time, Hell or High Water. It’s about 2 brother bank robbers on a heist spree in West Texas w/ Jeff Bridges playing a gruff Texas Ranger. Superb acting and great non PC between Bridges and his American Indian/Mexican partner. The soundtrack is also first rate. There’s a scene early on w/ Bridges and his partner discussing if maybe meth tweakers were who were robbing the banks. The banter is just so realistic and funny.
Tea Party hot. Pea Party Cold. Pee Party in the Pot Nine Days old.
Meth guy was going to the office to pay a debt in money not meth. Simple.
Time to face the music: I found the perfect cell mate. Ronnie Music Jr. a $3 million dollar lottery winner invested it all in meth.
Lady Luck turned a run-of-the-mill meth dealer into a millionaire crank king.
Ronnie Music Jr. was just a 44-year-old fix-it man from Waycross, Georgia, when he struck it rich after hitting the Georgia state lottery’s $3 million jackpot. He could have done what many who play the numbers and scratchers do: retire early and kick back.
“You think he would have given it all up,” one law enforcement official said.
Instead, he’s facing 10 years to life in prison.
Back in February 2015, Ronnie Music, Jr. took home a “100X The Money” lottery ticket he apparently purchased at Papa’s Deli II (one of two gas stations owned by his dad Ronnie Music Sr.) and scratched his way to a $3 million windfall. Music was stunned he’d won so big.
“Typically we don’t prosecute single hand-to-hand drug buys,” First Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Durham added. “[Music] was dealing with multiple pounds of ice. One of the deals involved with this crew was 10.9 pounds of ice, which is significant.”
Back in Roanoke, Virginia Music joined forces dealing meth for a man behind bars in Georgia State Prison he only knew was “Wayne Miller.” According to Music’s July 22 plea agreement, he “made four previous trips where he had delivered kilogram-quantities of crystallized methamphetamine for Wayne at Wayne’s direction.” Music was paid in cash for the dead drops full of crank, all destined for Tennessee.
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Hmmm. The “Tea Party” angle is interesting because some users put meth in their tea! Because I can not provide any personal info without breaking certain legal confidences, I will just point you to this article:
If Fisher is guilty, I bet it was a heck of a tea party!
” “Plain Talk, Easily Understood with NO Political Correctness.””
Well … true to his word, a one pot meth cook is definitely not politically correct.
Marijuana brownies – now thats politically correct.
This is like finding the shell under the pea except they keep losing sight of the shell. I think they are going to have a little trouble with this case.
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