Orangeburg meth? Yep. The interesting thing about meth mopes is they travel a lot. When one county gets too hot for them, they head somewhere else where they believe the authorities won’t be on their trail. Of course, that tactic goes out the window when you flee from a traffic stop, leading police on a high speed pursuit and wreck your car knowing the whole time you have the makings of a mobile meth lab in there with you.
Meet our latest meth mopes Ricky Dewayne Johnson and Kristi Gladstone.
Let’s start with Gladstone’s history since there is less to report. She last reported an address on E. 3rd North Street in Summerville. There is an eviction record for her at that address, so who knows where she calls home now.
In March of 2014 she was charged in Dorchester County with Manufacturing Methamphetamine and released on a $50,000 personal recognizance bond by Judge Harry Boatwright. A bench warrant for Gladstone’s arrest was issued on the same day she was arrested in Orangeburg County.
Gladston was charged in Orangeburg County with a number of magistrate level offenses. She was charged with another count of Manufacturing Methamphetamine. If you thought bonds in the tri-county area were ridiculous, she was given a $7,500 bond in Orangeburg County by Judge Peggy Doremus.
Johnson has a history that spans several counties. It is the usual meth mope history of theft and drugs. He has also been the recipient of a sweet plea deal from the 9th Circuit Solicitor. Johnson has used addresses in Moncks Corner and Orangeburg.
Johnson caught a number of charges in Berkeley County in 2009 and 2010. They were all rolled into one plea deal by assistant 9th Circuit solicitor Jacqueline Dixon.
2nd Degree Burglary - Pled guilty. Sentenced by Judge R. Markley Dennis to 5 years.
Financial Transaction Card Theft - Pled guilty. 5 years, concurrent.
Two (2) additional counts of Financial Transaction Card Theft - Dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor.
1st Degree Burglary - Dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor.
Grand Larceny - Pled guilty, 5 years concurrent.
2nd Degree Burglary - Pled guilty, 5 years concurrent.
2nd Degree Burglary - Dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor.
Grand Larceny - Dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor
Four (4) counts of Breaking & Entering a Motor Vehicle - Two (2) dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor. Pled guilty to two (2) charges. Sentenced to 5 years each, Concurrent.
So, in 2009 and 2010 Johnson was charged with 13 felonies. Assistant solicitor Jacqueline Dixon worked out a plea deal where Johnson would plead guilty to six of those and the other seven would be dismissed. Was that ridiculous sentence negotiated in the plea deal? The local “press release media” would report that as a 30 year sentence. Unfortunately, all of those sentences were set to run concurrent.
How much time did Johnson really have to serve? He was sentenced in January of 2011. In April of 2013 he was arrested again, this time in Dorchester County.
Grand Larceny - Pled guilty. Sentenced by Judge Diane Goodstein to 5 years.
That “CTS 5 yrs” entry has us a bit confused, though. Maybe someone can explain that, because the way it looks Johnson didn’t do anywhere near the minimum on that one. He was sentenced in June of 2013 and here he is in Orangeburg County in May of 2014 getting arrested again.
Johnson used an address on Linden Drive in Moncks Corner on this arrest. He was charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine and given a $7,500 bond by Judge Doremus, who apparently has never heard of a “rap sheet”. Johnson was also charged with Failure to Stop for Blue Lights. Judge Doremus gave him a bond of $1,067.50 on that one. Way harsh, dude!
Well, if nothing else, the case of these two meth mopes shows Orangeburg County is the place to commit crimes. Wouldn’t it be nice if a bunch of Charleston area thugs took that advice to heart and moved up there? Sure would.
P.S. - For you racists keeping track - white persons #21 and #22 for the month of May.