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Source: Al Gore's Son Had 140 Vicodin Pills
People ^ | July 20, 2007 | Ken Lee

Posted on 07/20/2007 9:31:31 PM PDT by West Coast Conservative

Al Gore's son was charged with felony drug-possession charges and lesser offenses related to his July 4 speeding stop, authorities said Friday. And a law enforcement source tells PEOPLE that Gore had 140 Vicodin pills and "dozens" of other prescription drugs.

If convicted on all charges, Albert Gore III faces up to three years and eight months in prison. But state law makes him eligible for a drug diversion program instead of incarceration, according to the Orange County District Attorney's Office.

His arraignment is set for Aug. 1 in Laguna Niguel, Calif.

Gore, 24, was pulled over south of Los Angeles in a blue Toyota Prius around 2:15 a.m. July 4 for allegedly driving more than 100 mph.

Police previously said officers, who had searched the car because they detected the smell of marijuana, found prescription drugs including Xanax, Valium, Soma, Vicodin and Adderall, as well as a small amount of marijuana. No prescriptions were present, police said.

The amount of medication wasn't revealed at the time, but the source tells PEOPLE that Gore was carrying 140 pills of Vicodin alone, along with "dozens" of the other medications.

Gore was arrested and taken to the Orange County Jail's Intake and Release Center in Santa Ana, where his older sister Sarah bailed him out with $20,000 cash. His father later said that he was "getting treatment."

In all, he was charged with two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of marijuana, and a speeding infraction, the DA says.

The former vice president's son has a history of encounters with the law.

In August 2000, he was ticketed for going 97 mph in a 55-mph zone in North Carolina, and had his driving privileges suspended.

Two years later, he was cited for DUI in Virginia. He eventually pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one year's probation.

And in December 2003, Gore was arrested for marijuana possession in Maryland after he was pulled over for driving with his headlights off. He was sentenced to drug counseling in that case.

A Gore family spokeswoman had no comment.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: adderall; algore; gore; imsostoned; soma; valium; vicodin; wod; xanax
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1 posted on 07/20/2007 9:31:33 PM PDT by West Coast Conservative
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To: West Coast Conservative
Source: Al Gore's Son Had 140 Vicodin Pills

One for every mile-per-hour he was over the speed limit?

2 posted on 07/20/2007 9:33:58 PM PDT by jdm
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To: West Coast Conservative

Just damnnn that lots of drugs LOL!


3 posted on 07/20/2007 9:34:38 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: West Coast Conservative
A Gore family spokeswoman had no comment.

You don't say.

4 posted on 07/20/2007 9:34:49 PM PDT by A message
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To: West Coast Conservative

It’s interesting that the headline on CNN.COM reads, “Gore’s son charged with possessing pot.” I guess they don’t want to talk about the felony counts.


5 posted on 07/20/2007 9:34:50 PM PDT by kdot
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To: West Coast Conservative

I wonder how Chelsea has been doing. Isn’t she going to get married as soon as her soon to be father-in-law is released from prison?


6 posted on 07/20/2007 9:35:28 PM PDT by BeckB
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To: West Coast Conservative
Al Gore's Son Had 140 Vicodin Pills

For when your pain absolutely, positively has to be gone.

7 posted on 07/20/2007 9:37:22 PM PDT by Yaelle (Hoping to see someone crawling under the Oval Office desk again: a real toddler and not an intern!)
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To: West Coast Conservative
I feel a (very small) bit of sympathy for this poor slob. In the shadow of his idiot self absorbed parents he was almost certain to end up badly.

Of course in five years when he is elected Senator for life in some liberal state that sympathy will very rapidly vanish...

8 posted on 07/20/2007 9:37:34 PM PDT by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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To: SevenofNine

Maybe they were diet Vicodin’s (a judge will tend to be more lenient in that case).

/s


9 posted on 07/20/2007 9:37:57 PM PDT by jdm
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To: West Coast Conservative

In most states the charges would include intent to distribute. That is quite a large quantity of pills. Sounds like the young Al Gore is a drug dealer. Here in Kentucky law enforcement usually searches for a school within 1000 yards for an extra felony charge. If he is a drug dealer maybe they should also confiscate his prius.


10 posted on 07/20/2007 9:39:25 PM PDT by cquiggy
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To: A message
A Gore family spokeswoman had no comment.

Getting paid not to talk.

Sweet gig, that.

11 posted on 07/20/2007 9:40:31 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: cquiggy
And check his ringtone. Does it have a lot of "thuds" and more expletives than the fourth season of The Soprano's? :O)
12 posted on 07/20/2007 9:43:53 PM PDT by jdm
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To: West Coast Conservative

Typical prep school pussy


13 posted on 07/20/2007 9:44:33 PM PDT by Porterville (I'm an American. If you hate Americans, I hope our enemies destroy you. I will pray for my soul.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
And a law enforcement source tells PEOPLE that Gore had 140 Vicodin pills and "dozens" of other prescription drugs.

Yes but did he have proof of purchase of carbon offsets for that ???

14 posted on 07/20/2007 9:44:37 PM PDT by ikka
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To: West Coast Conservative

Hmmmmm. I’ll bet he doesn’t know whether the earth is warming or not.

.......and doesn’t really give a rat’s rear end.


15 posted on 07/20/2007 9:45:40 PM PDT by Chuck54 (“If you want to be successful, put your effort into controlling the sail, not the wind.”)
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To: West Coast Conservative

He is the heir to the throne of the ‘Global’ Emperorship...


16 posted on 07/20/2007 9:46:51 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: West Coast Conservative

What a dork.


17 posted on 07/20/2007 9:47:49 PM PDT by linn37 (Phlebotomists need love too.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

$20,000 cash.. Sounds like she is dealing too.


18 posted on 07/20/2007 9:48:05 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Taz Struck By Lightning Faces Battery Charge)
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To: cquiggy
In most states the charges would include intent to distribute. That is quite a large quantity of pills. Sounds like the young Al Gore is a drug dealer.

I doubt it, he is a spoiled rich kid, no incentive or motive to be a dealer. He probably hands them out like candy at parties.
19 posted on 07/20/2007 9:49:03 PM PDT by microgood
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To: cquiggy

If they wanted to be hard about it. They could charge him with a felony for each tablet.


20 posted on 07/20/2007 9:49:13 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Taz Struck By Lightning Faces Battery Charge)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Picture of a loser.


21 posted on 07/20/2007 9:49:53 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Sort of better than Gore or Kerry, but that's about it.........)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Too bad the cops didn’t allow him to ingest his pills so he could hide the evidence. Maybe papa would blame it to on global warming


22 posted on 07/20/2007 9:50:16 PM PDT by stumpy
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To: West Coast Conservative

Do carbon credits cover excessive possession of drugs?

Pusher in the Balance.


23 posted on 07/20/2007 9:50:22 PM PDT by exit82 (I have a gut feeling: Michael Chertoff is a jerk.)
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To: cquiggy

Those things would be true if he were just an average slob like ourselves. Algore’s kid is going to get off easy.

Anyone wanna place a bet?


24 posted on 07/20/2007 9:50:40 PM PDT by Seruzawa (Attila the Hun... wasn't he a liberal?)
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To: West Coast Conservative; All

Sure, give him a hard time for carrying one day’s worth.


25 posted on 07/20/2007 9:52:14 PM PDT by dighton
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To: West Coast Conservative

Why isn’t he charged with transportation with intent to distribute?


26 posted on 07/20/2007 9:53:09 PM PDT by aft_lizard (born conservative...I chose to be a republican)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Gee, anybody think he will get time?


27 posted on 07/20/2007 9:53:59 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: Mad_as_heck

If there is any kid on earth who has a justification for gobbling down handfuls of mind numbing narcotics, it would be Al Gore’s son.


28 posted on 07/20/2007 9:54:59 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: aft_lizard
Why isn’t he charged with transportation with intent to distribute?

Why would they? Do they have evidence he was dealing the drugs?
29 posted on 07/20/2007 9:58:38 PM PDT by microgood
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To: West Coast Conservative
Wasn't Vicodan the drug that the doctor on "House" was on?


30 posted on 07/20/2007 10:01:00 PM PDT by capt. norm (Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
But state law makes him eligible for a drug diversion program instead of incarceration, according to the Orange County District Attorney's Office.

Oh the suspense, I wonder which way it will go...

31 posted on 07/20/2007 10:01:24 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: West Coast Conservative
He's crossing from husky to pudgy.

32 posted on 07/20/2007 10:01:34 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Yaelle

I intentionally overdosed myself on vicodin for tooth pain I couldn’t endure. As soon as it was fixed the pain was gone and I quit the vicodin. It was only five days I took it and the withdrawl was awful. I could have gone postal. It is very addictive and dangerous. People who take it for recreation are not criminals. They need help finding a life. If those pills were for him he has mental problems. Wonder where it got that from?


33 posted on 07/20/2007 10:02:01 PM PDT by mefistofelerevised
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To: microgood
quantity...Vicodin possession is a very big no-no....not to mention the "dozens" of other prescription drugs...not to mention Xanax, Valium, Soma, Vicodin and Adderall (Adderall is speed, basically), as well as a small amount of marijuana.

They could throw the book at him...however, it's a first offense in CA so hell go off to rehab, and be given a suspended sentence.

34 posted on 07/20/2007 10:02:30 PM PDT by sofaman ("There will only be peace in Israel when the Arabs love their children more than they hate the Jews")
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To: West Coast Conservative

He is young. Hopefully, he can get some help and be rehabilitated. This is sad for any family.


35 posted on 07/20/2007 10:04:52 PM PDT by texastoo ((((((USA)))))((((((, USA))))))((((((. USA))))))))
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To: sofaman
quantity...Vicodin possession is a very big no-no....not to mention the "dozens" of other prescription drugs...not to mention Xanax, Valium, Soma, Vicodin and Adderall (Adderall is speed, basically), as well as a small amount of marijuana.

Oh. Actually 140 really is not that many for a spoiled rich kid with no incentive to be a dealer. More like a party stash. Not sure how many of the other drugs he had, though.
36 posted on 07/20/2007 10:05:18 PM PDT by microgood
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To: mefistofelerevised

what kind of withdrawls did you have? I’ve been on the stuff for 6 months for chronic knee pain...


37 posted on 07/20/2007 10:05:40 PM PDT by sofaman ("There will only be peace in Israel when the Arabs love their children more than they hate the Jews")
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To: West Coast Conservative

Geez! Wouldn’t that dosage kill someone?


38 posted on 07/20/2007 10:05:42 PM PDT by Killborn (BASH BUSH!! All the COOL kids are doing it!!!! Perfect for people with no logic or reason!)
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To: West Coast Conservative

If Al Dork were MY father, I’d take drugs too...


39 posted on 07/20/2007 10:06:10 PM PDT by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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To: microgood

my question is how the blue blazes he laid his hands on that many of them? My doc rations me to 30 every 2 weeks...


40 posted on 07/20/2007 10:06:37 PM PDT by sofaman ("There will only be peace in Israel when the Arabs love their children more than they hate the Jews")
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To: West Coast Conservative
He has the Gore name but he behaves like the forbidden spawn of Tipper and Teddy.

Yuck! That's reminiscent of Lillian and James.


41 posted on 07/20/2007 10:07:47 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: TASMANIANRED

I hope they follow their bleeding-heart roots, and demand he be treated the same as any low-income black guy would get. I mean, they wouldn’t want different treatment than the great unwashed, right? lol


42 posted on 07/20/2007 10:10:53 PM PDT by The Worthless Miracle (I think Jamie Dupree is annoying.)
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To: 13Sisters76

Damn, you beat me...


43 posted on 07/20/2007 10:11:22 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Hillary has already beat Rudy, She is the better cross-dresser.)
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To: sofaman
my question is how the blue blazes he laid his hands on that many of them? My doc rations me to 30 every 2 weeks...

Must be the drug dealers to the stars. I do wonder how drug dealers get their hands on so many prescription drugs. They must launder them through sales to other countries because I don't think they could rob that many pharmacies.
44 posted on 07/20/2007 10:12:01 PM PDT by microgood
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To: cquiggy
"That is quite a large quantity of pills."

For someone who is used to taking them, 140 Vidocin may be enough to last a week or two. I had to take them for a couple of years, and you your body develops a tolerance to them FAST.

45 posted on 07/20/2007 10:13:05 PM PDT by KoRn (Just Say NO ....To Liberal Republicans - FRED THOMPSON FOR PRESIDENT!)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Aside from the addictive potential of Vicodin, the drug contains Acetaminophen (Tylenol) which can cause kidney damage in doses exceeding 4 grams/day.


46 posted on 07/20/2007 10:13:19 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: TASMANIANRED

Yeah - some enterprising reporter should look for the OCC document showing her withdrawing that much cash.


47 posted on 07/20/2007 10:13:24 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken (Seldom right but never in doubt)
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To: jdm

“140 Vicodin pills”

One trip to the dentist in California.


48 posted on 07/20/2007 10:14:05 PM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: sofaman
I got very aggressive. Like too much adrenalin. I had been overdosing myself because the pain was so severe. Like 15 high milligram pills a day. I wanted it to knock me out. But I had become addicted in a short time. I doubt if reasonable use is real dangerous, but it wouldn’t be a bad idea to investigate on the internet. I had more than one dentist who urged precaution with it and were reluctant to prescribe very much.
49 posted on 07/20/2007 10:19:29 PM PDT by mefistofelerevised
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To: microgood

In many cases when people have a large amount of drugs they automatically charge them with that regardless if that is there intent, simple posession of a large amount is enough. Pehaps having what he had isn’t enough.


50 posted on 07/20/2007 10:21:57 PM PDT by aft_lizard (born conservative...I chose to be a republican)
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