People I Know Are In The News For The Wrong Reasons Again

Last Updated on: 10th October 2013, 08:22 am

Why is it that when I actually know somebody who’s making the news, the story is rarely under headlines like “Area Man Named Citizen Of The Year”, “Local Family Wins Lottery” or “Hometown Woman’s Medical Breakthrough Could Save Thousands”? My people tend to accompany things like Mother And Daughter Seriously Injured By Distracted Driver, School Counselor Accused Of Sexting Student and now Alleged Norwich cocaine traffickers charged in Woodstock.

Woodstock police said a man and woman were arrested following the seizure of crack cocaine, cocaine and $1,750 in cash on Oct. 3.
Samantha Scott, 45, and Robert Westra, 32, are charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime.

The me connection? Those 2 Norwich residents are my cousin and his girlfriend. I don’t see Rob very much these days, but we spent a lot of time playing and having fun together when we were kids. I remember him being a bit of a troublemaker sometimes, but nothing like this. It’s a little sad and disappointing.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go think about that time a good friend of ours was able to donate a lifesaving kidney to his wife. There, I feel a bit better now.

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