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Mon May 13, 2019, 08:55 PM

Hearing delayed for 900-pound drug defendant after he is diverted to hospital en route to court

A hearing for a cocaine conspiracy defendant who reportedly weighs 900 pounds was delayed Monday after he was diverted to VCU Medical Center en route to the federal courthouse in downtown Richmond.

Novak revoked Hicks’ bond Monday and directed that for Hicks’ own safety and dignity — he is unable to wear clothing — that he appear in the loading dock of the East Broad Street courthouse for proceedings next Tuesday. It is expected that he will arrive via ambulance.

If it proved necessary to protect his safety, authorities were permitted to open a large hole in the wall of the structure in order to facilitate the use of a device capable of lifting the defendant’s weight. They were also authorized to remove a ramp near his doorway, as well as trees on the property and even of parts of the ceiling.

Next Tuesday’s hearing in the loading dock, set for 1:30 p.m., will be open to the public, as it would in a courtroom. However, anyone wishing to attend must check in with the U.S. Marshals Service 15 minutes prior to the hearing, Novak said.

https://www.richmond.com/news/local/crime/hearing-delayed-for--pound-drug-defendant-after-he-is/article_4f814c81-499b-5329-a10c-4ad1c8a4d4bc.html

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Reply Hearing delayed for 900-pound drug defendant after he is diverted to hospital en route to court (Original post)
underpants May 13 OP
Mosby May 13 #1
Demovictory9 May 13 #12
underpants Tuesday #16
Rambling Man Wednesday #20
hunter May 13 #2
lunasun May 13 #3
Glimmer of Hope May 13 #4
Demovictory9 May 13 #13
UniteFightBack May 13 #5
underpants Tuesday #15
magicarpet May 13 #6
Blue_true May 13 #9
milestogo May 13 #7
Maru Kitteh May 13 #8
Blue_true May 13 #10
underpants Tuesday #14
Blue_true Tuesday #17
underpants Wednesday #18
2naSalit May 13 #11
aikoaiko Wednesday #19

Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 09:11 PM

1. what a waste of time and money.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #1)

Mon May 13, 2019, 11:35 PM

12. agreed

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Response to Mosby (Reply #1)

Tue May 14, 2019, 05:21 AM

16. More than a pound of cocaine. I agree with you. What (where) could be worse than his current life.

Hicks is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute more than a pound of cocaine from 2013 into 2017. It is also alleged that on April 4, while on release and awaiting trial, he tested positive for cocaine in a violation of the terms of his release.




As I asked below - where could he serve time?

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Response to underpants (Reply #16)

Wed May 15, 2019, 06:55 AM

20. Conspiracy?

that means they're doing all of this over a telephone call probably.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 09:14 PM

2. If he had to hunt and gather, or even shop for, his own food he wouldn't weigh 900 pounds.

Whatever cocaine conspiracy he may be involved in probably has a lot in common with the conspiracy to keep himself eating.



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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 09:30 PM

3. Hard to imagine . He is the weight of 3 overweight (300lb) men!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 09:37 PM

4. He needs to visit Dr. Now.

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Response to Glimmer of Hope (Reply #4)

Mon May 13, 2019, 11:35 PM

13. yes

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 09:39 PM

5. So it's safe to assume that he was himself not using any of the said cocaine?

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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #5)

Tue May 14, 2019, 05:19 AM

15. Apparently he was using

Hicks is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute more than a pound of cocaine from 2013 into 2017. It is also alleged that on April 4, while on release and awaiting trial, he tested positive for cocaine in a violation of the terms of his release.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 10:23 PM

6. 1,000 lbs,... he must be an eating machine.

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Response to magicarpet (Reply #6)

Mon May 13, 2019, 10:39 PM

9. Imagine that guy's house. Must be a filthy mess. How can someone that heavy use a toilet

or a shower or bathtub? I am truly amazed that he is still alive.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 10:27 PM

7. Ok, so he must be the hacker Trump was talking about.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 10:35 PM

8. So they're going to hold a hearing for a naked defendant, open to the public, on a loading dock?

Am I reading this right?

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #8)

Mon May 13, 2019, 10:42 PM

10. He is likely going to have sheets or a canvas on.

The loading dock is likely the only place that is large enough to hold him, he likely won't fit inside a building unless walls are removed, which is difficult for a courthouse.

This is sad. How can a person eat so much that he gets that heavy, sans a problem with his glands?

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #10)

Tue May 14, 2019, 05:17 AM

14. That was my guess too. Question is, if convicted, where does he serve?

My buddy texted me this last night. I may drop by next week and have a looksee.

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Response to underpants (Reply #14)

Tue May 14, 2019, 10:48 PM

17. Better get there early if you go, it's going to be a circus more than likely.

I don't know where they sentence a guy like that. A prison literally and figuratively can't hold him.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #17)

Wed May 15, 2019, 05:28 AM

18. I was talking to a coworker about it yesterday

And he said, "Do you want to go?l" of course I do. I did consider that with social media (let alone local media) there's bound to be film BUT the judge could limit cell phone use in the area. This is public record but he is pleading to a cocaine trafficking charge so his safety is a concern - like he wouldn't stand out.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 10:49 PM

11. Probably ought to cross post this in weird news.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 06:25 AM

19. A 2000 calorie per day prison diet might save his life.



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