Meth is a hell of a drug

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  1. RenchFries

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    Journey drummer Deen Castronovo was high on meth and hallucinating when arrested, lawyer says

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    Journey drummer Deen Castronovo was high on meth and hallucinating when he was arrested and accused of assault and menacing, his lawyer has told a bail hearing.

    Jeffrey Jones asked a judge in Salem, Oregon, to set Castronovo's bail at 50,000 dollars (£32,000), saying he would be driven straight to a rehab clinic if released.

    Castronovo was released on bail after he was arrested on June 14 and ordered to stay away from the woman who has accused him of raping her.

    But despite the court order, prosecutors said Castronovo texted the woman 122 times and called her 35 times since he posted bail, with his messages swinging between contrition and threats.

    The 50-year-old drummer with the US rock band was booked into Marion County Jail after a grand jury indicted him on Monday. He now faces felony charges of assault, sexual abuse and unlawful use of a dangerous weapon.

    The indictment accuses Castronovo of having sexual intercourse with the victim "by forcible compulsion" between June 8 and June 14.

    During the bail hearing, Marion County deputy district attorney Jennifer Gardiner played two voicemails Castronovo left for the alleged victim.

    In them he first accuses the woman of "destroying my life because of the things I did to you" before ending the message with "I love you, thanks". He can be heard crying in the second voicemail and says: "Thank you for turning me in. Thank you for ruining my life even more."

    Marion County circuit judge Channing Bennett denied Castronovo bail, saying his repeated attempts to contact the woman showed that he posed a threat.

    "My finding is he has no regard for the court's order," Judge Bennett said. "I do find he is a danger to the victim."

    Mr Jones argued that neither of Castronovo's two ex-wives - both of whom attended the bail hearing - ever accused him of domestic violence.

    "He has no prior criminal history, no prior arrests," Mr Jones said. "He's actually a pretty good part of the community, a contributing member."

    Castronovo has been with Journey since 1998, when he replaced Steve Smith, the drummer on the group's best-known songs, including Don't Stop Believin'.

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    Alice Cooper used to have a radio show here and he was talking about Journey, and he burst out laughing.
     
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    i remember the old public service announcements about the dangers of meth/speed.


    speed kills! :grad:
     
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    one of my best summers was when school's out was popular.

    i was golfing on a course in scottsdale. we were not playing very well (could have been due to the cocaine) and we let his 4 some play through. i didn't axe him to perform or anything. i'm not like that.
     
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    It would have been funny to ask him to sing Feed My Frankenstein while the poor guy was trying to golf.
     
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    he was an awesome on the radio!
     
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    Someday love will find him.
     
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    I have a coupla Journey songs on my i-tunes :nocheer: :gayhand:
     
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    He has a syndicated show--I listen to it here; I think it is on a New Hampshire station. It may even be on a couple of more. I am surprised it is not available in your area
     
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    I've heard it once or twice in places like Yakima, Wa.- seems to be a low budget radio station syndication show. BTW, Tigger, wanna play "carnival"??
     
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    Wait, you're friends with Alice Cooper?
     
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    He is pretty entertaining. One of the tag lines for the show is something like, "Who would ever think that a man who writes songs about dead babies could be so funny?"

    Carnival? Do you mean carnal?
     
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    well i almost played golf with him.
     
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    :eek::up:
     
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    No, @Tigger Please, I mean carnival... you sit on my face and I'll guess your weight.
     
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    I think I hear Jackie Martling circus music playing!
     
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    What can I say??? I'm corny, but horny!!!
     
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