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Man caught with marijuana refuses to show up in court, says it’s a “petty offense”


This news story was published on January 28, 2016.
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MASON CITY – A California man earlier caught and arrested with the illegal narcotic marijuana refused to show up in court and says he doesn’t deserve to be in the news.

Back on December 11, 2015, Adam Joseph Kado, age 27 of Fresno, California was allegedly doing up to 15 miles per hour over the speed limit when a Cerro Gordo deputy stopped his vehicle. During the ensuing search and investigation, Mr. Kado and his passenger, Hosie Romell Thurmond IV, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, were both found to be in possession of marijuana and arrested. Kado was also charged with speeding, and Thurmond with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both men posted bond and were released from jail on a promise to appear in court.

However, both men never appeared and are wanted on arrest warrants at this time.

Now, Mr. Kado has reached out to NIT and wants all reporting of his alleged crime erased from NorthIowaToday.com.

“I have to ask you to remove some information posted from your website that is defamation of character, Mr. Kado said to NIT. “A person is innocent until proven guilty, and until there is a conviction there should be no personal information or mug shot picture until someone has had their day in court. I will be contacting the Google webmaster to see this information erased from the web searches.”

NIT checked with Sheriff Kevin Pals as to the status of Mr. Kado’s case. He explained:

“There is an active warrant for Adam Kado… (failure to appear) for arraignment reference possession of controlled substance marijuana 1st offense. Bond is $1,000.00 cash in defendants name only.”

NIT reported to Mr. Kado that he is wanted here in Cerro Gordo county. He replied “I had a couple grams of marijuana for recreational use. I have no past criminal record, and this was my first time ever being arrested. I don’t think that a petty offense like this should garner this much attention on the Internet especially when there has been no verdict. I’ve made a mistake, but deffamation (sic) of character is not upholding integrity.”

Thurmond, Hosie Romell

Thurmond, Hosie Romell

Kado, Adam Joseph

Kado, Adam Joseph

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7 Responses to Man caught with marijuana refuses to show up in court, says it’s a “petty offense”

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 28, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    What are they doing here any way?

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      rahmbo Reply Report comment

      February 1, 2016 at 5:39 pm

      For any reason they want. Same as you.

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    LVS Reply Report comment

    January 28, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    He took a “PETTY” charge and turned it into a warrant. Now that is a special kind of stupid. What makes him think he doesn’t have to obey are laws?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 28, 2016 at 1:45 pm

      A sense of entitlement? The fact that this is probably legal activity for the state he comes from? Until we get make all pot laws the same from state to state, we will have to deal with this.

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    Bodacious Reply Report comment

    January 28, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    FYI Marijuana is not a narcotic.

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    Allen Reply Report comment

    January 28, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    This isn’t Kansas(kalifornia) Kado, should have stayed in kalifornia, or wherever you came from, and take your brother too. We have enough home grown scoff laws. I know, I know, it’s petty, but that’s the law in Iowa at this time. By the way, do either one of you have any integrity…just asking.

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      rahmbo Reply Report comment

      February 1, 2016 at 5:42 pm

      Recreational marijuana isn’t legal in California either.