A roundup of notable quotables

“Note to self: Do not traffic your illegal narcotics in bags labeled ‘Bag Full of Drugs.’ Our K-9s can read.”

—Facebook post from the Santa Rose County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office, referencing a drug bust where a sheriff’s K-9 alerted police to the presence of contraband inside a vehicle that had been pulled over for speeding. Officers found a pouch, which was labeled “Bag Full of Drugs,” containing methamphetamine, GHB, cocaine, fentanyl, MDMA, and drug paraphernalia. www.cnn.com/2020/02/04/us/florida-bag-full-of-drugs-trnd/index.html

“When attorneys are right in front of you, they go at it. When attorneys are on the screen, they seem to think a little more before they speak, and that makes hearings a little more pleasant.”

—Bexar County Judge Oscar Kazen, on conducting hearings remotely instead of in person. www.ksat.com/news/local/2020/04/07/bexar-county-probate-mental-health-courts-deemed-essential-during-pandemic/

“Due to the coronavirus, the Belton ­Police Department is asking that all criminal ­activities cease until further notice. We thank you for your ­cooperation in this matter. We will ­inform you when we deem it’s safe and appropriate to proceed with yo bad selves.”

—Belton (South Carolina) Police Department on Facebook

“I used to work on a tugboat so I have a lot of practice with tying knots and things like that. A lot of that experience came back into play.”

—Aaron Gonzalez, who chased after Lance Erickson, who tried to break into his family’s Florida home. Gonzalez body-slammed Erickson and tied him up in a neighbor’s yard to await sheriff’s deputies. Erickson was charged with disorderly intoxication and endangering the property of others. https://ktrh.iheart.com/featured/michael-berry/content/2020-04-03- florida-father-body-slams-hogties-man-who-tried-to-break-into-his-home/

“I chose to play old school. I’m not a youngster, so I went back to plotting the minutiae or individual characteristics myself.”

—Timothy Jackson, a criminologist at the New Hampshire State Police Forensic Lab, who manually plotted the characteristics of a fingerprint from a body that was found in 1969 and exhumed in 2012 to obtain fingerprints. “When you’re looking at a finger that’s been in the ground since 1969, the epidermal layer of skin is gone,” Jackson explained. “What we’re truly looking at is the inner layer. It was off enough that the [databases] couldn’t make the correct comparison. When I did it myself, I knew what I was looking at.” The body was identified as Winston Morris, who’d been released from prison three months before his body was found by a work crew off of Interstate 93 in Salem, New Hampshire. www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/national/article241816921.html