Things went very wrong for this young man somewhere in life. Many would say it was around mugshot #4 that life started to get dark for Matthew Medlin. I’d argue the first mugshot is where the problems really began because you can’t get to mugshot #2 through 8 without numero uno.
The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office supplied over a dozen mugshots of Medlin this week, which illustrate the past 14 years of his life and the apparent toll that crime has taken on him. He now sports facial tattoos, including large eyebrows and streams of tears. In one mugshot he’s wearing what appears to be war paint over the tattoos.
Medlin’s most recent mugshot, taken in February, came after “he was involved in a four-hour standoff with Portland police during which he reportedly injected himself with methamphetamine.”
With Medlin’s permission, THIS should be the anti-drug poster that hangs in grade schools and high schools across the US. These photos and in big bold letters.
“Meth. Not even once. Not even just to ‘see’.”