In addition to running the club, Sam Pittman "performs" there quite frequently. About 4 nights a week he is at Club Volume rockin' his mad skills at pushing "PLAY."
We don't know how long Samuel Pittman a/k/a Clover has been in the DJ business. But we do know that in 2007, the Ridgeland Police Department charged him with being in the methamphetamine business. On April 14, 2007, Ridgeland police officers arrested Samuel Pittman and charged him with possession of 2 to 10 grams of methamphetamine with intent to sell, transfer or distribute. A Madison County grand jury agreed, and issued an indictment against Pittman three months later:
Club Volume Jackson MS Indictment Meth with Intent
Even though Pittman was apparently dumb enough to try to sling rock in Madison County, he wasn't dumb enough to go to trial. Pittman plead guilty to the lesser included felony offense of Possession of Methamphetamine:
Club Volume Jackson MS Conviction Possession of Meth
Interesting move, as Pittman did not have a plea deal from the State. The only "deal" the DA offered was to allow Pittman to plead to the lesser felony Possession charge. There was no recommendation as to the sentence. In September of 2008, Pittman was sentenced to 10 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, with 8 years and 6 months suspended, leaving a year-and-a-half to serve. Pittman was also placed on 5 years of supervised probation after his release from prison.
Club Volume Jackson MS Sentence Possession of Meth
Club Volume Jackson MS Criminal Possession of Meth
By our calculation, Pittman is currently on probation for this conviction. [Note: Evidently MDOC has gotten a lot kinder and gentler here lately, as there was a time when a person on probation would get violated for hanging out in bars all night.]
Folks, this is exactly what we have been talking about with Chip Matthews. The man is not capable of running a reputable business, nor is he capable of surrounding himself with reputable people. Chip Matthews, for all his bullshit to the contrary, has never contributed one positive thing to downtown Jackson. In the past few months alone, Chip has brought us (1) the state-line-dive rendition of the Blue Oyster Bar, (2) Mrs. Crotch Rocket October 2006, and now (3) Sir Meth-a-Lot.
If this is the management, can you imagine the quality of the clientele? Considering that Club Volume is marketed to the lowest of the low class displaced Electric Cowboy crowd, is it really reasonable to believe this dump is going to have anything other than a negative impact on the community?
These are the kind of degenerates and lowlife white trash with whom Chip Matthews surrounds himself. Chip landed his Meth Head friend upon our community, and sees no problem with it. Chip Matthews quite simply does not give a rip about downtown Jackson. He's willing to open any kind of nasty dive, and jump into bed with whatever pieces of crap he thinks it takes, in pursuit of actually having a business that lasted more than a month. If that means bringing convicted meth felons who are still under supervision into our community, then he will do it.
Remember this post the next time you hear one of his illiterate hangers-on talking about how we're so mean, that these are good people trying to "give" us something nice, or whatever else pops into their chemically-powered turbo-charged brains at 3 a.m.
Chip, you need to pack your shit and get out of downtown Jackson. And take your pal DVDJ 8-Ball with you.