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(Delaware County Daily Times)   $200,000 street value - $200,000 bail = Freedom to 52-year-old pot farmer   (delcotimes.com) divider line 83
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2012-05-16 02:34:28 PM  
 
2012-05-16 02:36:07 PM  
All 150 Pot plants were taken as evidence.
 
2012-05-16 02:36:59 PM  
I think I've seen this movie...

project-blu.com
 
2012-05-16 02:38:19 PM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: Meanwhile in British Columbia....


10,000 plants?

Police estimate the street value at $4.3 trillion, or 6.1 Wall Street bailouts.
 
2012-05-16 02:38:44 PM  
Mason jars filled with potent buds, worth between $5 and $1500 each.

What. Why the disparity? What are they talking about? They're not even trying anymore.
 
2012-05-16 02:40:02 PM  

Rev.K: Police estimate the street value at $4.3 trillion, or 6.1 Wall Street bailouts.


Funny thing is that the article from the Vancouver Sun gives a relatively accurate value on those plants -- $1000 a pound domestically, up to $2500 per pound if you feel like taking the risk of hauling it over the border.
 
2012-05-16 02:40:49 PM  
Good to see we are spending millions of our tax dollars to prevent someone from growing a plant in own their back yard.
 
2012-05-16 02:40:49 PM  
Black people ruining another beautiful thing i see....
 
2012-05-16 02:41:18 PM  
This is why we can't have nice things.
 
2012-05-16 02:42:26 PM  
What a terrible scenario where a guy growing a harmless plant just needs to allow himself to be the victim of violent criminals or be arrested himself.
 
2012-05-16 02:43:32 PM  
When asked this morning about the danger this posed to the community, the police chief mentioned an indoor propane tank that could devastate the neighbors if hooked up incorrectly.

Today I suppose they are scouring the neighborhood for older gas grills and unkempt heaters.
 
2012-05-16 02:44:41 PM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: Funny thing is that the article from the Vancouver Sun gives a relatively accurate value on those plants -- $1000 a pound domestically, up to $2500 per pound if you feel like taking the risk of hauling it over the border.


I did notice that and remarked that they were oddly realistic.

Still, anytime I can make a cop math joke, I'm going with it.
 
2012-05-16 02:45:19 PM  

Phaeon: Mason jars filled with potent buds, worth between $5 and $1500 each.

What. Why the disparity? What are they talking about? They're not even trying anymore.


Five $ bud is as big as your fingernail (more or less).
Fifteen hundred $ bud is that really wild shat that would kill a moose and barely fits into the jar.
/speculation
 
2012-05-16 02:46:14 PM  
Now they know where the kind bud grows.
 
2012-05-16 02:47:35 PM  
This story is all kinds of perverted. The three armed men who used guns to acquire another person's wealth are apparently the heroes here? By having domestic pot thus keeping pot prices down, this man was probably doing more to stop crime in this general area than any single police officer

No wonder there's such an absurd Mexican drug lord problem. Our government is protecting their monopoly. And they don't even have to donate any of their money to politicians
 
2012-05-16 02:47:36 PM  
Those cops are going to have one hell of a party this weekend.

Anyone on Fark ever been to a Bong-a-thon?
 
2012-05-16 02:48:18 PM  
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ecl
2012-05-16 02:49:07 PM  
FTFA


While searching the basement, police came upon an unexpected find: "He has a shrine to the blessed mother," said Smythe, theorizing that perhaps Thomas felt it would help his operation grow.


Cop logic is f*cking stupid.
 
2012-05-16 02:49:58 PM  
The guy's first mistake?

Trying this in Darby. Seriously, one anyone within the area hears of something of value that someone else has, all bets are off and you can guarantee that you're going to get robbed.

The looting during the last major storm in that area had to be seen to be believed (and the local news channels did not mind showing it 24-7 for a few days after Irene).
 
2012-05-16 02:52:21 PM  

Odd Bird: Phaeon: Mason jars filled with potent buds, worth between $5 and $1500 each.

What. Why the disparity? What are they talking about? They're not even trying anymore.

Five $ bud is as big as your fingernail (more or less).
Fifteen hundred $ bud is that really wild shat that would kill a moose and barely fits into the jar.
/speculation


I'm guessing actually it's the jars they are pricing: some with only a couple buds in them, possibly already divided into baggies, and big jars for post drying curing with several ounces in them.
 
2012-05-16 02:53:13 PM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: Chilliwack


Ah, Chilliwack. No one was surprised to find it there.

Elroydb: This story is all kinds of perverted. The three armed men who used guns to acquire another person's wealth are apparently the heroes here? By having domestic pot thus keeping pot prices down, this man was probably doing more to stop crime in this general area than any single police officer

No wonder there's such an absurd Mexican drug lord problem. Our government is protecting their monopoly. And they don't even have to donate any of their money to politicians


Eh? Who called the burglars heroes?
 
2012-05-16 02:54:39 PM  

ecl: FTFA


While searching the basement, police came upon an unexpected find: "He has a shrine to the blessed mother," said Smythe, theorizing that perhaps Thomas felt it would help his operation grow.


Cop logic is f*cking stupid.


You know they're just trying to be dicks about it. My comeback would be something like "Yeah, and it farking worked"
 
2012-05-16 02:57:50 PM  
This guys probably been supplying the area for a long time, been there decades without drawing attention. Looks like he'll be moving into another area and starting up his drug factory there. We're coming America, guerilla gardeners. Coming to grow our filthy drug trees, right in your backyards. We're going to make heaps of untaxed money, that go to even worse illegal things like guns, might shoot your innocent kid who came over to buy a dime bag who accidentally gets caught in the crossfire when shiat like this happens.

Because you continue to make it this way. It's a farking little green piece of plant matter. Like a pinch of oregano. That you put in a pipe, smoke, and gain relaxation from. Thats it; you get relaxation. Your vision isnt altered, you dont see double, you dont slur, you dont swerve all over the road kill innocent people. You sit back, relax, and eat something. If you think this is a big deal, you're a fuhking retard. If the plant was legal these thugs wouldve just planted some seeds in the backyard, instead of robbing "sophisticated cultivation residences," no crime wouldve existed at all. The foolish existing laws only serve to create tons of it everyday. Over a farking pinch of oregano!

I personally think anyone who believes peaceful people should be imprisoned over smoking/growing a harmless plant, should be imprisoned themselves. And locked away for a good long while, to know what its like to be persecuted for doing absolutely nothing wrong. This is just the everyday reality for cannabis consumers. Its farked up.
 
2012-05-16 03:00:37 PM  
All this thread had done is make me want to smoke weed.
 
2012-05-16 03:01:05 PM  

Phaeon: Mason jars filled with potent buds, worth between $5 and $1500 each.

What. Why the disparity? What are they talking about? They're not even trying anymore.


No kidding. I sure as hell wouldn't buy any of the $1500 mason jars. I'm not even sure I'd pay $5.
 
2012-05-16 03:01:17 PM  

Odd Bird: Fifteen hundred $ bud is that really wild shat that would kill a moose and barely fits into the jar.


Sounds delicious.
 
2012-05-16 03:01:46 PM  
There is nothing wrong with pot.

I hope the guy pleas down the charges to something reasonable or he gets off on a technicality.
 
2012-05-16 03:02:13 PM  

Rev.K: Bill_Wick's_Friend: Meanwhile in British Columbia....

10,000 plants?

Police estimate the street value at $4.3 trillion, or 6.1 Wall Street bailouts.


Or one iPod's worth of MP3s.
 
2012-05-16 03:03:07 PM  

Odd Bird: Phaeon: Mason jars filled with potent buds, worth between $5 and $1500 each.

What. Why the disparity? What are they talking about? They're not even trying anymore.

Five $ bud is as big as your fingernail (more or less).
Fifteen hundred $ bud is that really wild shat that would kill a moose and barely fits into the jar.
/speculation



Probably means they found jars ranging from just a little bit of shake (cannabis crumbs, virtually valueless) to jars containing weight ($1,500 would be a pound roughly out here but seeing as its cop math, it's probably much less). Very common among dealers, or pot shops, to have different varieties with differing amounts laying around in jars.
 
2012-05-16 03:03:35 PM  

D_Evans45: Your vision isnt altered, you dont see double, you dont slur, you dont swerve all over the road kill innocent people.


That's a downright lie, stated as such. Inability to form spatial relationships quickly and diminished eye tracking is absolutely an effect to your vision that causes a lot of driving injuries. Cannabis should be legalized, but a lot of pot smokers go way too far in pretending the drug is safe. It's not safe to consume cannabis and drive, and that's the main thing standing in the way of it's legalization. There's not a 'breathalyzer' for THC that means anything.
 
2012-05-16 03:04:17 PM  
FREE MARC EMERY!


/seriously, that case is pure horsesh*t and the fact that the federal government allowed him to be extradited is sickening
 
2012-05-16 03:07:59 PM  

Mr Guy: D_Evans45: Your vision isnt altered, you dont see double, you dont slur, you dont swerve all over the road kill innocent people.

That's a downright lie, stated as such. Inability to form spatial relationships quickly and diminished eye tracking is absolutely an effect to your vision that causes a lot of driving injuries. Cannabis should be legalized, but a lot of pot smokers go way too far in pretending the drug is safe. It's not safe to consume cannabis and drive, and that's the main thing standing in the way of it's legalization. There's not a 'breathalyzer' for THC that means anything.



Citation needed for these driving injuries. Have you ever even smoked cannabis? For a first time user, maybe some type of reduced reaction time or something. But normal pot smokers function just as normal driving as they would straight, Ive done it for almost a decade, and known plenty of people to do it. Your vision is not altered, your equilibrium is unaffected, your reaction response is quite adequate. I've never been in an accident.

All the people I know who do the same with alcohol have one or more DUIs. Youre gonna have to try harder than that. :(
 
2012-05-16 03:11:27 PM  

D_Evans45: Citation needed for these driving injuries. Have you ever even smoked cannabis? For a first time user, maybe some type of reduced reaction time or something. But normal pot smokers function just as normal driving as they would straight, Ive done it for almost a decade, and known plenty of people to do it. Your vision is not altered, your equilibrium is unaffected, your reaction response is quite adequate. I've never been in an accident.


People who never have smoked weed and then smoke could be dangerous behind the wheel but then again someone who never in their life consumed caffeine and then drank a double espresso might be aggressive and dangerous behind the wheel as well.
 
2012-05-16 03:11:41 PM  

D_Evans45:
Probably means they found jars ranging from just a little bit of shake (cannabis crumbs, virtually valueless) to jars containing weight ($1,500 would be a pound roughly out here but seeing as its cop math, it's probably much less). Very common among dealers, or pot shops, to have different varieties with differing amounts laying around in jars.


Though he was a dealer, I would wager those plants were clones.
$1500/lb? Not today's going rate for anything better than crap, from what I've heard.
 
2012-05-16 03:12:16 PM  

Rev.K: FREE MARC EMERY!

/seriously, that case is pure horsesh*t and the fact that the federal government allowed him to be extradited is sickening


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2012-05-16 03:13:01 PM  

Mr Guy: D_Evans45: Your vision isnt altered, you dont see double, you dont slur, you dont swerve all over the road kill innocent people.

That's a downright lie, stated as such. Inability to form spatial relationships quickly and diminished eye tracking is absolutely an effect to your vision that causes a lot of driving injuries. Cannabis should be legalized, but a lot of pot smokers go way too far in pretending the drug is safe. It's not safe to consume cannabis and drive, and that's the main thing standing in the way of it's legalization. There's not a 'breathalyzer' for THC that means anything.


This is just dumb.

The reason it isn't legal is because they can't test for it ?

You seriously believe this ?

Cops pop people everyday for get this DUI. They only have a breathalyzer for booze, you don't think folks are getting popped high on meth, pot, lsd, cocaine, etc etc everyday in this country ?

A cop can say you are impaired and he doesn't have to have any proof other than his word. It might be harder to make the charge stick but not much

Pot is illegal because it has always been associated with people and behavior that the powers that be do not believe beneficial to their version of society. Mexicans, Jazz (blacks), hippies, hip hop, etc etc etc. Pot is seen as a counterculture icon and it is. Most folks who reject the status quo also tend to be pot smokers. They tend to be the nonconformist types and the government wants as few of those as possible
 
2012-05-16 03:18:23 PM  
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Your argument is invalid.
 
2012-05-16 03:21:45 PM  
"This has been there for a while," said Police Chief Robert Smythe. "It's one of the most elaborate (systems) I've ever seen."
dont' get around much do you chief?


While searching the basement, police came upon an unexpected find: "He has a shrine to the blessed mother," said Smythe, theorizing that perhaps Thomas felt it would help his operation grow.

Well that explains it all don't it? She don't do schitt for anyone except the figurine wholesaler. Now I've lost all my sympathy for the dude.

In other news, Grows like this are going to become more plentiful as your dollar becomes more worthless, Social Security gets cut and less companies offer pension plans. Small business is where it's at.
Me? I'm not a gardener, I'm a smugg traveller.
 
2012-05-16 03:26:35 PM  
Pot is illegal at this point probably because it functions as a form of free socialism that the state could ill-afford to supplant.
 
2012-05-16 03:31:45 PM  
Legalize it.
 
2012-05-16 03:33:44 PM  

JackieRabbit: Those cops are going to have one hell of a party this weekend.

Anyone on Fark ever been to a Bong-a-thon?


You mean a round of disc golf?
 
2012-05-16 03:40:12 PM  

Mr Guy: D_Evans45: Your vision isnt altered, you dont see double, you dont slur, you dont swerve all over the road kill innocent people.

That's a downright lie, stated as such. Inability to form spatial relationships quickly and diminished eye tracking is absolutely an effect to your vision that causes a lot of driving injuries. Cannabis should be legalized, but a lot of pot smokers go way too far in pretending the drug is safe. It's not safe to consume cannabis and drive, and that's the main thing standing in the way of it's legalization. There's not a 'breathalyzer' for THC that means anything.


Link
 
2012-05-16 03:45:04 PM  

D_Evans45: Mr Guy: D_Evans45: Your vision isnt altered, you dont see double, you dont slur, you dont swerve all over the road kill innocent people.

That's a downright lie, stated as such. Inability to form spatial relationships quickly and diminished eye tracking is absolutely an effect to your vision that causes a lot of driving injuries. Cannabis should be legalized, but a lot of pot smokers go way too far in pretending the drug is safe. It's not safe to consume cannabis and drive, and that's the main thing standing in the way of it's legalization. There's not a 'breathalyzer' for THC that means anything.


Citation needed for these driving injuries. Have you ever even smoked cannabis? For a first time user, maybe some type of reduced reaction time or something. But normal pot smokers function just as normal driving as they would straight, Ive done it for almost a decade, and known plenty of people to do it. Your vision is not altered, your equilibrium is unaffected, your reaction response is quite adequate. I've never been in an accident.

All the people I know who do the same with alcohol have one or more DUIs. Youre gonna have to try harder than that. :(


Whoops, I wanted to quote you.

Link
 
2012-05-16 03:45:44 PM  
spacehippieworldwideministries.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-05-16 03:46:28 PM  
Tobacco and alcohol are scientifically proven to be more addictive and dangerous to one's health, yet they're still perfectly legal.

Fark lobbyists and politics.
 
2012-05-16 04:00:08 PM  
$200,000 street value? I don't understand why they needed to rent additional trucks to remove only 2 pot plants.....
 
2012-05-16 04:01:52 PM  

change1211: Mr Guy: D_Evans45: Your vision isnt altered, you dont see double, you dont slur, you dont swerve all over the road kill innocent people.

That's a downright lie, stated as such. Inability to form spatial relationships quickly and diminished eye tracking is absolutely an effect to your vision that causes a lot of driving injuries. Cannabis should be legalized, but a lot of pot smokers go way too far in pretending the drug is safe. It's not safe to consume cannabis and drive, and that's the main thing standing in the way of it's legalization. There's not a 'breathalyzer' for THC that means anything.

Link


Yes, and the evil devil weed was the sole cause of that accident.

Stupid people exist, get over it.
 
2012-05-16 04:08:50 PM  

change1211: D_Evans45: Mr Guy: D_Evans45: Your vision isnt altered, you dont see double, you dont slur, you dont swerve all over the road kill innocent people.

That's a downright lie, stated as such. Inability to form spatial relationships quickly and diminished eye tracking is absolutely an effect to your vision that causes a lot of driving injuries. Cannabis should be legalized, but a lot of pot smokers go way too far in pretending the drug is safe. It's not safe to consume cannabis and drive, and that's the main thing standing in the way of it's legalization. There's not a 'breathalyzer' for THC that means anything.


Citation needed for these driving injuries. Have you ever even smoked cannabis? For a first time user, maybe some type of reduced reaction time or something. But normal pot smokers function just as normal driving as they would straight, Ive done it for almost a decade, and known plenty of people to do it. Your vision is not altered, your equilibrium is unaffected, your reaction response is quite adequate. I've never been in an accident.

All the people I know who do the same with alcohol have one or more DUIs. Youre gonna have to try harder than that. :(

Whoops, I wanted to quote you.

Link


from the link:
Dozens of empty energy drink and cola cans littered the floor of the Neon

enough said...
 
2012-05-16 04:09:19 PM  

joonyer: change1211: Mr Guy: D_Evans45: Your vision isnt altered, you dont see double, you dont slur, you dont swerve all over the road kill innocent people.

That's a downright lie, stated as such. Inability to form spatial relationships quickly and diminished eye tracking is absolutely an effect to your vision that causes a lot of driving injuries. Cannabis should be legalized, but a lot of pot smokers go way too far in pretending the drug is safe. It's not safe to consume cannabis and drive, and that's the main thing standing in the way of it's legalization. There's not a 'breathalyzer' for THC that means anything.

Link

Yes, and the evil devil weed was the sole cause of that accident.

Stupid people exist, get over it.


I don't really care one way or the other, I just happened upon this article while reading an unrelated one at the same time I was reading these comments. I think it's a bit hard to deny that marijuana didn't at least contribute to the accident.
 
2012-05-16 04:10:24 PM  

Maud Dib: JackieRabbit: Those cops are going to have one hell of a party this weekend.

Anyone on Fark ever been to a Bong-a-thon?

You mean a round of disc golf?


Years ago, a friend asked me if I had plans on Saturday. I didn't so he invited me to go with him to a "bong-a-thon." He took me to an old farm house in the middle of nowhere that was owned by a few washed up hippies. In the front room of the house, there were bowls of prepared pot buds and bongs everywhere. On the wall was a tote board. If you wanted to participate, you paid your 50 bucks and wrote your name on the tote board. Every time you smoked a bowl, you put a tick mark by your name. Sometime Sunday afternoon, the scores were tallied and the person who smoked the most bowls won a rather beautiful Turkish water pipe. The party had been going on since Friday afternoon, so there was no sense in trying to catch up with the leaders, so we didn't participate. And I could never smoke as much pot as the leaders had and remain conscious. We were, nonetheless, welcome to smoke as much as we wanted. There was BBQ and all sorts of other eats, beer and even some live entertainment. Actually it was a blast and we had a good time.
 
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