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4430 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Nov 2001 at 12:02 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-11-25 12:14:27 AM  
I got only 1 thing to say.. HAHA!!
2001-11-25 12:16:02 AM  
Caller: Woof!
911: What?
Caller: Woof!
911: You said that someone has drugs?
Caller: Woof!
911: I thought so!
911: Units converge on (ADRESSS), dog says drugs and guns are involved! Preceed with extreme prejudice!
Caller: Woof!
911: Make your time.
2001-11-25 12:18:51 AM  
It's a gubbermint conspiracy, I tell ya! That's a DEA-trained dog! The black helicopters are comin'!
2001-11-25 12:26:19 AM  
150 plants? Thats one heavy smoker.
2001-11-25 12:29:10 AM  
Or one rich person!
2001-11-25 12:34:45 AM  
Dumb-ass...everyone knows that you take your cell phone WITH you when you go hunting.......ya case ya get lost and stuff.....
2001-11-25 12:35:10 AM  
Behold! The true story of why pa had to shoot old yeller... HE WAS A NARC!
2001-11-25 12:38:04 AM  
No more Scooby Snacks for you..
Poor Shaggy..

Why does the man have to fark with Shaggy you tell me!!!!!

Well now the dog gets to live in a pound and killed ooops I mean "put down" (or as Ren would say "THE BIG SLEEP!!!") after a couple weeks... Ya, that's a smart dog...
2001-11-25 12:46:16 AM  
"He's DEAD! Don't you understand dead?!" I miss Ren and Stimpy
2001-11-25 12:46:23 AM  
Hmm... is that chinese food I smell?
2001-11-25 01:09:25 AM  
The best is to train your dog to detect weed, then have them sniff it out at parties. They'll usually run up to some guy and just sit down in front of him. Freaks the hell out of people, but they'll usually smoke out after that ;)

150 plants of personal? Yeah right...
2001-11-25 01:52:38 AM  
who has 911 on speed dial.
2001-11-25 01:56:07 AM  
Since the dog is smart enough to call 911 and alert the police, I would have said the dog was growing the weed, and I didn't know nothin' bout it. The cops probably would have believed it.
2001-11-25 02:01:18 AM  
what probably "REALLY" happend is the police were staking out his house for a while, saw him leave, decided to just bust down the door without probable cause. found a dog and a cell phone, and made up a reason to be there. i find it VERY fishy that 1) 911 on the speed dial, 2)the dog "accidentally" hit the necessary buttons to dial, and 3) the guy happened to be gone at the time (no witnesses).
2001-11-25 02:58:26 AM  
... Rots a ruck Roerge , rots a ruck .....
2001-11-25 03:29:27 AM  
Why can't I have neighbors like this guy?
Me: Hey, I'll watch your dog while you're hunting!
Him: Cool, thanks!
Me: I'll water your plants too..

*snip snip*
2001-11-25 04:58:34 AM  
I guess he didn't like him after all....he just smelled his narcotics!
2001-11-25 06:08:37 AM  
911 operators are better trained than to think a dog is a woman. This excuse is nighty thin.

If the dog was so farking smart why dial the telephone? Just open the farking door.
2001-11-25 07:33:49 AM  
Cheeze is right. THis smells stinkawiff. COps done bust the man for growin' some of God's own merchandise, and then blame it on the farkin' dog.

Then again, some dogs are weird.
2001-11-25 10:13:27 AM  
That is why I'm not a Dog person.
2001-11-25 10:24:48 AM  
I cant even figure out how to work a cell phone, I doubt a dog can work one...always so many buttons to press, then I never know how to turn it off when Im done....
2001-11-25 10:25:34 AM  
"The phone and the whimpering dog were in the passenger seat of Santho's pickup truck."

Looks like some people haven't been reading the article
2001-11-25 10:26:19 AM  
Cheeze, most cell phones have 911 on speed dial, just hold down the '9' button for a few seconds.

Also, the dog and phone were in his truck, which, presumably, was with him where ever he was out hunting.

I would call this an illegal search. They had no warrant, no permission, and no indication that the call had been made from that location.
2001-11-25 10:28:56 AM  
Yeah! And he would have gotten away with it too! If
it wasn't for those pigs and THAT DOG!!!
2001-11-25 11:23:47 AM  
150 plants is a lot - it may be "safe" to assume this guy was growing for profit. Regardless - the laws make very little difference between growing 1 plant for personal use or 150. Even if it goes to trial and is tossed out this guy will very likely loose his house, his job, any vehicles he owns and maybe even his dog. With a strict judge and a harsh jury he will also be looking at several decades in prison. All this for what amounts to a victimless crime founded on moralistic reason rather than common sense. :(
2001-11-25 11:29:27 AM  
A bunny would never narc your stash.

I love the bunny.
2001-11-25 11:44:44 AM  
Love the bunny.
2001-11-25 12:21:03 PM  
that dog should get the chair.
2001-11-25 12:22:37 PM  

at least where I live, anything under an once is a misdemeanor. I don't know if it applies to plants, but a single plant would probably be under an ounce.
2001-11-25 01:38:24 PM  
To the people who are saying 150 plants is not for personal use. You realize you dry it and store it. Maybe he only grows once a year and stocks up. Thats really unfair and moronic to state he is growing for profit.
2001-11-25 01:40:03 PM  
Born under a bad sign,if it wasn't for bad luck,he wouldn't have any luck at all.
2001-11-25 03:17:04 PM  
Trevorn: Growing inside, you're generally looking at a yield of very conservatively 4-5 oz. per plant. We could go even further to say the plants were still young and hadn't reached determination stage, where you separate the males (non-flowering) from the females.

So let's say that 75 of those 150 were females that would turn out a total of approx. 320 ounces or 20 pounds. Maybe he only grew every other year...that's 10 lbs. to smoke per year, or almost a QP per week. I don't know about you, but I'd find it pretty hard to smoke more than an ounce during one week. He may have been hooking his friends or a cannabid support group up too, which is extremely cool, but that type of turnout generally isn't seen in real "homegrown" situations.

Unfair? Maybe... Moronic? Nope
2001-11-25 03:54:02 PM  
Cheeze and Everest. bang on.

there is NO WAY this story could have happened as reported. its about as probable as the firefighter in the WTC attack that "surfed the rubble down" from the 80th floor.
2001-11-25 03:55:41 PM  
Drew, could we have a Bullsh_it tag? some of these stories are intentional deceptions. (at least thats my take on it)
2001-11-25 05:20:26 PM  
Makes ya to just want a Floating Steel Island Fortress Citadel with Missles, Gauss Cannons, Rail Guns, a nuke or two, Chain Guns Turrets, Unmaned Fighter Drones, Ground Based Fighting Mecha, a drop ship and some elite storm troopers to tell people to Fark OFF...

And to leave us alone, have peace and Farking privacy to enjoy a frickin smoke or bowl or whatever!!!
2001-11-25 05:25:01 PM  
This man needs a lawyer. They didnt have probably cause to enter the owners house on a cell 911 call. They can triangulate the cell signal (yes the gorvenment can tell where you are if you cell phone is on, its delayed about 5 minutes). There supposed to trace it to the location and send help there, thats why cell phones are so safe cause you can be in a ditch 200 miles from home and they can tell where you are. This man has even a incompetent lawyer and he's gonna get off. He should then sue for street vaule of the drugs....
2001-11-25 05:42:07 PM  
Got a warrant?
Can you say Illegal search & seazure?

This guy should have just stayed home and smoked a joint, then gone to the store and killed some munchies.
2001-11-25 08:06:07 PM  
Of course they had probable cause, they had a phone call from a phone with this address listed as the home. That's all you need. They would only begin the EXPENSIVE process of triangulating if they then could not find him.
2001-11-25 08:11:35 PM  
This should be [HERO].

2001-11-25 08:21:16 PM  
ok - thats all wrong - as is my +b in #fark .... as if i cared....
2001-11-25 09:21:22 PM  
Thats really unfair and moronic to state he is growing for profit.

Nahhhh, maaaan.
2001-11-25 10:52:24 PM  
While it is technically possible to locate a cell phone by its signal, its a serious pain in the ass to localize it any closer than in one particular cell (the coverage area of a particular tower). In urban areas where cells tend to overlap phones can be triangulated to a smaller area, but its still pretty vague, cell towers aren't designed for tracking phone locations and are a pretty crude tool for that. Thats why we are seeing such a push for GPS chips in cell phones, its the only way to get a reliable and reasonably quick location.

Now, when a 911 operator gets a call from a mobile phone and hears what sounds like a woman wimpering, they will assume two things, 1) someone needs help, and quickly, as they are already too incapacitated to talk (possible stroke or heart attack), and 2) they are at home, because if they aren't, theres no way it hell you will find them in time.

So, you send the cops to the address on record. They enter on the premise that someone may need assistance and is unable to answer the door. At this point, what SHOULD happen, is that ANYTHING they see or find cannot be used to arrest or prosecute anyone, because they are effectively searching without a warrant, and since they are in the house, anything they see is not in plain view (if a cop sees something in plain view, they don't need a warrent. If cops come to your door and see a bong or crack pipe when you open the door, your screwed).

Unless there is some precident for this, I would expect that a good lawyer could make a pretty darn good case out of this. Unfortunately this idiot will probably end up with a public defender and get his a-hole reamed with a good load of sand.
2001-11-25 10:58:21 PM  
Was he dealing? Maybe. Or maybe he and 5 buddies got tired of paying for schwag and decided to grow their own. Instead of setting up 6 seperate ops, they shared the cost of one grow room and set it up at this guys pad. Go with a low yeild of around 4oz per plant and you have a fairly modest 3lbs each, well within reason for a personal supply, particularly if your buddies are mooches.

Anyway, as per my prior post, it doesn't matter, the manner in which the plants were discovered should have granted him immunity from prosecution. After being discovered, he should have been able to move the grow operation to his back yard and been left alone, but only for those particular plants.
2001-11-26 01:03:55 AM  
Everest: Well said.
2001-11-26 02:26:12 AM  
thanks everest (!)

All I got to say is thats one heck of a lot of personal use man..

Bumper sticker in the year 2100: DISCO STILL SUCKS
2001-11-26 07:19:15 AM  
now theres a concept i can't get enough of...a man and his monkey
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