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(WCAX Vermont)   Wardens and local police were searching for a moose seen wandering Harrison Avenue on Saturday decided to see if the moose was in a shed. And that's how they found the pot plants. Honest, your honor   (wcax.com) divider line 26
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2013-04-29 08:31:46 AM  
I find it unlikely that the moose was using a shed to grow pot plants.  Moose tend to place their grow ops deep in the forested areas.
 
2013-04-29 08:38:41 AM  
wonder how long it will be until the Kingdom legalizes the maryjay?
 
2013-04-29 08:40:20 AM  
Mind you, moose bites can be pretty nasty.
 
2013-04-29 08:42:12 AM  

FrancoFile: Mind you, moose bites can be pretty nasty.


I hear their ganj is pretty skunky too.
 
2013-04-29 08:44:13 AM  
What's the greater threat?  Some pot in a potting shed, or moose and squirrelly police spying secretly on citizens?
 
2013-04-29 08:44:18 AM  

cwick: wonder how long it will be until the Kingdom legalizes the maryjay?


Not anytime soon. Small amounts are already routinely ignored, and no state has legalized anything as large as a 32-plant operation.
 
2013-04-29 08:48:16 AM  

cwick: wonder how long it will be until the Kingdom legalizes the maryjay?


SOON
 
2013-04-29 08:54:45 AM  
I_Am_Weasel


I find it unlikely that the moose was using a shed to grow pot plants. Moose tend to place their grow ops deep in the forested areas.

This so goddammed much, it is simple math.
 
2013-04-29 09:22:18 AM  
I'm about five years past my GED in law and don't practice this area, but I don't think in the end that this will be a valid search. I don't think the Public Safety exception plus Plain View doctrine is going to quite cut it, since the search was for a moose. "Did you have any reason to think the moose was inside the shed, officer?"

The cops (or at least/especially the Game Warden) can enter the curtilage under public safety grounds, but I think that's just for that limited purpose. I'm sure that this particular scenario has played out many times in the courts (cops enter property for valid public safety reasons, stumble upon something illegal, get warrant, when is search legal and when is search illega, probably very fact specific).

Any fellow starving lawyers wanna weigh in?
 
2013-04-29 09:25:14 AM  

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I find it unlikely that the moose was using a shed to grow pot plants. Moose tend to place their grow ops deep in the forested areas.

This so goddammed much, it is simple math.


One moose, two moose, three moose, loose goose.
 
2013-04-29 09:27:58 AM  

Goodluckfox: "Did you have any reason to think the moose was inside the shed, officer?"


yeah they found moose tracks leading to the shed.


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2013-04-29 09:40:43 AM  

Goodluckfox: I'm about five years past my GED in law and don't practice this area, but I don't think in the end that this will be a valid search. I don't think the Public Safety exception plus Plain View doctrine is going to quite cut it, since the search was for a moose. "Did you have any reason to think the moose was inside the shed, officer?"

The cops (or at least/especially the Game Warden) can enter the curtilage under public safety grounds, but I think that's just for that limited purpose. I'm sure that this particular scenario has played out many times in the courts (cops enter property for valid public safety reasons, stumble upon something illegal, get warrant, when is search legal and when is search illega, probably very fact specific).

Any fellow starving lawyers wanna weigh in?


You fail to understand that this moose did present a danger to the public. It obviously was in no state to be wandering around.

www.brewpalace.com
 
2013-04-29 09:45:31 AM  
This is relevant to my interests...
 
2013-04-29 09:47:47 AM  
Came for legalese, stayed for old, sad moose bite jokes.
 
2013-04-29 09:54:51 AM  

eas81: You fail to understand that this moose did present a danger to the public


So, they don't have to read it its rights?
 
2013-04-29 10:26:26 AM  
First looking for an armed terrorist in Watertown, now looking for a moose in Burlington, VT. The fourth amendment is dead.
 
2013-04-29 11:02:29 AM  

vudukungfu: eas81: You fail to understand that this moose did present a danger to the public

So, they don't have to read it its rights?


Per the story they were searching for it when they came accross the pot. Story doesn't say whether they ever actually apprehened the offender.
 
2013-04-29 11:04:11 AM  
 He's being held for lack of $5,000 bail.

Sounds like a drug kingpin! glad this guy is off the skreets!
 
2013-04-29 12:02:43 PM  
Squirrel last seen flying towards Canadian border. Police chief described as a very short man with heavy Russian accent accompanied by a tall sultry voiced brunette.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-04-29 12:29:09 PM  

FrancoFile: Mind you, moose bites can be pretty nasty.


Party foul for not using ø in møøse
 
2013-04-29 12:33:52 PM  
Moose just decoy so Squirrel can make get-a-way. Boris now in jail because of pot while Moose and Squirrel meth lab still runningk.
 
2013-04-29 12:55:33 PM  

FrancoFile: Mind you, moose bites can be pretty nasty.


A møøse once bit my sister - could have been the wicked ganja now that I reflect on the incident
 
2013-04-29 02:37:34 PM  
Curtilage.
 
2013-04-29 03:04:48 PM  

caddisfly: Curtilage.


I know, right? :)
 
2013-04-30 12:53:39 AM  
Hokey smoke!  Thirty-six viable plants... in a shed... in April... in Vermont.

Right.

Big time drug grower can't afford $500 to make bail?  The Burlington PD "assisting" Vermont Fish & Game in a moose hunt?  " "36" plants in varying stages of growth and an indeterminent amount of processed pot"

Really?

/ Hey Rocky.  Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat. /
 
2013-04-30 08:05:52 AM  
A ROOM, WITH A MOOSE!
 
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