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(WHAS 11 Louisville)   Mexican drug cartels? In my Kentucky? It's more likely than you think   (whas11.com) divider line 101
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2013-07-22 08:35:35 AM  
Vote Quimby.
 
2013-07-22 08:44:22 AM  
Is on the case:

images.nymag.com
 
2013-07-22 08:44:59 AM  
I'm surprised it took this long.  The best weed grown in the US is in Kentucky.
 
2013-07-22 08:46:59 AM  

kwame: I'm surprised it took this long.  The best weed grown in the US is in Kentucky.



uh, righttttttt...
 
2013-07-22 08:49:27 AM  
"Paul Kersey to the red courtesy phone, paging Paul Kersey to the red courtesy phone..."
 
2013-07-22 08:50:10 AM  

elffster: uh, righttttttt...


And on this day, we witnessed it.

The birth of the pot snob.
 
2013-07-22 08:51:31 AM  
War with Mexico

WAR WITH MEXICO


We need a war with Mexico!

What else will our soldiers do?
 
2013-07-22 08:53:30 AM  
The border is W-I-D-E O-P-E-N. They deport people yet somehow a poor illegal with a third grade education and no money or resources is able to show back up in California two weeks after being deported like nothing happen? This after his third deportation!
 
2013-07-22 08:54:20 AM  
Why the fark would anyone import meth? Isn't that the point? So simple even an ignorant redneck can make it?
 
2013-07-22 08:55:14 AM  

kwame: elffster: uh, righttttttt...

And on this day, we witnessed it.

The birth of the pot snob.


Maaaaaaaan, you just don't knoooooooooowwwwww until you've had some of this paki-willywonka-purple-hawaiin-chimichanga-gatorsplosion-indica-kushhh hhhhh.
 
2013-07-22 08:55:15 AM  

Makh: Vote Quimby.


I read that Mayor Quimby released Sideshow Bob -- a man twice convicted for attempted murder. Can I trust a man like Mayor Quimby?

/Paid for by Sideshow Bob for mayor.
 
2013-07-22 08:56:49 AM  
Wtf is "Kentuckiana"?
 
2013-07-22 08:57:41 AM  

QueenMamaBee: Why the fark would anyone import meth? Isn't that the point? So simple even an ignorant redneck can make it?


Ignorant rednecks can make a sludge that's 30% meth, Mexican cartels sell 90+%
 
2013-07-22 08:58:54 AM  
i3.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-07-22 08:59:09 AM  
This is what happens when the government abandons regulation of a popular substance, and simply makes it illegal.  Bad men take over the business.  Drugs are sold to school children.  Cartels are formed.  Violence is the solution of first resort.  Corruption infects the government and the police force.  Freedom is torn up in favor of "getting tough".
 
2013-07-22 08:59:56 AM  

Seen catching the ferry to Shelbyville:


i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-22 09:02:00 AM  

QueenMamaBee: Why the fark would anyone import meth? Isn't that the point? So simple even an ignorant redneck can make it?


Unforseen consequence of the crackdowns on local production, I'd assume.

There've been other articles about how law enforcement leaning on the meth and Oxy trades have led to a steady increase in harder drugs in the region, so this would seem to go along the same lines.

(Still surprised that they can make any kind of real money importing pot, though.  Kentucky exports the stuff as it is, the margins can't be all that great.)
 
2013-07-22 09:03:26 AM  

ransack.: QueenMamaBee: Why the fark would anyone import meth? Isn't that the point? So simple even an ignorant redneck can make it?

Ignorant rednecks can make a sludge that's 30% meth, Mexican cartels sell 90+%


There's also the issue of having to scan your ID for the precursor chemicals (found in many cold medicines) and only being allowed to purchase small amounts.  Unless they steal it.  It really has cut down drastically the amount of domestic meth produced.
 
2013-07-22 09:03:40 AM  
Love that opening line...

Until recent years, Kentucky wasn't a major destination for illegal immigrants. Those who came here were mostly migrant workers or employees in the equestrian industry.


See, when they were here doin' cheap labor for us, the Messicans was okay...
 
2013-07-22 09:04:29 AM  
Meth dealers.
Shoot them in the head and dump them in an abandoned coal mine.
Problem solved.
 
2013-07-22 09:09:06 AM  

nekom: ransack.: QueenMamaBee: Why the fark would anyone import meth? Isn't that the point? So simple even an ignorant redneck can make it?

Ignorant rednecks can make a sludge that's 30% meth, Mexican cartels sell 90+%

There's also the issue of having to scan your ID for the precursor chemicals (found in many cold medicines) and only being allowed to purchase small amounts.  Unless they steal it.  It really has cut down drastically the amount of domestic meth produced.


Ahh, that explains the increase in local crack busts. I guess the new pill laws and meth-busting laws work. Thanks guys!!!!

/end sarcasm
 
2013-07-22 09:09:43 AM  

ransack.: Wtf is "Kentuckiana"?


Kentucky + Indiana = Kentuckiana

The Louisville area, basically.
 
2013-07-22 09:09:47 AM  

kwame: I'm surprised it took this long.  The best weed grown in the US is in Kentucky.


My thought too, but I figured it was a locals only operation at every level.

I had a romantic image of a fleet of 34' Fords hauling the product north and the cash south.

www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au

A machete wielding Mexican behind the wheel of this thing just shatters the whole pic in my minds eye.
 
2013-07-22 09:12:12 AM  
This is not new.  Kentucky has had Mexican drug cartels in it for decades.  In fact, Lexington is part of what DEA officials call the Lex-Mex-Tex ring.  If you ever bought drugs in the eastern half of the country, there's a better than average chance it came through Lexington.  You're welcome!
 
2013-07-22 09:13:08 AM  

ransack.: Wtf is "Kentuckiana"?


It's the border of Kentucky and Indiana. Sort of like Texarkana.

Cartels being in Kentucky are not news to me. There are some surprisingly dangerous areas in the state. Unfortunately, it's not all blue grass, mountains, and meth here.

/native Kentuckian
 
2013-07-22 09:13:17 AM  

ransack.: Wtf is "Kentuckiana"?


The Louisville area, as well as a few other towns, have metro regions that include both states.  That's the technical sense.

More generally, it sometimes gets applied in a tongue-in-cheek fashion to northern/western KY in general; which look a lot more like Indiana than the eastern hills that many folks from outside the region think of as "Kentucky."  (I've heard this myself from a lot of Michigan folks, for some reason.  They first came here thinking the entire state looked like Pike county...)
 
2013-07-22 09:15:22 AM  
Gerardo."< /p>;

Such a nice traditional Mexican name.
 
2013-07-22 09:15:29 AM  

nekom: ransack.: QueenMamaBee: Why the fark would anyone import meth? Isn't that the point? So simple even an ignorant redneck can make it?

Ignorant rednecks can make a sludge that's 30% meth, Mexican cartels sell 90+%

There's also the issue of having to scan your ID for the precursor chemicals (found in many cold medicines) and only being allowed to purchase small amounts.  Unless they steal it.  It really has cut down drastically the amount of domestic meth produced.


This ^. It is much easier to get the needed ingredients south of the border, where threats of violence and bribery go a lot farther to secure a steady supply than in the states.
 
2013-07-22 09:16:14 AM  

Wasteland: (Still surprised that they can make any kind of real money importing pot, though.  Kentucky exports the stuff as it is, the margins can't be all that great.)


When you drop a seed in some dirt, and a $500 plant comes out of the ground in its place... well, margins dont really get better than that.
 
2013-07-22 09:18:35 AM  
Good thing the WOD made it so their product has a ridiculously high ROI making them wealthier and more powerful than any buttfark rural municipality could ever dream of.

That's some fine society protectin' there, puritans.
 
2013-07-22 09:18:48 AM  

ransack.: Wtf is "Kentuckiana"?


The Louisville metro that includes Indaina counties.
 
2013-07-22 09:18:56 AM  
It is only a matter of time before the Mexican drug lords start murdering dozens and then hundreds of American citizens every year on American soil.  They are pretty much operating in impunity in Mexico and will soon be branch out large scale in America.
 
2013-07-22 09:20:32 AM  

Mock26: It is only a matter of time before the Mexican drug lords start murdering dozens and then hundreds of American citizens every year on American soil.  They are pretty much operating in impunity in Mexico and will soon be branch out large scale in America.


Or, we could legalize grass, and take that much power away from the cartels.

Awwww, but who am I kidding? We got us a border war to gear up for, otherwise this economy will never be saved!
 
2013-07-22 09:24:17 AM  

Mock26: It is only a matter of time before the Mexican drug lords start murdering dozens and then hundreds of American citizens every year on American soil.  They are pretty much operating in impunity in Mexico and will soon be branch out large scale in America.


They are already killing hundreds of American citizens a year. The thing is they are killing the ones that don't matter, so there isn't any big outrage about it unless elections are coming up. When these guys start killing judges and politicians, which they are expressly forbidden to do in the U.S, then there will be real outrage.
 
2013-07-22 09:25:09 AM  
About the only thing propping up the economy in many Appalachia states is meth and weed
 
2013-07-22 09:25:29 AM  
Oh, the sun shines bright, on my old Kentucky home
In summer, Chicanos make hay...

/song was written about gay darkies, IIRC
 
2013-07-22 09:27:50 AM  

Alonjar: Wasteland: (Still surprised that they can make any kind of real money importing pot, though.  Kentucky exports the stuff as it is, the margins can't be all that great.)

When you drop a seed in some dirt, and a $500 plant comes out of the ground in its place... well, margins dont really get better than that.


Granted; but unless KY pot production has taken a serious hit, you're importing the stuff- with all the associated costs- to a fairly insular region where the locals are already doing the same thing.  I know there have to be other factors at work there, I'm just pondering what they might be.  *shrugs*  Maybe the cartels are pulling a Wal-Mart and getting by on size/volume.
 
2013-07-22 09:28:35 AM  

kwame: I'm surprised it took this long.  The best weed grown in the US is in Kentucky.


fuuka.warosu.org
 
2013-07-22 09:33:10 AM  

EyeballKid: Mock26: It is only a matter of time before the Mexican drug lords start murdering dozens and then hundreds of American citizens every year on American soil.  They are pretty much operating in impunity in Mexico and will soon be branch out large scale in America.

Or, we could legalize grass, and take that much power away from the cartels.

Awwww, but who am I kidding? We got us a border war to gear up for, otherwise this economy will never be saved!


Legalizing weed won't do much to stop them. They will just go into the legal weed business and continue on with their other illegal businesses. They produce and distribute most of the heroin that is used in the U.S and Canada. They produce and distribute most of the Meth that is used in the U.S and Canada. They don't produce the cocaine, but they now distribute just about all of the cocaine that is used in the U.S and Canada. And they also have a pretty good money making business in human trafficking. At one point years ago legalizing weed might have taken a huge chunk of their business, but it won't now because they are pretty diversified and they have enough money and muscle that they can corner the legal weed market if it ever became fully legal.
 
2013-07-22 09:38:11 AM  
Kentucky Fried shiatcan.

/Paging Mr. Heisenberg!
 
2013-07-22 09:38:41 AM  

Wasteland: Granted; but unless KY pot production has taken a serious hit, you're importing the stuff- with all the associated costs- to a fairly insular region where the locals are already doing the same thing.  I know there have to be other factors at work there, I'm just pondering what they might be.  *shrugs*  Maybe the cartels are pulling a Wal-Mart and getting by on size/volume.


It only costs around $10 a pound to move weed across the country.

/Not joking.
 
2013-07-22 09:38:47 AM  

vudukungfu: Meth dealers.
Shoot them in the head and dump them in an abandoned coal mine.
Problem solved.


Your style, I like it.
 
2013-07-22 09:48:10 AM  

Hawnkee: vudukungfu: Meth dealers.
Shoot them in the head and dump them in an abandoned coal mine.
Problem solved.

Your style, I like it.


It worked pretty well for the Chinese when they were trying to get rid of their opium problem. Indiscriminately killing drug users/dealers until you have none left is effective after all. The best part is you're actually waging a war at that point.
 
2013-07-22 09:50:03 AM  

kwame: I'm surprised it took this long.  The best weed grown in the US is in Kentucky.


The biggest weed operations are usually run by the county sheriff's and a few deputies. It's real popular down around Owsley and Breathitt counties.
 
2013-07-22 09:53:54 AM  

PirateKing: Gerardo."< /p>;

Such a nice traditional Mexican name.



He sounds very rico suave.
 
2013-07-22 09:56:19 AM  
"We don't have a swat team. We don't have a gang task force. We're just a small town."

So, how's that small government you can drown in a tub workin' out for ya?
 
2013-07-22 09:58:50 AM  

Alonjar: Wasteland: Granted; but unless KY pot production has taken a serious hit, you're importing the stuff- with all the associated costs- to a fairly insular region where the locals are already doing the same thing.  I know there have to be other factors at work there, I'm just pondering what they might be.  *shrugs*  Maybe the cartels are pulling a Wal-Mart and getting by on size/volume.

It only costs around $10 a pound to move weed across the country.

/Not joking.


Less, if you use the US Postal Service

http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/Four-Ashland-Residents-Arrested-i n- Marijuana-Drug-Trafficking-Scheme-185730032.html

http://dailyindependent.com/local/x1399733935/Man-charged-in-pot-bus t- indicted

Yes, we have a lot of stupid people in this area
 
2013-07-22 09:58:56 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: About the only thing propping up the economy in many Appalachia states is meth and weed


and prescription drugs. Don't forget about all those pillbillies.
 
2013-07-22 10:00:56 AM  

QueenMamaBee: Alonjar: Wasteland: Granted; but unless KY pot production has taken a serious hit, you're importing the stuff- with all the associated costs- to a fairly insular region where the locals are already doing the same thing.  I know there have to be other factors at work there, I'm just pondering what they might be.  *shrugs*  Maybe the cartels are pulling a Wal-Mart and getting by on size/volume.

It only costs around $10 a pound to move weed across the country.

/Not joking.

Less, if you use the US Postal Service

http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/Four-Ashland-Residents-Arrested-i n- Marijuana-Drug-Trafficking-Scheme-185730032.html

http://dailyindependent.com/local/x1399733935/Man-charged-in-pot-bus t- indicted

Yes, we have a lot of stupid people in this area


Didn't Cleveland's closer Chris Perez just get arrested for receiving a package of weed in the mail that was addressed to his dog.
 
2013-07-22 10:01:51 AM  

wellreadneck: IdBeCrazyIf: About the only thing propping up the economy in many Appalachia states is meth and weed

and prescription drugs. Don't forget about all those pillbillies.


That's actually declining, thanks to the new prescription drug laws. Seems like heroin and crack are on the rise, though. I don't know how those compare price-wise, but it seems like there's a lot more hookers on the corners lately.

Oxys = $1/mg

/a friend of mine is a nurse at the local jail, the hookers like to share their pricing
//I know WAY too much about that
///triple slashies
 
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