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If Athene cries, Sparta does not laugh July 28, 2011 5:54 AM

Sorry if I was not presented, but each of you, may know me visiting my profile, I think I'm rather clear I would not like assert one real stability or alleged of my ego.
"If Athene cries, Sparta does not laugh", I am Italian in the United States and if you have any problems with the law on cannabis, in Italy the risk is realy too much.
Because of Berlusconi and Carlo Giovanardi, a politician catholic and homophobic.
Have been approved drug laws, which to call them inhumane, is just a euphemism, in a few years the prisons have been filled of small consumers of cannabis (guys arrested for 1 plant, some seeds or a little more than an ounce of marijuana).
Not long ago a young Roman (Stefano Cucchi) was arrested for 3 ounces of hashish, tortured and killed in prison: When Giovanardi was interviewed about the death of this poor boy, the Minister said "it was an addict would have died anyway."
This bastard minister made it obligatory the test for cannabis for take driving licenses, to get a public work, etc. ..
Only that this test is unconstitutional, it detects the use of cannabis for more than a month later after smoking time (based on oil of cannabis deposited in body fat), a positive response entails the loss of license for 6 months and the absolute intake of guilt in case of accidents.
This is unconstitutional because in many EU countries, cannabis use is decriminalized and anyone who had smoked in these countries (returning to Italy) could not be accused.
But judges and politicians do not care and prisons are bursting with people virtually innocent and in waiting for months to be tried.

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anonymous  March 25, 2007 5:24 PM

Thanks for noting this...

It's so very irritating when we hear in the media about the so-called "street-value" of this or that drug when seized.  I mean, way to give a totally exaggerated perception of the magnitude of a bust...

Gotta keep Joe Public thinking that the coppers are "putting a dent in the drug problem"... Meh...

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 March 25, 2007 2:55 PM

"The total weight was later determined to be 2.5 pounds, with a street value of roughly $30,000, Eads said."

yeah right... figured at $26.79 a gram!
the cops always misrepresent the value
no way somebody could get $750 an ounce
not even for the best pot in the world!

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Speeding teen arrested with 2.5 pounds of marijuana March 25, 2007 1:05 PM

March 24, 2007 - 8:03AM
Street value of drugs estimated at $30,000

VICTORVILLE — In the world of crooks, a few things go without saying: If you’re trying to avoid police, don’t break the speed limit. Don’t leave drugs in plain view on the front seat. And certainly don’t burst into tears when you get pulled over.

A 17-year-old boy will now have time to think about his mistakes since being arrested around 7:15 Friday morning.

California Highway Patrol Officer Henry Medina began tracking a 2006 BMW going 90 to 100 mph on southbound Interstate 15 when he entered the freeway at Palmdale Road, said Sgt. Kevin Eads of the CHP. The vehicle eventually pulled over at Bear Valley Road, officials said.

“He began acting nervous, crying and fidgeting all over. There was a designer backpack on the front passenger seat that released a heavy odor of marijuana,” Eads said.

The teen, who had no identification or license, was placed in the squad car while Medina searched the vehicle, authorities said.

When Medina searched the bag, he found it loaded with individually packaged bags of marijuana.

The total weight was later determined to be 2.5 pounds, with a street value of roughly $30,000, Eads said.

To make matters worse, the teen used a false name when pressed by authorities, a move that led to an additional arresting charge of presenting a false identification to a peace officer, as well as suspicion of transportation of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana for sales, Eads said.

“He has a prior history — he has been arrested for sales before. This in not the first time,” Eads said.

In the face of the bizarre circumstances, authorities could only guess as to why the young man was driving so quickly with so much contraband in his vehicle.

“It’s possible he was late to meet somebody to sell,” Eads suggested. “But it could be anything — we don’t really know.”

This pot bust broke on vvdailypress. com at 11:35 a.m. Friday. Katherine Rosenberg can be reached at 951-6276 or by e-mail at krosenberg@
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Make sure you have dialed the right # before you hit send! February 24, 2007 10:16 AM

Text messages to trooper lead to drug charge against teacherASSOCIATED PRESS

Text messages mistakenly sent to a state trooper led to the arrest of a Western Kentucky teacher, who is accused of trying to buy marijuana.

Trooper Trevor Pervine was at dinner with his wife and parents, celebrating his wife's birthday, when his phone started buzzing. Pervine was getting text messages about buying marijuana Thursday night, Kentucky State Police spokesman Barry Meadows said. The person sending the messages had the wrong number.

Ann Greenfield, 34, a teacher at Murray Middle School, is accused of sending the messages and has been charged with conspiracy to traffic in controlled substances within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, Meadows said.

Pervine initially thought the messages were from friends playing a joke, Meadows said. A couple of phone calls put that idea to rest, so Pervine responded to the messages to set up a meeting, Meadows said.

"Technology got her this time," Meadows said. "She learned her lesson. Program your dealers into your phone."

Greenfield was suspended with pay from her job pending results of an investigation into the charges, the Murray Independent School District said in a statement posted yesterday on the district's Web site.

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I think it´s worth checking out! Have a great weekend all!

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Yeah this is a NO NO May 02, 2006 5:05 AM

Man arrested after trying to sell marijuana to police

May 01, 2006

An Evanston man was arrested Thursday during a police narcotics raid at his apartment, Deputy Chief Joseph Bellino of Evanston Police Department said.

Urlese Gill was arrested and charged with possession of cannabis, Bellino said. Police found 26 grams of marijuana in Gill’s apartment on the 300 block of Sherman Avenue. Police said Gill sold drugs to people in the neighborhood.

Evanston police have had larger drug busts, Bellino said.

“Any time we can stop the sale of illicit drugs is good for us,” Bellino said.

The raid followed an undercover operation conducted by EPD’s Neighborhood Enforcement Team, Bellino said. The team investigates gang- and drug-related activity.

Gill, 33, unknowingly sold marijuana to an undercover officer earlier in the week, Bellino said. Police secured a search warrant for his home after the drug buy.

A court appearance for Gill has been set for June 8 in Circuit Court in Skokie.

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If you are going to grow weed.... April 02, 2006 10:44 PM

keep your area clean!

Junk complaint leads to marijuana arrest

TRAVERSE CITY — A junk complaint at a Traverse City man's home allegedly led police to a marijuana-growing operation.

An arrest warrant was issued this week for Jay Michael Clynch, 39, after a Grand Traverse County sheriff's deputy allegedly spotted marijuana plants growing at his home last October.

Clynch is being charged with delivering and manufacturing marijuana, a four-year felony, and a misdemeanor charge of maintaining a drug house.

The deputy was investigating a complaint of a junk ordinance violation at Clynch's residence when he allegedly observed multiple marijuana plants through a window, according to 86th District Court records.

Officers from Traverse Narcotics Team later interviewed Clynch, who allegedly admitted to growing approximately 28 plants in rooms throughout his house.


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 February 11, 2006 11:07 PM

The great smugglers always say only two things get you busted. You get careless and/or greedy!  [ send green star]
 February 11, 2006 10:53 PM

Posted on Sat, Feb. 11, 2006

Police say woman arrested after calling to buy marijuana

Associated Press

Police were surprised to get a call early Saturday from a woman seeking to buy marijuana.

"A young lady called the West Fargo Police Department and asked the dispatcher if he knew where there was marijuana," Officer Ken Zeeb said.

The dispatcher told her it was illegal, but she insisted, and police then told her they had some in the evidence locker, Zeeb said. The 20-year-old Fargo woman showed up at police headquarters a short time later, and gave the dispatcher $3 to buy pot, he said.

She was arrested on charges of criminal attempt and possession of drug paraphernalia.

"She seemed to be very coherent and aware of what she was doing when I spoke to her. She did not appear to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs or anything like that," Zeeb said.

"I've heard of some crazy things happening. A lot of times, you just think to yourself, 'I don't think this one can be topped,' and then something like this happens," the officer said.

Information from: KFGO-AM,
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Speeding is a NO NO when traveling with cannabis January 18, 2006 11:47 AM

Posted Online: January 17, 2006
Nevada man busted for marijuana trafficking CRAIG WIECZORKIEWICZ,, (815) 431-4082

OTTAWA -- A 38-year-old Nevada man was arrested Sunday morning after police found more than 80 pounds of marijuana inside his vehicle.

Vincent A. Schwartz, of Las Vegas, is charged with marijuana trafficking and possession of marijuana with intent to deliver (over 5,000 grams). He remained in custody this morning in La Salle County Jail in lieu of posting 10 percent of $15,000 bond.

According to Illinois State Police District 17, Schwartz was stopped at 12:20 a.m. Sunday speeding eastbound on Interstate 80 near Ottawa. While conducting the traffic stop, a state trooper detected a faint odor of marijuana coming from within the vehicle, a 2006 Dodge Caravan., so a police dog search was done.

There were 81.7 pounds of marijuana found in the vehicle, ISP reported

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Man busted for marijuana possession at courthouse January 07, 2006 1:03 AM

Posted: Friday, Jan 06, 2006 - 01:36:40 am CST

Man busted for marijuana possession at courthouse
The Fulton Sun

Warning: If you plan to pay off a ticket at the Callaway County Courthouse, don't take your marijuana with you.

According to the Fulton Police Department, Columbia resident Courtni Logan, 22, visited the courthouse on Wednesday to pay a fine at the Municipal Court Office.

During his visit, an officer on duty “smelled a strong odor of burning marijuana” coming from Logan, said FPD spokesperson Lt. Rick McKee.

After waiting for Logan to pay his fine, the officer found a small amount of marijuana - 35 grams - hidden on the man and proceeded to write Logan a ticket to appear in court.

By Thursday morning, the incident seemed to be bringing smiles to numerous faces within the courthouse and prompting heads to shake as to why a man would bring marijuana into the county building.

“I've never heard of anything like that before,” McKee said.

All Contents Copyright © 2006 The Fulton Sun. 
 AP stories Copyright © 2006 Associated Press.

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Dumb BUST...things not-to-do! December 28, 2005 7:29 PM

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Like, Text Me Some Pot, Thx!

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Six teenagers were arrested on drug charges after a parent flipping through a cell phone found a text message and photo advertising a pound of marijuana for sale, police said.

Police said teens in Farmington would call teens in Shrewsbury, Mass., to arrange to buy drugs. The Massachusetts teens then allegedly used cell phones to take pictures of their merchandise and send them to Connecticut.

"They had a lot of proprietary enthusiasm," Sgt. Daniel Devine told The Herald of New Britain. "They would e-mail a picture of the drugs and a message to kids in town on their cell phone, and then the kids in Farmington would send the photo and message to all their friends to notify them of the upcoming sale."

After making the discovery, the parent called police, who obtained warrants to monitor additional calls and narrow down locations where the sale could take place, Devine said.

Farmington police stopped a car and arrested six teens Friday night. Devine said police found and seized less than a pound of marijuana, several hundred dollars, drug paraphernalia and cell phones.

Police charged three 15-year-olds from Farmington with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. A 15-year-old from Massachusetts was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell.

Their names were not released because they are juveniles. They were released into the custody of their parents and will be referred to juvenile authorities.

"These were affluent kids who were selling drugs to other affluent kids," Devine said. "They weren't trying to make a profit to support themselves or their family; they were doing it for fun."

The teen whose parent found the pot-on-the-market notice was not involved in the sale and had simply received a text message about it, Devine said.,2933,180026,00.html

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