Top five Florida weed busts

Marijuana production is at an all-time high in Florida, and so are grow-house busts. Law enforcement weed eradication programs have seen a 50 percent spike in these grow labs in less than four years. It's easy pickings for Johnny Law when you think about it: Growers are stoners. They concoct harebrained schemes to build impregnable Kush farms over multiple bowls of Fruit Loops. With that in mind, we pre-

sent the most outlandish pot busts of 2010:

If you're a former Miami Beach cop facing accusations of unjustly killing two innocent bystanders, setting up a grow house may not be the best way to pay for your criminal offense. On May 24, Miami-Dade police raided Adam Tavss's house in West Kendall where they found a fully operational marijuana grow lab with 47 plants worth about $50,000 on the street. He pled guilty in October and will be on house arrest for the next two years.

Perhaps Mark Weiner was conducting tests on the medicinal properties of Cannabis sativa. On June 5, Marion County Sheriff's Office deputies paid a visit to the 46-year-old quadriplegic's Ocala home where they found six marijuana plants growing in one of the rooms. Weiner told the cops he was conducting an experiment and showed them a bong, 40 grams of cultivated weed, and more than 50 pot seeds. His caregiver helped tend the crop.

Leiner Hidalgo and Luis Florencio Gonzalez Reyes thought they'd built an underground Narnia, where all stoners fight alongside a lion that rises from the dead to slay the evil White Witch. On September 8, Miami-Dade police arrived at their house on SW 29th Street in Westchester. They found the pair had dug out a basement on the home's eastern side to house a 26-plant crop.

Marijuana growers have good reason to feel like they have no privacy. On September 15, Cape Coral police descended on a suspected grow house at 321 NE 29th St. Deputy Chief Bart Connelly told Fort Meyers News-Press that a drug dealer had barricaded the front door with furniture. The alleged doper also sent out a distress call via a Facebook status update: "I am going to jail, talk to you later." After bombing the house with tear gas and sending in a robot to scour for booby traps, the cops seized 35 plants in the garage.

And then there was the dude in a Chevy SUV who pulled over on the Palmetto Expressway in Doral on September 15. A Florida Road Ranger stopped to offer the driver, who was asleep at the wheel, help. The bleary eyed fellow couldn't believe his luck. He offered the Road Ranger a few hundred bucks to drive him and the 100 pounds of marijuana plants in the SUV to a safe place. Instead, the roadside helper called Florida Highway Patrol. Dopey took off running.

 
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creature_inc
creature_inc

lets talk about side effects from conventional medicine. Compared to "MMJ" medical marijuana for those of you who dont know. marijuana side effects sleepiness and munchies. Also the leading preventative to Alzheimer their is no man made medicine better than mmj for it. but, I dont expect you to take my word about it by any means. So, yet again like i say to others do some research and you will find American Medical Journal reported this fact in 2009. As far as mmj never be legalized just shows how far out tune with reality you are. you must be one of the people using moder medicine like xnax , or some opiate based product to make you believe that. to say someone does not have the choice between a plant Made by "god" or a pill made by man. which is just a synthetic version of the one made by "god" Hard to think a pharmaceutical cares more about your health then their money. wait they dont care.

creature_inc
creature_inc

like he said you must be a sheep. What he's trying to tell you is. Marijuana addiction is a mental. which means it has no physical addiction. so to say marijuana is a gateway drug to drugs that carry a physical addiction is false. It would be more related to the cup of coffee you drink in the morning having more of a physical addiction that "weed" back to the reason why marijuana is classified as a drug is during the civil war marijuana was used as such for soldiers who got hurt. Which brings up the next topic how many doctors out their prescribe Vikoden , percoset for a tooth to kids getting root canals or have broken a bone. long before they've even heard the words weed,marijuana? when all that doctor is doing is opening their eyes to synthetic heroine. Yes it is a synthetic opiate. active ingredient in heroine. so a little research and a open mind would help you not look like a min lead "sheep" but you choose not to do any research or reading for yourself thats why you sound like you have no clue on what your talking about.

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John Galt
John Galt

I wonder how many of you people drink alcohol. Is alcohol a gateway drug? How many people do you think get there heads smashed in fighting, or crashed while driving. If you have a problem with people smoking weed, you should also agree that drinking is far worse of a drug and maybe we should consider making it illegal as well. Sounds like a dumb idea? The fact is, some people are just fucking stupid addicts and making up rules wont change that fact.

Jmh07
Jmh07

tobacco and alcohol are more addictive than mj, and if mj were legal then we wouldn't be buying from a dealer that sells coke, meth, heroin, or any of the drugs that WILL kill you. mj has never killed ne1. i just want to grow a few plants for myself, so i don't have to buy my medicine. get real government. when the constitution was written you could be jailed or fined for not growing some form of hemp or smokeable cannabis. the material from hemp was used for the ships used for war. and the gov bought the product from these growers which created and industry the common man could profit from. and that's only 1 product of hemp. it's uses are almost endless. mj prohibition started from racism and fear of economic competition. and, yes i am a conservative.

Blizzard man
Blizzard man

It's really sad they busted that quadriplegic !!! I feel bad now..

AC
AC

POt is a gateway to drugs. Sadly, some stupeid parents who smoke pot don't see anything wrong with their kids burning at the age of eighteen, some of this kids are the one that appear dead later on of an overdose of something else... Just ask yourselves this question: how many of you pot heads have tried another drug other than pot after smoking pot????? there s your answer.. Can't stand people in denial and if you want to be in denial kill your self and not others. Stop telling the world that pot doesnt do any harm. Better yet, got to third world countries and say that to mothers who s kids have been killed due to drug traffic. Wake up!

Billy Ray Sumbich
Billy Ray Sumbich

POT IS A GATEWAY DRUG.Never met a heroin addict or tweeker who didn't start their drug habit by smoking a little weed. Pot leads to harder narcotics, as PROVEN by EVERY DRUG ADDICT.

Foodie
Foodie

I'm yet to encounter a drug abuser who hasn't started with alcohol. Perhaps it all starts with alcohol, not weed.

jsknow
jsknow

There is NO SUCH THING AS A GATEWAY DRUG! How can using one drug make you use asnother? The gateway is your mind! You hear about a drug and you either decide to try it or you decide not to try it.

Gateway drug, LOL... WHAT A LOAD OF HOGWASH!

Uncle "Sham" must be very proud of all the sheep that keep repeating the "marijuana's a gateway" drug war propaganda lie.

Go learn how and why marijuana became illegal, that's the gateway to losing all your Constitutional rights and freedom!

Marijuana became illegal because of LIES, GREED and racism, NOT BECAUSE OF ANY HARM FROM MARIJUANA!

Go watch the movie "reefer madness" on youtube. The prohibitionists are still telling people that marijuana will make you go crazy and kill your family. The sad part is, many sheep believe that hogwash too.

EDUCATE YOURSELF! Just because someone used a drug in the past and later went on to stronger drugs, THAT DOES NOT MEAN THE FIRST DRUG THEY USED CAUSED THEIR OTHER DRUG USE. Don't you see how ridiculous that is?

Use your head for something other than a hat rack! Grow a backbone! Who owns your body, you or the Government? Don't you think adults are well able to decide what to put in their own body (as long as they do no harm to others) without needing a nanny state to decide what they can and cannot have?

Hoovwho
Hoovwho

Dude, you don't know what you are talking about. Go back to the shell you came from.

Billy Ray Sumbich
Billy Ray Sumbich

Hey Dopey!!! Good luck finding the holy grail medical MJ purpose in this world. There's not a chance in hell you will get MJ legalized without it. And BTW, has anyone told you that there's nothing smoking pot will treat that conventional medicine will not?

And BTW, forgot to mention, there's plenty of non-bias data backed by evidence of what I post. Visit ANY Narcotics Anonymous room and you'll hear first hand testimony.

jsknow
jsknow

15 states and Washington DC have already legalized marijuana for medical use. I guess that kind of blows your argument right out of the water doesn't it?

Why should a substance that is far SAFER than aspirin ONLY be legal for those that have a serious ailment? Why should people be forced to use FDA approved poisons instead of a far safer more effective natural plant? Why should a plant that is SAFER than potatoes be regulated and taxed as if it was as dangerous as alcohol? Eating a couple of raw potatoes can give you a toxic reaction but marijuana is nontoxic. Why should people have their kids taken away from them when nontoxic marijuana is found in their home while tobacco is legal and if a baby was to eat even one tobacco cigarette the nicotine in that 1 cigarette could be fatal?

EDUCATE YOURSELF!

Watch Irvin Rosenfeld who gets his marijuana from the Federal Government destroy all the lies about marijuana consumers being lazy and unproductive. Watch him destroy all the lies about long term heavy marijuana use being harmful. Learn the truth about marijuana: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Harvard study released on April 17, 2007 shows that the active ingredient in marijuana, THC, cuts tumor growth in common lung cancer in half and significantly reduces the ability of the cancer to spread!http://www.nowpublic.com/thc_m...

Watch this documentary about marijuana curing cancer! There are 7 parts, watch them all! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

If you doubt marijuana is good medicine read: Granny Storm Crow’s Listhttp://forum.grasscity.com/med... It’s more like a library than a list!

Cannabis Reduces Infant Mortality: http://www.salem-news.com/arti... This is a great example of information the drug war prohibitionists suppress every way they can. If babies are getting natural cannabis like substances in mother’s breast milk, do you still believe marijuana is harmful at any age?

The World Health Organization Documents Failure of U.S. Drug Policies http://www.alternet.org/drugre...

Listen to these high ranking narcotics officers expose the harms and waste of the drug war. Learn the truth about the drug war. It is a FAILED HARMFUL UNCONSTITUTIONAL UNLAWFUL VIOLENT WAR AGAINST NONVIOLENT CITIZENS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Protestant, Catholic and Jewish Clergy Speak Out Against The War On Drugshttp://www.csdp.org/news/news/...

If you want a good look at how far the government will go to promote its illegal anti-marijuana drug war message read this: http://www.salon.com/news/feat...

WELL WORTH READING! Free online book: The Emperor Wears No Clothes, The Authoritative Historical Record of Cannabis and The Conspiracy Against Marijuana.http://www.jackherer.com/chapt...

jsknow
jsknow

All of the so called problems attributed to marijuana are actually problems directly and completely caused by marijuana PROHIBITION!

Want your freedom back? Legalize marijuana! That will take away Uncle ”Sham’s” most common excuse to trash the Constitution and pretend like the Government is protecting you from yourself!

Why is the most useful plant known, a plant that has never killed anyone, illegal? It’s illegal because corporations that buy politicians fear competition from superior, safer and more environmentally friendly hemp products and because the Government loves to oppress jail and steal from the people! Alcohol, tobacco, petroleum, cotton, timber, chemical and pharmaceutical companies, just to name a few all see marijuana as unwanted competition.

Virtually all the drug war propaganda is nothing but pure lies. Marijuana does not cause aggressive behavior. Marijuana does not cause cancer, brain damage or any serious health problems. Marijuana prohibition does not keep kids away from marijuana, illegal dealers don’t ask for ID.

Anyone that wants marijuana is already getting it. Legalizing and rationally regulating marijuana is not adding another harmful intoxicant to society, legalizing gives people the legal opportunity to make the SAFER CHOICE! Alcohol, tobacco, many Rx drugs, many over the counter drugs, even caffeine, aspirin and non-aspirin, can all be deadly and are well documented as being the direct cause of hundreds of thousands of deaths in the USA every year! http://www.saferchoice.org/con...

No one, of any age, in all of recorded history, anywhere on planet earth, has ever died from the ingredients in marijuana and they never will, marijuana is nontoxic.

Marijuana and driving: http://peaceandloveism.com/for... Google MARIJUANA DRIVING STUDY. You'll see 2 common findings:1. Drivers under the influence of marijuana are SLIGHTLY impaired.2. Unlike those under the influence of alcohol, marijuana consumers are aware they are SLIGHTLY impaired and they consistently adequately compensate by slowing down a little and being a little more cautious.

The Constitutional right to freedom of religion, free speech, a free press, to keep and bear arms, to be secure in your person, house, papers and effects against unreasonable search and seizure, to life, liberty and property, to be protected from having your property taken by the government without due process of law and without just compensation, to confront the witnesses against you, to be protected from excessive bail, excessive fines, cruel and unusual punishment, to vote and others have been unjustly denied to tens of millions of Americans in the name of the drug war.

The laws prohibiting marijuana are NOT a result of any harm from marijuana. They are the result of lies, greed and racism. Read the well documented proof of that and a lot more marijuana TRUTH in these two articles: “MARIJUANA AND HEMP THE UNTOLD STORY, Thomas J. Bouril” and “WHY IS MARIJUANA ILLEGAL, Pete Guither”, click the links to those articles on this webpage:Internet Explorer web browser: http://jsknow.angelfire.com/ho... All Other Browsers: http://jsknow.angelfire.com/in...

Jmh07
Jmh07

the most comprehensive argument i've read in a long time. thanks man!

 
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