UPS derailing shipments of marijuana

UPS derailing shipments of marijuana

There are 25 comments on the The Ukiah Daily Journal story from Oct 22, 2009, titled UPS derailing shipments of marijuana. In it, The Ukiah Daily Journal reports that:

With the marijuana outdoor harvest season wrapping up, growers are attempting to share the crop with others.

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This is 1984

Sinton, TX

#1 Oct 23, 2009
Turn your neighbors in.
Blackbeard

Tifton, GA

#2 Oct 23, 2009
I thought they simply stole the packages.

Since: Jul 09

Laytonville, CA

#3 Oct 23, 2009
if you hate the good herb you are horticulturally biased and a botanical bigot to boot.
covelo

Stockton, CA

#4 Oct 23, 2009
If you get caught you must not be very bright.
Tired of It

Jackson St Forest, CA

#5 Oct 23, 2009
Thank you UPS - we appreciate that you don't let this illegal activity slide by simply ignoring the packages. Keep up the good work.
pothead2010

Ukiah, CA

#6 Oct 23, 2009
no duh the majority of busts are in laytonville and willits that is all they have to do up there is grow weed and ship it.
pothead2010

Ukiah, CA

#7 Oct 23, 2009
This is 1984 wrote:
Turn your neighbors in.
don't turn in your neighbors make them share.
Keep Mendo Green 707!!!
F UPS

United States

#8 Oct 23, 2009
Send it via US Postal Service Priority Mail. It requires a warrant (with probable cause) to open First Class / Priority Mail. USPS is always your best choice.
Ex-Ukiahian-Alas ka

Anchorage, AK

#9 Oct 23, 2009
"With the marijuana outdoor harvest season wrapping up, growers are attempting to share the crop with others'. Share my @ss, sell to others is the truth.
I feel cheated

San Francisco, CA

#10 Oct 23, 2009
I don't get it. I thought all of this marijuana growing is done for medical purposes. Please don't tell me people are growing it for profit! Please don't tell me they are shipping it all over the country and making tax free money! Have we all been lie to? Oh the shame of it all, they have fooled us.
Mendo Guy

United States

#11 Oct 23, 2009
pothead2010 wrote:
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don't turn in your neighbors make them share.
Keep Mendo Green 707!!!
Always observe, report and turn others in if they are breaking the law. Snitching should be rewarded with praise not harrassed. Keep Mendo CLEAN 707.
The Truth

Hayward, CA

#12 Oct 23, 2009
This is soooooooo stupid but that what you get when you allow growing to get out of hand!

Cure mendos cancer legalize it!
Holmes John C

Jackson St Forest, CA

#13 Oct 23, 2009
Mendo Guy wrote:
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Always observe, report and turn others in if they are breaking the law. Snitching should be rewarded with praise not harrassed. Keep Mendo CLEAN 707.
"Shoot informants not dope."
Mendo Guy

United States

#14 Oct 23, 2009
Holmes John C wrote:
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"Shoot informants not dope."
Kill the law breakers reward the reporting citizens. No wait that's too fast torture the drug cartels then kill them as they are killing our citizens and our environment in our national parks. Keep Mendo Clean
Local Mom

Ukiah, CA

#15 Oct 24, 2009
F UPS wrote:
Send it via US Postal Service Priority Mail. It requires a warrant (with probable cause) to open First Class / Priority Mail. USPS is always your best choice.
No matter how it is shipped, if you get caught (and you will sooner or later) it is a FEDERAL OFFENSE to ship illegal drugs over county/state lines and for every state line it crosses adds another FEDERAL OFFENSE to the arrest warrant. So be my guest ship it to New York for all we care, your butt will be in prision for a long time. Oh, and for the record, the USPS offices here in Lake and Mendocino county are not Federally regulated, a drug dog can go and find a package there and well, you do the math.
Humboldt Thug

Georgetown, TX

#16 Oct 24, 2009
Local Mom,

Seriously, how many senders do you think they actually catch? Most of the copping is just in intercepting the packages themselves. On occasion they will find a recipient in some other state, but that's about it.

You'd have to be a moron to put your return address on a package like that. There are ways around drug dogs as well, it is the fools who leave the day's trim residue all over the packing material that get sniffed out. A postal worker is usually the one who catches the scent anyway.

There is something that people are more likely to get caught for: large shipments of money. From police I've talked to about this very subject, that is the weak link that these bozo weed mailers don't think about.
Blackbeard

Tifton, GA

#17 Oct 26, 2009
Humboldt Thug wrote:
Local Mom,
Seriously, how many senders do you think they actually catch? Most of the copping is just in intercepting the packages themselves. On occasion they will find a recipient in some other state, but that's about it.
You'd have to be a moron to put your return address on a package like that. There are ways around drug dogs as well, it is the fools who leave the day's trim residue all over the packing material that get sniffed out. A postal worker is usually the one who catches the scent anyway.
There is something that people are more likely to get caught for: large shipments of money. From police I've talked to about this very subject, that is the weak link that these bozo weed mailers don't think about.
All currency in circulation contains the residue of illegal drugs. This is due to cross contamination during handling. So, this being the case the drug warriors are able to use their dogs on the money and to keep the money based on the residual drug residue that is on the bills. It then reverses innocent until proven guilty and it becomes the responsibility of the citizen who's money has been taken by law enforcement to prove the right to posses the cash establishing guilty until proven innocent. Once you try to prove the legitimacy of the money you have invited more trouble from law enforcement. Since the law is written in their favor and the money is kept by the local municipality the police department has vested interest in making sure you do not get the cash back. I have heard of people having money taken, in other states, then having their attorney prove rightful ownership of the money only to have the department file further charges to be negotiated away by giving up a portion of the previously seized cash. Cash that was proven to be the proceeds of construction work. Fair?
Involved

Martinez, CA

#18 Oct 28, 2009
Humboldt Thug wrote:
Local Mom,
Seriously, how many senders do you think they actually catch? Most of the copping is just in intercepting the packages themselves. On occasion they will find a recipient in some other state, but that's about it.
You'd have to be a moron to put your return address on a package like that. There are ways around drug dogs as well, it is the fools who leave the day's trim residue all over the packing material that get sniffed out. A postal worker is usually the one who catches the scent anyway.
There is something that people are more likely to get caught for: large shipments of money. From police I've talked to about this very subject, that is the weak link that these bozo weed mailers don't think about.
You're right Thug, the sender hardly ever gets caught. But on the recepient's end it's a different story. I also think you would be surprised how much it happens too. You have to figure how many hands and/or places that package goes thru before it's delivered. It can be flagged anywhere down the line as suspicious. I also know that these locations it travels thru are frequented by law enforcement with dogs and such. Quite a few of these packages also go thru airports who have full time canine units. These dogs also hit on $$ as well who don't alert on traces (sorry Blackbeard). Go ahead and send your packages folks, it's just a matter of time.
mad off

United States

#19 Nov 12, 2009
a chick working at ups sent marijuana through the mail but the recipent refused the delivery due to cold feet. pretty shure law enforcement just kept it for their own benefit insted of being bothered with the whole deal.
pot rules

United States

#20 Nov 12, 2009
mad off wrote:
a chick working at ups sent marijuana through the mail but the recipent refused the delivery due to cold feet. pretty shure law enforcement just kept it for their own benefit insted of being bothered with the whole deal.
probably so, depending on how much its probably not worth the hassle if they dont make an easy catch at the recipients door.

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