Big Bear City marijuana bust ends in ...

Big Bear City marijuana bust ends in arrest

There are 64 comments on the San Bernardino County Sun story from Oct 28, 2010, titled Big Bear City marijuana bust ends in arrest. In it, San Bernardino County Sun reports that:

Sheriff's deputies arrested a Big Bear City man and seized an estimated $56,000 worth of marijuana plants from his home Tuesday.

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RealityMan

Montgomery, AL

#1 Oct 28, 2010
I'm sure he had cronic pain or some other excuse. My favorite part is: "Sheriff's officials said he became uncooperative with deputies, so he was detained and deputies obtained a search warrant." Detained. Outstanding!!

So much for the "Police don't care about arresting people for marijuana. They'd rather arrest people for meth and other real drugs" charge that the pro Prop 19 marijuana advocates state.

"They said Suthard does not possess required paperwork to legally possess marijuana". If Prop 19 passes, which it won't as every poll indicates, this will be a regular occurance.
Paul

Fontana, CA

#2 Oct 28, 2010
What a waste of time. If the police didn't make money on property taken during these raids do you think they would really care about this crime?!
Tayne

Claremont, CA

#3 Oct 28, 2010
RealityMan wrote:
I'm sure he had cronic pain or some other excuse. My favorite part is: "Sheriff's officials said he became uncooperative with deputies, so he was detained and deputies obtained a search warrant." Detained. Outstanding!!
So much for the "Police don't care about arresting people for marijuana. They'd rather arrest people for meth and other real drugs" charge that the pro Prop 19 marijuana advocates state.
"They said Suthard does not possess required paperwork to legally possess marijuana". If Prop 19 passes, which it won't as every poll indicates, this will be a regular occurance.
If prop 19 passes the police wouldn't have to waste resources on a non-threatening horticulturalist.
Joe moma

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#4 Oct 28, 2010
This will all be mute by next Tuesday.
RealityMan

Montgomery, AL

#5 Oct 28, 2010
Paul wrote:
What a waste of time. If the police didn't make money on property taken during these raids do you think they would really care about this crime?!
The only property the sheriff department takes are the plants and the paraphenalia related to the marijuana grow. The police don't "make money" on property taken during raids. What do you think they do have yard sales down at the station? LOL.
RealityMan

Montgomery, AL

#6 Oct 28, 2010
Joe moma wrote:
This will all be mute by next Tuesday.
Be prepared to be disapointed.-RealityMan
Tayne

Claremont, CA

#7 Oct 28, 2010
RealityMan wrote:
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The only property the sheriff department takes are the plants and the paraphenalia related to the marijuana grow. The police don't "make money" on property taken during raids. What do you think they do have yard sales down at the station? LOL.
Haven't you ever heard of asset forfeiture? You can see how much they made from all the yard sales here:

http://www.ag.ca.gov/publications/2008_af/cou...
RealityMan

Montgomery, AL

#8 Oct 28, 2010
Tayne wrote:
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Haven't you ever heard of asset forfeiture? You can see how much they made from all the yard sales here:
http://www.ag.ca.gov/publications/2008_af/cou...
I don't see any breakdown on UV lighting and fertilizer sold from yard sales. Sorry. You're generalizing. You need to be a little more specific than throwing out an asset forfiture report with general fund amounts. A for effort. F for evidence.
Tayne

Claremont, CA

#9 Oct 28, 2010
RealityMan wrote:
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I don't see any breakdown on UV lighting and fertilizer sold from yard sales. Sorry. You're generalizing. You need to be a little more specific than throwing out an asset forfiture report with general fund amounts. A for effort. F for evidence.
What are you saying... you think the $3.6 million the county made in '08 all came from lighting and fertilizer? It's not my opinion that houses, cars, electronics, etc. are seized during these operations it's a fact.
RealityMan

Montgomery, AL

#10 Oct 28, 2010
You have no SPECIFIC facts. There is no breakdown in that document you presented therefore you are theorizing what was seized. Simple enough?
MTZ

United States

#11 Oct 28, 2010
I feel much safer now.

Yes on 19. Put cops to work fighting crimes that really impact society.
Tayne

Claremont, CA

#12 Oct 28, 2010
RealityMan wrote:
You have no SPECIFIC facts. There is no breakdown in that document you presented therefore you are theorizing what was seized. Simple enough?
So what are your specific facts when you claimed that only lighting and fertilizer would be taken?
RealityMan

Montgomery, AL

#13 Oct 28, 2010
"What are you saying... you think the $3.6 million the county made in '08 all came from lighting and fertilizer?"

The article was about the San Bernardino Country Sheriff's Department busting the guy for cultivation, yet you reference the largest geographic county (San Bernardino) in the country as seizing 3.6 million. You do understand there are numerous police departments in the county and the Sheriff Department, which the article is about, probably seized a tenth of the entire county amount. You might want to compare apples to apples instead of apples to kiwis.

RealityMan

Montgomery, AL

#14 Oct 28, 2010
MTZ wrote:
I feel much safer now.
Yes on 19. Put cops to work fighting crimes that really impact society.
I do. That guy would have dried all that crap out and then probably sold it to a bunch of local users in Big Bear. And that's assuming he's not working for a gang.
eye_roll

Anaheim, CA

#15 Oct 28, 2010
RealityMan wrote:
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The only property the sheriff department takes are the plants and the paraphenalia related to the marijuana grow. The police don't "make money" on property taken during raids. What do you think they do have yard sales down at the station? LOL.
You are clueless and have no idea what you are talking about.

Cops been reaping the monies and federal seizure forfeiture incentives behind cannabis enforcement for years. Donald Scott was MURDERED by LAPD in Ventura County in a botched drug raid, they wanted his property after he resisted attempts from the Feds to buy the property.

There has been 100's of fiascos like this.

http://home.earthlink.net/~ynot/victims.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_P._Scott

http://forfeiturereform.com/2010/08/25/califo...

Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko, his budget under pressure in a weak economy, has laid off staff, reduced patrols and even released jail inmates. But there’s one mission on which he’s spending more than in recent years: pot busts.

The reason is simple: If he steps up his pursuit of marijuana growers, his department is eligible for roughly half a million dollars a year in federal anti-drug funding, helping save some jobs. The majority of the funding would have to be used to fight pot. Marijuana may not be the county’s most pressing crime problem, the sheriff says, but “it’s where the money is.”
eye_roll

Anaheim, CA

#16 Oct 28, 2010
Reality man, is that you denver dan?

Fruitcake.
Tayne

Claremont, CA

#17 Oct 28, 2010
RealityMan wrote:
"What are you saying... you think the $3.6 million the county made in '08 all came from lighting and fertilizer?"
The article was about the San Bernardino Country Sheriff's Department busting the guy for cultivation, yet you reference the largest geographic county (San Bernardino) in the country as seizing 3.6 million. You do understand there are numerous police departments in the county and the Sheriff Department, which the article is about, probably seized a tenth of the entire county amount. You might want to compare apples to apples instead of apples to kiwis.
When you said that the Sheriff's make no money from these busts you were wrong. That's my only point. It is obvious they do get money from items seized.
RealityMan

Montgomery, AL

#18 Oct 28, 2010
Ya, it's called a federal grant and it specifically states what it can and can not be used towards. The sheriff wants to keep his deputies employed and he can fight crime while he's at it. Sorry, I don't have a whole list of anti mj propaganda at my disposal like you have the pro mj propaganda. I only have my personal experience, common sense, and interest in my community to draw from.
RealityMan

Montgomery, AL

#19 Oct 28, 2010
Tayne wrote:
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When you said that the Sheriff's make no money from these busts you were wrong. That's my only point. It is obvious they do get money from items seized.
Tayne, show me where I said the sheriff makes no money from the bust. Show me.
english - my 1st language

Scottsdale, AZ

#21 Oct 28, 2010
Joe moma wrote:
This will all be mute by next Tuesday.
the word is "MOOT" - meaning irrelevant
take one less bong hit before you try typing the 'hard' words son.

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