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Washington County drug bust produces 10 pounds of meth, 5 arrests

There are 49 comments on the WHNT-TV Huntsville story from May 19, 2010, titled Washington County drug bust produces 10 pounds of meth, 5 arrests. In it, WHNT-TV Huntsville reports that:

Authorities in northeast Tennessee say they found 10 pounds of methamphetamine when they stopped a pickup truck.

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“JC POOLPOOL”

Since: Jan 10

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#1 May 19, 2010
THAT IS POT SHOULD BE LEGAL.PEOPLE WOULD HAVE A CHOICE

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#2 May 19, 2010
How much do you want to bet they are illegal immigrants?
Raven

United States

#3 May 20, 2010
All drugs should b legal and regulated. It's not the governments place to tell u what u can and cannot put in ur own body. People r going to do drugs regardless of its legal status. Selling drugs on the street wouldn't b profitable if the government sold it cheaper than a dealer. all the war on drugs does it put money in the hands of drug cartels. This would keep kids from having open access also. Ask ur sons and daughters what's harder to get alcohol or illegal drugs? This is common sense ppl, we need to realize that we live in the real world, not cotton candy land that most of us would like to pretend that we live in.

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#4 May 20, 2010
Raven wrote:
All drugs should b legal and regulated. It's not the governments place to tell u what u can and cannot put in ur own body. People r going to do drugs regardless of its legal status. Selling drugs on the street wouldn't b profitable if the government sold it cheaper than a dealer. all the war on drugs does it put money in the hands of drug cartels. This would keep kids from having open access also. Ask ur sons and daughters what's harder to get alcohol or illegal drugs? This is common sense ppl, we need to realize that we live in the real world, not cotton candy land that most of us would like to pretend that we live in.
YOU ARE THE KING, YES KING, OF THE VILLAGE IDIOTS.........STUPID REMARKS..........HAVE YOU EVER HAD A LOVED ONE HOOKED ON DRUGS.....YOU ARE CLUELESS.....IMAGINE PARENTS WITH SLEEPLESS NIGHTS....CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR CHILDREN OR GRANDCHILDREN BE HOOKED ON DRUGS. SOMEONE SHOULD SHOVE THEM DOWN YOUR THROAT UNTIL YOU VOMIT......
Raven

United States

#5 May 20, 2010
Don't blame me for the stupidity of ur loved ones. Obviously making drugs illegal didn't stop them from abusing drugs so u tell me exactly how this system is working.
PoeBoy

Johnson City, TN

#6 May 20, 2010
Raven wrote:
All drugs should b legal and regulated. It's not the governments place to tell u what u can and cannot put in ur own body. People r going to do drugs regardless of its legal status. Selling drugs on the street wouldn't b profitable if the government sold it cheaper than a dealer. all the war on drugs does it put money in the hands of drug cartels. This would keep kids from having open access also. Ask ur sons and daughters what's harder to get alcohol or illegal drugs? This is common sense ppl, we need to realize that we live in the real world, not cotton candy land that most of us would like to pretend that we live in.
Stupid statements. Government means regulation regardless of how you look at it. If our government became drug dealers, they would limit potencies which would lead to black market dealers who provide stronger drugs. Legalized drugs mean more drugs available which means more kids with access to drugs. My statements = your brain; your statements = your brain on drugs.
Raven

Toledo, OH

#7 May 20, 2010
Yes, government does mean regulation but it doesn't nescessarily mean the correct form of regulation. It would defeat the whole purpose of legalization if they put restrictions on potency now wouldn't it? Ur arguement is illogical on many levels. With government regulation kids would have to show id & prove they were of legal age b4 they could purchase drugs, in the same way that alcohol is regulated. Let me explain this to u, drug dealers sell drugs to make a profit. dealers make such a large profit bc drugs r illegal and they are taking a huge risk by selling them. If a dealer isn't able to compete w government prices (which he can't), & if he isn't going to make a profit he's not just going to loose money just selling drugs for the fun of it now is he? Legalization and regulation is much safer for our kids than the current system. Do u think that sum dealer off the street cares if ur kid is 12 or 21? All they care about is they money. If ur 8 yr old has money he can walk up to any crackhead on the street and buy drugs but if that same kid trys to get alcohol or cigarettes he's not going to get them bc that requires id and is government regulated. It is your own personal responsibility to practice self control when it comes to drugs, not the governments. It is ur place as a parent to raise ur kids to the best of ur ability and teach them the negative consiquences of drugs, not leave it up to the government to scare them out of doing drugs by throwing them in jail (which obviously doesn't work). If we used all those billions of dollars we spend each year fighting this war on drugs, and housing and feeding all those we put in jail over drugs on something more productive like education maybe more ppl would realize the stupidity of all this. U can't enforce laws that over half the population doesn't agree with, simple as that. Didn't we learn our lesson with the prohibition of alcohol? If u dnt have enough self respect and restraint to regulate ur own drug useage, just look at it as natural selection doing it's part.
PoeBoy

Johnson City, TN

#8 May 21, 2010
Raven wrote:
Yes, government does mean regulation but it doesn't nescessarily mean the correct form of regulation. It would defeat the whole purpose of legalization if they put restrictions on potency now wouldn't it? Ur arguement is illogical on many levels. With government regulation kids would have to show id & prove they were of legal age b4 they could purchase drugs, in the same way that alcohol is regulated. Let me explain this to u, drug dealers sell drugs to make a profit. dealers make such a large profit bc drugs r illegal and they are taking a huge risk by selling them. If a dealer isn't able to compete w government prices (which he can't), & if he isn't going to make a profit he's not just going to loose money just selling drugs for the fun of it now is he? Legalization and regulation is much safer for our kids than the current system. Do u think that sum dealer off the street cares if ur kid is 12 or 21? All they care about is they money. If ur 8 yr old has money he can walk up to any crackhead on the street and buy drugs but if that same kid trys to get alcohol or cigarettes he's not going to get them bc that requires id and is government regulated. It is your own personal responsibility to practice self control when it comes to drugs, not the governments. It is ur place as a parent to raise ur kids to the best of ur ability and teach them the negative consiquences of drugs, not leave it up to the government to scare them out of doing drugs by throwing them in jail (which obviously doesn't work). If we used all those billions of dollars we spend each year fighting this war on drugs, and housing and feeding all those we put in jail over drugs on something more productive like education maybe more ppl would realize the stupidity of all this. U can't enforce laws that over half the population doesn't agree with, simple as that. Didn't we learn our lesson with the prohibition of alcohol? If u dnt have enough self respect and restraint to regulate ur own drug useage, just look at it as natural selection doing it's part.
Are you so naive to think that just because the government is regulating drugs that kids won't be able to get ahold of it? That has worked so well with alcohol and cigarettes, hasn't it? All legalization of drugs would do is create drug dealers who specifically target those who can't get ahold of drugs...our kids. Do you really think that if a drug dealer is put out of business by the government he/she is going to become a reputable person? Doubt it!

As for the billions being spent on the enforcement of drug laws, that's much better than the billions the government would have to spend on drug rehab. Because, as I am sure you can see, if the government is regulating the sales of drugs they are also going to have to be responsible for the addiction associated with their product.

Laws are passed to protect stupid people from themselves. I don't need a government telling me it is not in my best interest to do 120 mph on a congested highway. I don't need a government to tell me it is wrong to take another person's life. I don't need a government to tell me that it is wrong to take something that does not belong to me. I don't need a government to tell me that drugs are dangerous to my health. But you know what? There are millions of dumbasses in this country that do need a government to tell them that. So anyone who thinks that more government control is needed is a dumbass in my book, too.
Kyle and Stan

Knoxville, TN

#9 May 21, 2010
In Huntsville you can get Crack Cocaine delivered faster than a pizza. Drugs are Bad. Only Hippies use drugs.

Since: May 10

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#10 May 21, 2010
Raven wrote:
Yes, government does mean regulation but it doesn't nescessarily mean the correct form of regulation. It would defeat the whole purpose of legalization if they put restrictions on potency now wouldn't it? Ur arguement is illogical on many levels. With government regulation kids would have to show id & prove they were of legal age b4 they could purchase drugs, in the same way that alcohol is regulated. Let me explain this to u, drug dealers sell drugs to make a profit. dealers make such a large profit bc drugs r illegal and they are taking a huge risk by selling them. If a dealer isn't able to compete w government prices (which he can't), & if he isn't going to make a profit he's not just going to loose money just selling drugs for the fun of it now is he? Legalization and regulation is much safer for our kids than the current system. Do u think that sum dealer off the street cares if ur kid is 12 or 21? All they care about is they money. If ur 8 yr old has money he can walk up to any crackhead on the street and buy drugs but if that same kid trys to get alcohol or cigarettes he's not going to get them bc that requires id and is government regulated. It is your own personal responsibility to practice self control when it comes to drugs, not the governments. It is ur place as a parent to raise ur kids to the best of ur ability and teach them the negative consiquences of drugs, not leave it up to the government to scare them out of doing drugs by throwing them in jail (which obviously doesn't work). If we used all those billions of dollars we spend each year fighting this war on drugs, and housing and feeding all those we put in jail over drugs on something more productive like education maybe more ppl would realize the stupidity of all this. U can't enforce laws that over half the population doesn't agree with, simple as that. Didn't we learn our lesson with the prohibition of alcohol? If u dnt have enough self respect and restraint to regulate ur own drug useage, just look at it as natural selection doing it's part.
Now tell me just how you know so much about drug pushers.....yes, it is a parents responsibility to teach their children about the dangers of drugs........NOT all children that become addicted to these horrible things are from homes that do not teach against them. Some children have been taught better and still do it. As for alcohol.....anyone can purchase alcohol at any age....they know just where to go and who will sell it to them. Legalizing alcohol did not stop selling to minors. Get your head out of the sand.
Raven

United States

#11 May 21, 2010
I didn't say that government regulation of drugs would make drug dealers upstanding citizens did I? But it's also not going to make them idiots either. Ppl sell drugs bc it's easy fast money. U can't make money off sumthing that the government can sell cheaper than u can. But would u mind telling me when was the last time u saw a drug dealer out selling cigarettes and alcohol?
Does the government take responsibility and pay for the cancer treatment for cigarette smokers? Or how about recovery for alcholic? No they dnt. Y? Bc it's ur own choice as to wheater u use these products or not. It's not as if the government is forcing ppl to buy these things so y would they b held responsible for the outcome?
So in other words ur saying our government should foster stupidity? If ur not intelligent enough to realize that drugs r bad and that u can and most likely will die from abusing them, then y should u b protected from urself. Like I said natural selection at it's finest.
Dnt b so quick to make assumptions about my personal beliefs. I am a 100% advocate of anarchy in fact but I also realize that this is not going to happen anytime in the near the future so I settle for bettering the current government system.
I think the point u r missing here is that nothing is going to completely stop the useage of drugs or completely stop sells minors, I realize this. Adults and children alike r going to do drugs regardless of wheather they r illegal or not but with a system of regulation it is going to make it atleast a little more difficult for children to acquire the drugs.
PoeBoy

Johnson City, TN

#12 May 22, 2010
Let's look at what changes would be realized if the US legalized drugs:

1) The legal availability of drugs would increase the number of users which would ultimately lead to an increase in addicts and abusers.

2) As the number of users increases, so will the crime rate as people look for ways to support their habit.

3) While the cost to catch drug dealers is drastically reduced, those monies are now being allocated to local, state, and federal agencies in attempts to halt the drastic increase in the property and violent crimes associated with users obtaining monies for their "fix."

4) Drug dealers are now becoming "fences" for stolen property.

5) Homeowner insurance premiums skyrocket as a result of the drastic increase in property crimes.

6) Health insurance premiums skyrocket due to the massive number of hospital visits and rehab programs being taken advantage of by new and previous users.

7) Homes are being foreclosed at an alarming rate as former "bread winners" apend their paychecks on drugs instead of mortgages.

8) Our prison occupancies continue to rise as the drug dealers once receiving lengthy sentences are now being supplemented by users who commit crimes to afford their habits.

9) Users who no longer are able afford their habits flood doctor offices in attempts to get pain medications resulting in massive tax hikes for those who work for a living.

10) Worker comp claims associated with drug use force massive lay-offs or closures as businesses can no longer afford to operate amid the rising costs.

11) The US is forced to relax immigration laws to address the loss of workforce that now claims disability because of drug addiction, work place injuries, etc.

Whether legal or not, drugs are dangerous. Drugs are addictive. We don't need more addicts.
problem diagnosis

Chicago, IL

#13 May 22, 2010
PoeBoy wrote:
Let's look at what changes would be realized if the US legalized drugs:
1) The legal availability of drugs would increase the number of users which would ultimately lead to an increase in addicts and abusers.
2) As the number of users increases, so will the crime rate as people look for ways to support their habit.
3) While the cost to catch drug dealers is drastically reduced, those monies are now being allocated to local, state, and federal agencies in attempts to halt the drastic increase in the property and violent crimes associated with users obtaining monies for their "fix."
4) Drug dealers are now becoming "fences" for stolen property.
5) Homeowner insurance premiums skyrocket as a result of the drastic increase in property crimes.
6) Health insurance premiums skyrocket due to the massive number of hospital visits and rehab programs being taken advantage of by new and previous users.
7) Homes are being foreclosed at an alarming rate as former "bread winners" apend their paychecks on drugs instead of mortgages.
8) Our prison occupancies continue to rise as the drug dealers once receiving lengthy sentences are now being supplemented by users who commit crimes to afford their habits.
9) Users who no longer are able afford their habits flood doctor offices in attempts to get pain medications resulting in massive tax hikes for those who work for a living.
10) Worker comp claims associated with drug use force massive lay-offs or closures as businesses can no longer afford to operate amid the rising costs.
11) The US is forced to relax immigration laws to address the loss of workforce that now claims disability because of drug addiction, work place injuries, etc.
Whether legal or not, drugs are dangerous. Drugs are addictive. We don't need more addicts.
All those things happened anyway with drugs since the first drug laws came into effect since the beginning of the 20th century, so what is your point?
PoeBoy

Johnson City, TN

#14 May 23, 2010
problem diagnosis wrote:
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All those things happened anyway with drugs since the first drug laws came into effect since the beginning of the 20th century, so what is your point?
Well, let me see if I can simplify this for you. You have a huge problem. You increase the number of people who can contribute to the problem. The problem becomes an epidemic. It's not rocket science.
problem diagnosis

Chicago, IL

#15 May 23, 2010
PoeBoy wrote:
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Well, let me see if I can simplify this for you. You have a huge problem. You increase the number of people who can contribute to the problem. The problem becomes an epidemic. It's not rocket science.
Apparently it is rocket science for you, because America's drug problem is much worse than it was prior to drug prohibition, plus we have the added issue of street violence.

Plus we got more powerful variations of drugs because of America's prohibition as smugglers and dealers needed to provide more bang with less volume.

Prohibition turned a nation of beer drinkers into bathtub gin and moonshine drinkers, saw opium replaced with heroin, cocaine free based and crack, and "mother's little helper" amphetamines of the 50s become crystal meth. A disaster top to bottom.
PoeBoy

Johnson City, TN

#16 May 23, 2010
problem diagnosis wrote:
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Apparently it is rocket science for you, because America's drug problem is much worse than it was prior to drug prohibition, plus we have the added issue of street violence.
Plus we got more powerful variations of drugs because of America's prohibition as smugglers and dealers needed to provide more bang with less volume.
Prohibition turned a nation of beer drinkers into bathtub gin and moonshine drinkers, saw opium replaced with heroin, cocaine free based and crack, and "mother's little helper" amphetamines of the 50s become crystal meth. A disaster top to bottom.
Typical liberal-minded blame it on someone else bulls**t. Prohibition didn't create the drug problem, drug users created the drug problem.
problem diagnosis

Chicago, IL

#17 May 23, 2010
PoeBoy wrote:
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Typical liberal-minded blame it on someone else bulls**t. Prohibition didn't create the drug problem, drug users created the drug problem.
Who's the liberal? Not me. You're the one begging for Big Daddy government. You don't trust people with freedom just like any run of the mill liberal.
Man Up or Shut Up

Johnson City, TN

#18 May 23, 2010
problem diagnosis wrote:
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Who's the liberal? Not me. You're the one begging for Big Daddy government. You don't trust people with freedom just like any run of the mill liberal.
Thanks for your input. You are a prime example of what the continued use of drugs will do to a person - consistent inability to grasp the concepts of a conversation. I have spent two days on here arguing against government control of, and the legalization of, all drugs. How you get that I am for "Big Daddy government" is beyond my comprehension. Take what few brain cells you have remaining and review past posts and then try and catch back up with those of us who have valid arguments.
problem diagnosis

Chicago, IL

#19 May 23, 2010
Man Up or Shut Up wrote:
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You are a prime example of what the continued use of drugs will do to a person - consistent inability to grasp the concepts of a conversation. I have spent two days on here arguing against government control of, and the legalization of, all drugs.
Are you schizophrenic? Did the men in white coats forget to give you your meds today? You, formerly posting as "PoeBoy", have not made one post advocating the legalization of drugs on this thread. You've done the opposite.

You're batshit crazy.
Man Up or Shut Up

Johnson City, TN

#20 May 23, 2010
problem diagnosis wrote:
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Are you schizophrenic? Did the men in white coats forget to give you your meds today? You, formerly posting as "PoeBoy", have not made one post advocating the legalization of drugs on this thread. You've done the opposite.
You're batshit crazy.
Do you even know what the word "advocating" means? You're right! I haven't been advocating the legalization of drugs; I have been arguing against it. I'm not sure now what the hell I've been arguing after reading your looney ass posts.

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