Henderson deputies uncover county's largest pot operation

Full story: Asheville Citizen-Times

Two face drug charges after authorities recently seized more than 200 marijuana plants in the county's "largest and most sophisticated" marijuana grow operation, Henderson County Sheriff Rick Davis said.

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lee

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Dec 18, 2007
 
Gotta love those sophisticated Henderson county folks.
lucy diamonds

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Dec 18, 2007
 
in the sky man!!
concerned citizen

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Dec 18, 2007
 
let's just go ahead and make it legal and have government controls.
Pot is no more harmful than tobacco and alcohol.
get the crime element gone.

People will seek ways to change how they feel no matter what.
we have very little mental health services avialable to help people in North Carolina. That industry is in ruins, taking care of itself.

legalization would cut down on crime and help empty our prisons.

Love another is what is needed........
G W Bush

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Dec 18, 2007
 
what a waste of government money!!!!

“Greetings from the Twin Cities”

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Dec 18, 2007
 
I am so relieved... they busted a botanist. When will the government start putting police force to real work, like finding the violent criminals. They need to leave pot smokers and pot growers alone.
concerned citizen

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Dec 18, 2007
 
G W Bush wrote:
what a waste of government money!!!!
thank you GW Bush....... the Washington Bush certainly knows how to waste government money on FEAR and HOMELAND security. what we fear is ourselves.

“No More Wars!”

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Dec 18, 2007
 
I agree concerned citized, pot growing and smoking is not a crime ... what is a crime is the money I have to spend to fly to Amsterdam to get the good stuff!

Peace,
concerned citizen

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Dec 18, 2007
 
does cost alot if you fly out of ASheville!!!!
Jake

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Dec 18, 2007
 
concerned citizen wrote:
let's just go ahead and make it legal and have government controls.
Pot is no more harmful than tobacco and alcohol.
get the crime element gone...
So true. Jack Daniels, the Marlboro man, and Ronald McDonald are equally if not more harmful to a person's health than Cheech and Chong. The only difference is that the government does not get tax revenue from Cheech and Chong.
Raz Lemons

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Dec 18, 2007
 
Get our country back wrote:
I agree concerned citized, pot growing and smoking is not a crime ... what is a crime is the money I have to spend to fly to Amsterdam to get the good stuff!
Peace,
Amsterdam is fun if you're looking for a two part vacation , But getting those seeds back is a biatch !! Its much easier to just let uncle sam and the USPS deliver it from Vancouver
Sarah

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Dec 18, 2007
 
Seriously! This is ridiculous- legalize pot! If ever there was a drug that was unfairly criminalized- marijuana is it.
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Dec 18, 2007
 
All these old tobacco farms going to waste. Would be good places for our most important cash crop. Tis a shame they are growing lettuce now. You can't smoke a salad!(MY wife would probably burn that, too!)
Granny

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Dec 18, 2007
 
I think they should make everything legal, and there would be no crime. We could do away with prisons, jails, LAWYERS! I saw in the news today that the government wants to tax fructose syrup that is making people fat. It's in Pepsi, coke and just about everything we eat. I thought it was already being taxed. Maybe it's just for the schools that sell soft drinks.
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Dec 18, 2007
 
Guess the dope heads at warren wilson will have to sniff glue for their high for a little bit now.
Chris

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Dec 18, 2007
 
Well I am surprised all the comments of support for these criminals. If you think legalizing drugs will end crime your a fool. Legal or not, the addict will do ANYTHING to get the fix. They will still rob, assault, break in and commit armed robbery if desperate enough, just to get the next high. I accept that marijuana is not as serious as crack, but were not talking about a dime bag here. We are talking about tens of thousands of dollars from an illegal grow. They at least owe taxes from their ill gotten gains.

I am sure these two have had a criminal past and they are not the innocent law abiding citizens you all are trying to make them out to be.

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Dec 18, 2007
 
What a waste

“Greetings from the Twin Cities”

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Dec 18, 2007
 
I disagree Chris. Not all people who smoke pot are addicts. Secondly, the fact that they commit crimes to support their habit actually strengthens the argument to legalize marijuana. There are already laws in effect to prevent the "bad effects" of addicts. There are laws making theft, robbery, assault, etc illegal.
Secondly, you are assuming that these two have previous criminal pasts. And you are assuming that they sold the product. As long as someone just grows the stuff to smoke, what law would they be breaking (if marijuana were legal)? Now think of this... who would they be harming by doing this? The answer is simple. NO ONE!
To think that legalizing drugs would end crime is wrong. People will still rob, steal and such. But the mere fact that they possess a product of a plant should not be illegal.
JUSTWANTTOSTAYHI GH

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Dec 18, 2007
 
WHAT A SAD WASTE OF MARIJUANA.... LETS FOCUS MORE ON THESE ILLEGAL PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTRY.. NO ONE EVER KILLED ANYONE ON WEED....
cheech and bong

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Dec 18, 2007
 
bong hits for bobmedford
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Dec 18, 2007
 
Chris wrote:
Well I am surprised all the comments of support for these criminals. If you think legalizing drugs will end crime your a fool. Legal or not, the addict will do ANYTHING to get the fix. They will still rob, assault, break in and commit armed robbery if desperate enough, just to get the next high. I accept that marijuana is not as serious as crack, but were not talking about a dime bag here. We are talking about tens of thousands of dollars from an illegal grow. They at least owe taxes from their ill gotten gains.
I am sure these two have had a criminal past and they are not the innocent law abiding citizens you all are trying to make them out to be.
Fair Enough! Let them pay taxes on their profits and let the poor bastar-s go!

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