Undercover agents arrest 4 Marin residents in drug bust

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Undercover agents arrest four Marin residents in drug bust Undercover agents arrested four Marin residents, including two teenagers, and seized drugs valued at $50,000 after a three-month investigation into ...
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darlos

Santa Cruz, CA

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#1
May 19, 2008
 
The fact that Sgt. Boyd thinks that these arrests will have any impact on the drug sales or use is typical of just how out of touch the cops are with the drug problem. They have been arresting people for decades with no impact on the drug problem whatsoever. The purchase and use of drugs is a social and medical issue and not one that will ever be addressed by the police. I wonder how much money went into this investigation. I'm sure there was plenty of overtime billed.

“Photographer”

Since: Apr 08

San Rafael & Mill Valley

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#2
May 19, 2008
 
...I am sure too much of the public's money was spent on this bust. Still that's a lot of coke and meth held by these criminals. In any case, the war on drugs is a huge, gigantic waste of our money. If people wanna get baked on alcohol or drugs, who cares really?
Huh

San Rafael, CA

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#3
May 19, 2008
 
Papai, you said when someone gets "baked on alchohol or drugs, who cares really?".

Let's say you are a bike rider and you are riding your bike down the street. Then all of a sudden a car smashes you into a brick wall with your brains all over the sidewalk. Do you want people at your funeral to say, oh Papai shouldn't have been riding his bike in front of the guy driving drunk on drugs?

Trust me, if you get on the road there are people driving by you drunk, on drugs, or both at all hours of the day. If the police did nothing there would be more of them on the roads.

Papai, you are seriously out of touch with reality! Defying logic = Marin liberal.
Mark Miller

Englewood, CO

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May 19, 2008
 
To Huh,

the same applies to alcohol, a legal drug, which causes more traffic death than all other drugs combined. Just because a drug is declared illegal, it's not changing the problem of stupid people making stupid decisions. However, at least if those drugs were legal, addicted people would not be criminalized just for being sick and addicted. With the illegal element removed from the drug trade, most likely, crime rates would drop too...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_on_drugs#Cri...
bad hard drugs

Oakland, CA

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#5
May 19, 2008
 
Getting meth and other "hard core" drugs off the streets is fine with me. If they want to continue this failed "war on drugs" then at least target what is destroying the communities and families and leave people who smoke pot alone, they never do anything bad, except go out and buy food.

No sympathy for those crack and meth heads. Get that garbage off the street and help those addicted, but do not jail non-violent drug offenders. A little help can go a long way.

Oh and yes alcohol is by far the worst, but what can you do when we have a government agency titled ATF...wtf is with that?

“Photographer”

Since: Apr 08

San Rafael & Mill Valley

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#6
May 19, 2008
 
Huh -- nice name you have. You are an expert at strawmman argumwents (look it up). Any other intelligence you have on offer? You also assume things not in play. I rarely argue with anonymous bots like you so the less said the better.

“"In dog years, I'm dead."”

Since: Feb 08

Novato

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#7
May 19, 2008
 
bad hard drugs wrote:
leave people who smoke pot alone, they never do anything bad, except go out and buy food.
There have been commute train crashes , school bus crashes, truck accidents, tractor accidents ect....
all attributed to pot use. It can be harmless but to assume it always is will lead to more needless deaths.
duuude

San Rafael, CA

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#8
May 19, 2008
 
theres so many kids selling these drugs. i dont think people understand. i knew 3 of these kids that this happened too. they weren't even other kids main source to get these drugs. so by arresting these kids is helping nothing at all really...
sam

San Rafael, CA

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#9
May 19, 2008
 
Were these folks out there advocating for a change in our drug laws? Does anyone think they would be selling drugs if they were legal? They would have to pay taxes, have a business license, etc. They were selling precisely because it is illegal. They are profiteers, tax evaders, and likely pack weapons to guard their lucre. I agree we would be probably be better off by legalizing and regulating many of these drugs. But in the meantime, greedy pushers bring crime into the community, and should be deal with severely.
SanRafaelGuy

Redmond, WA

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#10
May 19, 2008
 
While I don't really believe this incident will make any determined young methamphetamine cooker-dealer "think twice", the Marin Task Force still needs to keep the heat on if just to get the message out there that Marin might not be the place to cook and peddle this poison. Meth is so freaking dangerous. Without the Marin Task Force, we'd likely have a meth lab in every one of our upscale Marvelous Marin neighborhoods. The big problem in getting a grip on this problem is that liberal, touchy-feely Marin juries and out-of-touch, soft-on-crime judges let these meth cooker-dealers off easy far too often. Send all this worthless, predatory scum off to rot in the putrid bowels of state prison, not to the posh hillside county jail with it's "C-Pod" treatment programs.
The Frodis

Burlingame, CA

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#11
May 19, 2008
 
Coke and Crank..( and a wee-bit of pot) sounds like the Cartel.
Enforce all Federal laws, and start deporting these low-lifes.
yuh girl

San Francisco, CA

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#13
May 19, 2008
 
evan ed and mark are all nice boys and dont deserve to be locked up it wont change anything in mill valley or anywhere else and they were not doing these drugs there young and made a stupid mistake but i hope they dont get locked up for long. fuck all of you who think they should these boys lives are now ruined have a heart,
person

San Francisco, CA

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#14
May 19, 2008
 
the cops need to focus on catching the real dealers, not a bunch of 20 year olds trying to make some quick cash. yes its wrong but why ruin the young kids lives when you can ruin the lives of the suppliers who are ruining the lives of all those who they supply. becuase honestly, no 19 year old is running shit in the drug business. these kids werent gang bangers they were kids just on the wrong road. all i know is that this shit will always be on the streets no mater who you arrest.
bleeeeding heart in Marin

United States

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#15
May 20, 2008
 
"Huh," you are right. Papai, you should care. That drug money is being used to make the wrong people unbelievably rich. Someday they will take your house by eminent domain and put a big shopping center there & leave you homeless.
Mark Miller, having things like meth illegal gives us a tool to help addicts. Without that tool, it's nearly impossible to prove they're addicted & need help.
There's a difference between adults who make a decision to use drugs & a child. Children by definition do not have the right to do anything they want, because they're not ready, and drugs don't help them get ready.
Too many Southern Marin kids have been damaged when their parents have looked the other way. They need a wake-up call, and this is it.
yuh girl

Moraga, CA

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#16
May 20, 2008
 
they were not addicted. they were just young boys makign a mistake. sending them away for 5 years plus is not the right thing to do tey dont belong in jail. derek antone and ed yang were good boys untill mark gilliard came along. its his fault. i have no idea who the other guy is im sure hes the suplyer but they need to get him. not those 2. is there anything i can do to help them.
Franklin

Los Gatos, CA

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#17
May 20, 2008
 
Ah the blessing for these 4 multicultural youth. Why just think how boring the County would be w/o these adjuncts to our diversity.
crazy

San Rafael, CA

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#18
May 20, 2008
 
Yuh, if the judge feels that way then he will not send them away for long. Do a crime, do time. If not then we are not a democracy and we are what Barack Obama is, an elitist. Is Marin elitist? You are saying they are. Marin kids have a history of showing a great face to the outward world all the while having a closet full of deamons and skeletons. Their parents are no different. Look how they medicate their kids in Marin. It is better to put someone in jail today then wait for tomorrow when they wipe out an entire family or worse. Marin needs to spank their kids more. Take that crazy liberals!!!
wow

Corte Madera, CA

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#19
May 20, 2008
 
i agree with yuh girl ive known ed and evan for years and they are good boys from good families that got mixed up with the wrong ppl. im not saying that excuses them from taking responsibility for their actions i just think that the ppl they should have focused their investigation on would be the 30 something year old from san rafael and his suppliers not the ppl hes supplying.
50,000 dollars worth of drugs really do you think these kids were that involved....no how many 19 yr olds do you know that have that kind of money laying around
Anonymous

San Josť, Costa Rica

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#20
May 20, 2008
 
I think it's pretty ridiculous to include the names of these 3 boys. They are all young and confused, just waiting to get caught. Yes, this will be a wake-up call to them but they are just the dumb punks involved not the real criminals. If anything, send them away, that's what there looking for in the first place, a new life. Locking them up won't help the situation.
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San Josť, Costa Rica

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#21
May 20, 2008
 
and Im sorry for all the friends and fam who have to deal with this back at home.

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