Hop Sing gang busted for pot, ecstasy

Hop Sing gang busted for pot, ecstasy

There are 69 comments on the Eureka Times Standard story from Jul 16, 2008, titled Hop Sing gang busted for pot, ecstasy. In it, Eureka Times Standard reports that:

Federal drug agents raided an "extensive drug trafficking" ring in Crescent City early Wednesday morning in an investigation dubbed "Operation Smoking Dragon," the Crescent City Police Department said in a ...

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Anonymous

San Quentin, CA

#1 Jul 16, 2008
Keep up the good work!!!! I'm sure a lot of you locals are running SCARED
Wondering

Grants Pass, OR

#3 Jul 16, 2008
Nice to see the feds paying some attention to the drug/gang situation!!

Here hoping they keep up the pressure; and keep other scum sucking low-life gang bangers from getting a (stronger) toe hold.
Wondering

Grants Pass, OR

#4 Jul 16, 2008
Gangs are gangs, regardless of their race, creed, national origin OR what they ride or drive.
Penis Pump

Eureka, CA

#5 Jul 16, 2008
What about the gang problem in the projects across from Winco in Eureka? And the Latino gangs in Fortuna?

“Truth is Difficult to Find!”

Since: Dec 07

Eureka/Hoopa, CA

#6 Jul 16, 2008
20 years and up to $1 million in fines. I wonder about these kinds of fines and sentences.

Don't get me wrong, I think we need to have strong punishment for various crimes. This is one of those that need strong enforcement and so forth.

But, I wonder if sometimes our society needs to look at the effects of our community with these individuals after released and having such a debt to repay? Do they just fall on the welfare rolls, or, continue to commit crimes because there is no other way for them?

I am glad to see such a bust. I just wonder if there is another way of handling the punishment for such crimes(Especially if they are legally here in th States.)?
Hater Jizmanaze

Monterey, CA

#8 Jul 16, 2008
Pot=evil
pigs are perfect
Wheres Abe

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

#9 Jul 16, 2008
Wheres Abe Lincoln when you need him.........he used grow plants at his own discretion....they used to fuel cars with hemp oil...........boy have things changed.......
Wheres Abe

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

#10 Jul 16, 2008
Skippy56 wrote:
20 years and up to $1 million in fines. I wonder about these kinds of fines and sentences.
Don't get me wrong, I think we need to have strong punishment for various crimes. This is one of those that need strong enforcement and so forth.
But, I wonder if sometimes our society needs to look at the effects of our community with these individuals after released and having such a debt to repay? Do they just fall on the welfare rolls, or, continue to commit crimes because there is no other way for them?
I am glad to see such a bust. I just wonder if there is another way of handling the punishment for such crimes(Especially if they are legally here in th States.)?
when they gonna raid Basil gardens, i think you've lost your mind.....Liquir is legal.....but a plant God created gets 40 years.........YOU MUST BE CRAZY
Heather Jiminez

Monterey, CA

#11 Jul 16, 2008
Pot is the root of all evil and pigs are perfect.

Since: Jun 08

Eureka, CA

#12 Jul 16, 2008
Heather Jiminez wrote:
Pot is the root of all evil and pigs are perfect.
Dude, point made, it's getting old.

Since: Jun 08

Eureka, CA

#13 Jul 16, 2008
Wheres Abe wrote:
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when they gonna raid Basil gardens, i think you've lost your mind.....Liquir is legal.....but a plant God created gets 40 years.........YOU MUST BE CRAZY
Missed the part about them also making Ecstasy? These aren't some backwoods pot farmers. This is multi-state organized crime planning massive operations to make and sell drugs.
Wondering

Grants Pass, OR

#14 Jul 16, 2008
Itís simple;

( Gangs + Drugs )= Violence =( Drugs + Gangs )

Doesnít matter if the gang is white / brown / yellow / red / blue / cyan / purple Ö

There is nothing *GOOD* about any combination of gangs and drugs.
Just Me

United States

#15 Jul 16, 2008
another realist wrote:
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Missed the part about them also making Ecstasy? These aren't some backwoods pot farmers. This is multi-state organized crime planning massive operations to make and sell drugs.
And ecstasy is getting more and more popular with local youth. When I was a young party animal, ecstasy was a drug people used with extreme caution because it was believed it "depleted your spinal fluid." I have no idea if that's true, but it kept us cautious.

This was before raves when its use became more widespread, and in recent years, thanks to Mac Dre (now dead) "thizzle" is now as popular as pot and alcohol among youth.

Its popularity scares the heck out of me because there are so many young people I care about. Ecstasy is just a cousin of meth; in fact "methamphetamine" is part of its chemical name. I think of it as meth in disguise. I am not surprised that gangs are trafficking in it.
Wondering

Grants Pass, OR

#16 Jul 16, 2008
Heather Jiminez wrote:
Pot is the root of all evil and pigs are perfect.
I agree!!!

I'd much rather live in a town full of cops than a town Chock-Full-O'Tweakers.
True Neutral

Mountain View, CA

#19 Jul 16, 2008
does anyone else find the operation name...um....questionable.

agent1: come in. i've got the place surrounded.
agent2: all right i'll cover the back of the bowling alley.
commander: operation honky cracker commence.
the kid

Arcata, CA

#20 Jul 16, 2008
The sad thing is we are missing the funny part of this story.....an asian gang i cresent city ca!!!......shouldn't this be a Simpsons episode
SurferSince64

San Jose, CA

#21 Jul 16, 2008
Doctors kill more people by far every year than street drugs ever thought of doing.
The numbers are not even close and you would be shocked to learn them.

Anyway drugs suck..Most of us know that so who cares, it's their lives. Why do we all have to pay for it over and over endlessly?
Omni

United States

#22 Jul 16, 2008
Wondering wrote:
Itís simple;
( Gangs + Drugs )= Violence =( Drugs + Gangs )
Doesnít matter if the gang is white / brown / yellow / red / blue / cyan / purple Ö
There is nothing *GOOD* about any combination of gangs and drugs.
If an alien came upon us from outer space and beheld the entire human race - all colors at once - this alien would classify us only as a group of earthly beings. As we should be. We are but one race: The Human Race. My wish is that the suffering ones on our planet eventually realize this and come to the sane conclusion that they did not choose which race to belong to; it was fated. The arrogance of any person be it white, black, or anything in between to consider him or herself superior is blasphemy. We are but one race - human. That's it. This is us here on Earth. Best we learn to live among ourselves before we become extinct. I have spoken.
ha ha

United States

#23 Jul 16, 2008
"Operation Smoking Dragon?"

I love it! Nice to hear they have a sense of humor up in Crescent City, lol!
Wondering

Grants Pass, OR

#24 Jul 16, 2008
Masked Patriot wrote:
Hop Sing? Like buck teeth and thick round grasses?
We chased lady luck,'til we finally
struck Bonanza
With a gun and a rope and a hat full of hope,
we planted our family tree.
We got hold of a pot full of gold,
Bonanza

With a horse and a saddle, and a range full of cattle, How rich can a fellow be?
On this land we put our brand, Cartwright is the name, Fortune smiled, the day we filed the Ponderosa claim.

Here in the west, we're livin' in the best
Bonanza
If anyone fights any one of us,
he's got a fight with me
Bonanza

Hoss and Joe and Adam know
every rock and pine
No one works fights, or eats,
like those boys of mine
Here we stand in the middle of a grand
Bonanza

With a gun and a rope and a hatful of hope,
we planted our family tree,
We got a hold of a potful of gold
Bonanza

With a houseful of friends where the rainbow ends,
How rich can a fellow be?
On this land we put our brand Cartwright is the name,
Fortune smiled, the day we filed the Ponderosa claim
Here in the west we're living in the best
Bonanza

With the friendliest, fightingist, lovingist band,
That ever set foot in the promised land
And we're happier than them all.
That's why we call it
Bonanza...bonanza.. bonanza..

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