Charges dropped for two in UPS pot bust

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The case against the last of the trio facing drug-related charges after Hanover Police said they were trying to receive 25 to 30 pounds of marijuana from California through UPS was dropped in York County court Wednesday.

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Mar 7, 2011
 
WTF?????
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This is why the crime rate is high. Too many deals and too many soft judges. The system is broken.
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Mar 7, 2011
 
was it not persued bcause they messed up, the police have been too quick to jump latley
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How do these people get away with these crimes? If it was some law abiding person who made one small mistake, they'd be in jail looking out!

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good. it should be legal anyway.
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who got hurt in these crimes? victims? anyone endangered? NONE NO AND NOBODY!!!
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duh wrote:
who got hurt in these crimes? victims? anyone endangered? NONE NO AND NOBODY!!!
the government got hurt because they weren't able to collect any tax.
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Legalize it and they could have. Pot kills less people per year than alchohol, tobacco, or narcotics.
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<quoted text> the government got hurt because they weren't able to collect any tax.
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Mar 7, 2011
 
If the courts/police wanted to get them, they would have but apparently they didn't have their ducks in a row and lacked evidence. Good luck to the 2 that were wrongly accused. To think they did jail time and should not have had too. Where is their justice? I hope they can both get back on their feet now that the system held them up for so long.
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Mar 7, 2011
 
these dudes snitched... end of story
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I know this weaver guy, for years he has been a druggie!!! He was in business and couldn't keep that going because of drugs!! He needs to be put away!!!
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30 pounds and no charges?! Up in smoke? Wow! UPS man is a good man to alert the authorities. Kudos to him! Pot may not kill anyone, but it is still illegal, idiots! Why do the judges allow such nonsense?
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Mar 7, 2011
 
Want to save tax dollars? Think how many billions of our dollars are spent investigating, prosecuting and incarcerating Marijuana users. Certainly law enforcement resources can be better utilized tracking down real felons and locking up the moron in the trailer park who beats the snot out of his woman. Bottom line...legalize pot!
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Bean Counter wrote:
Want to save tax dollars? Think how many billions of our dollars are spent investigating, prosecuting and incarcerating Marijuana users. Certainly law enforcement resources can be better utilized tracking down real felons and locking up the moron in the trailer park who beats the snot out of his woman. Bottom line...legalize pot!
Yaaaaaaaaawn. Keep spewing the same tired crap. We need less drugs, not more and legal drugs.
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good. it should be legal anyway.
I agree, and with today's economy it would help drastically. However, I do realize it wouldn't create a great amount of relief, but at the moment any type of stimulation of the economy would be great!!!
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Mar 8, 2011
 
If anyone would bother thinking of logics, the amount of prescription drugs our society is on is sickening and increasing at an alarming rate. With all the "legal drugs" out there that people consume on a daily basis, it makes an illogical argument to say that marijuana should remain illegal. The statistics behind marijuana and the deaths associated with its direct and solitary use are minimal I think at best. If the logical person stops to think about the amount of legal chemical combinations any one person may be on at any given time, marijuana then looks like chocolate to a five year old.
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I know this weaver guy, for years he has been a druggie!!! He was in business and couldn't keep that going because of drugs!! He needs to be put away!!!
What kind of business????? seems he was still in business til he got caught, why put him away and spend our taxes to keep them in prison for dealin pot we as a country have better things to spend our money on if he wants to live his life that way then let him besides unless you know for sure he lost his business due to drugs you should keep your thoughts to yourself thats how rumors get started
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Narcotic and marijuana distribution is a plague in the Hanover area. The local police departments need better training to build cases that can be successfully prosecuted.

Many of the officers seem to have the drive to make cases, but don't know how. An officer from Penn Township, Gebhart, has had a lot of cases dropped or reduced because of his overzealousness. Teaching this guy some basics, such as the difference between reasonable suspicion and probable cause and hit on the 4th amendment a little, and you might have a good officer. You can't just stop someone, manipulate and object in their pocket and arrest them. There is also a big difference between a frisk and a search. Look up the supreme court case Terry v Ohio and that will help... A little better articulation wouldn't hurt either...

I'd offer the department a free legal class, but they're probably busy harassing our grandmothers for having a brake light out.
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Narcotic and marijuana distribution is a plague in the Hanover area. The local police departments need better training to build cases that can be successfully prosecuted.
Many of the officers seem to have the drive to make cases, but don't know how. An officer from Penn Township, Gebhart, has had a lot of cases dropped or reduced because of his overzealousness. Teaching this guy some basics, such as the difference between reasonable suspicion and probable cause and hit on the 4th amendment a little, and you might have a good officer. You can't just stop someone, manipulate and object in their pocket and arrest them. There is also a big difference between a frisk and a search. Look up the supreme court case Terry v Ohio and that will help... A little better articulation wouldn't hurt either...
I'd offer the department a free legal class, but they're probably busy harassing our grandmothers for having a brake light out.
someone never got invited to hang out with the cool kids in high school...
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Mar 8, 2011
 
obviously they snitched.
snitches WILL get stitches.

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