Pot grow raided north of Chico; $100,000 in cash seized

CHIC0 - Authorities found more than 600 marijuana plants, a large quantity of processed pot, and about $100,000 in cash when they raided a home on Wookey Road north of Chico this morning. Full Story
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Jillian

Gridley, CA

#1 Feb 11, 2009
Wow, wasting our tax dollars!! Don't they have any meth labs do raid?
Educate vs incarcerate

Holualoa, HI

#2 Feb 11, 2009
"Authorities were surprised that no weapons were located."

I hope the ER staff fills in a few more details of the raid. What level of force did the anti-drug warriors use to enter the residence? Their surprise at the lack of weapons indicates they were prepared for battle.
Cannabis MUST be normalized if California is ever going to get its budget, drug abuse (including alcohol and tobacco), student "riot", and medical situation under control.
"About $100,000 in cash" was seized. How much taxpayer $ was used to plan and implement the raid. How much will be wasted in court, jail and prison for these two ambitious entrepreneurs?
Tom

Chico, CA

#3 Feb 11, 2009
Bummer
Cali4niaGal

Barnesville, OH

#4 Feb 11, 2009
Gheeze leave the pot growers alone!
Go after the tweakers, those are the ones who are breaking into business/places, neglecting their kids and themselves.
Just legalize pot and be done w/it.
Pathetic

Chico, CA

#5 Feb 11, 2009
More and more people are growing weed to support their families in these tough times, and yet the drug war goes on and on. It is time to end this silly waste of money, lives, and resources.

loose lips sink ships, these folks probably had a pissed off friend.
Nome Lee

United States

#6 Feb 11, 2009
It was probably the landlord they have incentives now to report growers in their rentals.
Just-Wondering

Chico, CA

#7 Feb 11, 2009
Now, just imagine that instead of President Obama's "Stimulus" package, we were to LEGALIZE marijuana, TAX it at the production, distribution, and sale levels and use that money to BALANCE the state and federal budget... and RELEASE the "criminals" routinely "busted" by our vigilant and diligent DEA "law enforcement" folk and add the money SAVED by not incarcerating these people...
Wow, what a concept!
Why we permit the Marijuana Cash Cow to remain the province of the underworld when we could be utilizing California's largest cash crop to legally pay our government's bills never ceases to astound me.
But it shouldn't.
These are, after all, our politicians.
To accuse a politician of having a brain is becoming an increasingly absurd accusation as each day passes.
Herb Hater

Chico, CA

#8 Feb 11, 2009
Listen to you pot heads, a crime is a crime and the police are just doing thier job. If you pot heads put as much effort into finding a real job as you did growing your weed our country would be a much better place.
Born in Chico

Sacramento, CA

#9 Feb 11, 2009
Just-Wondering wrote:
Now, just imagine that instead of President Obama's "Stimulus" package, we were to LEGALIZE marijuana, TAX it at the production, distribution, and sale levels and use that money to BALANCE the state and federal budget... and RELEASE the "criminals" routinely "busted" by our vigilant and diligent DEA "law enforcement" folk and add the money SAVED by not incarcerating these people...
Wow, what a concept!
Why we permit the Marijuana Cash Cow to remain the province of the underworld when we could be utilizing California's largest cash crop to legally pay our government's bills never ceases to astound me.
But it shouldn't.
These are, after all, our politicians.
To accuse a politician of having a brain is becoming an increasingly absurd accusation as each day passes.
I don't use, but I think your thoughts are solid.
Born in Chico

Sacramento, CA

#10 Feb 11, 2009
Herb Hater wrote:
Listen to you pot heads, a crime is a crime and the police are just doing thier job. If you pot heads put as much effort into finding a real job as you did growing your weed our country would be a much better place.
I'm retired and don't do pot... don't you read the comments before you blast back? Legalizing pot would bring income to the government instead of costing to prosecute nonviolent people.
Potheads R Stupid

United States

#11 Feb 11, 2009
Woooooooo Hooooooo! More dirt bag potheads go down, way to go Butte County Sheriffs! Keep up the good work! Chico's low life pot producing and smoking creeps are going down. The more the better. Keep our community free of criminal dope heads.

“CSUC c/o 09 ”

Since: Sep 08

Knights Landing, CA

#12 Feb 11, 2009
Herb Hater wrote:
Listen to you pot heads, a crime is a crime and the police are just doing thier job. If you pot heads put as much effort into finding a real job as you did growing your weed our country would be a much better place.
been to butte county ever? Jobs are hard to come by, sometimes you have to do whatever you can to get by.

Since: Sep 08

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#13 Feb 11, 2009
If people were not so fearful of pot we would not need half the pharmacies we now have in Chico, or one quarter of the liqueur stores. But here again people seem to want someone else to take responsibility and manage their lives for them. So our government becomes corrupt and greedy. Legalizing pot would bankrupt America, our law enforcement and medical-pharmaceutical industry surely would collapse.

Since: Sep 08

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#14 Feb 11, 2009
Potheads R Stupid wrote:
Woooooooo Hooooooo! More dirt bag potheads go down, way to go Butte County Sheriffs! Keep up the good work! Chico's low life pot producing and smoking creeps are going down. The more the better. Keep our community free of criminal dope heads.
Good post, satire there is still hope for satire.
Too bad

United States

#15 Feb 11, 2009
I didn't realize Chico was such a flaming liberal town. Sad. I kind of liked it here. I'm happy when our law enforcement arrests drug dealers.

“I don't really hate you”

Since: Jul 08

Location hidden

#16 Feb 11, 2009
if pot is good enough for our president its good enough for us. Think of all the tax reveue that could be adding to butte county if they would just legalize and regulate pot. This bust is a waste of tax payers money
justice for whom

Hayward, CA

#17 Feb 11, 2009
Way to go Chico Officers, Good Job!!! Oroville just ignores those growers, not worth their time to go up in the hills. I too, am surprised they didn't find guns.

“CSUC c/o 09 ”

Since: Sep 08

Knights Landing, CA

#18 Feb 11, 2009
Too bad wrote:
I didn't realize Chico was such a flaming liberal town. Sad. I kind of liked it here. I'm happy when our law enforcement arrests drug dealers.
its the most liberal town in the area but geographically the north state is fairly conservative
La Migra

AOL

#19 Feb 11, 2009
Jillian wrote:
Wow, wasting our tax dollars!! Don't they have any meth labs do raid?
I was thinking the same thing
Potheads R Stupid

United States

#20 Feb 11, 2009
La Migra wrote:
<quoted text>I was thinking the same thing
Interesting. Pot criminals good, meth criminals bad. Further proof potheads are a bunch of morons.

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