Five Arrested In Niantic Pot Bust

Five Arrested In Niantic Pot Bust

There are 16 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Feb 13, 2009, titled Five Arrested In Niantic Pot Bust. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

A four-month investigation into marijuana dealing in several southeastern Connecticut towns led to five arrests in Niantic today.

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Chicopee, MA

#1 Feb 13, 2009
The "War on Drugs" is still a joke.

Let's legalize this already. It's not worth the tax dollars that are going towards this war against our own people. We are not the criminals the government so makes out to be.

Waterbury, CT

#2 Feb 13, 2009
Does this mean we've won the "war" now?
Or is it just another new job opening?
T Leary

Durham, CT

#3 Feb 13, 2009
428 grams = 15.097 ounces. How many man hours did the federal, state and local police waste to bust some kids over a few ounces of pot? How many serious crimes occurred while those federal, state and local police were putzing about with this? When will those boneheads (in the legislature) learn we can't afford these stupid and wasteful culture wars.
John Q Taxpayer

Newington, CT

#4 Feb 13, 2009
seriously?!! four months of my tax dollars paying salaries on tracking down something that really should be legal. Whats next? Should we chase people who remove those tags from their matresses.
Early CHildhood Adv

Hartford, CT

#5 Feb 13, 2009
Pee in the cup...however it does explain what might actually be happening on those assembly lines!

Who is inspecting??? Pee in a cup!
enough already

Colchester, VT

#6 Feb 13, 2009
we need to legalize posession of small amounts of pot for ones own use already, perhaps even allows its sale and tax it like tobacco products and alchohol. That said, this was more than a few ounces, it was just short of a pound; these folks are in big doodoo. Very unfortunate our over crowded prisons are packed to the gills with non-violent weed offenders...

“Fallen Angel”

Since: Jan 07

New England

#7 Feb 13, 2009
Kids were employed and served in the alcohol trade during alcohol prohibition, of course the continued prohibition of other drugs means they will continue to be employed and served in the trade in other drugs still.

If the marijuana trade were legally regulated, licensed wholesalers and retailers would not employ or serve minors. But since the prohibitionist lawmakers have turned the drug trade (excluding alcohol, tobacco, Viagra, Xanax, etc) over to the black market, you'll find kids dealing drugs in every high school.
an american

Manchester, NH

#8 Feb 13, 2009
Yeesh wrote:
The "War on Drugs" is still a joke.
Let's legalize this already. It's not worth the tax dollars that are going towards this war against our own people. We are not the criminals the government so makes out to be.
Prohibition is Unamerican ad a giant Failure.
Jim Levine

Northford, CT

#9 Feb 13, 2009
Legalize it.

Jim Levine, M.D.
Go figure

Mystic, CT

#10 Feb 13, 2009
What a waste of time! How about going after the Wall Street Crooks !!

Willimantic, CT

#11 Feb 13, 2009
If you do not legalize it, at least decriminalize it and please stop wasting time, manpower and money on chasing weeds when there is more important work to be done in the criminal justice system.

Willimantic, CT

#12 Feb 13, 2009
I agree wuth everyone. Legal it or at least decriminalize it. More hapless people going to see some pain over a natural plant. What a travesty.


#13 Feb 13, 2009
Dude, like legalize the weed already. I've never caused any hassles while hanging out in my parent's basement toking away, and I'm 47 years old! Can we also legalize the 'shrooms while we're at it?

Gotta go, mom's calling me to dinner.

Cromwell, CT

#14 Feb 13, 2009
the cops in Niantic really don't have much to do when the summer folks pack up and move back to WH and NY.

Andover, CT

#15 Feb 15, 2009
yea so i guess theres 3 more s&s warrents out and the men in blue are really thinking twice about following through seeing they got so much weight from all the other aressties..(ppl aressted) they need to start thinking out side the box "screaming 187 on a mother fuckin cop" - sublime

United States

#16 Dec 5, 2012
2.5 years later and the niantic police still don't do it right. i can call out a pot spot in a hot second in that small town, i just don't get paid to overlook it...

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