GPS violation leads to pot-smuggling arrest

Full story: Chico Enterprise-Record

Following traffic laws is a good idea if you're carrying a truck full of pot. As Butte County sheriff's deputy Dave Ennes approached a pickup traveling southbound on Highway 99 Saturday morning, a ...
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catmandoodoo

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Feb 3, 2009
 
SAy no to legalization,I only made 200,000 last year ! down 40,000 from the year before.With the price of power its really hurtin the bottom line .But what do I know Im only a deadbeat,rollin in cash beeeauthes!!!!
catmandoodoo

Eureka, CA

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#44
Feb 3, 2009
 
Laughing wrote:
A SFB pothead gets busted and the local SFB potheads go ballistic. It simply does not get any funnier than this.
Seen me ISP me no SFB ,me emerald triangle You can change your name but I can still smell a canoli gagger a mile awy
catmandoodoo

Eureka, CA

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#45
Feb 3, 2009
 
Wow puffin dat blu dream is makin me wanna comment,better shut er down big bro watchin,LATER!
sparks_red

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#46
Feb 3, 2009
 
GoodJobCoper wrote:
Good Job Deputy!!
What a bunch of paranoid **** that are whining because someone lost their pot. Probably the same people that think it's okay to give your kids pot brownies.
It's funny how people take it so personal when you get a ticket and then rehash the story to make it sound like cops are out to get you.
Just move to Amsterdam, it would be like a candy store for you junkies.
I agree with you. The man had 81 lbs of pot! I guess many of these posters who are slamming the officer are just upset that there supply was cut into. I am glad that it is off the streets! If you don't like the laws then move somewhere that you can smoke your dope to your hearts content. Until then the law is the law and if you don't obey you pay!
Mark D

Clearlake Oaks, CA

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#47
Feb 4, 2009
 
Fishing King wrote:
gps is just anouther excuse to make a traffic stop, why not tax and regulate not incarcerate! it will cost us big bucks to babysit this guy for 10 years when i bet the same amout would come from taxing it!
The "new" GPS law about where you can put your GPS system in your car (very poor choices of positions btw) legalized windshield mounted GPS units - before the law, any windshield mounted GPS was illegal regardless of where it was. My GPS is mounted in an illegal position, but one that obstructs my view less than the legal position would and which allows me to actually use it. I will have to throw myself on the sympathy of any officer who pulls me over for this, but then again, I don't have a big bag of pot in my car.
Mark D

Clearlake Oaks, CA

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#48
Feb 4, 2009
 
Cali4niaGal wrote:
So where are you suppose to mount the GPS?
The bureaucrats in Sacramento, in their infinite wisdom, have decreed that windshield mounted GPS units may only be mounted in the lower left or lower right corner of your windshield, and I do mean the corner - not near the corner. This means you probably can't touch it without getting out of your car and leaning in from outside, you probably can't read it easily, and you probably can't hear it if you have your defroster running full blast. But it was in response to a demand (it was technically illegal to have them anywhere) and a problem (morons mounting them front and center on the windshield - under the rearview mirror). They used the same criteria as for parking permits in deciding where and how much space they could take up. But you dont need to touch your parking permit and you dont need to be able to read it while driving.
Born in Chico

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Feb 4, 2009
 
Tim wrote:
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You have no idea what you are talking about. The CHP can't even conduct consent searches of vehicles anymore.
Cars & all contraband gotten directly from illegal activites is confiscated by the agency that arrests the perps. That is how that works... CHP gets to keep the contriband.
ThePhoenix

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#50
Feb 4, 2009
 
I would like to clarify an earlier post on page one. I for one am not "slamming the cops", or that is not my intent. I am slamming the system over-all. The cops are just doing their jobs. I would bet most cops agree with what I have to say, but can't.
Rick

Chico, CA

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#51
Feb 4, 2009
 
It's funny....most of these pot or other drug runners might as well put a sign on the outside of the car that says: "Pull me over, I have drugs in the car". They don't bother checking the car for minor violations such as registration/plates, lighting, equipment, or, as in this case, something as simple as a GPS in the wrong place...or they are just plain driving stupid, or the car itself is just a POS.
Potheads Are Stupid

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Feb 6, 2009
 

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The only think funnier than this bust is the reaction from all these stupid potheads freaking out about GPS placement and legitimate police procedures.

Further proof that potheads are not too bright and great at being oblivious subjects of the ridicule that they bring on themselves for being so incredibly dim.

This makes one wonder, which came first, the stupidity or the pot smoking. My bet is potheads were first fairly stupid to begin with and then became even more stupid as a result of smoking dope. Of course, once the cycle has started, it is an ever spiral downward into deeper and more profound stupidity with every toke.
Ummm

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Feb 6, 2009
 
Potheads Are Stupid wrote:
The only think funnier than this bust is the reaction from all these stupid potheads freaking out about GPS placement and legitimate police procedures.
Further proof that potheads are not too bright and great at being oblivious subjects of the ridicule that they bring on themselves for being so incredibly dim.
This makes one wonder, which came first, the stupidity or the pot smoking. My bet is potheads were first fairly stupid to begin with and then became even more stupid as a result of smoking dope. Of course, once the cycle has started, it is an ever spiral downward into deeper and more profound stupidity with every toke.
Too funny!:)

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Jul 29, 2009
 
Ummm wrote:
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Too funny!:)
I don't think it is stupid, people asking about the GPS. Asking a question doesn't not make a person 'stupid'. It makes them wiser thats why they are asking.
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Feb 24, 2013
 
I totally agree with u brother
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