2 face charges on quarter-ton of mari...

2 face charges on quarter-ton of marijuana

There are 93 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Jun 23, 2008, titled 2 face charges on quarter-ton of marijuana. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

Authorities arrested two men who they say are part of a major cocaine and marijuana distribution network in Summit County, Sheriff Drew Alexander announced Monday.

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YaddaBing

Cincinnati, OH

#2 Jun 24, 2008
End the War On Drugs! Prohibition didn't work either.

“Ignorance=a curable condition.”

Since: Jan 08

United States

#3 Jun 24, 2008
Tax it and legalize it. Like alcohol is really less of a danger to society.

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#5 Jun 24, 2008
THE BRICK SLAYER wrote:
IT'S NO WONDER ALL THESE DRUGS ARE COMING INTO THE U.S. FROM MEXICO, AFTER WHAT OUR GOVERNMENT DID TO THOSE TWO AGENTS WHO TRIED TO STOP A DRUG DEALER AND WERE SENT TO PRISON FOR IT, I'D SIT BACK AND WATCH THEM DRIVE BY ME TOO.
Give me a break! The rapidly becoming common cop out, doing nothing when you disagree with something, is laughable at best. If you don't want to do your job, quit.

If the legislators of this country could ignore the lobbyists of the alcohol industry and religious zealots for once, didn't think the movie "Reefer Madness" was a factual documentary and developed some backbone, marijuana would be legal. I have never seen a person get violent or out of control on marijuana, I have seen MANY people get violent and out of control on alcohol. Marijuana makes people passive, alcohol makes people agressive. Given the choice, I'd rather be around passive stupid people than aggressive stupid people anyday.

Too much money is being spent trying to stop the usage of a harmless (in the grand scheme of things) naturally occuring drug. If legalized, the government could better control it usage, make quite a bit of money off it (taxation) and spend their time and efforts combating hard core substances and true criminals.
lori

Canton, OH

#6 Jun 24, 2008
i realize its illegal but so is drinking and driving but those yellow license plates havent stopped that. i think it should be legalized and then the country could tax people on it just like the alcohol and cigarrette tax and there might be less deficit. and more people in the work force to be taxed. drinking and driving is illegal but thats not stopped.
a voice

New Philadelphia, OH

#7 Jun 24, 2008
That should dry things up for a while!
lori

Canton, OH

#8 Jun 24, 2008
god made weed man made beer hmmm i think god was right and id trust him on this 1
Ricola

United States

#9 Jun 24, 2008
Why dont they drug bust every day instead of just on election years
John Lewis

Mansfield, OH

#10 Jun 24, 2008
Great arrest. These arrest were quite common at APD until Mayor Don and Sommerville screwed with the police department.
John Lewis

Mansfield, OH

#11 Jun 24, 2008
THE BRICK SLAYER wrote:
IT'S NO WONDER ALL THESE DRUGS ARE COMING INTO THE U.S. FROM MEXICO, AFTER WHAT OUR GOVERNMENT DID TO THOSE TWO AGENTS WHO TRIED TO STOP A DRUG DEALER AND WERE SENT TO PRISON FOR IT, I'D SIT BACK AND WATCH THEM DRIVE BY ME TOO.
You got that right. The APD is the same way with the lack of support and prosecution for doing thier jon from Mayor5 Don & Sommedrville
Word

Akron, OH

#12 Jun 24, 2008
wait a second? they wouldn't go seize the pot because they didn't want to send agents into an unknown situation? Isn't every situation un-known for law enforcement? Sounds to me like they knew there was no pot and they just wanted this guy on conspiracy. In other words THEY TOOK NOTHING OFF THE STREET. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAHA!
Appraisit

Barberton, OH

#13 Jun 24, 2008
Question Authority wrote:
<quoted text>
Give me a break! The rapidly becoming common cop out, doing nothing when you disagree with something, is laughable at best. If you don't want to do your job, quit.
If the legislators of this country could ignore the lobbyists of the alcohol industry and religious zealots for once, didn't think the movie "Reefer Madness" was a factual documentary and developed some backbone, marijuana would be legal. I have never seen a person get violent or out of control on marijuana, I have seen MANY people get violent and out of control on alcohol. Marijuana makes people passive, alcohol makes people agressive. Given the choice, I'd rather be around passive stupid people than aggressive stupid people anyday.
Too much money is being spent trying to stop the usage of a harmless (in the grand scheme of things) naturally occuring drug. If legalized, the government could better control it usage, make quite a bit of money off it (taxation) and spend their time and efforts combating hard core substances and true criminals.
Agreed, it's time we stop wasting our tax dollars on jailing the drug user (jailing these people only make them harder), legislatures wants to find a source of revenue ? Legalize the weed....and de-criminalize drug usage...nothing wrong with going after the dealers/trafficers (is that a word ?)as in this case...but we waste too many $$$ on the users with our law enforcement (from investigation to prosecution to incarceration)!

“Lohio Bound”

Since: Oct 07

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#14 Jun 24, 2008
a voice wrote:
That should dry things up for a while!
So what? Most of it around here is domestic anyway.
akron guy

Richfield, OH

#15 Jun 24, 2008
was it a whole quarter-ton or just 500 LBS?

Since: Mar 07

Canton, OH

#16 Jun 24, 2008
Hmmm, it's difficult to tell by some of the comments, whether or not some folks are mimmickin' the old addage about the war on drugs or they jes' want their habit legalized.
ArchStanton

Ashtabula, OH

#17 Jun 24, 2008
akron guy wrote:
was it a whole quarter-ton or just 500 LBS?
500 LBS is a quarter ton. The really weird part of this story is how the 500 LBS of weed has not been recovered. So we can assume this pot will hit the market eventually.

How can you bust somebody for 500 LBS of weed if you don't recover the weed. This smells of corruption.
Appraisit

Barberton, OH

#18 Jun 24, 2008
Betamax wrote:
Hmmm, it's difficult to tell by some of the comments, whether or not some folks are mimmickin' the old addage about the war on drugs or they jes' want their habit legalized.
Alllright Beta...I'm takin the Baita...why & what is your reasoning/stance on the de-criminalization of marijuana in particular and on drug usage as a whole...because in my opinion the current laws are not working ?
Mr Jones

South Bend, IN

#19 Jun 24, 2008
Sounds like Mr. Kingpin just wanted a few of his lackeys out of hs hair. Never heard of a major bust with no goods. Who exactly did this help? At least we can sleep easy knowing two guys who apparently did nothing are off the street now.
Ahau Kin

Maumelle, AR

#20 Jun 24, 2008
I can't talk about real street value in here. Sorry.
Casey Jones

United States

#21 Jun 24, 2008
True, the current laws aren't working at all. So the obvious answer is to increase penalties. It is very apparent that druggies, just like adolescents, don't always get the message...and that's why they sometimes need to be 'spanked' in order to understand better. I look at the big picture this way---many dealers/users think that doing drugs are harmless...and that's exactly why our youth are doing the stupid things they do nowadays...violent crime, suicide, internet porn, school shootings, etc...BECAUSE OUR SO CALLED ADULTS are doing such a great job of raising them...WHEN THEY'RE NOT ON THE PIPE. I'm for Liberalism...that is, liberally applying harsh penalties for violators. Period.
jason

Akron, OH

#22 Jun 24, 2008
personally can't stand the stuff but legalizing it will increase revenue as well as clear out jail cells where we can put real criminals

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