Police raid pot-growing house

Police raid pot-growing house

There are 7 comments on the Long Beach Press-Telegram story from Apr 23, 2008, titled Police raid pot-growing house. In it, Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that:

Authorities today found a marijuana-growing operation in a house in Rowland Heights, El Monte police said.

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Barry - Ex Long Beach

UK

#1 Apr 24, 2008
What a waste of man power and resources for a "weed" that is a natural plant and has so many positive properties. Legalise the drug and you will get tax monies from it, and as any reasonable person will admit, pot causes far fewer problems than alcohol, which is the real killer. When will we grow up as a society, and stop listening to "politicans", who only spout whatever their lobbyiest friends happen to be for or against. Wake up people!!!
Robert J G Jackson Sr

United States

#2 Apr 24, 2008
Congratulations to the DEA and the El Monte Police for shutting down these operations. Despite California's law regarding "Medical Marijuana", merely an attempt to legalize the drug, Federal drug laws making it an illegal substance prevail. I urge the City of Long Beach to see to it that those places of business distributing marijuana under California's law, most of which are not licensed or permitted by the City, are closed and removed. The vast majority of citizens and taxpayers want drugs and the blight and human misery, not to mention illegal behavior which they cause removed from Long Beach. Some fail to see that marijuana is a big part of that effort. I urge prompt action on the part of City officials and the LBPD. We can clean this mess up and remove it from our beautiful City.
Gata

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Apr 24, 2008
Robert J G Jackson Sr wrote:
Congratulations to the DEA and the El Monte Police for shutting down these operations. Despite California's law regarding "Medical Marijuana", merely an attempt to legalize the drug, Federal drug laws making it an illegal substance prevail. I urge the City of Long Beach to see to it that those places of business distributing marijuana under California's law, most of which are not licensed or permitted by the City, are closed and removed. The vast majority of citizens and taxpayers want drugs and the blight and human misery, not to mention illegal behavior which they cause removed from Long Beach. Some fail to see that marijuana is a big part of that effort. I urge prompt action on the part of City officials and the LBPD. We can clean this mess up and remove it from our beautiful City.
Apparently, you don't suffer from some of the ailments that millions of Americans do. For some, Medical Marijuana is a God send. As for these establishments creating a blight in our "beautiful" city, do you even know exactly where most of them are located? One is located in Naples. Did you know that? Probably not because it's ran like a business. You don't have a bunch of dealers / junkies hanging outside trying to pedal their goods. Only one customer is allowed in at a time as a way to keep order. There's also one in an other nice, suburban neighborhood in LB. Unless you have to go there, you wouldn't even know what it was. Again, ran like a business not a flop house.

I hope you never have to deal with the pain and suffering I've witnessed others going through because they have been denied access to a natural remedy. Yet, alcohol is legal. I'd rather be around a stoned person than a raging alcoholic any day.
Arg

Covina, CA

#5 Apr 24, 2008
Police raid pot-growing house
From wire services
Article Launched: 04/23/2008 01:17:32 PM PDT

ROWLAND HEIGHTS - Authorities today found a marijuana-growing operation in a house in Rowland Heights, El Monte police said.

The plants were found in a house in the 2000 block of Bing Court, Detective Ralph Batres said. The site was discovered in connection with the arrests of three people last week following the seizure of hundreds of marijuana plants in a house in the 2800 block of North Maxson Road in El Monte, he said.

The Maxson Road plants could have produced marijuana with a street value of more than $1 million, Batres said, but added that this morning's find was "even bigger.

"The whole house is filled with marijuana plants," he said.

Henry Kwong, 22, Yue Huan Mai, 25, and Denise Guan, 32, all of San Gabriel, were arrested for "conspiracy to cultivate and distribute marijuana" last week, said El Monte police Detective Pete Lopez.

The investigation has led detectives to locations in the Walnut and San Gabriel areas, where police found marijuana, items related to marijuana growing, packaging materials and cash, Lopez said.

Another location was raided last night in the San Bernardino County city of Upland, Batres said.

The monthlong investigation was done by the El Monte Police Department's special investigations team and agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration, Lopez said.
Dumpthetrash

San Fernando, CA

#6 Apr 24, 2008
Were these potheads here legally?
A FILKINS

United States

#7 Apr 24, 2008
the g-men don't like weed because you can grow it in your backyard, with little or no experience or equipment, unlike making cigarettes and booze. they can't tax it or regulate it, so they don't like it.
never known anyone to o/d on weed. never known anyone who smoked so much weed they got in their car and ran someone over or into something. never known anyone to smoke so much they got all rowdy and started a brawl, just got the munchies and jelled on the couch.
then, there's the medical benefits.
it's a shame to stick non-violent pot growers/smokers in jail with a bunch of hardened criminals.
old hippie

Long Beach, CA

#8 Apr 24, 2008
greedy capitalists screwing up the medical pot laws! All these grow houses supply the clinics and artificialy set prices, there is no compassion in the "compassionate marijuana law".$75 an 1/8 ... come on give me a break.

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