BF police nab seven for drugs

Full story: Brattleboro Reformer

The local police department led an early morning raid around the village Saturday and arrested seven people on a variety of drug charges.
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Maryjane

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Concerned citizens (don't think so) more like confidential informant
who is willing to go to any lengths to beat a D.W.I. rap, I think that if the police are going to use an informant it ought to be someone that has a good reputation, not someone that is already buying recreational drugs and has even been caught trying to steal a car. Maybe these are not the people she was buying her own stuff from but she sure doesnt mind throwing them under the bus just to keep her license,this girl should take her punishment like everyone else and not make herself look like some martyr.
Wrong Priorities

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Why are public resources being squandered and citizen's lives disrupted in what are surely the last gasps of a marijuana prohibition even more misguided than the alcohol prohibition that so severely damaged our nation decades back? Our jails are overfull. Our court system is over budget. Our police resources are stretched thin.

There is heroin, cocaine and other hardcore narcotics in our community - drugs of true danger that deserve their illegal status. The police should prioritize on these, and on theft, vandalism and domestic violence, rather than continue the disgraceful persecution of those using a mild herb for social recreation.

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Wrong Priorities wrote:
Why are public resources being squandered and citizen's lives disrupted in what are surely the last gasps of a marijuana prohibition even more misguided than the alcohol prohibition that so severely damaged our nation decades back? Our jails are overfull. Our court system is over budget. Our police resources are stretched thin.
There is heroin, cocaine and other hardcore narcotics in our community - drugs of true danger that deserve their illegal status. The police should prioritize on these, and on theft, vandalism and domestic violence, rather than continue the disgraceful persecution of those using a mild herb for social recreation.
Marijuana is illegal. If you disagree with that, get off your pothead ass and get it changed. Until you do so...it remains illegal and it is expected of the police that they arrest those that traffic it.

Some of the arrests were for marijuana, but the others were for regulated prescription drugs and prescription fraud. I am only upset because they released the little $#%@s to their parents afterward.
estanson

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lets do some cost benefit analysis...

benefit...for this weekend...kiddies have to call someone else for their weed...

but WHAT WAS THE COST of "Bellows Falls Police Department worked with the Windham County Sheriff’s Department and with police officers from Dover, Wilmington, Springfield, Chester, Brattleboro and Walpole, N.H."

There are almost twice as many POLICE Departments as arrests!
how many officers?
how many man hours?
how much did busting a few weed dealers COST?!?!?

if the actual costs were ever reported...the drug laws would change overnight.
jway

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Feb 8, 2010
 
estanson wrote:
lets do some cost benefit analysis...
benefit...for this weekend...kiddies have to call someone else for their weed...
but WHAT WAS THE COST of "Bellows Falls Police Department worked with the Windham County Sheriff’s Department and with police officers from Dover, Wilmington, Springfield, Chester, Brattleboro and Walpole, N.H."
There are almost twice as many POLICE Departments as arrests!
how many officers?
how many man hours?
how much did busting a few weed dealers COST?!?!?
if the actual costs were ever reported...the drug laws would change overnight.
Eetanson, What is the cost,for this country's drug addiction, its youth, the future of our society in this country.
estanson

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Feb 8, 2010
 
jway wrote:
<quoted text> Eetanson, What is the cost,for this country's drug addiction, its youth, the future of our society in this country.
from weed?

I would say only higher costs for sales of twinkies...

lumping weed in with "drugs" is nonsense.

as compared with alcohol? now THERE is a drug with a high propensity for abuse with NO KNOWN MEDICAL benefits.

But to prohibit does nothing but create criminals and millionaires of those that subvert the law...take for example Joe KENNEDY during prohibition.

So I guess on the "bright" side, this war on drugs may produce the next billionaire family that runs on a socialist platform.
John Lynch

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Feb 8, 2010
 
Of Course there was a huge drug bust this weekend. The Trustees want to cut their budget 30%, you had to see this coming, Ron Lake needs to Justify the exsistence of a over paid Police Department. Glad the got the drugs off the street, maybe they could work on the Heroin and CrackCocaine in the village now.
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Feb 8, 2010
 
John Lynch wrote:
Of Course there was a huge drug bust this weekend. The Trustees want to cut their budget 30%, you had to see this coming, Ron Lake needs to Justify the exsistence of a over paid Police Department. Glad the got the drugs off the street, maybe they could work on the Heroin and CrackCocaine in the village now.
So using your logic, if the Trustee's wanted to cut the Fire Department from full-time to part-time, which they should, then the next house fire tomorrow will be part of the conspiricy to keep the Fire Dept?
jway

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estanson wrote:
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from weed?
I would say only higher costs for sales of twinkies...
lumping weed in with "drugs" is nonsense.
as compared with alcohol? now THERE is a drug with a high propensity for abuse with NO KNOWN MEDICAL benefits.
But to prohibit does nothing but create criminals and millionaires of those that subvert the law...take for example Joe KENNEDY during prohibition.
So I guess on the "bright" side, this war on drugs may produce the next billionaire family that runs on a socialist platform.
I just happened to see a documentary on pot on the history channel . They now say POT is additive, I have some friends that smoke on a reg basis one doesn't seem to bother him if he has it or not the other two you cant stand to be around if they run out of pot. Now they have there children smoking it.They have passed up better jobs or lost jobs because of pot. None of the children have graduated high school.But I keep hearing/ I THINK MORE CLEARLY AN DO MY BEST WORK WHEN HIGH/Sounds like an alcoholic. Two of my good friends that we experimented with pot in the 1970 have gone on to try for a higher buzz. Well they are gone as the both over dosed on coke an died.
John Lynch

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Feb 8, 2010
 
MBushway....No My logic is that fire department budget should have been cut years ago. Why is it most other towns the size of Bellows Falls can have smaller Police departments and Volunteer fire departments bu BF Can't....Look at Middlebury, larger area to include a college at they get by with less. No Mr Bushway Bellows Falls won't burn down a building, They will call Westminster, Walpole & Rockingham to come put the fire out for them.
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Feb 8, 2010
 
jway wrote:
<quoted text> Eetanson, What is the cost,for this country's drug addiction, its youth, the future of our society in this country.
The drugs Big Pharma and our doctors are giving us are so much worse, wow people are blind. Pot can turn into a problem for some people but I know many happy sucessful people that maintain a great life and smoke a little pot, the same can't be said for crack, meth, and many others. I dont think its good to sell to children but what is a child if a 17 or 18 year old can live on their own or fight in a war?
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Feb 8, 2010
 
I find it funny that half of you are defending pot smokers. Did the article anywhere state that they were arrested for smoking pot? NO! It stated they were selling it. Why do you think they sell? Because they can't or don't want to get a real job. Don't you think if pot was legal they would just sell another more dangerous drug? Of course they would.
Two of them are teenagers. What kind of message does that send if you let a teenager keep on selling "harmless" pot? It tells them that they can make a living selling illegal drugs. Pot today, crack tomorrow.
It's sad that half of the comments are all for drug dealers. Be it pot, or whatever they are drug DEALERS. And you are the ones who want them around to support your drug habits.
If pot is so "harmless" then maybe we should all get high. I'd love to see our president high while making the decision whether to bomb another country or not. I'd love to see our children's teachers high while teaching. I'd especially like to see a doctor high while doing open heart sugery. Why not? It's harmless, right?!!
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Feb 8, 2010
 
pots illegal and thats it,here we go trying to twist the law some more like we have done to the constitution and you wonder why the countrys screwed up, there has got to be bounderys and rules, and no fine line just hard core laws that should be upheld and punishments for them and not a slap on the wrist, its like saying frig it i will drink and drive and drive at 80 mph anywhere cause i think its ok and it doesnt fry my brain or isnt addictive, still isnt right, so now what. when all you dopers get off your butts and go fight to get it legal and it does get legal then it will be ok ,untill then i hope they give ya the max
Big Buyer

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Feb 8, 2010
 
If Ron Lake is so worried about getting these dealers off the street, why doesnt he shake the leaves off his own family tree? How come one of his family members get away with assaulting three B.F. police officers(not one word in the newspaper) and selling pot at B.F.U.H.S. I guess it is really true (Its who you know)
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Feb 9, 2010
 
I for one will say without hesitatiion...great job bfpd. Keep up the good work. Dont let a few misled ppl bring you down. You are doing just what you are being paid to do!
Joe

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dumb redneck wrote:
I find it funny that half of you are defending pot smokers. Did the article anywhere state that they were arrested for smoking pot? NO! It stated they were selling it. Why do you think they sell? Because they can't or don't want to get a real job. Don't you think if pot was legal they would just sell another more dangerous drug? Of course they would.
Two of them are teenagers. What kind of message does that send if you let a teenager keep on selling "harmless" pot? It tells them that they can make a living selling illegal drugs. Pot today, crack tomorrow.
It's sad that half of the comments are all for drug dealers. Be it pot, or whatever they are drug DEALERS. And you are the ones who want them around to support your drug habits.
If pot is so "harmless" then maybe we should all get high. I'd love to see our president high while making the decision whether to bomb another country or not. I'd love to see our children's teachers high while teaching. I'd especially like to see a doctor high while doing open heart sugery. Why not? It's harmless, right?!!
The crackdown only turns the pot business over to the total low life people willing to take the risk.

Look at flatland urban areas, the employed middle class person isn't going to take the risk of making a few dollars on the side doing a little dealing weed amoung friends who are generally casual users, scare those people out of the business and it turns the business over to the dirtbags and people still go looking for the stuff and get involved with dirtbags.

Take the average high school kid looking to buy a little weed, would somebody sooner have their kid buying from a college student and associtating with that person or getting involved with a dirtbag that will more likely drag their kid down. Neither person is a good roll model, but a kid dealing with a casual user looking to make a few dollars beats them getting involved with dirtbags.

I watched it play out in the late 70's & early 80's, the government scared middle class people out of the business and handed the business to ghetto people. It turned into violent drug gangs fighting over the business, nice kids from the burbs getting popped off trying to buy in a ghetto and made life hell in the ghetto's.

Vermont & NH will succeed in turning the dealing over to drug gangs from out of state who will move in to fill the demand if they scare the local people out of the business.The local real scumbags will make the connections with even worse people and attract them into the state.

It's a no win situation, doing nothing sends a message to kids it's ok and cracking down turns the business over to dirtbags.
Giving kids police records as drug users or so called dealers for being involved in some minor nothing weed transaction ruins their futures. Not controlling the partying sends a message it's ok and ends up with car loads of kids wrapped around a tree or something like that.

People selling beer aren't saying to people want to try some heroin so maybe legalising weed will get kids away from the hard core dirtbags pushing hard drugs. It wouldn't be legal for kids to buy weed, but at least if they talked somebody into buying for them the person would be buying from a legal merchant and the weed business wouldn't be connected to the hard drug business.

The police dragnet wouldn't be scooping up casual weed smokers and would be targetting hard core drug users & hard drug dealers.
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dumb redneck wrote:
I find it funny that half of you are defending pot smokers. Did the article anywhere state that they were arrested for smoking pot? NO! It stated they were selling it. Why do you think they sell? Because they can't or don't want to get a real job. Don't you think if pot was legal they would just sell another more dangerous drug? Of course they would.
Two of them are teenagers. What kind of message does that send if you let a teenager keep on selling "harmless" pot? It tells them that they can make a living selling illegal drugs. Pot today, crack tomorrow.
your opinion dumb redneck
It's sad that half of the comments are all for drug dealers. Be it pot, or whatever they are drug DEALERS. And you are the ones who want them around to support your drug habits.
If pot is so "harmless" then maybe we should all get high. I'd love to see our president high while making the decision whether to bomb another country or not. I'd love to see our children's teachers high while teaching. I'd especially like to see a doctor high while doing open heart sugery. Why not? It's harmless, right?!!
DOCTORS ARE HIGH ON FAR WORSE THAN POT 90% of the time' just recently a doctor dies from an overdose shooting up in between his toes and other places his family could not see. I can smoke a bit of pot every once in a while without loosing my mind if I dont have it for a day, week, or month. Just because it is harmless does not mean everyone should do it. Id much rather live in a world of pot heads than drunks any day!!!
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Feb 9, 2010
 
Yeah ahhhhh no one saw the prescription freud and sales in the report huh?
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Feb 9, 2010
 
here we go wrote:
Yeah ahhhhh no one saw the prescription freud and sales in the report huh?
that was two of seven?
isn't that correct?
seems there is always a gun/weapons charge or prescriptions.
One kid got actual jail time but more because of having coke in CT then weed in VT.

8 police departments take 2 months to bust 7 kiddies selling under 1/2 oz (INCLUDING THE BAGGIE).

WHAT DID THIS "operation" COST?
I would guess no less than $20,000. But I bet WAY MORE.
Just to catch some kiddies apparently selling weed right out in the open in downtown BF.
Sounds like two cops and a paddy wagon could have handled it all!
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Vermont citizen wrote:
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Marijuana is illegal. If you disagree with that, get off your pothead **** and get it changed. Until you do so...it remains illegal and it is expected of the police that they arrest those that traffic it.
gay marriage is federally illegal. If you disagree with that, get off your g@y **** and change the law....
g@y is banned from the army. If you disagree with that, get off your g@y*** and change the law.

but its not so easy sometimes is it?!!?

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