Teacher busted growing marijuana

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A second grade teacher is in trouble with law after she was caught with marijuana. Full Story
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gene

Oklahoma City, OK

#1 Aug 27, 2010
Well boys we busted this big time brutal drug cartel .....Lets go to the bar have a few drinks.
Ethan

Choctaw, OK

#2 Aug 27, 2010
Yet another example of OK law enforcement hard at work spending our tax dollars to go after NON CRIMES.
Mark

Oklahoma City, OK

#3 Aug 27, 2010
Yep, big time drug dealers here!
Who fu***** cares..........I'd love to have a joint now! But can't. O'darn..

Glad to see all those tax dollars wasted for a helicopter to fly around the state.
Mike

Norman, OK

#4 Aug 27, 2010
Looks like everyone is doing it....

Time to roll one!!!
IT's time to tax and regulate marijuana in the U.S. I support this teacher!
Ada OK

Mormon Lake, AZ

#5 Aug 27, 2010
Congratulations on this one to both the O.B.N and Putnam City School District! I don't want drug users teaching my kids, or driving the school bus they ride on; I just plain don't want my kids exposed to this type of illegal behavior.

I have heard all of the excuses of how marijuana is harmless and should be legal, but the bottom line is when you are stoned you can not function at anywhere near your normal potential I would like all drug growers locked up and the key thrown away.

Once again congratulations to O.B.N. and Putnam City School District for a job well done.
Mike

Norman, OK

#6 Aug 27, 2010
Ada OK wrote:
Congratulations on this one to both the O.B.N and Putnam City School District! I don't want drug users teaching my kids, or driving the school bus they ride on; I just plain don't want my kids exposed to this type of illegal behavior.
I have heard all of the excuses of how marijuana is harmless and should be legal, but the bottom line is when you are stoned you can not function at anywhere near your normal potential I would like all drug growers locked up and the key thrown away.
Once again congratulations to O.B.N. and Putnam City School District for a job well done.
But it's okay if they drink the legal drug in their own home, right? lol, ignorance has taken over..Hypocrite!

Let's get rid of those neighborhood street dealers by legalizing. Just like we got rid of the Al Capones after ending alcohol prohibition. Let's take away 50 percent of cartel profits by regulating marijuana in the US. Any Violent deaths are a direct result of prohibition.. Saint Valentine's Day massacre being a great example of the violence prohibition unleashes.. If cigarettes were illegal, people would start killing in a tobacco drug war too.Raiding peoples homes, cars, lives for a plant then jailing them is a form of kidnapping and terrorism by the U.S. government.. In conclusion, I believe using something safer than alcohol and tobacco should be a freedom for all Americans.
The Truth

Dallas, TX

#7 Aug 27, 2010
Ahhhh... there's just something so nice about watching tax payers money being flushed down the toilet for no apparent good reason. And don't forget to wipe with all that holier-than-thou, marijuana-is-evil, we're winning the war on drugs BS. Let's recap: 100 gallons of fuel for the helicopter - around $475 (at least), a few hours of pay for the pilot and co-pilot as they "hover and search" for marijuana plants - at least $1,000 for the day, full blown raid expense -$4,000 to $6,000 if not more, The average cost of incarceration for one offender per year in Oklahoma is $16539: Max of 10 years total -$165,390.00 -TOTAL TAX PAYERS DOLLARS SPENT FOR THIS ONE BUST -$340,780.00:::

Total bust yield - 2 plants and a pound of harvested marijuana and NO OTHER DRUGS to speak of.

Does this make sense to anyone? Prohibition of marijuana does not work. This is absolute proof. It wastes tax money that is badly needed elsewhere. It ruins lives and punishes harmless people. Take off the blindfolds people. It's time for a change. I cannot and will not condone such a blatant waste of money coming directly out of my pocket. Can you?
Okie

Fort Worth, TX

#8 Aug 27, 2010
I see the point a few of you are making on here of not wasting tax payer dollars, but I also don't want to waste tax payer dollars paying a stoned teacher. Granted, she was probably selling to subsidize her meager Oklahoma teachers' salary, but I still don't want her in the classroom with my kids. I think we are becoming a very dumbed down nation when we think it is ok to do drugs illegally just to "get high" just because it makes you feel good. I have seen so many people, including my uncle, who has gotten so wrapped up in the getting high that he hasn't done much for the past 30 years or so except for gotten high. I guess there will be abusers and addicts with anything but drugs are not a good answer.

JQG

Since: Aug 10

Dallas, TX

#9 Aug 27, 2010
Okie wrote:
I see the point a few of you are making on here of not wasting tax payer dollars, but I also don't want to waste tax payer dollars paying a stoned teacher. Granted, she was probably selling to subsidize her meager Oklahoma teachers' salary, but I still don't want her in the classroom with my kids. I think we are becoming a very dumbed down nation when we think it is ok to do drugs illegally just to "get high" just because it makes you feel good. I have seen so many people, including my uncle, who has gotten so wrapped up in the getting high that he hasn't done much for the past 30 years or so except for gotten high. I guess there will be abusers and addicts with anything but drugs are not a good answer.
Unfortunately I have met this "stoned teacher" on many different occasions as my child was at one time in her class. Two things should be noted and noted well; What this woman chooses to do on her own time is no ones concern but her own. As long as her recreation use of pot was in her own home and not on school property I have no issues. Secondly, she and her husband haven't been charged with intent to distribute, only cultivation and possession. So "selling to subsidize her meager teacher salary" is over the line and speculation at this time. It should be known that while in attendance in her class my child absolutely adored her. I have had numerous intelligent conversations with her and I do consider myself to know a good person when I see them. Your ignorance on this matter is astounding. Do you have a glass of wine in the evenings? You might. Do you pop open a bottle at work and start chugging? Definitely not if you want to keep your job. Do you swear whenever you want to at your job? Do you light up a cigarette at your workstation? A little common sense please. I would stake my life she has never walked into the classroom stoned. Don't blur the lines and pretend that your problem is with this amazing teacher and not your ignorance of the facts about marijuana. From what I know Mrs. Tomlinson is an honest, good hearted, hard working and well loved teacher. We should all be so lucky to have someone like her teaching our children. Sounds like your problem is personal and geared towards your uncle, and that it's been festering for over 30 years with you. Not everyone who drinks a beer is an alcoholic. Not everyone who smokes pot is an addict. Judge not, lest ye be judged.
neighbor in mwc

Oklahoma City, OK

#10 Aug 28, 2010
Great point Dr "truth" and jqg!!!!!!!!!
Moore OK

Oklahoma City, OK

#11 Aug 28, 2010
To ADA, OK I understand your point of not wanting this woman to be in the classroom as being a teacher myself there are certain social norms that you must follow. However, having worked for Putnam City Schools and having had several conversations with this particular teacher I can assure you that there is no reason to place blame on Putnam City. When talking to this teacher there would be no indication of anything illegal going on in her life. I do think if she is allowed to go back to the classroom that it is going to be very hard since I'm sure many parents will want their kids pulled from her class and also I can't imagine her and the embarrassment of showing her face at work. It's a very unfortunate situation.
Big Bad Wolf

Dayton, OH

#12 Aug 28, 2010
JQG wrote:
<quoted text>
Unfortunately I have met this "stoned teacher" on many different occasions as my child was at one time in her class. Two things should be noted and noted well; What this woman chooses to do on her own time is no ones concern but her own. As long as her recreation use of pot was in her own home and not on school property I have no issues. Secondly, she and her husband haven't been charged with intent to distribute, only cultivation and possession. So "selling to subsidize her meager teacher salary" is over the line and speculation at this time. It should be known that while in attendance in her class my child absolutely adored her. I have had numerous intelligent conversations with her and I do consider myself to know a good person when I see them. Your ignorance on this matter is astounding. Do you have a glass of wine in the evenings? You might. Do you pop open a bottle at work and start chugging? Definitely not if you want to keep your job. Do you swear whenever you want to at your job? Do you light up a cigarette at your workstation? A little common sense please. I would stake my life she has never walked into the classroom stoned. Don't blur the lines and pretend that your problem is with this amazing teacher and not your ignorance of the facts about marijuana. From what I know Mrs. Tomlinson is an honest, good hearted, hard working and well loved teacher. We should all be so lucky to have someone like her teaching our children. Sounds like your problem is personal and geared towards your uncle, and that it's been festering for over 30 years with you. Not everyone who drinks a beer is an alcoholic. Not everyone who smokes pot is an addict. Judge not, lest ye be judged.
I second that! Very well put.
OKC

Oklahoma City, OK

#13 Aug 28, 2010
JQG I appreciate your comments and the points made about this situation with Mrs. Tomlinson.
To those of you saying she is a pot smoking stoned teacher... she wasn't arrested for that as said by some earlier AND if you listen to the story her husband makes it VERY clear she knew NOTHING about the pot and had NOTHING to do with it. I grew up with Mrs. Tomlinson and have known her and her family for 45 years and know she wouldn't be involved in anything illigal. Remember innocent until proven guilty.
Wild Bill

Oklahoma City, OK

#14 Aug 28, 2010
1000 and hr to fly over a house, see 2 plants, invade a home, seems we could spend our taxs a little better than this . Educator, trashman, etc...who cares, But she could of been an alcoholic and been president the United States, which has been proven, welcome to America
Ghost of Thomas Jefferson

Oklahoma City, OK

#16 Aug 28, 2010
It is a travesty of justice that we as members of a "free" society may not determine for ourselves what substances to put in our bodies. The illegal drugs today were not illegal for the first 130 years of our country, and society did not implode. We can not afford to continue down this path. Science is ignored and emotional rhetoric to the brainwashed perpetuates this absurdity. Substance abuse is a health issue, and should not be treated criminally. Let us allow the natural consequences to be the consequences (cirrhosis from alcohol abuse, lung cancer from tobacco abuse) without destroying lives and our economy by introducing productive citizens into the penal system.
As a Christian, it is paradoxical that the evangelicals seem to think that Christ wants people to be denied freedom for issues not even addressed in the bible.
The most dangerous thing about drugs are the irresponsible laws and the simple minded that blindly support them.
Change the law?
Just say now!
Lean_Raptor

Oklahoma City, OK

#17 Aug 28, 2010
"controlled and dangerous substance"? Controlled yes, but dangerous, what a joke. Like most comments, I agree that this was a big waste of tax payers dollars.
Tuna Boat

Montgomery, AL

#18 Aug 28, 2010
Are you smarter than a second grader? I don't have a problem with the pot. But to be honest with you, if your not smart enough to grow it out of sight and mind of others you shouldn't be dealing with it. The O.B.N. has been doing fly over's for decades and busting people. What we're you thinking?

JQG

Since: Aug 10

Dallas, TX

#19 Aug 28, 2010
Ghost of Thomas Jefferson wrote:
It is a travesty of justice that we as members of a "free" society may not determine for ourselves what substances to put in our bodies. The illegal drugs today were not illegal for the first 130 years of our country, and society did not implode. We can not afford to continue down this path. Science is ignored and emotional rhetoric to the brainwashed perpetuates this absurdity. Substance abuse is a health issue, and should not be treated criminally. Let us allow the natural consequences to be the consequences (cirrhosis from alcohol abuse, lung cancer from tobacco abuse) without destroying lives and our economy by introducing productive citizens into the penal system.
As a Christian, it is paradoxical that the evangelicals seem to think that Christ wants people to be denied freedom for issues not even addressed in the bible.
The most dangerous thing about drugs are the irresponsible laws and the simple minded that blindly support them.
Change the law?
Just say now!
Well said indeed! Once the eyes are open it is impossible to go back to sleep on this issue. Would these irresponsible laws have been adopted had the criminalization of Cannabis not been such a money maker for the state and/or country by incarcerating "productive citizens into the penal system"? And is it not imperative, now more than ever with the current economic crisis, to begin to listen to the science and what it is telling us about marijuana? Is it not time to begin to envision the number of jobs and amount of state revenue that could be generated by the decriminalization, regulation, and taxation of marijuana? The brainwashing has continued for too long. The facts are in the science.. and the science is telling us that this plant is less harmful to us than a cup of coffee. Oklahoma has always been behind when the most relative and groundbreaking changes have occurred in this country. We now have a chance to be ahead of the pack and to help pave the way for logical thinking that could spread worldwide. I for one am writing my congressman. I hope you will do the same.
JCS

United States

#20 Aug 28, 2010
Legalizing marijuana will not get rid of the dangerous street dealers. Everyone will be looking to make a more "potent" form, and it will begin a war between different suppliers over who's is better. You'll still have the same problems we have now, they are just going to be fueled by different motives.
Lt Dangle

Oklahoma City, OK

#21 Aug 28, 2010
Excellent work. There should be some heroism and valor awards handed out over this one.

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