Buckingham County Marijuana Bust - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

There are 146 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jul 28, 2011, titled Buckingham County Marijuana Bust - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

On July 27, 2011 the Buckingham County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with the Virginia State Police conducted a joint operation in the county specifically targeting the cultivation and harvesting of illegal marijuana plants.

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Duncan20903

Hyattsville, MD

#21 Jul 28, 2011
So how many man hours does it take to count 6,258 plants? Exactly what benefit did the residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia get for paying hundreds if not thousands of dollars of overtime for counting the number of stalks "eradicated" in this monumental waste of taxpayer resources. Somebody should double check their count. They likely used a PFTA number and just charged the taxpayers for the overtime without bothering to waste the effort.

The fellow with the grow that the Sheriff's clowns didn't catch are certainly appreciative of this idiotic waste of resources, as it will make it easier to sell their cannabis and possibly increase their profits. Don't be kidding yourself and believe that even a single pothead outside of the growers arrested will even notice this waste of resources occurred. It's been decades since police actions have caused even a blip in the retail supply chain of black market cannabis.
Areyoukiddingme

Central District, Hong Kong

#22 Jul 28, 2011
One Man wrote:
Ah, yes, the poor misguided efforts of law enforcement anywhere and everywhere. Violent crime rampant, and these take the easy road by waging war on somebody's pot garden.
But on the other hand, I won't have to worry any more about being held hostage, robbed and beaten, by those malevolent and dangerous pieces of vegetable matter, lurking in the shadows at every corner.
I can sleep much more easily now thanks to the courageous valiant men of the Buckingham Sheriff's Office.
WoW I don't remember reading about all the crimes you are talking about in todays news. Must mean the Law Officers are doing an exceptional fdeterringring crand YeahYYeah Yeh, destroying ILLEGAL dope which is also a crime. BUCKINGHAM SHERIFF'S OFFICE is doing an exceptional job and I think it's great you recognized that. For a STONER without his stash your not a bad person>>>>>>
Smokin

Charlottesville, VA

#23 Jul 28, 2011
Areyoukiddingme wrote:
WOW, all your stoner's are PO'ed because their weed is gone before the big Dave Matthews concert. Looks like a smokeless concert....Great Job Sheriffs Office and VSP..... Keep your weed whackers out and the stoner's angry.
It won't make any difference,instead of buying local they will just go back to buying
from MEXICO,But they really need the money down there.Share the wealth.
BELIEVER IN LAW

Yale, VA

#24 Jul 28, 2011
FOR ALL OF THOSE WHO FEEL THAT BUCKINGHAM SHERIFF'S OFFICE WASTED TIME, MONEY AND MANPOWER ON THIS VENTURE, I HOPE YOU STILL FEEL THE SAME WAY WHEN YOUR CHILD, FAMILY MEMBER ETC. GETS HOLD OF A JOINT LACED WITH COCAINE, METH, OR SOME NEW CONCOCTION THAT DRUG MANUFACTURERS/DEALERS SEEM TO BE COMING UP WITH AND YOU HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF THIS PERSON (FEED,BATH, WIPE FECAL MATTER ETC) THAT NOW HAS PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DISABILITIES BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT IT'S JUST WEED. THE MAJORITY OF OUR DRUG ADDICTS STARTED WITH LITTLE OLD MARIJUANA. SO IF YOUR FAMILY IS NOT WORTH THE TIME WASTED TO PULL THIS SH** OUT OF THE GROUND THEN YOU HAVE A VALID POINT OF WASTED TIME AND MONEY
Duncan20903

Hyattsville, MD

#25 Jul 28, 2011
Patty wrote:
Way to go to all the officers involved. What a sigh of relief knowing this operation was shut down. Everyone involved should be very proud! Thank you Sheriff Kidd for participating in this eradication. Shows you're a Sheriff that sticks by keeping your county safe! Keep up the good work Sheriff Kidd and deputies!
It's only in the failed war on (some) drugs that people are willing to congratulate cops for ever larger and still increasing quantities of what they're supposed to be getting rid of. In the year ended June 30, 1969 the US Border Ptrol seized a grand total of 57,164 pounds of cannabis. That was for the entire 12 month period. Just yesterday I read of a single seizure where they seized 40 tons, more than a 1/3 more the entire year's take noted above.

When do people finally get it through their thick skulls that these large busts are not signs of success, but proof of abject failure?
Duncan20903

Hyattsville, MD

#26 Jul 28, 2011
Guardian wrote:
People should understand how LE calculate the "street value" of any pot plants confiscated and destroyed. They calculate the maximum yield of each plant had it matured in perfect conditions, and was sold at top dollar on the street. These plants could have been in poor condition, and only a few inches tall, it seems to matter more how effective they appear to be, than what they really are. This phony war on drugs is more physiological than it is physical, and the media does it's part in this game of charades.
If you don't believe Guardian, here's a picture of cannabis valued at $67,000 by the North Carolina authorities:
https://www.icmag.com/ic/album.php...
not

Charlottesville, VA

#27 Jul 28, 2011
Happier Now wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry, I disagree - I was married to a weedsmoker.(key work being "was") I got sick of being with a red eyed, pot smelling, unmotivated slug who'd rather fire up a disgusting blunt than spend time with his children. And no he wasn't like that before he started smoking that cr@p. It was just a bad habit he picked up from the friends he made on his new job. The smell of that stuff alone is enough to make you puke! One word for people who say smoking weed does no harm. Here it is: DENIAL.
Gimme a break. You also pin lack of motivation on alcohol. It depends on the person you were attracted to in the first place and his/her constitution.
Duncan20903

Hyattsville, MD

#28 Jul 28, 2011
Happier Now wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry, I disagree - I was married to a weedsmoker.(key work being "was") I got sick of being with a red eyed, pot smelling, unmotivated slug who'd rather fire up a disgusting blunt than spend time with his children. And no he wasn't like that before he started smoking that cr@p. It was just a bad habit he picked up from the friends he made on his new job. The smell of that stuff alone is enough to make you puke! One word for people who say smoking weed does no harm. Here it is: DENIAL.
Well it's a darn good thing that prohibition put a stop to that nonsense.
not

Charlottesville, VA

#29 Jul 28, 2011
BELIEVER IN LAW wrote:
FOR ALL OF THOSE WHO FEEL THAT BUCKINGHAM SHERIFF'S OFFICE WASTED TIME, MONEY AND MANPOWER ON THIS VENTURE, I HOPE YOU STILL FEEL THE SAME WAY WHEN YOUR CHILD, FAMILY MEMBER ETC. GETS HOLD OF A JOINT LACED WITH COCAINE, METH, OR SOME NEW CONCOCTION THAT DRUG MANUFACTURERS/DEALERS SEEM TO BE COMING UP WITH AND YOU HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF THIS PERSON (FEED,BATH, WIPE FECAL MATTER ETC) THAT NOW HAS PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DISABILITIES BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT IT'S JUST WEED. THE MAJORITY OF OUR DRUG ADDICTS STARTED WITH LITTLE OLD MARIJUANA. SO IF YOUR FAMILY IS NOT WORTH THE TIME WASTED TO PULL THIS **** OUT OF THE GROUND THEN YOU HAVE A VALID POINT OF WASTED TIME AND MONEY
Not sure what planet you're from, but most people roll their own. That makes about as much sense as being afraid of a beer laced with K.
cecil

Charlottesville, VA

#30 Jul 28, 2011
Keep up the good work that keeps teen that from using it
Sheik Yerbouti

Pennington, NJ

#31 Jul 28, 2011
Ever notice that the self righteous twits that are against the legalization of cannabis can never offer and credible scientific evidence to support their position. Generally their whole argument consists of stereotyping and name calling.
stupidisasstupid does

Charlottesville, VA

#32 Jul 28, 2011
the gv't can take my weed, but not my gun. how jakased is that?
Just Saying

United States

#33 Jul 28, 2011
I dont want to hear about Marijuana Bust I mean really its pot for s**t sakes.Its not that big of a deal go find the crank and crack pot does nothing to anyone lol....
Ex - Stoner

United States

#34 Jul 28, 2011
BELIEVER IN LAW wrote:
FOR ALL OF THOSE WHO FEEL THAT BUCKINGHAM SHERIFF'S OFFICE WASTED TIME, MONEY AND MANPOWER ON THIS VENTURE, I HOPE YOU STILL FEEL THE SAME WAY WHEN YOUR CHILD, FAMILY MEMBER ETC. GETS HOLD OF A JOINT LACED WITH COCAINE, METH, OR SOME NEW CONCOCTION THAT DRUG MANUFACTURERS/DEALERS SEEM TO BE COMING UP WITH AND YOU HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF THIS PERSON (FEED,BATH, WIPE FECAL MATTER ETC) THAT NOW HAS PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DISABILITIES BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT IT'S JUST WEED. THE MAJORITY OF OUR DRUG ADDICTS STARTED WITH LITTLE OLD MARIJUANA. SO IF YOUR FAMILY IS NOT WORTH THE TIME WASTED TO PULL THIS **** OUT OF THE GROUND THEN YOU HAVE A VALID POINT OF WASTED TIME AND MONEY
THANK YOU FOR SPEAKING THE TRUTH!!!!!
Anonymous

United States

#35 Jul 28, 2011
stupidisasstupiddoes wrote:
the gv't can take my weed, but not my gun. how jakased is that?
Maybe they figure a pothead is a lot more dangerous with a gun.
Just Saying Back

United States

#36 Jul 28, 2011
Just Saying wrote:
I dont want to hear about Marijuana Bust I mean really its pot for **** sakes.Its not that big of a deal go find the crank and crack pot does nothing to anyone lol....
If it doesn't DO anything, then WHY ARE YOU SMOKING IT????
Smokin

Charlottesville, VA

#37 Jul 28, 2011
BELIEVER IN LAW wrote:
FOR ALL OF THOSE WHO FEEL THAT BUCKINGHAM SHERIFF'S OFFICE WASTED TIME, MONEY AND MANPOWER ON THIS VENTURE, I HOPE YOU STILL FEEL THE SAME WAY WHEN YOUR CHILD, FAMILY MEMBER ETC. GETS HOLD OF A JOINT LACED WITH COCAINE, METH, OR SOME NEW CONCOCTION THAT DRUG MANUFACTURERS/DEALERS SEEM TO BE COMING UP WITH AND YOU HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF THIS PERSON (FEED,BATH, WIPE FECAL MATTER ETC) THAT NOW HAS PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DISABILITIES BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT IT'S JUST WEED. THE MAJORITY OF OUR DRUG ADDICTS STARTED WITH LITTLE OLD MARIJUANA. SO IF YOUR FAMILY IS NOT WORTH THE TIME WASTED TO PULL THIS **** OUT OF THE GROUND THEN YOU HAVE A VALID POINT OF WASTED TIME AND MONEY
If it was legal then you would not have to worry about it being laced with anything,
As for the comment about keeping it away from the teenagers how about the acohol
that is illegal,Been smoking for 30 years and work everyday,don't cause anyone any trouble.Can you say the same for legal acohol.
blah

Charlottesville, VA

#38 Jul 28, 2011
All i have to say is, if they know its worth that much on the streets, have they thought about how much they could make taxing the same amount? I mean really, we have ABC Stores, why not THC Stores. I would be more then willing to go to a Government owned store and by my weed legally and taxed. IF it cuts down the price of getting it illegally, and generates revenue for the state. I see nothing wrong with that. Make it pro choice.
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#39 Jul 28, 2011
Anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe they figure a pothead is a lot more dangerous with a gun.
and a drunk even more dangerous, what's your point again?
Just Saying

United States

#40 Jul 28, 2011
Just Saying Back wrote:
<quoted text>
If it doesn't DO anything, then WHY ARE YOU SMOKING IT????
Have you every smoked it?

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