Drug busts bring in 294 pot plants

Drug busts bring in 294 pot plants

There are 74 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Feb 6, 2009, titled Drug busts bring in 294 pot plants. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

Seven people are facing numerous felony drug charges in connection with five separate marijuana growing operations in Kent County.

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“Dude, Where's my car?”

Since: Jan 08

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#63 Feb 8, 2009
GR Pete wrote:
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Start your own garden.
And then get busted. We all know how dangerous those weekend gardeners are! LOL. What a total waste of law enforcement resources.

“love, loyalty, friendship”

Since: Sep 08

Dutchville

#64 Feb 8, 2009
We can just stand in our backyard and smell the breeze coming over the fence from our neighbors.... mmmmmm. Contact buzz.
redhair bud

Lansing, MI

#65 Feb 8, 2009
It makes better sense to use police manpower to serve & protect on the streets, not with covert operations that will never prevent the cultivation, sales or use of marijuana.
People risk jail time because there is a high demand (no pun intended)and the profits make it worth the criminal record. If I had the land I'd plant my own garden with the vegetables and use the steady income to pay my rising taxes, utilities and medical insurance premium.
Maintaining that marijuana is harmful is sheer nonsense. It's personal choice. Scare tactics haven't worked so the possibility of losing a job is the only way to prevent the otherwise law-abiding responsible taxpayer from partaking in smoking natures bountiful herb. Employers drug tests are an infringement of our activities during personal time - that should be illegal. Because a pee test shows positive for weekend pleasure does not mean that an employee is using on the job, slacks off or doesn't adhere to safety. I worry more about the guy reeking of booze or so hungover his performance is affected.
Decriminalization of marijuana should be an immediate priority at the national level and use the taxes imposed toward our nations debts!
jim

Littleton, CO

#66 Feb 8, 2009
Anthony wrote:
Two jars missing... how odd.
The way they count it, is, two for you, one for me, two for you, one for me, and the rest goes to evidence!
justin

Grand Rapids, MI

#67 Feb 8, 2009
watch the history channel on drugs and you will find out why weed is illegal. propaganda and propaganda only. why would the government make it legal, then illegal, then legal, then illegal? i don't see them doing that with other drugs? meth was legal in america once while marijuana was illegal? that was recent not the 20 or the 30's. in ancient times it was favored over beer because there was no hangover and no side effects. also no way to overdose or become addicted, so why are we so happy about screwing potheads over while we drink like fishes? hypocrites

Since: Feb 09

Aurora, CO

#68 Feb 8, 2009
justin wrote:
watch the history channel on drugs and you will find out why weed is illegal. propaganda and propaganda only. why would the government make it legal, then illegal, then legal, then illegal? i don't see them doing that with other drugs? meth was legal in america once while marijuana was illegal? that was recent not the 20 or the 30's. in ancient times it was favored over beer because there was no hangover and no side effects. also no way to overdose or become addicted, so why are we so happy about screwing potheads over while we drink like fishes? hypocrites
There is nothing worse than being around a person who is drunk. I love people watching around bars and seeing the tension and violence build as people get more intoxicated. Pot will not make you assault someone, cause liver disease, cause addiction, kill someone while driving, or worse.

I don't drink, or do any forms of drugs besides pot. To me, drinking is terrible on a persons life. That's just me though and I probably need to do some time in jail for smoking that joint.
smoker

Cadillac, MI

#69 Feb 11, 2009
for resale??? who has the stash? bet they marked up the price...
Celiac

Grand Rapids, MI

#70 Feb 14, 2009
spartanman wrote:
Has the thought ever occurred to anyone to to take the time to collect the data on how much money is spent on investigating, making arrests, incarcerating and administrating probation on marijuana offenses? Take the time to do that and create a comprehensive presentation of all of the other "costs" such as lost work time, or loss of job, the potential paybacks such as tax revenues and incomes from a legal, regulated commerce along with the real health risks or lack thereof from scientific studies. Then collect the monies (donations) for say a 30 minute slot on national TV to present a proposal for the legalization of marijuana so that voters could make an educated, informed choice about it. Your effort might be better spent instead of complaining on forums about how it's not right that it is illegal and that people should not be charged for using it when the fact remains that it is IS still ILLEGAL!
It`s not illegal for me anymore...The people have spoken. And now I`m tokin.
Dennis

Grand Rapids, MI

#71 Feb 14, 2009
It takes all kinds wrote:
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Why don't you call the police since you must have info on a rapist or worse? You don't! Then shut up.
yer a towell...
Dennis

Grand Rapids, MI

#72 Feb 14, 2009
Hurley35 wrote:
I just recently heard that for this amount of plants the people involved, if found guilty, face an 8-15 year felony charge. Meanwhile they are sitting in a jail cell. But yet Bernie Madoff can rip off 50 billion dollars and he might see 18 months in a Federal "country club" facility. Meanwhile, he is "incarcerated" in his 10 million dollar New York Apartment. Something is seriously wrong with our justice system!
the whole system is in decline!!! Rome burns.
anonymous smoker

Traverse City, MI

#73 Feb 18, 2009
redhair bud wrote:
It makes better sense to use police manpower to serve & protect on the streets, not with covert operations that will never prevent the cultivation, sales or use of marijuana.
People risk jail time because there is a high demand (no pun intended)and the profits make it worth the criminal record. If I had the land I'd plant my own garden with the vegetables and use the steady income to pay my rising taxes, utilities and medical insurance premium.
Maintaining that marijuana is harmful is sheer nonsense. It's personal choice. Scare tactics haven't worked so the possibility of losing a job is the only way to prevent the otherwise law-abiding responsible taxpayer from partaking in smoking natures bountiful herb. Employers drug tests are an infringement of our activities during personal time - that should be illegal. Because a pee test shows positive for weekend pleasure does not mean that an employee is using on the job, slacks off or doesn't adhere to safety. I worry more about the guy reeking of booze or so hungover his performance is affected.
Decriminalization of marijuana should be an immediate priority at the national level and use the taxes imposed toward our nations debts!
I totally agree! I drove an order picker for a local company that I had worked for 8 years and NEVER had an accident of any kind. There were a select few who have never smoked pot in their lives but were frequently running into things( and in 1 incident a lady backed into a supervisor), but because they passed a drug test it was more or less just a slap on the hand! They decided to start random testing everyone and I was terminated for a positive test for marijuana. I never used at work, only at home on my own time. This country needs to get their priorities straight and use the taxpayers money more wisely when it comes to fighting crime!!!!!

“DRILL FOR OIL?, "YES WE CAN"”

Since: Jul 08

Grand Rapids, MI

#74 Feb 18, 2009
In the meanwhile 10 kids probably just tried heroin as a first drug, stupid laws.

Or nothing like popping a few scripts, oh but oh don't smoke pot.
peter

Grand Rapids, MI

#75 Feb 20, 2009
Revolution
whatsnext

Dearborn, MI

#76 Feb 20, 2009
Correction wrote:
<quoted text>It wasn't GRPD. It was KANET (Walker, Grandville, Kent County Sheriff) WZZM explains it better. You all need to realize, they take the dope, AND the money from sales. KANET MAKES money for the police department.
They make money? What do they do sell the plants themselves????

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