Meth lab found in Bonny Doon barn, fi...

Meth lab found in Bonny Doon barn, first drug-cooking site discover...

There are 304 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Jul 19, 2010, titled Meth lab found in Bonny Doon barn, first drug-cooking site discover.... In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

Drug agents raided a methamphetamine lab hidden inside a dilapidated barn near Bonny Doon Airport late Saturday, but the man who allegedly had been cooking drugs there fled and has not been found, authorities said.

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Since: May 08

Santa Cruz, CA

#2 Jul 19, 2010
Ick. Glad this was found, I shudder to think about what hasn't been.

Meth is a scourge.
Gabriel

United States

#3 Jul 19, 2010
Nasty drug...destroys lives! It's good to see a decline in that poison.
slightly salty

Mill Valley, CA

#6 Jul 19, 2010
glad to know that the restrictions on the sale of pseudoephedrine are helping to reduce the # of meth labs in our area. the paperwork and reduced availability of products are a drag if you actually need to use the stuff for its intended purpose of reducing respiratory congestion, but apparently it's all turned out to be worthwhile.
zziippeerr

Mission, KS

#8 Jul 19, 2010
And our government shuts another local employer.
Cook Baby Cook
Concerned Downtowner

Santa Cruz, CA

#9 Jul 19, 2010
First drug cooking site found this year?

I suggest they look harder then. There's plenty more to find.
SMOKEY

United States

#10 Jul 19, 2010
Dah! The entire neighborhood new about this guy! there were compliants, calls to the landlord, police etc. and nothing was done! Gee and then the landlord just "discovered" the lab by accident !!After he was a resident for a year!!! Give me a break, when you live near a tweeker, everyone knows it..Your first clue, could have been the company he kept, the hours he was up, his inconsideration to the entire neighborhood.. you are as sick as your secrets!!!
rinse and repeat

Santa Cruz, CA

#12 Jul 19, 2010
Keep calling every agency you can think of. Try to sound rational and adult for credibility's sake. Use the SC Police website crime tip. Take notes dates and times, facts, names, license plate numbers. Again rational and orderly -- work on sounding credible to the office bureaucratic types. Call cops when activity is in progress. Call Housing Authority -- they want to know. CPS... Work up the chain to Sac or DC.

I agree that this can be a frustrating process but keep at it. If it is all you say I am appalled.
Lone Cowgirl

United States

#13 Jul 19, 2010
First meth cooking lab busted this year?? I've seen mention of a few others right here in the Sentinel.
Bonny Doon is a notorious drug area .. all kinds of drugs and druggies are up in them there hills. Go Gittem! The sooner the better! Giddyup Cowboys!
meth madness continues

Watsonville, CA

#14 Jul 19, 2010
rinse and repeat wrote:
Keep calling every agency you can think of. Try to sound rational and adult for credibility's sake. Use the SC Police website crime tip. Take notes dates and times, facts, names, license plate numbers. Again rational and orderly -- work on sounding credible to the office bureaucratic types. Call cops when activity is in progress. Call Housing Authority -- they want to know. CPS... Work up the chain to Sac or DC.
I agree that this can be a frustrating process but keep at it. If it is all you say I am appalled.
i have been doing all that you suggest. i have worked up the chain to Sac and DC too. i never imagined it would be so difficult to bust two tweaking cookers. i am so frustrated. if i could, i would move as far away from these cookers as possible. they have retaliated against me and made my life miserable. they have ruined my life. i live in fear of when they will break in my apartment, to bust it and me up. all because i reported their activities to the authorities. they are sociopaths.
Brigid

Soquel, CA

#16 Jul 19, 2010
meth madness continues wrote:
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i have been doing all that you suggest. i have worked up the chain to Sac and DC too. i never imagined it would be so difficult to bust two tweaking cookers. i am so frustrated. if i could, i would move as far away from these cookers as possible. they have retaliated against me and made my life miserable. they have ruined my life. i live in fear of when they will break in my apartment, to bust it and me up. all because i reported their activities to the authorities. they are sociopaths.
But I think the time might be right for this now. Write up your experiences about living in this place, including all your failed efforts to get law enforcement to step in and deal with the situation. Get in touch with the man mentioned in the article, Rich Westphal, commander of the Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team. Send him a copy of your statement, and cc it to the Sheriff's Dept. Suggest that, if action isn't taken to clean up this well known mess, there might be several newspapers or TV news departments interested in the story of law enforcement's negligence.

It's worth a try.
frustrated tax payer

Santa Cruz, CA

#17 Jul 19, 2010
SANTA CRUZ POLICE AND COUNTY SHERIFF!

read in these posts that neighbors have complained about a meth site and there has been no response.

I complained about a pot operation for 2 years and was told the sheriff office only received one complaint, 2 yrs. after mine, and based on that 'tip off', made a huge arrest of plants/other drugs/meth for sale/ weapons w/ammo...

Go figure, we try to take back our county.

Please hear the little people! We want this crap out of here and the collateral damage that goes along with it---gang members/drug houses/drugged people/robberies/thefts...you get the message.

Thanks for letting me air my frustrations!
Somethings Fishy

Alviso, CA

#18 Jul 20, 2010
Heavens to Betsy. you never know what your neighbors are up to, do you? But I don't believe for a minute that the landlord didn't know what was up in that barn. What do you bet he got into a fight with the tweakers over rent or something, and decided to turn them in?
WRONG

Santa Cruz, CA

#19 Jul 20, 2010
WRONG WRONG WRONG THIS IS A VICIOUS LIE
meth madness continues wrote:
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definitely. a deranged couple are cooking meth in a residential apartment complex on their backyard gas barbecue, hidden by a scorched bamboo curtain. this and more is allowed to go on at the Mission Gardens Apartments managed by The John Stewart Company. The John Stewart Company's negligence contributed to Carl Reimer being killed here by a gang; they have also allowed this deranged couple -- both meth tweakers -- to cook unhindered behind a scorched bamboo curtain which violates their own House Rules and HUD policy. for these two tweaking cookers, The John Stewart Company looks the other way. these two tweakers are dangerous! i hope the SCPD puts them out of business soon, to make the Mission Gardens Apartments and our neighborhood safe again.
one of the tweaking cookers is a physically disabled woman whose driver's license was revoked twice. now she drives around Santa Cruz on a revoked license, while high on meth. here is a link to her own description of her physical disability:
http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp...
but because she is high as a kite she drives regardless of the fact she is limited to an electric wheelchair.
how long will this madness be allowed to continue?
It is not unusual for attorneys to receive inquiries about defamation actions from people who are in conflicts with neighbors or other members of their communities, and have become the subjects of vicious lies. The area of law most implicated by that type of conduct is "defamation of character", a cause of action which is generally defined to include "libel" and slander".
What Are Defamation, Libel and Slander?
Generally speaking, defamation is the issuance of a false statement about another person, which causes that person to suffer harm. Slander involves the making of defamatory statements by a transitory (non-fixed) representation, usually an oral (spoken) representation. Libel involves the making of defamatory statements in a printed or fixed medium, such as a magazine or newspaper.
Typically, the elements of a cause of action for defamation include:
A false and defamatory statement concerning another;
The unprivileged publication of the statement to a third party (that is, somebody other than the person defamed by the statement);
If the defamatory matter is of public concern, fault amounting at least to negligence on the part of the publisher; and
Damage to the plaintiff.
In the context of defamation law, a statement is "published" when it is made to the third party. That term does not mean that the statement has to be in print.
Damages are typically to the reputation of the plaintiff, but depending upon the laws of the jurisdiction it may be enough to establish mental anguish.
WRONG

Santa Cruz, CA

#20 Jul 20, 2010
I just realized I know this couple. They are NOT meth users, and certainly not cooking
it. I just recently learned that they've been relentlessly harassed by their neighbor, with these vicious rantings. This woman is a wonderful person and severely disabled. I cannot imagine the hell they have been subjected to.
meth madness continues wrote:
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definitely. a deranged couple are cooking meth in a residential apartment complex on their backyard gas barbecue, hidden by a scorched bamboo curtain. this and more is allowed to go on at the Mission Gardens Apartments managed by The John Stewart Company. The John Stewart Company's negligence contributed to Carl Reimer being killed here by a gang; they have also allowed this deranged couple -- both meth tweakers -- to cook unhindered behind a scorched bamboo curtain which violates their own House Rules and HUD policy. for these two tweaking cookers, The John Stewart Company looks the other way. these two tweakers are dangerous! i hope the SCPD puts them out of business soon, to make the Mission Gardens Apartments and our neighborhood safe again.
one of the tweaking cookers is a physically disabled woman whose driver's license was revoked twice. now she drives around Santa Cruz on a revoked license, while high on meth. here is a link to her own description of her physical disability:
http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp...
but because she is high as a kite she drives regardless of the fact she is limited to an electric wheelchair.
how long will this madness be allowed to continue?
WRONG

Santa Cruz, CA

#21 Jul 20, 2010
rinse and repeat wrote:
Keep calling every agency you can think of. Try to sound rational and adult for credibility's sake. Use the SC Police website crime tip. Take notes dates and times, facts, names, license plate numbers. Again rational and orderly -- work on sounding credible to the office bureaucratic types. Call cops when activity is in progress. Call Housing Authority -- they want to know. CPS... Work up the chain to Sac or DC.
I agree that this can be a frustrating process but keep at it. If it is all you say I am appalled.
These rants are false and always have been. Participants to this Forum have been duped.
WRONG

Santa Cruz, CA

#22 Jul 20, 2010
Brigid wrote:
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But I think the time might be right for this now. Write up your experiences about living in this place, including all your failed efforts to get law enforcement to step in and deal with the situation. Get in touch with the man mentioned in the article, Rich Westphal, commander of the Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team. Send him a copy of your statement, and cc it to the Sheriff's Dept. Suggest that, if action isn't taken to clean up this well known mess, there might be several newspapers or TV news departments interested in the story of law enforcement's negligence.
It's worth a try.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE: You and this Forum have been HAD. Put yourself or your loved ones in this woman's and this couple's place, then think what has been done, and been suggested.
yep

Campbell, CA

#23 Jul 20, 2010
It is probably UCSC Chemistry graduate students. There was that other tard that was making heroin beer. Maybe even the same guy since Rice got him off the hook.
Mexican Cartel

Brentwood, CA

#24 Jul 20, 2010
slightly salty wrote:
glad to know that the restrictions on the sale of pseudoephedrine are helping to reduce the # of meth labs in our area. the paperwork and reduced availability of products are a drag if you actually need to use the stuff for its intended purpose of reducing respiratory congestion, but apparently it's all turned out to be worthwhile.
Yes we the Mexican Cartel would like to extend our deepest thanks to the brainwashed American sheeple for passing this law. Small time operators trying to cut in on our game were SUCH a DRAG ya know? Now the Pseudo or meth HAVE to come across the border.
SMOKEY

United States

#25 Jul 20, 2010
The rants about the other couple that have been posted may be false or true,i don't know anything about that,but we are speaking about the Bonny Doon mess.The one that is in the paper.Lets be clear here, there is proof in the Bonny Doon case. There has been obvious drug activity there for quite awhile. No false information, no rants for the heck of it...Just the ending to more than a year of a nice neighborhood being ruined.
TWEEKER

Moline, IL

#26 Jul 20, 2010
Its shake n bake an I hellped.lol

anybody got any foil?

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