Underground Pot Farm Discovered In Re...

Underground Pot Farm Discovered In Red Oak

There are 19 comments on the NBC 5i Dallas/Fort Worth story from Jul 11, 2008, titled Underground Pot Farm Discovered In Red Oak. In it, NBC 5i Dallas/Fort Worth reports that:

A hidden door in a structure in Red Oak led officers to an underground marijuana operation and more than 150 flourishing plants.

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Brian

Tempe, AZ

#1 Jul 11, 2008
Who cares. Go spend our money busting the meth labs and the ID theft rings. Leave the pot growers and smokers alone.
Red Oakian

Fort Worth, TX

#2 Jul 11, 2008
Good for the police. Way to go people. Let the Potheads move to Tempe.

“Not all crack is bad.”

Since: May 08

Dallas

#3 Jul 12, 2008
I don't smoke pot but this sucks. That marijuana represents at least as much if not more in tax revenue than it's estimated revenue. Legalize the damn stuff already. I agree with Brian, there are far worse things to deal with. No one ever OD'd and fell over dead from smoking a doobie.
Mahin Mobarez

Dallas, TX

#4 Jul 12, 2008
ThomasInDallas wrote:
I don't smoke pot but this sucks. That marijuana represents at least as much if not more in tax revenue than it's estimated revenue. Legalize the damn stuff already. I agree with Brian, there are far worse things to deal with. No one ever OD'd and fell over dead from smoking a doobie.
Theres much more money in it if illegal. Crime pretty much pays and plenty of LE involved profit from it.
Linda

United States

#5 Jul 12, 2008
Small towns be aware of sneeky people that move in large house. Your house might be growing Marijuana plants and you don't know it. When a person movies to a small town they are running from alarge town. Illegal drugs can be found any where.Watch your back at all times

Since: Jul 08

Desoto, TX

#6 Jul 12, 2008
Linda wrote:
Small towns be aware of sneeky people that move in large house. Your house might be growing Marijuana plants and you don't know it. When a person movies to a small town they are running from alarge town. Illegal drugs can be found any where.Watch your back at all times
i moved to a small town guess im hiding drugs too? i think your alittle off. besides if theyd just legalize the crap, the economy would pick up and it would free the cops to bust violent offenders.

Since: Apr 08

Republic of Texas

#7 Jul 12, 2008
Linda wrote:
Small towns be aware of sneeky people that move in large house. Your house might be growing Marijuana plants and you don't know it. When a person movies to a small town they are running from alarge town. Illegal drugs can be found any where.Watch your back at all times
That's the silliest analogy I've heard in a long time. Anyway, if you sell drugs from a house in Taylor, Texas, the city will seize the house and bulldoze it, so that doesn't happen often here. Doesn't matter if you own it or rent it.

Since: Jul 08

Dallas, TX

#8 Jul 13, 2008
Linda wrote:
Small towns be aware of sneeky people that move in large house. Your house might be growing Marijuana plants and you don't know it. When a person movies to a small town they are running from alarge town. Illegal drugs can be found any where.Watch your back at all times
That is what they used to do. Now they just move in an upper middle class or upper class neighborhood where everyone minds there own business. People in a large city are too busy to be nosey neighbors. They will have a meth lab in the next building or down the street and never know it. Or if they do, they get involved in the business or move. And the police don't do anything because there are enough dirty cops to protect the labs and intimidate residents.

Since: Jul 08

Dallas, TX

#9 Jul 13, 2008
dani from texas wrote:
<quoted text>
i moved to a small town guess im hiding drugs too? i think your alittle off. besides if theyd just legalize the crap, the economy would pick up and it would free the cops to bust violent offenders.
I totally agree with you! Legalize and get it over with. Move on to more important things like violent crime.
biff tanner

United States

#10 Jul 13, 2008
If they legalize it they could grow it on top of the garage. Problem solved.

“Not all crack is bad.”

Since: May 08

Dallas

#11 Jul 15, 2008
Mahin Mobarez wrote:
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Theres much more money in it if illegal. Crime pretty much pays and plenty of LE involved profit from it.
There is no shortage of other much more dangerous illegal drugs than marijuana to combat. We will hardly run out of crime to police, so their jobs really aren't in jeopardy. Some could even use their experience to assume a regulatory role in the very industry they used to police.

Crime NEVER pays in the end, what an ignorant statement. And the law enforcers aren't profiting, they are drawing a paycheck. Not the same thing.
Glenn

Dallas, TX

#12 Jul 21, 2008
Well....there goes our taxes in Red Oak....the pot was most likely part of city counsil's plan to finance city government. The ok'd increased ticketing two years ago and look where it got us--good people run off the job.
Glenn

Dallas, TX

#13 Jul 21, 2008
Well....there goes our taxes in Red Oak....the pot was most likely part of city council's plan to finance city government. They ok'd increased ticketing two years ago and look where it got us--good people run off the job.
nathan

United States

#14 Jul 28, 2008
yeah when was the last time you saw a pothead running down the street with your tv? they don't hurt anybody. i know everyone has been saying this and its almost cliche but potheads aren't hurting anyone. there are to many of em in jail and prison. you know how much it costs to keep a man alive, even in jail? we are wasting money! just let him grow his plants. he's just gonna get stoned and watch comedy central and maybe eat some doritos. terrible... i know.
Brenda

El Paso, TX

#15 Aug 21, 2008
Brian wrote:
Who cares. Go spend our money busting the meth labs and the ID theft rings. Leave the pot growers and smokers alone.
Do you think people that do drugs start with meth? I don't think so. They start with pot and one thing leads to the next. So when a new drug comes along will you advise then to leagalize meth? People need to respect the law or move to another country. I am sick of people wanting to change the laws to keep criminals from breaking them.

“Media Lies to public.. ”

Since: Jul 08

Dallas

#16 Aug 22, 2008
Brenda wrote:
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Do you think people that do drugs start with meth? I don't think so. They start with pot and one thing leads to the next. So when a new drug comes along will you advise then to leagalize meth? People need to respect the law or move to another country. I am sick of people wanting to change the laws to keep criminals from breaking them.
that is the oldest and dumbest arguement out there. Here are 2 easy counters to it.
1. Before pot comes alcohol which causes more crime and deaths every month than can be traced to pot every year.
2. if it does act as a gateway drug it is because the people who try it realize that society lied to them about it being evil so they disbelieve what they have been told about other drugs as well.

Remember every time you read about some convicted felon who got out early and killed or raped someone else that that scumbag would still be in jail if there were room in that jail. Room that is being taken up by marijauna offenders.
Sara

United States

#17 Aug 22, 2008
Exactly! The bottom line is that it is illegal, and those in jail knew they were committing a crime when they were busted with it.

These people already don't have a respect for the law (or themselves), so if pot is legalized, do you think that the crime assoicated with it would automagically go away? They would just find something else to break the law over. This is just the thing they got busted with.
Brenda wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you think people that do drugs start with meth? I don't think so. They start with pot and one thing leads to the next. So when a new drug comes along will you advise then to leagalize meth? People need to respect the law or move to another country. I am sick of people wanting to change the laws to keep criminals from breaking them.

“Media Lies to public.. ”

Since: Jul 08

Dallas

#18 Aug 22, 2008
Sara wrote:
Exactly! The bottom line is that it is illegal, and those in jail knew they were committing a crime when they were busted with it.
These people already don't have a respect for the law (or themselves), so if pot is legalized, do you think that the crime assoicated with it would automagically go away? They would just find something else to break the law over. This is just the thing they got busted with.
<quoted text>
I suppose the same could be said about every american who took a drink in our first attempt at prohibition.
Unjust laws always become unenforceable. Prohibition creates crime. Clogs out courts and jail. While violent offenders go free.
Brenda

El Paso, TX

#19 Aug 22, 2008
I doubt that the system keeps the poor pothead in jail and releases the hardcore criminal instead. I sure hope you don't have children because attitudes like yours make for the continued decline of morals and values in our children.
Doubts wrote:
<quoted text>
that is the oldest and dumbest arguement out there. Here are 2 easy counters to it.
1. Before pot comes alcohol which causes more crime and deaths every month than can be traced to pot every year.
2. if it does act as a gateway drug it is because the people who try it realize that society lied to them about it being evil so they disbelieve what they have been told about other drugs as well.
Remember every time you read about some convicted felon who got out early and killed or raped someone else that that scumbag would still be in jail if there were room in that jail. Room that is being taken up by marijauna offenders.

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