30 pounds of marijuana seized in St. ...

30 pounds of marijuana seized in St. Croix Falls, Wis., bust

There are 78 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Dec 14, 2010, titled 30 pounds of marijuana seized in St. Croix Falls, Wis., bust. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The sheriff of Polk County, Wis., said the arrest of a California man who allegedly had 30 pounds of marijuana is the county's largest pot bust in decades.

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whatever

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Dec 14, 2010
"This was a good case," said Moore in an e-mail.
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Oh was it now? For whom? Overtime recipients? Prison guards? Lawyers? Probation officers? Communities that are adversely affected by the policy of prohibition?
Prohibition is why these drugs came from California to WI. Let's not pretend otherwise. It's the very reason anyone has 30 lbs. of this stuff. Legalize it and no one will have any reason to have 30 lbs., save for retailers or producers. The cost of this "bust" will easily surpass the street value. It always does.
Vikes

Pittsburgh, PA

#2 Dec 14, 2010
Whoops!
Steve-O

Eden Prairie, MN

#3 Dec 14, 2010
Entrapment. I hope this dude walks on a technicality.
RiceStreeter

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Dec 14, 2010
Legalize! Instead of making revenue on pot, the government chooses to pay out tax dollars for cops, courts, jail and treatment. Such is America!
twins

Montevideo, MN

#5 Dec 14, 2010
Good job Polk County !!! Put the dope smokers in jail !
Yeah

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Dec 14, 2010
twins wrote:
Good job Polk County !!! Put the dope smokers in jail !
Amen. And lock up the losers with no self control that imbibe the Devil's nectar.

I say take away any personal choice or liberty we have left!!
Opportunity

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Dec 14, 2010
Was wondering why Zen Bird hasn't been posting.
Looking

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Dec 14, 2010
Opportunity wrote:
Was wondering why Zen Bird hasn't been posting.
She's a big advocate, thought the same thing, maybe shes in on it! hahhahahha
whyknot

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Dec 14, 2010
Stupid waste of taxpayer monies...legalize, de-criminalize. grow up. it wasn't part of a mexican cartel..
hey look

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Dec 14, 2010
Record bust after record bust.
The police site "success."
Common sense tells us that you can't have "record busts" without mass proliferation of the black market. This is a sign things are getting worse in following the policy of prohibition. The war on drugs has now gone on almost 4 times as long as alcohol prohibition lasted. What continually props up this failed policy aside from fear and special interest groups looking out for their own?

It's sad that this idiot had a medical card. It really gives a bad rap to something that could help many people with their health issues. Blame a very poorly written California statute, and not medical marijuana in general. Had the proposed MN law passed, this guy NEVER would have qualified for a medical card here. Don't hold such things over the heads of medical patients here and say, "See!"
small potatoes

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Dec 14, 2010
When will we see "busts" of WHITE COLLAR criminals in the number and frequency that we see drug "busts." Seems government only pays attention to corporate crime if its into the BILLIONS. How about a little more focus somewhere other than pot "offenders?"
What are u talking about

Burnsville, MN

#14 Dec 14, 2010
Thats a lot of geef. His glaucoma must be killin'!
The real - NICE

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Dec 14, 2010
It is time for a change....legalize it, regulate it and let the pot heads out of prison. Think of the Tax dollars saved. Half of the criminal element will be gone from the streets. This is when we will see things turn around here. Criminals making mounds of cash - while the government spends mounds of cash trying to stop something that will never be stopped.
Maroon and Gold in Wisc

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Dec 14, 2010
What about his 8-Track collection of The Grateful Dead and Pink Floyd, who's taking care of that while he's in there.

I heard he made the best brownies in the county.
Once

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Dec 14, 2010
Once, just once, when the trials are over and any possible sentences doled out, I'd love to see some follow up as to why the person did what they did. With California unemployment at staggering levels, what do they expect people to do? Sure, this guy went overboard, but this plant-based commodity is turned into a boon for the prisons, etc. Before casting judgmental comments, ask yourself: would you rather this same person be in line down at the welfare office, or trying to do something to make a living?

Once again, this "bust" did nothing to curb DEMAND for the product, and the subsequent void in supply will soon be filled by someone else as is always the case. In the meantime, the street price just went up,(the less there is, the more valuable it becomes) and violence could ensue if cartels or other gangs see an opportunity to move in to an "under-served community." Fortunately, they have the local newspapers to rely on to tell them where their "services" are needed.
Tony Rozycki

Indianapolis, IN

#20 Dec 14, 2010
twins wrote:
Good job Polk County !!! Put the dope smokers in jail !
More thrifty to fine them a/o file a lien on their property.
bullet651

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Dec 14, 2010
dam messed up
Evil

Saint Paul, MN

#22 Dec 14, 2010
Once wrote:
Once, just once, when the trials are over and any possible sentences doled out, I'd love to see some follow up as to why the person did what they did. With California unemployment at staggering levels, what do they expect people to do? Sure, this guy went overboard, but this plant-based commodity is turned into a boon for the prisons, etc. Before casting judgmental comments, ask yourself: would you rather this same person be in line down at the welfare office, or trying to do something to make a living?
Once again, this "bust" did nothing to curb DEMAND for the product, and the subsequent void in supply will soon be filled by someone else as is always the case. In the meantime, the street price just went up,(the less there is, the more valuable it becomes) and violence could ensue if cartels or other gangs see an opportunity to move in to an "under-served community." Fortunately, they have the local newspapers to rely on to tell them where their "services" are needed.
Why do we fight any evil since it will never go away?
Constitution

Long Beach, CA

#24 Dec 14, 2010
30 pounds! That's it? How much money do you think law enforcement spent on this caper?

The war on drugs continues to be failure, another government black hole. While serious crimes continue to destroy the fabric of society, those fearsome potheads continue to be hunted down.
Justice

Rochester, MN

#26 Dec 14, 2010
What a waste of good smoke!

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