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9.29.2009

Still Dazed And Confused

Seeing this more and more:

Local, state and federal law enforcement officers raided another massive marijuana-growing operation early Monday in northern Navarro County.

The marijuana plants, some up to 10 feet tall, were growing on the top of levees along Chambers Creek, Chief Deputy Mike Cox of the Navarro County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. Agents from the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Narcotics Service and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration also participated in the raid.

Please make note, in 2009 we still have local cops, DPS, and the DEA all get excited about weed. (Navarro County surrounds Corsicana by the way.

They cops estimated the dope (along with other nearby marijuana busts) as being valued at $31.4 million. Subjected it to a 6% sales tax and you'd have $1.884 million dollars.

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well them boys from Navarro County
roll their joints all wrong.
They're too damn skinny & they"re
way too long.

Oh, wait....Never mind.

Anonymous said...

Yeah I love to see our law enforcement wasting out tax dollars on Big Bad Weed! How long is this BS going to go on? The tide has turned enough, weed should be decriminalized or legalized completely.

Anonymous said...

Though I rarely smoke anymore, I can guarantee you that I never made stupid mistakes on weed as I did with alcohol. What a bunch of hypocrites we have in this country of ours.

Anonymous said...

I'd liked to get me some of that weed like Kevin Spacey was smoking on "American Beauty"

Anonymous said...

Wasting drug enforcement money on weed is no worst then our stupid president flying to Norway to try and get the Olympics in Chicago. Its all about priorities!

Anonymous said...

Legalize it! Tax it! Regulate it!If California legalized their largest crop, it would solve all their fiscal problems.

Anonymous said...

Is black on black violence going to be an Olympic competition in Chicago?

Anonymous said...

You can overdose on cocain or speed and get alcohol poisoning but nobody has ever died from overdose of pot.

wordkyle said...

So the complaint is that drug cops busted someone producing illegal drugs? Illegal being the operative word. Engaging in an illegal activity for recreation doesn't reflect mature thinking or good judgment.

Anonymous said...

Screw you WordKyle! Your such a little do-gooder. I'm sure nobody in your family does anything ILLEGAL....

Anonymous said...

Nobody picked up on the fact that the Chief Deputy's name is Mike Cox?
Are you sure this isn't a prank story called in by some stoners?

wordkyle said...

Do-gooder?? That's a new one. Next thing you'll be accusing me of acting white.

Anonymous said...

Hey wordkyle, during prohibition selling alcohol was illegal. But the demand for alcohol was such that a huge crime industry developed around it. Anyone remember "The Untouchables"? As we all know, prohibition of alcohol sales was overturned.

It's sad, but the U.S. is the biggest consumer of illegal drugs in the world. The billions of dollars spent in the War on Drugs hasn't raised the street price or drugs, nor has it made illegal drugs harder to find.

Maybe this should be a case for getting big government off our backs and allowing private enterprise to create a legal, regulated marijuana industry.

chupacabra said...

1109 beat me to the punch.

So otherwise I'll have to say- they do realise this is 2009 and not 1929 right?

We should be ashamed we allow this to happen.

But, I guess that's why it does.

Anonymous said...

I don't do weed. Never have- just had no desire. However, I had a roommate in college that couldn't get enough of the stuff- it seems like a harmless drug to me. I am smart enough to do the math; if it was legal, then we'd have a large tax base...make it legal and tax it!

Anonymous said...

Barry I bet you go back to your office during the break and spark up a big ole Fatty. Remember when you got me off the hook and you were stoned. Good times !

wordkyle said...

1209 - First, if you think legalizing pot will get big government off your back, then my earlier statement about judgment stands confirmed.

This debate has been waged before in this blog. No one has ever shown me the added benefit to society of legalizing another recreational drug. (Do you really believe "more money in government's pocket" qualifies as a benefit to society?) No one knows what the repercussions would be.

The complaint I'm hearing is "I tried this illegal drug and I liked it, so it shouldn't be illegal any more, and people shouldn't have to go to jail just because it's illegal." Followed by interminable comparisons to worse substances such as caffeine, tobacco, alcohol, etc. Not convincing. Your point seems to be that legal pot would be less of a problem than illegal pot, yet no one provides evidence to support that claim because there's no way of knowing. My position is that someone who goes to jail for smoking pot exhibited poor judgment by picking up an illegal habit. Ironically, if smoking pot improved judgment, pot smokers would stop smoking it.

Anonymous said...

10:49 Though not ruled officially as the cause of death, read up on Bruce Lee.

Anonymous said...

The reasons you cannot legalize pot are obvious. There are twelve of them:

One, it would lead to more second hand smoke. Cannot have that, can we liberals?

Three, it is too easy to grow. Nobody would buy government taxed stuff. Maude, did you water the plants!!??

Six, there are a good many folks who do not smoke it now, but would if it were legal. I have seen stoned people. Had to be around them. We do not need more. Or drunks.

Seven, more pot smoking would enlarge the carbon footprint of the US. Cannot have that, can we liberals?

Nine, there are many folks that cannot handle any kind of smoke. That makes pot a profiler. Not PC.

Eleven, everybody, and I mean everybody, wants there sh%t to flow. That means you do not want a stoned plumber coming to your house.

Twelve, drying it uses too much energy that we don't have. Makes "them Muslims" rich.

So there you go. Twelve reasons not to legalize the evil weed. Until next time, keep it on the straight and narrow.

Maude!!!! Bring me a beer and some matches!!!

Anonymous said...

As I've posted before, it's legal to smoke it in Alaska, in the privacy of your own home. I think the Alaskans have a LOT of things right up there. Perhaps the "lower40" could take some lessons?

Anonymous said...

# 13 - makes you lose count of what you were counting

I know it seems redundant to point out the obvious, but the stoners might have missed that subtle bit of humor
Wait...what?!

Anonymous said...

1:48 "...the lower 40"?

Anonymous said...

If you think pot does not cause lots of damage, I have a brother you can take care of for awhile.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I meant the lower 48---hit the wrong number key!

Anonymous said...

2:36Pm yeah I heard it slows your reflexes:)

Anonymous said...

209 would your brother be bringing plenty of weed with him..?

Anonymous said...

3:03....Nah, he has lost everything so if there is going to be weed, you are going to have to supply it. There is nothing left of a promising career and a promising life.

Anonymous said...

The government drove me to grow and consume my own tobacco. Oh yeah, I grow and consume my own tomatoes. Sometimes turnips. I might decide to eat poke salad next year.

Some, all or none of these things may or may not be good/poor decisions. There is no clause in the constitution that says someone in Washington ought to decide what I should or shouldn't do in the privacy of my home.

Freedom means all the way free, not free to do what someone else thinks I should.

This has become a stupid excuse of the great country it once was, and the whole liberal mindset has caused it. I'm talking to you, BG.

Thanks a lot, Butt-Head

Anonymous said...

We aren't going to legalize it becaue it would put too many people out of work.

We aren't even going to move from jail time to fines, because that would put too many people out of work.

Kip said...

I knew a guy who was busted for growing. He had three small plants. The cops pulled up the plants and a five pound root ball on each made it over some limit. He got his convection overturned because of that.

Word- what do you think Bob has in that pipe? The Church would like you to stop blaspheming. Your wing-nut sensibilities are an affront to the Sub-Genius mind. Were you always this up-tight or did you grow into a cranky old man?

Anonymous said...

Do not ever try to work with a pot head;you will never get through.Not to say anything about dangerous.If your brother knows mine he can go to Dallas and untangel the last unfinished twelve subjects we spoke about the last time we talked for five minutes.As to more tax money;It would just go in the bottomless pit we call congress.

Anonymous said...

Barry, are you really so naive as to think that your 1.8 mil tax figure even remotely enters into this calculus? What do you suppose happens to 30 million bucks worth of pot? Do you really believe it gets destroyed in the name of justice? If you do, then it's obvious you don't have a clue how the world works.

An enlightening story:
Some years ago I was arrested for cultivating the evil weed. Farmers know the approximate yield of crops in the field. (and that's a good rhyme, by the way) What I know to have been a solid 8-10 lb crop was presented to the DA as 4 oz. Which of course begs the question: Who skoked and/or sold the rest of my marijuane? Why, the very same cops who stole it from me at gunpoint, of course.

The sooner you wrap your mind around the fact that people are simply corrupt, especially those with power over others, the sooner you may possibly engage in some meaningful attempt at straightening things out rather than this childish amazement at injustice that you exhibit here from time to time.

Call a spade a spade every now and again. It's liberating.

Anonymous said...

WWJLD..What Would John Lanier DO..??

wordkyle said...

Kip - Your ignorance of church dogma is showing. To quote Rev. Ivan Stang's The Subgenius Psychlopaedia of Slack: "The pipe does NOT contain drugs...The very smart like pot because it makes them feel dumber. The very dumb like pot because it makes them feel smarter. The Church helps prevent smart people from thinking they're smarter than they are, and it helps prevent dumb people from thinking they're dumber than they are." Enlightened members of the Church have slack - they don't need pot.

P.S. Interesting that you think I'm up-tight or cranky. Based on my comments on someone's blog. On the internets. Sad, sad Kip.

Anonymous said...

and we crash cars more often while texting than a DWI..... go grasshopper.