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2.29.2012

That TCU Bust Just Got More Insane

The Police have released a report detailing the total amount of drugs "seized" during the arrest and search warrant executions during the Great TCU Drug Bust Of 2012.

The final total  found in the arrest and search of 23 people and some of their homes: 2.7 pounds of marijuana, 37 grams of prescription pills (Xanax, Hydrocodone, Soma, Ambien); 1.10 grams of cocaine and methamphetamines; and 5.3 grams of MDMA, also known generally as Ecstasy (in pill form) and molly (in crystal or powder form).

That's it.  There's more dope on the premises of a Dallas club on a slow night.

But I was even more shocked by one thing. The police decided to seize, in hopes of being forfeited to it for its own use, the vehicles of those arrested.  This includes 15 private vehicles worth $253,890!!!! At least that settled one thing for me: I finally found something that sounds like a serious crime that was committed during the investigation. And that was by law enforcement.

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32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Law dogs commit crimes?!?!? Say it ain't so!!!

Anonymous said...

FWPD have any recent hires from Teneha?

Anonymous said...

Of course they took the cars- You think a cop could ever afford a Mercedes on their measly little earnings?

Anonymous said...

Lets legalize everything and
rid ourselves of the lawyers.

Christopher said...

That is just plain extortion by our government. Lets run some numbers.
$15,000 - $18,000 worth of pot, if it's good.
$400 worth of pills.
$50 worth of coke/meth.
$200 worth of Ecstasy.
Less than $20,000 worth of drugs. Marijuana being the primary one, a plant that is basically just better tobacco, gave the government permission to steal a quarter million dollars worth of personal property. The things done for national security and the drug war make me sick.

Anonymous said...

Seizing their vehicles is insane! The suspects had no idea what they were doing was illegal.

Also, if I only steal a little bit of money from a bank, is that okay too?

Anonymous said...

I'm interested in knowing what crime was committed by law enforcement. Enlighten us, please, as to what law or laws they violated so we can bring in a special prosecutor for the trial.

Moron.

BigTex said...

Took their cars??? This sounds like something John Wylie Price would do.

Anonymous said...

"Send lawyers, guns and money
The $hit has hit the fan."

Double Fake Warren Zevon

Anonymous said...

Abuse by government. No way we can't just leave people alone. Shame. This would make a great place to have a free country...

Anonymous said...

I wonder how many of these alleged criminals are white? Surely none, since the black man is the cause of all alleged crime.

Anonymous said...

5:10, they came from Tula Tx. 5:22 It's been this way for years and the only way it will get better is for the citizenry to demand it. The downside to that is that there are as many bible thumpers that don't get it as there are wealthy law enforcement officials that benefit from keeping it illegal. A former Dallas vice detective that I went to college with in Ft. worth told me once that he should have never quit his job with DPD to become a Bail Bondsman. He was making almost as much guaranteed money when he added the "perks" he got from being on the Vice Squad. With a lot less risk.

Anonymous said...

You seem obsessed with the TCU drug bust.

Anonymous said...

You play, you PAY. They knew better. If they didn't then, they do now. Tough Shit.

Anonymous said...

7:00

I think that there are more of us that don't break the law for you to get it changed.

Anonymous said...

Marijuana being illegal while alcohol is not only legal, but celebrated in our culture, is just plain ridiculous. Legalize it and bother with the drugs that actually hurt people. Reefer madness.

Conservatives...this would be one step towards less government.

Anonymous said...

7:00PM - WTF??? Despite Barry's reckless accusations of criminal activity, the cops didn't ACTUALLY commit a crime by seizing the vehicles. It's a legal seizure under Texas' asset forfeiture laws. Barry's (and everyone else's) real problem is with the legislature who keeps these laws on the books, not the cops who enforce them.

Great story about some cop turned bail bondsman though.

Anonymous said...

all that says is that they did not get the right guys

Denney Crane said...

Don't worry, before long they will take your vehicle for sporting the wrong bumper sticker...

Actually, those hot shit prosecutors looking for fame, fortune and political gain really like the free press; regardless of our rights.

Anonymous said...

Structure (house) fire on W Main street! BAD!

Anonymous said...

Bunch of dope head Crackers..

Anonymous said...

I could see them taking the vehicles if they were in their cars when they got busted but otherwise I don't understand.

Anonymous said...

Baylor alumni gave their players a lot more valuable cars than TCU. Still hatin on Kenneth Starr, Skippy?

andy said...

8:56
you are on the money

Anonymous said...

8:59 got it in one.

The police aren't going to be driving the dealers' hoopties as personal cars. In all likelihood, they'll be put up for auction, and the money will be converted to police use.

I COMPLETELY agree that it's ridiculous that weed should be verboten while alcohol is sold freely. But it's not a secret that it's agains the law to possess it, more less distribute it for monetary gain. (In a drug-free zone, no less.) Use the cars to distribute it, and they're subject to seizure.

Want this stuff stopped? Write your congressman, and have the possession of marijuana laws rescinded. In the meantime, the police are going to do their job, which is to enforce the laws, and take away the tools of crime.

Anonymous said...

Kind of like spending 4 million in tax dollars to catch a local biker gang moving 300 dollars worth of meth.....waste of time. Who is the REAL crook , the Govt, or the Bikers???

Anonymous said...

I got busted with MDMA 2yrs probabtion

I got busted with pound(weed) I got a fine

I got a DWI BG got it thrown out:WHAhoo

I never lost my car

Anonymous said...

It's a lot quieter in the neighborhood with those kids gone. More parking, too.

Anonymous said...

Why these crimes don't result in steep fines (enough to make Mom and Dad suffer) blows my mind.

We can't afford to incarcerate them! Court cost etc will far exceed the crime.

We need to turn these crimes into a revenue stream for the state.

Anonymous said...

If it were $250,000 worth of drugs found in a $1000 hoopty, would that make you happy? Just because the drugs found weren't equal to the value of the vehicles, doesn't change things. If the property was used during the commission of a crime (drugs being sold out of the car) then it is reasonable to justify taking that property from the person committing the crime.

~Law Dog

Anonymous said...

Law dawg don't come around here!

Anonymous said...

everyone knows the police always have the best drugs they keep 20% at least from every bust for them selves any of them that say otherwise is a damn liar.