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10.25.2016

Let's Analyse This, Shall We?


Baltimore Sun — A Connecticut man was charged with drug possession Saturday after Maryland State Police say they found 124 pounds of marijuana in his car.

John Paul Demorest, 67, of Waterbury, also faces drug kingpin charges and is being held at a Baltimore County jail on a $1 million bond. No attorney was listed in court records.

Police said that shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday, officers pulled over a Chrysler minivan on northbound Interstate 95 near White Marsh, which was going above the speed limit. The trooper saw "several indicators of criminal activity" and called for a K-9 to inspect the car.

The K-9 alerted officers to the presence of drugs, and police said five loaded trash bags containing suspected marijuana were found in the van. The street value of the marijuana is about $620,000, police said.

So what have we learned?

(1) There actually is a charge in Maryland called "Drug Kingpin"? That's a first. And you know, that's not a bad charge as charges go.  If the government is going to go after someone its only fair they formally call him a "Kingpin". I'd probably get a tattoo of the name later on.
(2) That phrase "several indicators of criminal activity" needs some exploring. They stopped a guy for speeding and then detained him on a drug investigation. That detention is only legal if they developed a reasonable suspicion in order to hold him for the drug dog. If they didn't have it, this guy is going free.
(3) Everyone have confidence in a "drug dog"?
(4) Why in the world are you speeding with 124 pounds of weed in the vehicle? That's enough to get his Kingpin card revoked. And if that's not enough, driving a Chrysler minivan should be.
(5) A million dollar bond? You kidding me? The Fort Worth middle school teacher charged with double murder has a million dollar bond.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

I thought I was pretty good in the movie "Kingpin".

Just take a look at how I developed Ishmael to success.

Double Fake Roy Munson

Sam Brows said...

if the cops can prove to me that the dog has never once licked his own butt i'm in on the drug dog; HOWEVER, if not, i'm out. Also, that said, $600K in dope...that guy ain't going free. The system will find a way to incarcerate him.

Anonymous said...

I usually don't like copspeak, and I take some issue with the non-specific nature of their statements, but in this case that much pot is going to put out some serious stank. I can totally see them justifying the delay for the dogs.

If I was his lawyer I' give it a shot, but he's done.

Rage

Anonymous said...

3...2....1 until, "if you don't want to be pulled over and searched, don't break the law"!

Anonymous said...

"Drug Dog" clawed the shit out of my Escalade last year. Not a damned thing was found. I asked the cop "who is gonna pay for the scratches?" He laughed and said "you are Mister." I'll kick the holy hell outta the damned dog if that ever happens again. And before all you fat assed cops say, "Thats assault!!...Do I not have the right to protect my property from destruction?

Anonymous said...

124lbs of tweeds recovered. However, only 5lbs of tweeds will be left to present at trial.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget that Walter White on Breaking Bad drove a sh!t box Pontiac Aztec. He later got a Chrysler 300 sedan with the Hemi package. So you can't judge a "Kingpin" on what vehicle they drive.

DF King Karl Klement
Where you can get the best deal on a Chrysler.

Anonymous said...

I had no idea Red Malone moved up North!

-buyerninety

Anonymous said...

Pretty sure the actual Kingpin is not the guy moving the weed in the mini-van. Proper charge would be Drug Courier but that doesn't sound near as cool as Kingpin.

Anonymous said...

Don't drive a drug dealer negro wagon and you might not get treated like one!

Anonymous said...

Street value of weed: 62,000,000 pennies
Bond set: 100,000,000 pennies

DF Decatur Penny Mom

Anonymous said...

I trust the drug dog.

My K9 never licked himself.

Anonymous said...

Brandon Davis would have shot his tires off from a water tower.

Anonymous said...

That would provide every person in America enough money for a year supply of weed!

DF Bad at Math Lottery Guy

Anonymous said...

I feel the need for weed!

DF Top Gun

Anonymous said...

I say legalize weed, cocaine, heroin and meth...the herd needs thinning of the dumb and stupid.

Anonymous said...

4:07, go apply an equal amount of scratches on the Trooper's door. See what he says then.

Anonymous said...

Legalize marijuana now. This is out of control. You are a kingpin, in wise county, if you have a joint in your pocket. We need to stand up and make it legal in Texas. DFW Norml has a global March this Saturday in Dallas. Come on out and support the cause. We will be there.

Anonymous said...

It's a plant and nobody dies

Anonymous said...

Maryland is awash in ACTUAL drugs and people are dying right and left. It is silly that they harsh on weed so bad but that is probably the reason why.