HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Deputies confiscate 3,200...

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:41 PM

Deputies confiscate 3,200 pounds of marijuana during grow raids in northern Santa Cruz County

Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel

Sheriff's deputies seized more than a thousand marijuana plants from four sites in the county this week as part of their ongoing enforcement efforts.

According to Sgt. Peter Hansen, deputies were looking to determine whether the medical marijuana grows were in compliance with state laws. Of the 10 spots they searched, plants were seized from four.

"We found three cultivations that were so egregiously out of compliance that we seized all of the plants," Hansen said.

At a fourth, some plants were seized to bring the spot into compliance with medical marijuana laws. Hansen would not say specifically where the grows were other than they were all in the vicinity of the Santa Cruz Mountains in the northern part of the county.

Read more: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/ci_21211450

17 replies, 3304 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 17 replies Author Time Post
Reply Deputies confiscate 3,200 pounds of marijuana during grow raids in northern Santa Cruz County (Original post)
alp227 Aug 2012 OP
msongs Aug 2012 #1
Webster Green Aug 2012 #2
Maynar Aug 2012 #3
sofa king Aug 2012 #4
BlueToTheBone Aug 2012 #9
Reasonable_Argument Aug 2012 #16
DCKit Aug 2012 #5
12ZTR Aug 2012 #6
GliderGuider Aug 2012 #10
rks306 Aug 2012 #7
sarcasmo Aug 2012 #8
ET Awful Aug 2012 #11
Webster Green Aug 2012 #12
Don C. Nuttin Aug 2012 #13
tabasco Aug 2012 #14
KamaAina Aug 2012 #15
olddad56 Aug 2012 #17

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:00 AM

1. great news for mexican cartels, keeps the price of drugs up up up nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:08 AM

2. As if the weight means anything.

Noting the weight of a bunch of wet, unprocessed, vegetative-stage plants is pretty absurd.

The earliest outdoor plants are just now starting to stack into buds.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Webster Green (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:20 AM

3. I heard they weigh

root balls, dirt and all, to pad the weight.

The pejorative "dirtballs" comes to mind.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:24 AM

4. Well, there's always crack and meth around, right?

I wonder if that will occur to these deputies over the course of this long, hot, and now sure to be very busy summer.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sofa king (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:57 AM

9. Don't forget bath salts!

I mean, really. Meth is the scourge of the country and they are still going after cannabis?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sofa king (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 12:50 AM

16. Meh, that would require real work

 

And the assets forfeiture wouldn't be as high. Remember, it's just a business and these monsters are looking to turn a profit.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:31 AM

5. You look like heroes when playing the away games, no so much at home. nt

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:47 AM

6. Will it soon be legal?

 

If local, state, federal govts. continue to falter, the green weed may be legalized to raise revenue.
Govt. has to find a source of revenue.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to 12ZTR (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:51 AM

10. I like that idea. "Necessity is the mother of practicality."

And the mother of long-overdue sanity.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 04:06 AM

7. Failed war

War on drugs has been the longest American war ever. $25 billion a year. Stop the insanity. Legalize it and tax it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:51 AM

8. The weed prohibition needs to end.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:43 PM

11. Why do I get the feeling that "3,200 pounds" includes not just "usable" marijuana, but the entire

plant with leaves, stalk, potting soil, etc.?

I just have an odd suspicion that it does.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ET Awful (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:22 PM

12. There would be very little, (if any) usable marijuana in what they took.

This is the time when the buds are just beginning to form on some plants that tend to flower early. Most outdoor plants are still totally vegetative (unless they had the amount of daylight manipulated somehow), and won't even begin to stack for a couple more weeks. All the stuff they took would have been trimmed off during processing, and (in most cases) thrown away.

The bad guys sure enough got rid of the crop, but the weight of what they confiscated is totally irrelevant.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:27 PM

13. as they used to say ...

Cops have the best dope.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:01 PM

14. I feel so much safer

now that some people can't mellow out.

Thanks government.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:15 PM

15. Wow! I ought to move over the hill!

Santa Cruz County seems to have a lot more money for stuff like this than nearby places like San Jose, which just laid off a bunch of cops.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 01:23 AM

17. 3200 lbs of marijuana plants is not like 3200 lbs of marijuana.

The roots. trunk, limbs, stems, and leaves, all still green and freshly pulled out of the ground might have weighed 3200 pounds. but how much did the all of the buds weigh? Typical cop scheme. I would imagine they estimated the value to be at least several million dollars.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread