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Sat Jul 2, 2016, 12:49 PM

 

Narcotics Cop Who Ruined Countless Lives for Weed Possession, Busted with $2 Million in Marijuana

York County, PA A California police officer was recently busted after driving 247 pounds of marijuana all the way across the country. Yuba County Deputy Christopher M. Heath was caught in York, Pennsylvania with a shipment of marijuana that was worth over $2 million. Heath was reportedly on vacation from his job at the Yuba County Police Department at the time of his arrest.

The York County Police Department has been cautiously silent about the investigation, and they have refused to comment on the details of the arrest, and how they became aware of the shipment.

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This case is especially interesting because Heath was an officer on a narcotics task force, meaning that he was responsible for putting nonviolent people in prison for using and selling drugs. Meanwhile, he himself was selling drugs and taking part in the same actions that he was locking people up for.

Of course, it is the view of the Free Thought Project that anyone should be able to possess marijuana, as it is an incredibly beneficial plant. While those who would like up morally innocent people for possessing a plant are bad enough, it takes a uniquely vile individual to ruin the lives of countless individuals while at the same time committing equivalent acts.

This hypocrite is currently on paid vacation from the department in Yuba despite admitting to transporting the marijuana from California to Pennsylvania. Heath is free on a 1$ million bond.

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Reply Narcotics Cop Who Ruined Countless Lives for Weed Possession, Busted with $2 Million in Marijuana (Original post)
Photographer Jul 2016 OP
CanonRay Jul 2016 #1
wildbilln864 Jul 2016 #2
Photographer Jul 2016 #3
Wibly Jul 2016 #17
Warren DeMontague Jul 2016 #43
SoLeftIAmRight Jul 2016 #4
Photographer Jul 2016 #5
chknltl Jul 2016 #48
mountain grammy Jul 2016 #8
rjsquirrel Jul 2016 #14
Buzz cook Jul 2016 #36
TexasBushwhacker Jul 2016 #11
NBachers Jul 2016 #16
SoLeftIAmRight Jul 2016 #18
PatrickforO Jul 2016 #20
padfun Jul 2016 #37
packman Jul 2016 #6
Volaris Jul 2016 #55
RussBLib Jul 2016 #7
hunter Jul 2016 #9
passiveporcupine Jul 2016 #31
padfun Jul 2016 #38
passiveporcupine Jul 2016 #40
padfun Jul 2016 #54
RedRocco Jul 2016 #41
passiveporcupine Jul 2016 #42
Warren DeMontague Jul 2016 #53
hunter Jul 2016 #57
Warren DeMontague Jul 2016 #58
JonathanRackham Jul 2016 #10
jack_krass Jul 2016 #12
LW1977 Jul 2016 #13
coco77 Jul 2016 #30
keithbvadu2 Jul 2016 #15
Photographer Jul 2016 #39
Wibly Jul 2016 #19
NBachers Jul 2016 #21
canuckledragger Jul 2016 #22
Phlem Jul 2016 #23
forest444 Jul 2016 #24
Hekate Jul 2016 #25
Ligyron Jul 2016 #27
Hekate Jul 2016 #28
Ligyron Jul 2016 #29
Warren DeMontague Jul 2016 #44
chillfactor Jul 2016 #26
diverdownjt Jul 2016 #33
Jopin Klobe Jul 2016 #32
gopiscrap Jul 2016 #34
Initech Jul 2016 #35
KeizoOshima2 Jul 2016 #45
YOHABLO Jul 2016 #49
Warren DeMontague Jul 2016 #46
Photographer Jul 2016 #47
Spitfire of ATJ Jul 2016 #50
Liberal_in_LA Jul 2016 #51
Sunlei Jul 2016 #52
gregcrawford Jul 2016 #56

Response to Photographer (Original post)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 12:51 PM

1. They ought to let out every single person he ever arrested for drugs.

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 12:52 PM

2. yes! n/t

 

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 01:30 PM

3. One can only wish that would happen.

 

Ran into someone the other day complaining he did time in CO for pot and now it's legal.

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 02:32 PM

17. I agree but

They ought to keep this effer and give him life.

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 05:59 PM

43. They ought to let out every person ever arrested for drugs, period.

The fact that we are filling our prisons with people arrested for smoking pot is unconscionable.

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 01:39 PM

4. 247 pounds not equal to 2 million

 

lol

i guess i do want SOME drug dealers to go to prison for a long time

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Response to SoLeftIAmRight (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 01:42 PM

5. The last prices I remember was when an OZ was $20.00 and

 

a pound ran $300 uness it was really good shit. Yeah, I'm that fucking old.

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Response to Photographer (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 3, 2016, 02:27 AM

48. In some places it has almost dropped back down to that

Last i checked it was down to $400 a QP here in Washington. $1200 LBs are fairly common. Hardly enough for a basement grower to make a living on.

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Response to SoLeftIAmRight (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 01:58 PM

8. Yeah, $2 million makes it about $8000/pound

and about $500/oz . Price for top shelf bud in Colorado is around $200/oz.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #8)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 05:00 PM

36. Over 100,000 grams at 20$ a gram

So the math can be made to work.

20$ Gram
28.3495231 per ounce
16oz per pound
247 pounds
=
$2,276,352

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Response to SoLeftIAmRight (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 02:03 PM

11. That would have to be some amazing weed

Of course they always say the hypothetical "street value" which is bullshit. When they're hauling 247 pounds of it, they aren't going to get $2Million for it unless they sell it a gram at a time with no middle men.

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Response to SoLeftIAmRight (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 02:32 PM

16. Yes, but you've forgotten how these nefarious drug dealers can "cut" their pot to make it worth more

after the pure 100% marijuana is "cut" with oregano or Lipton Tea, they can add more "weight" to the "product" before it hits "the street" and gets shot up by marijuana junkies.

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Response to NBachers (Reply #16)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 02:34 PM

18. lol

 

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Response to SoLeftIAmRight (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 02:37 PM

20. You are right.

In metro Denver, the average price of an ounce of recreation marijuana is $228. There are 16 ounces in a pound, so at this price, a pound would cost $3,648. That amount times 247 pounds would equal $901,056. So, not even a million. I guess the cops are assuming that the pushers would 'cut' the weed with something like oregano to stretch it further.

This is why marijuana should be legalized throughout the USA immediately and everyone currently in jail for pot should be freed and every criminal record created because of pot should be expunged.

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Response to SoLeftIAmRight (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 05:05 PM

37. Pounds in Nor Calif are $1400

And that is pretty good bud, about 20-22%

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 01:43 PM

6. I love this part in the post

This hypocrite is currently on paid vacation from the department in Yuba despite admitting to transporting the marijuana from California to Pennsylvania. Heath is free on a 1$ million bond. "

"paid vacation" - God, I got into the wrong profession.


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Response to packman (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 3, 2016, 08:06 AM

55. No kiddin.

If you or I did what he did (interstate trafficking of a federally controlled substance) our 'vacation' would be 10-20 years.

I want to know who posted his million dollar bond. If him, it wasn't his narcocop salary that made that possible...

This is just dumb. The above posters are correct...we need mass drug pardons, take the money for the war on drugs and use it to build a federal HHSRehab clinic in every county in the country and let those people go back to work and pay taxes. FUCK the private prison industry.

'War is a racket.' Yeah, especially THIS 'war'.

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 01:45 PM

7. that guy has to be a Republican

I don't see that level of Democrats committing that level of hypocrisy.

But I'm biased.

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 01:59 PM

9. Drug warriors are the enforcers of the drug industry, both legal and illegal drugs.

Drug prices on the street and in the pharmacies would collapse if anyone could grow their own.

Monopolies and territories must be maintained.

Ordinary folks mustn't be allowed to grow their own because it would damage entire industries, from guns to money laundering, and take away the tools police use to further persecute people who are already oppressed.

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Response to hunter (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 04:15 PM

31. Can someone fill me in on growing your own?

I know nothing about buying or growing it, but a long time ago, a quasi local wildflower expert who was a hippy type living off the grid (I assumed he smoked...don't know for sure) told me that you can't grow it from seed. It has to be a grafted plant to produce anything worthwhile...so to grow your own, you'd still have to buy the grafted starts from someone, or know how to do the grafting and have the right plants to do it with, right?

Or was he not telling me the truth?

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Response to passiveporcupine (Reply #31)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 05:10 PM

38. That's not quite true.

You can grow from seed but you will need to get rid of the male plants before the females bud. And if you do it right, then it can be as good as any.

But most growers I know get their best plants, and clone them. Kind of like your grafted plant. This way, you really know your plants and how good they might be.

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Response to padfun (Reply #38)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 05:37 PM

40. Thanks...that's interesting.

He told me that when I asked him if the plants I found on a hill I was hiking on would help a friend who was dying of prostate cancer. Of course, I was too stupid to know you needed the seed buds of a mature plant, and not the leaves of a young plant.

He said no, that seedlings from an illegal grow (it had been busted the year before and they cleaned it out, but some seeds must have scattered and some random plants were growing in the area) would not be potent enough to do anything.

I felt bad for my friend. It wasn't legal here yet, except for medical use. I wish he'd gotten a prescription from his doc to try it. He was in hospice already and could barely get any food down from nausea. He's been gone a long time now and I haven't thought about it since until this thread came up...I always wanted to know if he was right about that.

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Response to passiveporcupine (Reply #40)

Sun Jul 3, 2016, 06:55 AM

54. Oh, I see what he is refering to

Wild weed hasn't had the proper fertilizer and care that good weed has. And leaf is weak. You cant get top grade stuff by just going out and picking a wild plant. Well, you could get super lucky sometimes and find a budding wild plant that could be good, but that would need the right soil and right climate. Good weed needs nurturing.

That good plant that people will use, it did come from a seed originally.

It's too bad that many people didn't have it's use to help them back then. It truly is a great medicine, especially for those who need help eating, and with pain. It's the only thing that can stop my migraine's. Prohibitions are never good for anyone.

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Response to passiveporcupine (Reply #31)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 05:43 PM

41. if you are interested here is a simulator

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Response to RedRocco (Reply #41)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 05:55 PM

42. Thanks.

That might be fun, but I don't have that much energy any more.

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Response to hunter (Reply #9)

Sun Jul 3, 2016, 05:07 AM

53. Except, that's not totally true.

Oregon now allows all households to grow up to 4 plants. Prices for legal marijuana - while certainly reasonable - have not collapsed because many people would rather let an expert do it than go to the trouble. Similarly, not everyone wants to home-brew beer versus buying a six pack.

But you are correct in that prohibition and the drug war are a racket.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #53)

Sun Jul 3, 2016, 03:49 PM

57. Give it time.

Our corner liquor store sells a 24oz can of Pabst Blue Ribbon for $1.50 and imports of similar size up to $15.

Sometimes the beers I make are better than the best, sometimes worse than PBR, but accounting for my time and trouble all of them are expensive.

I can easily imagine cannabis prices low enough for farmers to grow robust varieties out in the open, just as they do strawberries and other higher value crops.

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Response to hunter (Reply #57)

Sun Jul 3, 2016, 04:09 PM

58. I would humbly suggest you check out a place where legalization is working as we speak

if you haven't already.

Trust me, not everyone is going to grow their own weed. The legitimate marijuana industry will be fine.

And it's easy as pie to grow strawberries- I've got them all over the yard- but it's a rare june when I pull out anything close to what I can pick up at the Farmer's market.

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 02:02 PM

10. Planning for his retirement.

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 02:13 PM

12. Hypocritical MFer. Lock this asshole up and throw away the key

 

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Response to jack_krass (Reply #12)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 02:25 PM

13. He and Rush Limbaugh should share a cell.

Hypocrites, the both of them!

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Response to LW1977 (Reply #13)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 04:02 PM

30. I wonder what Trump uses..

 

He's always foaming at the mouth.

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 02:28 PM

15. Karma?

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #15)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 05:33 PM

39. Hoping for "Instant."

 

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 02:35 PM

19. Value closer to a half mil

But the cops and the media have been over inflating the value of cannabis for decades, so they may as well stick with tradition in this case.

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 02:38 PM

21. Let's hope he's in big trouble, and gets caught dealing again trying to pay off his debt.

He's in such a hole now that he'll have to double down and deal even more to make it up. Let's hope he gets busted again and ends up in even worse trouble, with no bail and a long sentence in general population.

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 02:44 PM

22. Sounds to me like...

This hypocrite was using his gun and badge to eliminate his competition.

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 03:06 PM

23. Oh Noes! A person of authority abusing our trust.

That almost NEVER happens.

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 03:09 PM

24. A living metaphor for the drug war itself.

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 03:15 PM

25. That is a seriously stupid-looking beard on his face. Sorry, first thing I noticed...

Let's hope California sets up a review of every single bust he ever made or ever had anything to do with.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #25)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 03:53 PM

27. And to think I got a post hidden for saying something unkind

About DWS's hair.

Was accused of being sexist too. But that's ok and you're right about this creep.

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Response to Ligyron (Reply #27)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 03:57 PM

28. Difference being that Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is a hardworking Dem officeholder and this creep ...

...is a criminal.

The former is a somewhat protected category at this Democratic board -- the latter is fair game.

But you can alert on my post if it will make you feel better.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #28)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 04:00 PM

29. I don't do alerts

and besides you're right about the his price of human garbage

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Response to Hekate (Reply #28)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 06:00 PM

44. She also worked with Sheldon Adelson to kill medical marijuana reform in Florida and supports

throwing sick people in prison for shit like eating a pot brownie.

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/on-medical-marijuana-debbie-wasserman-schultz-sounds-like-a-republican-6544176

So "hardworking"? Yes, if the work involves sending granny to prison for trying to ease her chemo nausea.

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 03:35 PM

26. what a slime ball.....n/t

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #26)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 04:35 PM

33. Total d-bag



This shit really pisses me off. Hope he goes to jail with some of the people he sent there.

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 04:29 PM

32. It's OK ...

... he's a "good Guy" (Re: "White" and "Power Structure") with a gun, sooooooo ...

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 04:41 PM

34. Typical asshole cop

they're pretty much all like that!

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 04:46 PM

35. Why does this remind me of Super Troopers?

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 06:09 PM

45. He's probably a Repuke idiot

 

In any case, I'm glad this guy was caught. It's a pity he's not going to prison for his abuse of authority.

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Response to KeizoOshima2 (Reply #45)

Sun Jul 3, 2016, 02:42 AM

49. Perhaps a ''Libertarian" (?)

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 08:15 PM

46. Unfortunately we have authoritarians here who love the drug war and think pot smokers belong in jail

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #46)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 08:23 PM

47. +100

 

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Sun Jul 3, 2016, 03:04 AM

50. "currently on paid vacation"....

 

That's what he was goin' for.

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Sun Jul 3, 2016, 03:49 AM

51. hypocrite!

 

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Sun Jul 3, 2016, 04:58 AM

52. so he's been stealing cash and reselling stolen drugs for his entire police career?

probably not alone either.

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Sun Jul 3, 2016, 12:37 PM

56. My younger son is a cop...

... and this kind of corruption is endemic nationwide; in no way are this cop's actions unusual. The honest ones are the exceptions, not the dirty ones.

And then there's Civil Asset Forfeiture. A polite euphemism for highway robbery by cop. AG Eric Holder issued an order to stop it before he left office, but it was universally ignored. Don't ever try to tell me that the "justice system" in this country isn't irredeemably corrupt from top to bottom.

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