Archive for Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Baldwin City police arrest two Baker students for growing marijuana

September 9, 2009

Baldwin City police arrested two Baker University students Tuesday afternoon after a marijuana growing operation was found in their home in the 400 block of Eisenhower.

Interim Police Chief Greg Neis said officers obtained information about the operation and a search warrant.

“Twenty-eight growing marijuana plants of various heights were seized, along with grow lights and other paraphernalia,” said Neis.

Among the charges the pair faces are possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a school, no drug stamp and possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest was made east of Baldwin Junior High School.

The search warrant was executed at 1 p.m. and the 24- and 20-year-old males were taken to Douglas County Jail. Neis took the reports to the Douglas County Attorney’s office Wednesday.

Comments

greyghost 5 years, 3 months ago

I bet they voted for the Bond Issue as well.

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Spiderpig 5 years, 3 months ago

I bet they voted for their favorite Dorito commercial.

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TeaBagger 5 years, 3 months ago

Well, you gotta pay for the electric bill for the grow lights somehow.

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scottdavene 5 years, 3 months ago

Marijuana prohibition has been a total failure and is perhaps this country's greatest mistake. Not only has it created criminals out of nearly a third of the country's populace, it costs our society billions of dollars every year, creates a strain on our prison system, and has little or no effect on marijuana use in the US. In some cases, prosecuting marijuana use has turned non-violent, middle class kids into violent and unpredictable, career criminals. Once a person has a criminal conviction on their record, they are far less likely to find a good job and become a useful member of society. Other countries with more liberal drug laws have much lower rates of drug addiction among their people. I invite you to my web-page devoted to raising awareness on the assault on our civil liberties: http://freethegods.blogspot.com/

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hipgrrrrl 5 years, 3 months ago

Puh-leeeease. I understand there are plenty of people who are for the legalization of marijuana. I also understand that there are many of us that prefer not to be surrounded by potheads at every turn.

The above claim by scottdavene stating "In some cases, prosecuting marijuana has turned non-violent, middle class kids into violent and unpredictable, career criminals" is ridiculous. In addition, there are plenty of people in the world who don't have what most of us would consider a "...good job..." but somehow manage to be useful members of society - go figure. I would assume that some of them even manage to do so without tokin' up on a regular basis.

Frankly, I don't understand why it's so difficult for people to obey the law. If something is illegal, don't do it. Fight for the right to do it if it's that important, but don't blame the system for your own lack of self control and/or common sense. Sheesh.

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greyghost 5 years, 3 months ago

I am not a pot head, but I understand what scottdavene is saying. Our jails are being filled up with not violent criminals such as these two. If these two boys are convicted, they will most definitely serve time for it. Is it against the law what they did? Of course, but is it worse than someone drinking and driving and hurting/killing someone? I don't think so.

Now if the story were that these two were selling nickel bags to junior high kids, I'd say lock 'em up!

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greyghost 5 years, 3 months ago

Just check out LJWorld.com: http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2009/sep/09/baldwin-city-police-arrest-two-men-marijuana-charg/ -- 117 comments!

Of course, here on the Signal's site, this story has been pushed to the back page. This is breaking news in BALDWIN, and Lawrence is all over it, hearing about it, discussing it. . . . . .

Jeff, fix your website please. Please, please, please, please!

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BaldwinDad 5 years, 3 months ago

I also agree with scottdavene, but then the problem is as long as it's illegal then don't do it. The botom line is we need to push for it to become legal on a state level so we can use this very useful herb for good rather then keep it illegal when it is no more harmful then a can a beer, in fact less harmful as most studies find. I do think that this is truly a waste of tax payers money to prosecute people for drug possesion of this nature since the concept of Marijuana being a gateway drug has never really been proven anymore so then alcohol is.

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