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Clayton police seize 87 pounds of pot

Posted November 13, 2008

— Clayton Police have interrupted a marijuana distribution network in which pot was packaged and sent into the state using a corporate shipping company.

The investigation is ongoing, so few details about the operation were available. So far, 87 pounds – a street value of $400,000 – of marijuana have been seized.

Glen Allen, Clayton chief of police said, “This is the largest drug seizure in Clayton’s history," Police Chief Glen Allen said.

Police K-9 "Justice" and his handler, Officer W.C. McIntosh intercepted about a half-dozen shipments.

No arrests have been made.


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  • coolwill Nov 14, 2008

    I am confused, every big bust has no captures, and don’t police departments know how to stake the place out first? It seem like all they do is get the dope and not the criminal. I think the department is so quick to get their name in the paper they let the criminal escape, maybe to do it all over again.

  • innocent bystander Nov 14, 2008

    $4,600 per pound? I remember paying $60-$80/lb out west. Ah, the goodle daze...

  • Steve Crisp Nov 14, 2008


    "Let me guess, you're typing while holding a beer, aren't you?"

    Don't drink. Waste of time and money, and a clear sign of weakness. I actually have absolute standards of ethics that I adhere to.

    Further, anyone who needs alcohol or drugs to modify their perceptions and behavior is a loser.

  • Scubagirl Nov 14, 2008

    OOPS, on my post yesterday. Was working and being here, meant to say OVER estimated!
    Stupid it's still illegal. Look at how much the gov't could make if it wasn't!

  • OpinionatedGuy Nov 14, 2008

    Hey Centurian,
    [And while we're at it, lets legalize prostitution, pornography, tax evasion, prescription fraud, and speeding.]I am for that... Look at Nevada, they have legalized Prostition, Pornography, and they don't pay state taxes... Hmmm, You may be onto something here...

  • OpinionatedGuy Nov 14, 2008

    I second that rockGuitar... They should be going after the crack dealers and leave the weed alone... Even Massachusetts has made it not worth police time or energy... Wake up and go after the real criminals and leave the weed alone...

  • Centurian Nov 13, 2008

    And while we're at it, lets legalize prostitution, pornography, tax evasion, prescription fraud, and speeding. Like pot, these crimes really have no victim, right?

    Excuse the sarcasm, but 87 pounds seems like a criminal enterprise more than some harmless Cheech & Chong wannabe.

    Good job by Clayton PD and the drug detecting K-9!

  • thought Nov 13, 2008

    ok- I'll try and be nice= my aunt was killed by a kid who was drunk as a skunk and high as a kite. my 9 year old cousin was left an orphan because someone wanted a little fun. THen the idiot said he was too young to go to jail.
    If you need drugs or alcohol to make your life easier or better- then you need to take a good hard look at yourself and get some help. Everyone has problems, issues, and stress. This is not the way to solve it- I have a stressful job- I do not drink- smoke or do drugs. Maybe some would think that is stupid- but I find a good walk or something a better way to live life and stay alive. Sad thing is - i may lose my life to one of these a holes who think it is ok to put others lives in jepordy.

  • Hip-Shot Nov 13, 2008

    "...Tell that to a kid who never had anything growing up because his/her parents spent all the money on weed and good times instead of taking care of their family."

    That may very well have happened, but, the only reason the price is SO high is that it is illegal. If you legalize it the bottom falls out of the price. It ceases to be profitable and the market completely changes. That is one of the chief arguments for legalization.

    As far as the comparison argument with alcohol, it would be a safe assumption that there are fewer alcohol related highway deaths proportionately today than 30-35 years ago, due to changing attitudes, more stringent enforcement of laws, and the Draconian punishments doled out by the judicial system.

  • useagle1776 Nov 13, 2008

    I always like to see how they figure value, 400K for 87 pounds is like $75 a quarter ounce, they are VERY liberal with their estimation, total value more like 250K, and what up with the pic with the dog, oooh scary dog....nice bust, fine, but over valueing then pic with dog, come on we know you are cops, get over the testosterone thing. We get it.