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  • brotorious Nov 27, 2:32 p.m.

    Growing pot is hard work. Another hard working American getting his job shipped over the border to Mexico.

  • Snap dragon Nov 23, 3:44 p.m.

    "at GravyPig: Actually the investigation into her embezzlement is what led PD to his buildings and the resulting charges against him.ncrph08"

    No what led to the investigation had nothing to do with his wife. He actually was involved in a traffic stop. There was moonshine in the back of the truck and smell of pot coming from inside of truck. PD got warrants to search is property due to moonshine and smell of pot and his criminal record.

  • ncrph08 Nov 21, 2:53 p.m.

    at GravyPig: Actually the investigation into her embezzlement is what led PD to his buildings and the resulting charges against him.

  • Screw WrAl Nov 21, 2:19 p.m.

    Did they leave any behind, because I can't seem to find any anywhere this week.

  • GravyPig Nov 21, 2:04 p.m.

    "So what you are saying is that because he can't find legitimate work, it's ok for him to break the law as he see's fit since "that's the one of the few jobs available"? Same goes for his wife, not paid enough so why not take a little extra from the company (allegedly)?

    Yes I consider it the "easy way". Finding legitimate work is harder. Taking multiple jobs to make ends meet is harder. Going to get some education and/or training to improve his prospects is harder. There are countless illegal ways one can make money."

    You are more than welcome to try and assume what I mean but it would be foolish to assume that I mean it is OK to commit crimes. It was an attempt at humorous commentary to someone who thinks what this man is doing is "easy". He does have "multiple jobs". Guess we'll have to agree to disagree then.

    As for his wife, she is a footnote in an article about pot. Not that her shadyness has anything to with the article or the pot arrest.

  • allen7 Nov 21, 1:38 p.m.

    Boy! ALOT of Police haters on this thread. The police do a great job and I support them 100%. The people who put them down are the first ones who CRY for help when they feel they've been done wrong. You haters: I'd like to see you put your life on the line EVERY,SINGLE,DAY!

  • newtogolo Nov 21, 12:49 p.m.

    Wow! Not even one comment about how it's Obama fault, but all I see is LEGALIZE it. Really?! Let it had've been the other color.

  • discowhale Nov 21, 12:32 p.m.

    ...uh, could someone look could someone please look in their At-Home-Law-Library and see how MANY in a 'copious'.

    As with all things like this, the warrants and arrest records are public documents. IF the 'journalists' at WRAL had wanted us to know how many in a 'copious', they would have printed a NUMBER.

    Or, it could be that the RR Police haven't let all the numbers out yet. Which, again, I find odd. Because they should be charging him with possession of "X,XXX" number of plants. They can't just charge you with a 'copious' number of anything.

    OK, having said all that, do I think this miscreant and this thieving wife belong behind bars? AB-so-LUTELY! If they're breaking these laws, they're breaking plenty of others. But this story doesn't tell us how big a couple of law breaking j3rks they are. I'm guessing, lacking any journalistic proof, they're 'copiously' j3rkish.

    But, we DO need to change the pot laws. Legalization, Taxation, Education, Rehabilitation as needed.

  • Rebelyell55 Nov 21, 11:54 a.m.

    ....its certainly as harmful as tobacco and possibly as bad as alcohol.

    Grand Union
    November 21, 2012 10:52 a.m.
    ....Hum, might want to do some research, before making such statement.

  • robbyh Nov 21, 11:40 a.m.

    I think everyone should be able to grow two to three plants .

  • dwntwnboy Nov 21, 11:40 a.m.

    "Then legalize crack too, its even more addictive"- that's silly. Crack can also KILL you. No one has ever OD'd on weed, just can't happen unless they die from smoke inhalation. The point is that we should crack down on the dangerous things- things that can KILL you and make you an addict that will do anything for a fix like coccain, heroin, crack, meth etc. Weed should fall under the catagory that alcohol is- yes, it's something that alters the user, but it's even safer than alcohol in that there is no physical addiction like alcohol and other drugs and no threat of overdose or death...unlike alcohol and other drugs.

  • dwntwnboy Nov 21, 11:36 a.m.

    "its certainly as harmful as tobacco"- when smoked- certainly, smoking ANYTHING is bad for you. Now there is a whole other world out there where people use it as an ingredient in food- no smoking, no smoke in lungs- makes it MUCH safer than smoking cigarettes.

  • trekkie13 Nov 21, 11:28 a.m.

    WageSlave stated: "If you don't mind me asking, what religion?"

    I am an evangelical fundamentalist. I believe that marijuana alters the state of ones mind which is in contradiction to Biblical teachings. To be fair I will state again that it is very hypocritical for the government to ban pot but allow alcohol. In many ways I beleive that alcohol is more dangerous.

  • moonpie Nov 21, 11:27 a.m.

    Too bad he's not in Washington state....

  • corey3rd Nov 21, 11:20 a.m.

    This guy should have had a show on TruTV instead of Lizard Lick Towing.

  • A Pack Fan Nov 21, 11:12 a.m.

    Kudos to RRPD.

  • carrboroyouth Nov 21, 11:08 a.m.

    I wish the police and government would focus their efforts on real criminals instead of these gardeners.

  • autismawareness Nov 21, 11:01 a.m.

    legalize and get this american economy going again.

  • Grand Union Nov 21, 10:55 a.m.

    "Guess the same goes for poaching rino horns,"

    Do you think less Rhinos would die if it wasn't illegal to hunt them? Actually you might be right...soon there would be none left at all as so there would be none left to live let alone die.

    Its a similar problem with MJ.....legalizing it would almost certainly increase usage and the question is which is the greater harm, more dope heads or more criminals selling to fewer dopeheads............

  • whatacrazyworld Nov 21, 10:52 a.m.

    @disabled veteran....I feel the same way you do!

  • OneLove Nov 21, 10:52 a.m.

    "I mean reeeeeaaaalllllyyyy good stuff. Like 1 grand per dime bag." -GASP- Legalize it now!! the price must go down! :)

  • Grand Union Nov 21, 10:52 a.m.

    "I am not an advocate of the legalization of marijuana and feel that the usage of marijuana is morally wrong due to my religious convictions and beliefs"

    What have your morals got to do with what others do?

    That said MJ is not as harmless as some make it out to be....its certainly as harmful as tobacco and possibly as bad as alcohol.

  • mep Nov 21, 10:51 a.m.

    Legalize and tax marijuana. That'll help fix our nations financial crisis
    Disabled Veteran

    Then legalize crack too, its even more addictive, and hence more folks would be inclined to buy it.... pay off the nations debt in no time. That is, if those addicted folks can still hold a job to support their habit.

  • mep Nov 21, 10:49 a.m.

    davidk_at_unc

    And I think your fun.
    I'm sure if pot were legalized, everyone would suddenly get a green thumb... just like in CA. No wait... they STILL have a serious illegal drug problem, and a whole lot of pot shops. Hummmm.

  • OneLove Nov 21, 10:48 a.m.

    davidk_at_unc = +1

  • GravyPig Nov 21, 10:47 a.m.

    "OK, RoRap people, help me out. The article says a '3000ft grow operation isolated to the 3rd floor of 300 Roanoke Ave.' (A lot of 3s, wow.) OK, that's the old NAPA store. 3 floors of 3000ft floor space would mean that old building is at least 9,000 square feet. Does that seem right to you? I think it may be a case of the police stretching a bit, like when KP got busted, and the cops were talking about how sophisticated it was. (It was only 6 plants!)"

    Wouldn't suprise me. When they make a bust and give the "street value" of the pot they seized it always seems to be some really good smoke. I mean reeeeeaaaalllllyyyy good stuff. Like 1 grand per dime bag.

  • Disabled Veteran Nov 21, 10:43 a.m.

    Legalize and tax marijuana. That'll help fix our nations financial crisis

  • NCHighlander Nov 21, 10:34 a.m.

    I don't know what's wrong with people. Will they never learn that we have to get all of our pot from Mexico?

  • Obamadoesntcare Nov 21, 10:28 a.m.

    standup guy!!

  • davidk_at_unc Nov 21, 10:26 a.m.

    "The only reason there is so much money in drug sales is because of the bogus "war on drugs." Legalize recreational drugs and the pushers will go out of business in a week. piene2

    Guess the same goes for poaching rino horns, ram horns, and heck, if we rid ourselves of speeding fines, no one would speed either. LOL." -- mep

    You've posted some doozies in the past, but this one has to be the best yet! If weed was legalized, people could grow their own. Supply would soar. Prices would drop. "Pushers" would indeed probably grow broke. I don't think if you legalized the possession of rhino horns that people are going to start raising their own rhinos, do you? And the comment about speeding fines??? What in the HECK are you talking about???? This is the most nonsensical drivel you've achieved yet! They don't let people release raw sewerage into the water supply. I don't know why they continue to let you post here.

  • mayhem Nov 21, 10:21 a.m.

    Wow, they had it just about all covered, didn't they? Were they holding dances on Sundays too?

  • WageSlave Nov 21, 10:20 a.m.

    Only a bad mix if government does'nt get a cut.
    husk8corn

    Yep, your only allowed to have their drugs. You know, the ones with commercials and half a dozen side effects.

  • monkeyboy Nov 21, 10:18 a.m.

    "On Tuesday, on the third floor of that building, a police special response team and narcotics agents, assisted by North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement agents, found the marijuana operation, which encompassed the entire third floor of the building. "

    so, um, what floor of the building was that on again?

  • NiceNSmooth Nov 21, 10:11 a.m.

    So the plant God created is a sin to you? LOL

    Hey that apple tree was

  • Minarchist Nov 21, 10:03 a.m.

    I wonder why people smoke bath salts. Oh thats right the drugs are illegal so they stoop to more dangerous substances. Im glad dope dealers ask for ID too. Dont want kids getting "drugs" like "LSD" oh wait that wasnt LSD. Get it yet?

  • Minarchist Nov 21, 10:02 a.m.

    Bummer. Oh well keep the laws up. K2 anyone? LOL

  • Minarchist Nov 21, 9:59 a.m.

    Further, we all know pot is a gateway drug. - MEP

    Sorry MEP wrong again. Nicotine is the gateway drug. Then alcohol.

  • WageSlave Nov 21, 9:58 a.m.

    I am not an advocate of the legalization of marijuana and feel that the usage of marijuana is morally wrong due to my religious convictions and beliefs.
    trekkie13

    If you don't mind me asking, what religion?

  • Minarchist Nov 21, 9:58 a.m.

    "Alcohol is just as dangerous as marijuana."

    PLEASE with a $100K reward attached show a study that proves this. No one in the history of man has died from injesting marijuana. Good try. Your religion? So the plant God created is a sin to you? LOL What in the world!

  • Brogden Nov 21, 9:57 a.m.

    Gosh! They sound like they could be named "Outstanding Citizens of the Year" for the city! Let's see, he was apparently involved
    in moonshine, dog fight, rooster fighting, pot growing among other things. She has been charged with slippery fingers! Yep - they are a real pair of jewels!

  • WageSlave Nov 21, 9:56 a.m.

    Guess the same goes for poaching rino horns, ram horns, and heck, if we rid ourselves of speeding fines, no one would speed either. LOL.
    mep

    What? Poor argument. I would say Rhine and Ram horns are a supply and demand case. And speeding fines? There would be fines if you found yourself outside of the law with legal marijuana too.

    Its a common plant, not an endangered species.

  • Rebelyell55 Nov 21, 9:56 a.m.

    Most moonshiners now do it out of tradition. You really can't make a lot of money out of it when you calculate how much you spend on the still, the feed, and the time it takes to make it all.

    OleNCNative
    November 21, 2012 9:29 a.m.
    ......You got that right, assuming he ran the still, making liquor and growing pot ain't easy work.

  • Minarchist Nov 21, 9:55 a.m.

    I agree, that is what pushed me toward Libertarian. Fiscally conservative but socially liberal.
    WageSlave
    November 21, 2012 9:32 a.m.
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    SOunds like freedom to me. I wish the two party sheep would wake up.

  • Minarchist Nov 21, 9:55 a.m.

    The only reason there is so much money in drug sales is because of the bogus "war on drugs." Legalize recreational drugs and the pushers will go out of business in a week. piene2

    Guess the same goes for poaching rino horns, ram horns, and heck, if we rid ourselves of speeding fines, no one would speed either. LOL.
    mep
    November 21, 2012 9:32 a.m.

    Poor MEP and his liberal logic. Only you would need a law to tell you not to do drugs. What else can the gov do to protect you from yourself?

  • SMAPAEA Nov 21, 9:54 a.m.

    Pot's different...if it was regulated and taxed, we wouldn't have spending deficits in the US. Unlike tobacco, pot doesn't give you cancer, and it wasn't made illegal until the time of prohibition, and that was so that it wouldn't compete with the timber industry's hold on paper, as hemp itself is a cheaper faster way to get paper products...just sayin' the guns I can see being bad, the moonshine, well, who doesn't have hobbies...but the pot, if it wasn't demonized, the gov't could stand to make bank on it.

  • OleNCNative Nov 21, 9:53 a.m.

    "No doubt pot is mostly psychologically addictive... but still, an addiction is an addiction."

    No it's not.

    "It costs the person and society in many ways."
    Yep. Like fighting the war on drugs, lost tax revenue, and ruined lives of young people arrested.

    "Further, we all know pot is a gateway drug. Very few pot smokers can say they have not at least tried some other illegal drug in their past."

    They've also tried cigarettes, beer, and coffee. Which is the gateway drug again?

    "And it is no coincidence pot is frequently found right along side much harsher illegal drugs when the cops bust a local dealer."
    You're right. That's why it should be legalized. To keep it away from people who sell harder drugs.

    "Pot smokers are not all the happy hippy humanitarians liberals would have you believe."

    Yes we are. And smarter too.

    Yes we are.

  • dwntwnboy Nov 21, 9:52 a.m.

    "Pot smokers are not all the happy hippy humanitarians liberals would have you believe"- they also aren't all zombie-eyed addicts that people like you would have others believe either. I would rather a society of pot smokers than drinkers. Alcohol is a MUCH more addictive, violent and "gateway" drug than anything, so that whole "gateway" arguement is invalid on it's face. My guess is, along with busts for harder things, not only do they find weed (big surprise) but I would wager to bet if they checked the fridge, they might find a beer or two as well- maybe even a bottle of alcohol...purchased legally. Guess we should blame the state for supplying the "gateway" drug of choice for most people then.

  • OleNCNative Nov 21, 9:50 a.m.

    I am not an advocate of the legalization of marijuana and feel that the usage of marijuana is morally wrong due to my religious convictions and beliefs.
    trekkie13

    What religion speaks out against marijuana use?
    Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. Gen 1:29.

    Brownies!

  • OleNCNative Nov 21, 9:48 a.m.

    Guess the same goes for poaching rino horns, ram horns, and heck, if we rid ourselves of speeding fines, no one would speed either. LOL.
    mep

    Silly mep. We stop ivory poaching because there's a victim. In fact it's an entire species. And speeding because there are other people on the road. Where are the victims when someone is smoking a joint on their couch watching the History channel?

  • husk8corn Nov 21, 9:45 a.m.

    Only a bad mix if government does'nt get a cut.

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