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Fri Apr 5, 2013, 03:24 PM

 

3.9 tons of marijuana confiscated by Texas Highway Patrol

Source: Yahoo News

For highway patrol officers, there's no such thing as a routine traffic stop. That adage was again proven true when a Texas Highway Patrol trooper pulled over a gas tanker to perform a routine visual inspection and discovered the tanker was carrying 3.9 tons of marijuana. It's unclear how the trooper was able to make the discovery.

In a news release, the Texas Department of Public Safety estimated the value of the confiscated pot at around $3.4 million. The truck driver was arrested and charged with possession. He's being held on $1 million bond. According to DPS spokesperson Sgt. Johnny Hernandez, more arrests may be forthcoming.

Hernandez told NBC News that the bust was "a big, significant seizure" and among the largest in recent memory. Earlier this year, federal law enforcement seized more than 14,000 pounds of marijuana along the Arizona-Mexico border. The estimated street value of the drugs was between $7 million and $12 million, according to News 4 Tucson.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/3-9-tons-marijuana-confiscated-texas-highway-patrol-191437976.html



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Reply 3.9 tons of marijuana confiscated by Texas Highway Patrol (Original post)
Paul E Ester Apr 2013 OP
TeamPooka Apr 2013 #1
darkangel218 Apr 2013 #2
russspeakeasy Apr 2013 #22
WhoWoodaKnew Apr 2013 #3
itsrobert Apr 2013 #15
notadmblnd Apr 2013 #4
loudsue Apr 2013 #7
Le Taz Hot Apr 2013 #9
loudsue Apr 2013 #13
notadmblnd Apr 2013 #12
datasuspect Apr 2013 #10
notadmblnd Apr 2013 #11
cleanhippie Apr 2013 #19
datasuspect Apr 2013 #26
cleanhippie Apr 2013 #28
tiny elvis Apr 2013 #5
Tender to the Bone Apr 2013 #21
Lint Head Apr 2013 #6
Nika Apr 2013 #8
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2013 #14
olddad56 Apr 2013 #23
madrchsod Apr 2013 #16
Phlem Apr 2013 #17
sylvi Apr 2013 #18
olddots Apr 2013 #20
Kurska Apr 2013 #24
lib2DaBone Apr 2013 #25
TheBlackAdder Apr 2013 #27

Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Fri Apr 5, 2013, 03:28 PM

1. now I have to get a new "caterer".

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Fri Apr 5, 2013, 03:35 PM

2. "Its not clear how the trooper was able to make the discovery"

 

He SMELLED IT ffs!!! We are talking about almost 4 tons of pot her!


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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 5, 2013, 05:36 PM

22. it started at 16,000 lbs. It probably shrunk during the process..

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Fri Apr 5, 2013, 03:36 PM

3. Mary Jane just got a little more expensive in the Lone Star state.

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Response to WhoWoodaKnew (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 5, 2013, 04:35 PM

15. A load like that was probably headed North

out of Texas.

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Fri Apr 5, 2013, 03:39 PM

4. No one I know smokes Mexican weed anymore

They're all into medicinal which is grown locally and much better quality!

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 5, 2013, 04:09 PM

7. Yeah.

That's not something that needs to be posted on a public board, ya think? It will be someone's good reason to stop medicinal marijuana for those who really need it.

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Response to loudsue (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 5, 2013, 04:11 PM

9. This is common knowledge.

Sorry, but 'tis true.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 5, 2013, 04:20 PM

13. I'm sure there's still a market for the weed represented by this bust.

I'm more than sure. There aren't enough tankers in the world to transport all the pot there is a market for, if only it wasn't still so dangerous to be in possession of any of it. States that have "privatized prisons" are still happy to bust as many end users as they can find.

This tanker might feed the prison gluttons two or three transporters, but it's the thousands and thousands of end users that really keep the prison fat cats happy.

As for medicinal taking the place of mexican weed, of course there is some slipping out. But weed still comes in from Mexico, through Canada, Florida....and is grown all over the globe to supply the HUGE market in the USA. A great deal of Mexican weed is sprayed/cut with other recreational chemicals to make it more marketable.

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Response to loudsue (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 5, 2013, 04:19 PM

12. Most people I know have their cards- for all the good that does



They either have their medical card or their grower card. Personally I think having your card just lets the authorities know who is growing or using.

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 5, 2013, 04:12 PM

10. drizzle or dro or kush

 

or whatever the kids call it now isn't all it's cracked up to be.

sometimes a fat sack of some compressed bud can give you a better overall body high that seems to last longer than the $20 per scrumpling of the high end stuff.

and it doesn't taste like it's been sprayed with meth or heroin either (what they call "loud" in chicago).

don't get me wrong, i fart with joy when i see youngsters getting all goo goo with their novelty bud (sour diesel, pink assberry, etc.) and some of it is pretty good, but from a budgetary standpoint, getting a decent quantity of journeyman weed isn't so bad in the long run.

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Response to datasuspect (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 5, 2013, 04:15 PM

11. I didn't say it was bad, I just said no one I know smokes it.

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Response to datasuspect (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 5, 2013, 05:01 PM

19. It's like the difference between drinking craft beer and yellow fizzy light lager made by InBev, etc

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #19)

Fri Apr 5, 2013, 09:29 PM

26. i don't get involved in illegal activities

 

i was just citing anecdotal references and overheard conversations.

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Response to datasuspect (Reply #26)

Sat Apr 6, 2013, 10:20 AM

28. Me either. Cannabis is legal here. Reason and common sense have prevailed.

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Fri Apr 5, 2013, 03:47 PM

5. good

it was almost certainly mexican dirtweed
the truckers with big loads have not the slightest concern for quality, just rollover
some places are flooded with stuff not worth the trouble of burning thanks to such big hauls

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Response to tiny elvis (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 5, 2013, 05:25 PM

21. Ditchweed, not dirt weed.

 

Cannabis rudica is ditchweed grown from Mexico. Also the most common of the dealer's package.

Terrible quality.

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Fri Apr 5, 2013, 04:02 PM

6. Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Damn!

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Fri Apr 5, 2013, 04:09 PM

8. Probably low grde Mexican pressed weed. No real loss.

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Fri Apr 5, 2013, 04:22 PM

14. Guess a plea of "for personal use" is out?

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 5, 2013, 05:43 PM

23. if it was mexican weed, it would probably take 3.9 tons to get you high.

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Fri Apr 5, 2013, 04:39 PM

16. yup....no big loss to those who buy american!

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Fri Apr 5, 2013, 04:43 PM

17. FFS

When is this bullshit going to end.

Legalize it already. Wondering if there are a lot of for profit prisons in TexASS?




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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Fri Apr 5, 2013, 04:54 PM

18. Looks like a few counties are going to be dry for a while

 

Dry of Mexican ditchweed, anyway.

Whatever happened to good old Colombian Gold?

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Fri Apr 5, 2013, 05:15 PM

20. A game played over and over to keep it illegal ,untaxed and profiable for scum.

 

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Fri Apr 5, 2013, 05:58 PM

24. Boy do I feel safer!

I'm glad my tax money was spent on a system that wastes our money chasing Marijuana

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Response to Kurska (Reply #24)

Fri Apr 5, 2013, 09:23 PM

25. Yes.. I feel so much safer now....

 

Except I'm a little afraid of the 3 Billion rounds of .40 cal Hollow Point just purchased by Homeland Security.

Homeland Security just purchased roughly 2,0o00 armored personnel carriers (tanks) to be deployed in the U.S.

Why don't I feel all warm and fuzzy?

But THANK GOD we got a ton of cheap Mexican weed off the street.

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Fri Apr 5, 2013, 09:46 PM

27. The bill of lading and the trailer weight would be the prime indicator.

A large gasoline tanker can hold 9,000 gallons of gasoline at 6lbs a gallon, or 27 tons fully laden.

The truck would have been weighed at a weighing station somewhere along the line.

Subtract the dry weight of the trailer and you have the cargo's weight.

That truck would have to declare it was carrying 1,600 gallons of gasoline. Anything else indicates it's a different cargo.

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