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Private Plane Pilots Face Warrantless Searches For Marijuana

Category: News | Posted on Tue, September, 10th 2013 by THCFinder
no-warrant-neededPrivate plane pilots, especially those traveling to or through states with relaxed marijuana laws, are being subjected to warrantless searches by state and federal law enforcement, the Toledo Blade reported Monday.
 
The newspaper reported that the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, which represents small plane owners and operators across the country, said it had received dozens of complaints from members “subjected to random searches” by Customs officers, local police, or both.
 
“None of the stops resulted in anything being found,” said Steve Hedges, a spokesman for the owners and pilots association. “In most cases, the pilots were stopped and held while their planes were searched… I’m told one pilot was asleep in a motel room with his wife when agents kicked the door down and took them back out to the airport to search his plane, only to find nothing there.”
 
Hedges said the pilots’ group has filed Freedom of Information Act requests for documentation justifying the searches, but didn’t expect to get a response for months.
 
The Blade also cited a June blog entry by the editor of Flying magazine, Robert Goyer, where Goyer described email and phone conversations with an unnamed “law enforcement source… who is knowledgeable about aviation matters” who described his 2009 training to participate in a federal drug interdiction program targeting private pilots. That source said he was taught pilots were to be treated as though they had no right to refuse a search.
 
“What they taught law enforcement officers and agents was that all aircraft can be detained since they fall under the… authority of the FAA [Federal Aviation Administration],” Goyer quoted the source. “This, in effect, gives them complete search authority of any aircraft.”
 
Goyer described the training as an “aviation drug interdiction” class sponsored by a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) office. The training was conducted by two agents, one from Homeland Security and one from Customs and Border Patrol, the source said.
 

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Category: Nugs | Posted on Tue, September, 10th 2013 by THCFinder

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Image on social media leads to marijuana arrest for 17-year-old

Category: News | Posted on Tue, September, 10th 2013 by THCFinder
girl-arrested-over-weed-pictureAs the nation debates federal surveillance of the internet, local law enforcement is beginning to use spying on social media to combat marijuana.
 
A 17-year-old girl was charged by the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office after a photo of marijuana on Instagram triggered an investigation. The minor, whose name is being withheld due to her age, was arrested September 3rd at 5:04pm and charged with possession of marijuana.
 
A Detective with the Narcotics Division claims to have observed suspects with what he believed to be marijuana while viewing social media images. Detectives found her at a residence and issued her a summons to appear on December 11, 2013.
 
This incident comes in the wake of revelations that the Drug Enforcement Administration is funneling intelligence reports, wiretaps, and intercepts to local authorities to aid in launching investigations against ordinary citizens. The report also says law enforcement agents have been directed to mislead judges as to how the investigation began.
 

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Category: Nugs | Posted on Mon, September, 9th 2013 by THCFinder

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Pot activists give away free marijuana joints to protest taxes

Category: News | Posted on Mon, September, 9th 2013 by THCFinder
giving-away-free-jointsMarijuana activists are giving out free joints Monday in Denver to protest plans to tax pot sales.
 
Organizers said they are upset about proposed taxes on recreational marijuana and will protest by passing out as many as 4,000 marijuana cigarettes during Monday’s anti-Proposition AA rally in Denver, Fox affiliate KDVR reported.
 
The protesters said Amendment 64 legalized the use of recreational marijuana in private for those 21 and over and it should be taxed the same rate as alcohol, not tobacco.
 
"The marijuana industry wants to pay taxes and supports these issues very well, but these measures would simply be too far and out of reach for people who consume marijuana," protester Miguel Lopez told the station.
 
Lopez, who believes the industry is already overtaxed and over-regulated, supervised a joint-rolling session at a Denver park on Sunday afternoon. He said Monday’s marijuana distribution would help demonstrate that an untaxed black market in pot could flourish if Proposition AA is passed in November.
 

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Category: Fun | Posted on Mon, September, 9th 2013 by THCFinder

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