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Private plane carrying marijuana strays into Obama's no-fly zone

Category: News | Posted on Tue, February, 21st 2012 by THCFinder
A small private plane carrying a load of marijuana strayed into President Obama's no-fly zone over Los Angeles on Thursday.
 
The plane  was forced to land at Long Beach Airport, after being intercepted by U.S. Air Force jet fighters, authorities said.
 
The four-seat Cessna entered the restricted airspace about 11 a.m. as the president was flying from Orange County to Los Angeles aboard Marine One, a military helicopter provided for his use.
 
Federal officials said the aircraft was never close enough to endanger Obama.
 
Air traffic controllers tried repeatedly to contact the single-engine Cessna, authorities said, but the pilot did not respond. 
 
The plane was quickly intercepted by two F-16 fighters from March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County, the report said.
 
After the Cessna touched down, federal agents and Long Beach police detained the pilot for questioning and found what law enforcement officials described as a large amount of marijuana on board the aircraft.
 
The pilot was taken into custody by Long Beach police, but his identity and other details were not released because of the continuing drug investigation.
 
Aircraft are typically prohibited from flying within 10 miles of any plane or helicopter carrying the president.
 
 

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Stupid teen looking to steal pot steals a tomato plant

Category: News | Posted on Mon, February, 20th 2012 by THCFinder
Call it a case of mistaken plant identity.
 
A 15-year-old boy climbed into Angela Cartwright's kitchen window thinking to make off with a marijuana plant, but instead the young thief was actually stealing a potted tomato plant, a sheriff's arrest report shows.
 
As he was running from Cartwright's house on Carmen Avenue near Holly Hill on Feb. 10 just after 7 a.m., the teen even yelled at Cartwright, "See, I have one of your pot plants!" the arrest report states.
 
Cartwright had arrived at her residence that morning after leaving her 6-year-old son off at the school bus stop. When she walked into her home she saw a teenager whose torso was inside her kitchen window and the other half of his body was hanging outside, the report shows.
 
When Cartwright yelled, "Hey!" the suspect jumped back and bolted, the potted tomato plant in hand.
 
"I chased him and I yelled out, "You stupid little brat, it's a tomato plant!" Cartwright said Thursday.
 
The teen gave Cartwright the slip, but Wednesday morning as Cartwright and a friend walked Cartwright's son to the bus stop, they spotted the teenager a second time, the report shows.
 
The boy was wearing the same clothes Cartwright had seen on him five days earlier, she said.
 
"I said to my friend, 'That's him,' " Cartwright said. "It looked like he was going to hide from me, but then he stayed there."
 
According to the report and Cartwright, the boy, who The Daytona Beach News-Journal is not identifying because of his age, admitted to stealing the tomato plant, valued at under $5.
 
"He seemed like a nice kid," Cartwright said. "It almost seemed as if he wanted to get caught."
 
While Cartwright, her friend and the teen waited for a deputy to arrive at the bus stop, the 35-year-old mother took the opportunity to give a lecture.
 
"I gave him the 'mother lecture,' " Cartwright said. "He listened and I told him he should be in school."
 

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Polish activists smoke marijuana in front of parliament

Category: News | Posted on Fri, February, 17th 2012 by THCFinder
WARSAW, Poland –  A prominent Polish politician and several other people have smoked marijuana in front of parliament as part of a campaign to liberalize the country's drug laws.
 
With police looking on, Janusz Palikot, the head of the left-wing party Palikot's Movement, took a few puffs from a joint under falling snow in Warsaw on Friday to make their point.
 
Activists at the gathering said they want the country's laws changed to decriminalize the possession and consumption of marijuana.
 
Stelios Alewras, a 26-year-old at the rally, called the act part of a "coming out of smokers of weed."
 
He said, "I am a lawyer and we want to show that smoking pot is a normal thing like drinking beer."
 
 

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49ers Sophomore Wing Arrested on Marijuana Charge

Category: News | Posted on Fri, February, 17th 2012 by THCFinder
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte 49ers sophomore wing DeMario Mayfield has been arrested on possession of marijuana and released on $250 bond.
 
Police records indicate Mayfield was arrested Feb. 14 around 2 a.m.
 
Mayfield was suspended for Wednesday's night game at Dayton.
 
Charlotte coach Alan Major says through the school's public relations department he's aware of the issue, but would not have any comment on the situation. Mayfield will play Saturday at Richmond.
 
Mayfield is averaging 10.7 points, 6.8 rebounds and is shooting .397 from the field. He posted three double-doubles in the four games leading up to his arrest and subsequent suspension.
 

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How an Attractive, Undercover Cop Posed as a Student -- Then Entrapped a Smitten Teen to "Sell" Her Marijuana

Category: News | Posted on Fri, February, 17th 2012 by THCFinder
After spending weeks sharing stories about his life, texting and flirting, one 18-year-old honor student fell in love with the hottie cop who busted him.
 
Working at the Drug Policy Alliance for the last twelve years I have read and heard countless stories of people having their lives ruined because of our country's cruel war on drugs. Last weekend, the nationally syndicated show This American Life highlighted a story that is so insane, you don't know whether to laugh or puke.
 
Last year in three high schools in Florida, several undercover police officers posed as students. The undercover cops went to classes, became Facebook friends and flirted with the other students. One 18-year-old honor student named Justin fell in love with an attractive 25-year-old undercover cop after spending weeks sharing stories about their lives, texting and flirting with each other.
 
One day she asked Justin if he smoked pot. Even though he didn't smoke marijuana, the love-struck teen promised to help find some for her. Every couple of days she would text him asking if he had the marijuana. Finally, Justin was able to get it to her. She tried to give him $25 for the marijuana and he said he didn't want the money -- he got it for her as a present.
 
A short while later, the police did a big sweep and arrest 31 students -- including Justin. Almost all were charged with selling a small amount of marijuana to the undercover cops. Now Justin has a felony hanging over his head.
 

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TSA Finds Marijuana Smuggled In Peanut Butter Jar

Category: News | Posted on Thu, February, 16th 2012 by THCFinder
Peanut butter is apparently the choice of both moms and drug smugglers. A California man was detained Wednesday at Oakland International Airport after marijuana was discovered hidden inside his Skippy jar, reports NBC Bay Area.
 
The unidentified man was heading to Los Angeles, but was stopped after a screener noticed something strange in his jar of PB. That object turned out to be a zip-top bag of pot, stuck inside the peanut butter. According to ABC 7 San Francisco the PB in question was of the Skippy Creamy variety.
 
“Drugs aren’t something we’re looking for,” said TSA spokesman Nico Melendez to the San Francisco Chronicle. “The concern here is that peanut butter is prohibited anyway because of the liquid ban."
 
According to witnesses, the man told agents the drugs were hidden because he didn't have a medical marijuana card. He was cited and released.
 
This is the second time in four months that peanut buttered pot has been found in baggage, reports Mercury News. Both instances involved Skippy. For those keeping track, that is one incident away from a trend.
 
This instance involved just a small amount of drugs, but in January officials at Philadelphia international airport found a cache of cocaine worth $4 million. 
 

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