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Current Affairs 2006 - Police (67 items)

Jan 28, 2006 Delta Police Issue Warning On Meth-Laced Marijuana "The police have received information that this is occurring in order to facilitate a new addiction to methamphetamines in those that are using marijuana recreationally or in a social capacity," said media liaison officer Const. Kim Sheridan.

[If public safety was the top priority for public funds, then wouldn't the public enjoy the protection of a regulated market? If even their pet food is regulated, why can't substances they may ingest be too?]
Jan 27, 2006 Rottweiler Shot Dead In Police Raid On Apartment A drug raid on a downtown apartment that netted a few grams of cocaine and marijuana ended in police shooting a Rottweiler dead when the dog attacked officers as they stormed through the door.

Jan 27, 2006 Medical Marijuna Refugee Steve Kubby Arrested Medical marijuana refugee Steve Kubby was taken to the Placer County jail today to begin serving a 4-month sentence on drug possession charges. Supporters are fearful that he will not survive in jail without access to medical marijuana. Kubby has used cannabis exclusively to treat a rare form of adrenal cancer, pheochromocytoma , since the 1980s, and is thought to be the longest living survivor of the disease. [ Read more....]

Jan 12, 2006 Family Flees Grow-Rip But Homeowner Gets Charged For The owner of a house on Bridgeport Road received the fright of a lifetime on Friday during a home invasion....The 30-year-old is also the mother of the two toddlers, a boy and a girl ages two and three, who were placed in the care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development after what police believe was an attempted grow-rip....In this case, with Wu being the owner, RCMP investigators may have an opportunity to use proceeds of crime legislation in an attempt to have the home, assessed last year at $472,000, forfeited. ...A new city bylaw empowers the city to bill homeowners the cost of responding to and cleaning up marijuana grow ops.

[Persecute, prosecute, scatter the family.. how much more damage can they impose?]
Jan 10, 2006 Rent-A-Narc Takes Aim at Grow-Ops The cash-for-tips program is the first in North America to seek private donations from companies and individuals to offset the costs of new police officers, Vern Nielsen, the board's vice-president, said Monday. Starting in July, three new RCMP constables will work exclusively on Crime Stoppers tips that point to drugs and property crimes in the Central Okanagan. Private donors have contributed more than $60,000 to the $250,000 annual cost of the three officers. A public fundraising campaign begins in February to make up the shortfall.

Jan 6, 2006 Police Officer Back To Court On Drug Charges Const. Sheldon Cook, 38, a 14-year veteran of the Peel force, is facing the drug trafficking charges after the RCMP followed a shipment of cocaine to a home in Cambridge, where they discovered 15 kilograms of the narcotic with a street value of more than $500,000.

Jan 4, 2006 Outdoor Pot Farms A Growing Problem Since the start of 2005, police in Ontario have raided 15 farm-sized pot fields, with each property housing between 7,000 and 24,000 plants. Overall, the Orillia-based OPP Drug Enforcement Section is reporting a 100 per cent increase in the number of plants seized over the past year. Between January and September, officers dismantled more than 600 grow operations and uprooted in excess of 400,000 plants. Seizures in areas surrounding Bancroft, Matheson, Iroquois Falls, and Kincardine are up 600 per cent, Elbers said. Plants cut from the earth by officers wielding hefty steel blades are hauled away by helicopter in massive nets capable of holding 2,500 lbs of the freshly-fallen foliage.

Maybe someday those involved in eradication efforts, will actually stop to think of what they are doing/trying to acheive, etc.. and recognize the futility of it all...but when their jobs depend on not understanding, it will be more of the same until critical mass prevails...

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