Tag Archives: drugs

Posted 4 years ago in Crime Marijuana by Josh Crank  
Fake Fed Truck Packed With Pot

It’s getting to the point where you can’t even impersonate a federal official with a half-ton of weed in your truck anymore. Two Mexican nationals were arrested this week after border patrol agents caught them with 933 pounds of marijuana in a truck emblazoned with U.S. Fish and Wildlife decals. The disguise apparently wasn’t convincing enough to fool agents who attempted to pull the vehicle over on suspicion of drug smuggling near Elfrida, Ariz., last week. The driver of the …

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Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law by Heather McGowan  
Supreme Court to Decide Case of Drug-Sniffing Police Dog

The US Supreme Court will review a Florida case where a drug-sniffing dog outside a person’s house detected the presence of illegal drugs inside. The lower courts threw out the evidence. The case started with a call to a local “crime stoppers” hotline that Joelis Jardines’s house was being used as a greenhouse for marijuana. Following Franky’s Nose The Miami-Dade Police Department received the hotline call on November 3, 2006. A month later, the police along with other state and …

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Posted 6 years ago in Criminal Law by David Baarlaer  
Stoned or Drunk, Driving Isn’t an Option

A recent study shows that medical-use marijuana may be making our roads and highways safer. Whether that’s true or not we may never know, and, at least from a legal standpoint, it really doesn’t matter. A new study shows a decline in traffic-relate deaths in states with legalized marijuana No matter your opinion on whether pot should or shouldn’t be legal, driving while high is just as illegal as driving while drunk Penalties for a marijuana DUI may be harsher than for …

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