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Large pet reptile found guarding Calif. pot stash
AP via Yahoo ^ | January 10, 2013 | Terry Collins

Posted on 01/10/2013 6:34:20 PM PST by EveningStar

Authorities in Northern California made a snappy discovery during a routine probation check: An alligator-like reptile named "Mr. Teeth," who was apparently protecting a stash of marijuana.

When Alameda County Sheriff's deputies entered the Castro Valley home on Tuesday, they not only found 34 pounds of marijuana valued at an estimated $100,000, but also the 5-foot-long caiman inside a Plexiglas tank guarding it in a bedroom.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Pets/Animals; Society
KEYWORDS: caiman; california; cannabis; drugs; drugwar; marijuana; warondrugs; wod; wodlist; wosd

1 posted on 01/10/2013 6:34:31 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro

ping


2 posted on 01/10/2013 6:35:47 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
34 pounds of marijuana valued at an estimated $100,000

That's $2941 a pound ... WOW!

3 posted on 01/10/2013 6:39:58 PM PST by OldNavyVet
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To: EveningStar

How does a lizzard guard something from inside a plastic cage?


4 posted on 01/10/2013 6:46:54 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: OldNavyVet

Maybe if they sold it joint by joint? Another example of police corruption.


5 posted on 01/10/2013 6:50:01 PM PST by wrencher
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To: OldNavyVet
"That's $2941 a pound ... WOW!"


6 posted on 01/10/2013 7:00:27 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: wrencher

Depending on the quality they can get up to $400/oz.


7 posted on 01/10/2013 7:07:33 PM PST by BreezyDog (Illegitimi non carborundum)
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To: EveningStar

The gator has already died.


8 posted on 01/10/2013 7:08:26 PM PST by BuddaBudd (F U B O)
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To: EveningStar

Sgt. Stedenko, still on the job, after all these years.


9 posted on 01/10/2013 7:17:33 PM PST by Despot of the Delta
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To: EveningStar

They’re probably in more trouble for keeping a caiman than for having all that marijuana.


10 posted on 01/10/2013 7:23:37 PM PST by Tax-chick (Please explain how my being in a fuss would help the situation.)
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To: EveningStar

Dude, I just made a massive sell. What should I buy?

Go get yourself a Cayman?

A Caiman? Oh, OK.


11 posted on 01/10/2013 7:24:04 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Free goodies for all -- Freedom for none.)
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To: American in Israel
How does a lizzard guard something from inside a plastic cage?

Perhaps his owner kept the stash inside the cage.

Perhaps the caiman was hooked, and died because the police deprived him of his pot supply.

12 posted on 01/10/2013 7:31:26 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: American in Israel
How does a lizzard guard something from inside a plastic cage?

You're not supposed to question the news, comrade, you're supposed to swallow it whole with a glass of Kool-Aid. Pay no attention either to any smart alec who says caimans are less aggressive than American alligators which themselves are not the most aggressive crocodilians either.

It was there to guard the pot that's all you need to know. /s

13 posted on 01/10/2013 7:34:03 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: EveningStar

“”The veterinarian said he came in with a poor prognosis and was unresponsive when he arrived here. He passed away overnight,” Mora said.”

But i can get you a great deal on some nice shoes!


14 posted on 01/10/2013 8:26:18 PM PST by Yehuda (If you were to choose between an armed teacher, or a class full of dead students, which would you)
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To: Despot of the Delta

“Sgt. Stedenko, still on the job, after all these years.”

Officer: Can I see you license sir?

Cheech: Isn’t it back there on the bumper man?


15 posted on 01/10/2013 8:31:51 PM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: Yehuda
But i can get you a great deal on some nice shoes!

Cops would never use their authority to profit would they? Boulder Elk

TS

16 posted on 01/10/2013 8:39:06 PM PST by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free
After the stash is sold...you can afford the Cayman, MSRP: $52,600.


17 posted on 01/10/2013 9:03:03 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: The Shrew

“There was a memorial for the elk Thursday morning, with residents laying pine boughs along the streets it frequented.”


18 posted on 01/11/2013 8:06:56 AM PST by Yehuda (If you were to choose between an armed teacher, or a class full of dead students, which would you)
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