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Posted on 05/07/2014 2:22:21 PM PDT by BBell
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- The parents of a teenager and a young girl have been arrested and charged after a marijuana lab was found under a covered, drained swimming pool.
The discovery was made late Monday night, at around 11:55, at a home located 21964 S.W. 125th Place. "This is one of the more challenging grow houses we have seen," said Miami-Dade Police Detective Roy Rutland. "This is challenging because you're not going to smell it; more than likely you're certainly not going to see it."
After police received a tip, they obtained a warrant and arrested Luis Ramirez-Gonzalez and Yamile Gongar. They appeared before a judge Tuesday afternoon. Gongar received a $25,000 bond and Ramirez-Gonzalez $25,500. They both face numerous charges, including trafficking marijuana
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“Lab”. What, “garden” is too hard to spell?
” He then said that they were free to search the home.”
Stupid move. There is nothing a cop likes more than to search with your permission.
LOL my first thought.
The root cause of many such laws. Someone, somewhere was just having too much fun...
Actually they were busted for selling drugs, not having fun.
I seem to remember a movie...............................
Time to end prohibition folks! We got along just fine without a police state before Carrie Nation came along and paved the road!
Making shatter or errl maybe....
Hat tip brother love
Bet they posted bond and were long gone within 15 minutes of being released. If they are going to let these people post bond, why not make it a very substantial amount. They should know by now they are never going to see them again, at least make it worth their while as well as an incentive to a bondsman to want to go after them.
Exactly. Ohhhh a marijuana lab sounds more menacing to society then say a marijuana garden.
You sound angry over pot growers but trust me
Most courts especially federal seriously determine flight risk for bond
Federal prison is 80 percent drug offenders
Plenty of whom had bond
Illegals are another matter
They were preparing it for when Florida’s voters vote for medical marijuana.
Personally I can’t wait to buy some “Baraq’s Blend” when the B. Hussein Obama Presidential Library and Choom Gang Museum opens in Jan 2017.
A poll released Monday shows that 88 percent of Florida voters support allowing adults to legally use marijuana for medical purposes, bolstering the arguments of advocates who have placed a constitutional amendment on the November ballot seeking legalization.
So they never saw Cheech and Chong`s Nice Dreams?
Lab? Yea. Same idiots who report BB guns as automatic weapons.
Will there be prosecution of those who abuse this “prescription drug”, doctor shop, etc?
Might as well go whole hog rather than engage in the “medicinal marijuana” charade.
How do you get a dog to make that face??!! ROFLMAO!!
In Florida you are master criminal, in Colorado the same thing makes you a businessman.
Pretty sure the doggie was shaking his head at the time. Great pic though!
No mention of selling to anyone or finding any evidence of sales. The wet plants weighed 70lbs with the stems, roots, etc so they called it "trafficking" and put up a bogus $250,000k figure. The usable dried part is maximum 1 lb and $3000. That's typical of what one would grow for personal use and parties.
They got in trouble for simply growing 20 plants on their own property. Natural plants on their own property for their own use! That's absolutely ludicrous in a supposedly “free country”.
I guarantee not a single person was ever harmed and the cops only came because of nosy neighbors jealous of their fun parties. The only thing they should be in trouble for are electrical code violations (IF there are any).
I think non-drugged people can conclude for casual conversation, that this was a long time selling operation.
You have no idea where the tip came from, read the article.
I read every article on this case. They are trying to make the bust bigger than it is by flashing the “70 lbs” figure and implying that it is dry, processed pot. The 70lbs was for the whole plants as clearly stated in this article: http://miami.cbslocal.com/2014/05/06/pot-plants-found-growing-in-covered-over-pool-in-sw-dade/
In reality, 20 indoor plants are unlikely to be a selling operation. They would produce about 1 pound in 3-4 months. Exactly what people would grow for personal and friends’ use.
Plus, the price of pot has gone way down due to grow knowledge spread by the internet and legalization. The economics of such a small indoor grow make no sense for profit. The only people making money are the huge outdoor growers or high-end indoor growers who sell their product for more than gold through pot boutiques. This was neither.
LOL, at least you have something to live for.