Skip to comments.Drug Task Force nabs 10 (including Libertarian candidate for Boulder County Commissioner)
Posted on 01/15/2006 10:21:13 PM PST by presidio9
The Boulder County Drug Task Force announced Thursday it had arrested 10 people in connection with selling drugs on or near the Pearl Street Mall, including Jeff Christen-Mitchell, a Libertarian candidate for Boulder County Commissioner in 2004.
Christen-Mitchell was charged with one count each of distribution of marijuana; conspiracy to distribute marijuana; possession of marijuana with intent to sell; possession of more than 8 ounces of marijuana and possession of a schedule II controlled substance.
Other defendants facing various charges include Donald McNeese, April Martinez-Laveta, Justin Boyer, Greta Duderstadt, Charles Weddle, Dallas Elviro Dilaura, Diana Stough, Kenneth Finney and Joseph Gulla.
Warrants for the arrest of Daniel Rogers and Jerimiah Jordan, who are at large, were also issued.
A press release from the BCDT said the warrants came as the result of a three-month investigation that had identified several persons involved in the distribution, and conspiracy to distribute, marijuana and controlled substances.'
The release said the investigation also netted three search warrants, about $7000 in drug proceeds, 50 ounces of marijuana, 1 ounce of psilocybin mushrooms, assorted prescription drugs and some stolen property.
Authorities said in the release that the Task Force targeted the Pearl Street Mall because of its status as a shopping, social and work destination for people living in Boulder and the surrounding area and because this activity attracts an element of people that detracts from the positive atmosphere of the mall and negatively impacts most people's quality of life
Libertarian drug-dealers... there's a surprise.
Once again liberalism and libertarianism unite on drugs.
Also, Pearl Street Mall is the biggest collection of weirdos I've ever seen, anywhere.
Burnouts everywhere and a mix of very wealthy leftist types. Someplace I can promise I'll never go to again.
No, it's all open mostly. The only place else that comes close is Fry Street in Denton, TX.
Let me put it this way, hippies and kooks everywhere.
25 years on Pearl Street
Lock'em up, throw away the key!
Let's just be honest: liberaltarian.
Maybe Milton Friedman will bail him out.
I didn't come up with the name for it. But it is an outdoor area.
LOL...I was born in Boulder...and grew up there...
moved to Texas...and my husband graduated from North Texas...so...
I have been to both places...but, here I am on Free Republic...so there is hope for all of the others...LOL
Yes, I know all about Ronald Reagan and his tough stance on illegal drugs. Intervention and incarceration works well indeed. Nancy's "just say no" effort for children and teenagers worked well too. For the most part, America's National Drug Control Policy has been a success. And it was Nixon who created the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. The term "war on drugs" is only used by the pro-drug legalization contingent of libertarians and lost souls.
Cheer on the police state, "conservatives."
LOL, nothing wrong.
They are criminals.
The Pearl Street Mall is about a three block section of Pearl Street which was blocked to auto traffic. The buildings are nice generally renovated older buildings, it is one of the oldest areas of town. Its actually a nice place with upscale shops.
The afore-mentioned weirdos are part of the experience. They are generally harmless musicians who play for money, (hopefully for more music lessons), and general homeless bums who hang out on the only grassy area outside the City Hall building.
Similar places include Quincy Market in Boston,and Santa Cruz, California.
My bad. Libertarians tend to make the same points that sane people intend as preposterous sarcasm. You understand my difficulty, right?
I guess it depends on how you define "success". If you define it as "failure", you'd be closer to the truth.
"I guess it depends on how you define "success". If you define it as "failure", you'd be closer to the truth."
Democrats say the same about the WOT as they do the WOD. Lets just give up on both I guess, since they aren't instantly defeated forever.
No problem. Next time I'll include a ~sarcasm~ tag.
Sorry, I don't buy into your circle jerk rationale.
ah yes, that old bit..... Name one child that says.... my daddy is a better daddy when he is high on pot.
It just occured to me why the usual WOD suspects have not descended on this thread the way they normally do: They don't want to call attention to it.
2004, obviously that means he lost. What a shock. After he gets out maybe he can run for dog catcher.
Wouldn't a liberaltarian be morally opposed to dog catchers?
My youngest is at UNT.....and he has been to Fry St.....gasp!
He SAYS to drink beer..he's 21..but, hmmmmmmm
In reality they aren't that principled. It would give them another elected office to crow about.
To date, what is Liberaltarianism's greatest triumph? Is it a former pro wrestler being elected of the only state Walter Mondale took in the 1984 presidential election?
LOL...my niece is going to North Texas now...she parties pretty hard...
We didn't party much when my husband went there...it was after he got back from Vietnam...and I don't know that Fry Street was like it is now...
Of course....when I grew up...Boulder didn't have the Mall that his article is about either....just an old downtown area that was pretty deserted once the Crossroad Mall opened up...
And now the Crossroads Mall is old and abandoned.
He just turned 21 last August....so it's very cool to go to a bar. His 2 older brothers did the same thing....until they realized, "Wait..I have no food money, no gas money, no date money.." Amazing...thank goodness the novelty wore off!
Classes start..today! Only 3 more semesters and NO MORE COLLEGE! HOORAY!
Ventura wasn't a Libertarian.
If we're as successful at the WOT as the WOD, by 2030 they'll be setting off a car bomb a week in Manhattan, and they'll be assuring us that we're winning the war.
What are they major differences between Reform and Libertarian? One rolls their own and the other likes bongs?
It's been 6 or so years since I went, so I was a bit naive and less politically aware then. I noticed the loads of crappy psychidelic T-Shirt stores and other weird so-called 'art' shops. Those didn't bother me all that bad then, now I'd run from just that.
However, I did see something that scared me.. To the point that IF I ever had to go back there again, I'd certainly have a concealed pistol on me.
This bum playing a guitar was wondering around the place where we were eating. We were sitting outside and stuff. The bum walks up to someone else begs for cash. The person next to us told him to get lost. The bum flashed a look liked 'wait right there, I'm going to knife you'. He left, but that kind of confrontational stuff with trash people is something I refuse to witness again unarmed.
The drug warriors are not conservative by any stretch of the imagination.
You'll find that most if not all of them support gun control as well.
I feel MUCH better now.
Just because you CAN do something, doesn't mean you SHOULD. You're using a definition of conservatism that doesn't make sense. There's nothing conservative about smoking pot.
Known as "the courage of their convictions".
(Hah! I made a joke.)
and because this activity attracts an element of people that detracts from the positive atmosphere of the mall and negatively impacts most people's quality of life
I figure the likes of -Ken Lay of Enron, Jeffrey Skilling of Enron, Bernard Ebbers of WorldCom, Richard Scrushy of HealthSouth and Dennis Kozlowski of Tyco have caused far greater negative impact to most people's quality of life than anyone selling a few ounce of cannabis.
In the last 25 years the government has spent about 100 billion dollars trying to stop people from using marijuana - guess what - It didn't work.
Sure it did. Your typical faulty libertarian logic is like saying the medical industry is failing because people still die. And guess what? The corporate scumbags you mentioned are all being prosecuted, so I guess the extra resources are available.
By who's definition? I am a law-abiding system? Should it be legal for me to purchase and own a stinger surface to air missle?
"You'll find that most if not all of them support gun control as well."
Care to try and back that up?