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Drug caches found in Home Depot vanities
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Posted on 06/14/2006 9:26:58 AM PDT by The Lion Roars

Large quantities of drugs were found inside merchandise from at least two Home Depot stores in Massachusetts, and authorities are investigating, police said Wednesday.

A contractor late last week discovered two 50-pound "bricks" of marijuana wrapped in plastic bags inside a bathroom vanity he had purchased at a Home Depot store in Tewksbury, said Chief of Detectives Lt. Dennis Peterson.

The estimated street value of the marijuana is around $145,000, Peterson said.

Similar incidents have occurred in other parts of the state.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
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1 posted on 06/14/2006 9:27:00 AM PDT by The Lion Roars
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To: The Lion Roars

Damn, some people have all the luck.


2 posted on 06/14/2006 9:28:07 AM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: The Lion Roars

Tewksbury now thats funny Lets go to home chepo and get small


3 posted on 06/14/2006 9:28:29 AM PDT by al baby (Dick Trickle is not a medical condition)
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To: The Lion Roars

Made in mexico?


4 posted on 06/14/2006 9:28:30 AM PDT by butternut_squash_bisque (The recipe's at my FR HomePage. Try it!)
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To: The Lion Roars

Where is the 3rd brick?


5 posted on 06/14/2006 9:29:04 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: bigfootbob

LOL


6 posted on 06/14/2006 9:29:12 AM PDT by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: The Lion Roars

Kennedy family shopping at the Depot this past weekend?


7 posted on 06/14/2006 9:29:28 AM PDT by b4its2late (Why is 'abbreviation' such a long word?)
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To: The Lion Roars
A contractor late last week discovered two 50-pound "bricks" of marijuana wrapped in plastic bags inside a bathroom vanity he had purchased at a Home Depot store in Tewksbury

Who put this stupid winning lottery ticket in my Cheetos? I had to rip it up and throw it out all by myself.

8 posted on 06/14/2006 9:29:47 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: The Lion Roars

Uh-oh! Delivered too quickly, I suspect?


9 posted on 06/14/2006 9:29:55 AM PDT by TommyDale
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To: The Lion Roars

Suddenly I'm thinking about remodeling the bath this summer


10 posted on 06/14/2006 9:30:27 AM PDT by Republicus2001
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To: The Lion Roars

Planted and tipped off by Lowes :)


11 posted on 06/14/2006 9:31:11 AM PDT by lormand (We are blessed by the stupidity of our political opponents.)
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To: The Lion Roars

Major drug dealer reports theft of three bricks of marijuana; local contractor said to be on prolonged vacation.


12 posted on 06/14/2006 9:31:39 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: The Lion Roars

"NO MAN! I told you stash it in the bathroom at the bus depot."


13 posted on 06/14/2006 9:31:45 AM PDT by SamAdams_Lite
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To: TommyDale

Someone's either going to be in the hospital or the morgue over that little slip-up...


14 posted on 06/14/2006 9:31:46 AM PDT by cspackler (There are 10 kinds of people in this world, those who understand binary and those who don't.)
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To: The Lion Roars

Funny that the point of manufacture and shipping is not mentioned...


15 posted on 06/14/2006 9:33:33 AM PDT by Publius6961 (Multiculturalism is the white flag of a dying country)
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To: The Lion Roars

See, *this* is why we try to keep the vanities to a minimum here.


16 posted on 06/14/2006 9:33:40 AM PDT by xjcsa (Fight global climate stagnation!)
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To: cspackler
Tewksbury police and DEA officials conducted a search Tuesday of about 12 Home Depot stores statewide and found other bathroom vanities that contained drugs, Peterson said. He would not elaborate on how many drug caches were discovered in the search.

Someone screwed up rather badly. The way I count is at least 3 pickups got missed, possibly more. I think morgue over hospital.
17 posted on 06/14/2006 9:36:35 AM PDT by Talking_Mouse (Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: xjcsa

Best pun of the day award!


18 posted on 06/14/2006 9:36:49 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: The Lion Roars

It's for customers who don't have the patience for mail-in rebates...


19 posted on 06/14/2006 9:37:11 AM PDT by talleyman (Kerry & the Surrender-Donkey Treasoncrats - trashing the troops for 40 years.)
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To: bigfootbob

My first thought.


20 posted on 06/14/2006 9:38:06 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: cspackler

Or, the intended recipient is already in jail and was not available to oversee the unloading.


21 posted on 06/14/2006 9:38:10 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: bigfootbob

Maybe this explains why my last general congractor disappeared for two weeks in the middle of remodeling my bathroom.


22 posted on 06/14/2006 9:42:44 AM PDT by highimpact
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To: bigfootbob

Im surprised he didnt take Depot Home and smoke it.


23 posted on 06/14/2006 9:46:42 AM PDT by No Blue States
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To: The Lion Roars

Someone found an employee's hiding place.


24 posted on 06/14/2006 9:51:10 AM PDT by synbad600
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To: xjcsa

Oh that's bad......rotflmao....


25 posted on 06/14/2006 9:53:35 AM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: highimpact
Maybe this explains why my last general contractor disappeared for two weeks in the middle of remodeling my bathroom.

Only two weeks? Mine has disappeared so many times I'm expecting to see his face on a milk carton....

26 posted on 06/14/2006 9:53:42 AM PDT by steve-b (Hoover Dam is every bit as "natural" as a beaver dam.)
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To: The Lion Roars

Wait - so the vanity seemed to weigh 100 pounds more than it should?


27 posted on 06/14/2006 9:57:08 AM PDT by agrarianlady
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To: No Blue States

LOL! Good eye for word play!


28 posted on 06/14/2006 10:00:35 AM PDT by posterchild (Fresh out of compassion, how about some limited government.)
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To: The Lion Roars

That is what all those Spanish signs actually accomplish.


29 posted on 06/14/2006 10:04:54 AM PDT by GingisK
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To: The Lion Roars

Where was Smoke at the time?


30 posted on 06/14/2006 10:31:35 AM PDT by Minnesoootan
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To: The Lion Roars

That's better than finding a joint in a box of Cracker Jacks.


31 posted on 06/14/2006 10:45:34 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Afghan protest - "Death to Dog Washers!")
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To: The Lion Roars
...two 50-pound "bricks"... (that's 100 lbs, Loma Linda)
The estimated street value of the marijuana is around $145,000...
145,000/100=$1450 lb = $91oz.
That's dirt cheap. Must be dirt weed.
32 posted on 06/14/2006 11:22:50 AM PDT by philman_36
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To: The Lion Roars

I used to dream of this stuff when I was a druggie.


33 posted on 06/14/2006 11:23:58 AM PDT by Skooz (Chastity prays for me, piety sings...Modesty hides my thighs in her wings...)
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vanity sales have sky rocketed at all home DePot's.....


34 posted on 06/14/2006 11:27:32 AM PDT by vin-one (REMEMBER the WTC !!!!!!!!)
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To: The Lion Roars

I guess the local law enforcement departments will now give a new meaning to the phrase, "Bonfire of the Vanities".


35 posted on 06/14/2006 11:37:22 AM PDT by RonF
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To: The Lion Roars

I'm off to Home Depot!


36 posted on 06/14/2006 11:41:10 AM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: The Lion Roars

Another drug induced vanity.


37 posted on 06/14/2006 11:43:38 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: The Lion Roars

"Aww, MAN... They unloaded the truck early!"

38 posted on 06/14/2006 12:13:37 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Free Travis!)
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To: DBrow
Or, the intended recipient is already in jail and was not available to oversee the unloading.

Mebbe the nice folks from ICE have something to do with the receiving party's absence. Yeah, I know... wishful thinking.

Still, IF that were the case, just think how small a fraction that represents of what's coming in. The big picture is almost beyond comprehension.

39 posted on 06/14/2006 12:17:09 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Free Travis!)
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To: philman_36

Maybe they're figuring wholesale value, although that's certainly not how the cops usually do it. At any rate, the larger the unit, the lower the price when figued down to the ounce level. Once it gets broken down in to quarters, halves, and ounce, the price goes up. Buy in bulk, I always say.


40 posted on 06/14/2006 12:17:28 PM PDT by Wolfie
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To: The Lion Roars

Now we know where LeRoy shops.


41 posted on 06/14/2006 12:18:40 PM PDT by AxelPaulsenJr (Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.)
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To: The Lion Roars

Should this be posted under news or vanities?


42 posted on 06/14/2006 12:19:00 PM PDT by cowtowney
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To: The Lion Roars
A contractor late last week discovered three two 50-pound "bricks" of marijuana wrapped in plastic bags inside a bathroom vanity he had purchased at a Home Depot store in Tewksbury, said Chief of Detectives Lt. Dennis Peterson.
43 posted on 06/14/2006 12:20:19 PM PDT by krb (If you're not outraged, people probably like having you around.)
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To: highimpact

Yeah ours has been gone about 2 weeks also, and seriously, right after the vanities were picked up from Home desperate.


44 posted on 06/14/2006 12:26:09 PM PDT by nomorelurker (wetraginhell)
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To: The Lion Roars

"So that's what happened to Jose from the promotions department..."

45 posted on 06/14/2006 2:41:39 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Wolfie
Once it gets broken down in to quarters, halves, and ounce, the price goes up.
At $120 oz., for instance, that's $47,000 above the estimate given.

From a readily grown plant. Amazing!

46 posted on 06/14/2006 3:52:40 PM PDT by philman_36
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...two 50-pound "bricks"... Typical MSM stupidity probably illustrating the publik skool math that the reporter didn't lern.

Do you know how BIG 50 pounds of weed would be? Let alone 2 of them packed into one vanity. I'm thinkin' that maybe it was 2 "bricks" which are usually known as "keys" which are 1 kilogram or 2.2 pounds each. That would make a lot more sense, but the illiterate reporter did some quick modern math calculations in his head and found that 2.2 pounds X 1 KILOgram was 22 pounds X 2 = almost 50 pounds. A "key" is little larger than the size of a masonry brick- thus the name. Just visualize the volume (not weight) of about 22 building bricks stacked together. Must have been some high end bathroom vanity to hold that kinda volume- let alone twice that much.

And the cops usually claim that a confiscated baggie is worth a "street value" of 17 kajillion bajillion dollars, so the dipwit reporter duly reports his "50 pound" bricks and the highly overinflated "street value" that the cops placed on 2 keys of dope.

You have to remember when reading (or in CNN's case, listening to) these dumb as rocks snooze media the words of Mark Twain:

"Do not fear the enemy, for your enemy can only take your life. It is far better that you fear the media, for they will steal your HONOR. That awful power, the public opinion of a nation, is created in America by a horde of ignorant, self-complacent simpletons who failed at ditching and shoe making and fetched up in journalism on their way to the poor house."

Not much has really changed from his time regarding (spit) "journalists".

47 posted on 06/14/2006 4:37:31 PM PDT by hadit2here ("Most men would rather die than think. Many do." - Bertrand Russell)
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To: hadit2here
Love that quote!

Must have been some high end bathroom vanity to hold that kinda volume- let alone twice that much.
I was thinking it was a mighty big vanity myself. Then I got to thinking about trash compactors and compression factors and then size/weight ratios...I gave up. Poor reporting or one BIG vanity.

Unintended pun..."high" end bathroom vanity?

48 posted on 06/14/2006 5:40:13 PM PDT by philman_36
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Now that's a Bonfire of the Vanities.


49 posted on 06/14/2006 5:44:31 PM PDT by Pylon (Remember boys, flies spread disease, so keep yours closed.)
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To: Pylon
LOL
Pile on, Pylon!
50 posted on 06/14/2006 5:47:08 PM PDT by philman_36
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