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Largest Methamphetamine bust in US history took place in North Georgia.
WSB Radio | 8-30-06 | Arcy

Posted on 08/30/2006 9:31:34 AM PDT by Arcy

Today in north Georgia, DEA agents swept down on a house after learning that the suspects who had been growing pot in a nearby field were staying in the house. What they found inside the home turned out to be the "mother load".

Inside the home they found the largest stash of Methamphetamine in US history. Agents estimate the street value of the meth at $50 million. This bust comes only a few weeks after another meth bust in Georgia which ranked in the top ten in US history.

The suspects in both drug busts have been apprehended. Much to everyones surprise (sarc), they are all Illegal Aliens. I guess they were doing jobs American's won't do.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: addiction; crimaliens; drugs; drugskilledbelushi; georgia; illegalaliens; leroynightsingeorgia; mexicans; sweetleroybrown; warondrugs

1 posted on 08/30/2006 9:31:35 AM PDT by Arcy
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To: Arcy

Most meth is now made down in Mexico in superlabs and smuggled in over the border.


2 posted on 08/30/2006 9:32:47 AM PDT by dirtboy (This tagline has been photoshopped)
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To: dirtboy
Well, the Texas trans corridor will make things much easier for these people. They're gonna ruin the domestic pharmaceutical industry.
3 posted on 08/30/2006 9:35:13 AM PDT by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: Arcy
Jest, damn!


4 posted on 08/30/2006 9:37:00 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Arcy

http://www.accessnorthga.com/news/ap_newfullstory.asp?ID=79695


5 posted on 08/30/2006 9:37:32 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Fight Crime. Shoot Back.)
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To: Arcy

Great job, fellas! Hats off to all of you.


6 posted on 08/30/2006 9:37:35 AM PDT by stm (Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence)
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To: Arcy

This has got to go in the stupid criminals book. They have $50 million of meth in the house and they plant pot outside? Boneheads.


7 posted on 08/30/2006 9:37:55 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: dirtboy
Most meth is now made down in Mexico in superlabs and smuggled in over the border.

So is my freon and pirated dvds and cds. NAFTA - The Pipelune of Bootleggers.

8 posted on 08/30/2006 9:38:22 AM PDT by BipolarBob (I get homesick when I look up in the skies and see my home planet.)
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To: taxed2death
Well, the Texas trans corridor will make things much easier for these people.

How so, since San Antonio-Dallas will open in 2015, but the extension south to Laredo won't be built until after 2025, and no new border crossing is planned? Or was that just another ignorant '6 Degrees of Mexico' comment with the same level of facts and logical analysis as the DU crowd uses when it declares that everything is Rove's/Bush's fault?

Illegal aliens are the problem, but not everything that has the slightest tangential connection to Mexico is a part of that problem. Wanna blame Taco Bell, too?

9 posted on 08/30/2006 9:40:47 AM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: All

I have many friends, or ex-friends I should say, in that area that have fallen to this drug recently. The guys have a little bit more time than the girls it appears. Not that it makes any difference but the girls are toast after the first time. The guys seem to think they can keep it together for a while and then BAM!
Full disclosure: I am a former rock musician and I have had vast experience in these matters. People can say what they want about drugs I don't care, I have seen this stuff do people in that were recreational drug users for years.


10 posted on 08/30/2006 9:41:15 AM PDT by The Toll
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To: The Toll

You're right.... Meth is not merely a recreational drug and I've seen the same thing.


11 posted on 08/30/2006 9:42:10 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Head On. Apply directly to the forehead!)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

"Illegal aliens are the problem, but not everything that has the slightest tangential connection to Mexico is a part of that problem."

Cool little mini rant there...
Mexico is indeed the problem. If Mexico had it's own house in order there would be no "illegal" problem.


12 posted on 08/30/2006 9:43:01 AM PDT by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: Arcy
Much to everyones surprise (sarc), they are all Illegal Aliens.

And what good is it to catch 'em? Is this gonna be another catch and release?...: ) <<< me

13 posted on 08/30/2006 9:43:34 AM PDT by stopsign ("What great fortune for government, That people don't think"....Der Fuhrer. Hummm.... : ) <<< me)
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To: Arcy

Actually, it is a surprise that it involves illegal aliens. Meth manufacturing has swept southern Oklahoma. Almost everyone there does it, makes it, or lives with someone who does.


14 posted on 08/30/2006 9:43:59 AM PDT by Prodn2000
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To: Arcy

Two arrested, two sought in meth bust








ATLANTA Federal authorities announced today that two men have been arrested and two more are being sought following the seizure of more than 300 pounds of methamphetamine in northeast Georgia.

U-S Attorney David Nahmias' (NAH'-mee-as) office said in a statement that authorities seized 341 pounds of meth in Gainesville on August 21st and 22nd.

The investigation began when U-S Forest Service officials spotted four people cultivating a marijuana field inside Chattahoochee National Forest in Union County.

Authorities searched a house connected to the suspects where they found the meth. The investigation turned up 300 marijuana plants.

Two people were arrested and two others are considered fugitives.

http://www.wtvm.com/Global/story.asp?S=5344953&nav=8fap


15 posted on 08/30/2006 9:44:15 AM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

thanks for the link. The station I heard this on didn't put up the story on their site.


16 posted on 08/30/2006 9:45:21 AM PDT by Arcy
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To: Arcy

Well if there weren't that many Americans hooked on drugs, there would be no need to bring in the cheap drugs from Mexico.


17 posted on 08/30/2006 9:48:39 AM PDT by TejanoJim
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To: Arcy

Well if there weren't that many Americans hooked on drugs, there would be no incentive to bring in the cheap drugs from Mexico.


18 posted on 08/30/2006 9:48:58 AM PDT by TejanoJim
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Wanna blame Taco Bell, too?

Well, after lunch the other day, now that you mention it, yes...

19 posted on 08/30/2006 9:49:04 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob ("Those who "abjure" violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf.")
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To: Arcy

But I tought there was no connection between pot and other addicting drugs...


20 posted on 08/30/2006 9:49:46 AM PDT by observer5 (It's not a War on Terror - it's a WAR ON STUPIDITY)
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To: Arcy
Evil stuff.


21 posted on 08/30/2006 9:53:48 AM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68
National Parks have become a favorite growing area for POT in the last few years. Because it's not on personal property, there's no risk to the growers personal assets. Also, because the growing of the pot is taking place in a Nat'l park, it's harder to prove that the person cultivating it is more than just a visitor to the park.
22 posted on 08/30/2006 9:54:45 AM PDT by Arcy
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To: Arcy

By: Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Federal officials have made a "record-breaking seizure" of crystal methamphetamine buried in the back yard of a rural home that they say was used by a Mexican-based drug ring.

Drug Enforcement Administration agents found 187.5 pounds of suspected meth and about 90 pounds of suspected cocaine during a search last week, said DEA special agent Sherri Strange said Monday.

She called it the third largest meth seizure in the U.S. this year, with an estimated street value of $25 million to $50 million.


Agents charged four men -- two of them residents of Mexico -- with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine. All four were captured during the raid at the home in Buford, 33 miles northeast of Atlanta.

Officials said the operation was part of a Mexican drug ring that distributes large quantities of meth and cocaine from Mexico by moving it through California and Texas to points throughout the U.S.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Thomas said the seizure "underscores the increasing significance that Atlanta plays in the world of drug trafficking."


23 posted on 08/30/2006 9:58:26 AM PDT by dennisw (Confucius say man who go through turnstile sideways going to Bangkok)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
Saw a medical stat the other day that only 6% of meth users who try to rehab are successful.

That IS scary.

24 posted on 08/30/2006 10:00:03 AM PDT by verity (The MSM is comprised of useless eaters)
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To: verity
"Saw a medical stat the other day that only 6% of meth users who try to rehab are successful."

did you get a timeline for that stat? Any addiction has about the same success rate (smoking, coffee, coke, etc). A fun trick rehab centers like to toss out there is that 'we get a 80 percent success rate' and neglect to tell folks that the that success rate was for a small amount of time such as a week or 2.
25 posted on 08/30/2006 10:05:21 AM PDT by tfecw (It's for the children)
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To: dirtboy

26 posted on 08/30/2006 10:05:29 AM PDT by Vaquero ("An armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: verity

I read that same stat at the end of a Learning Channel show that was on yesterday.


27 posted on 08/30/2006 10:07:19 AM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0
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To: observer5
But I tought there was no connection between pot and other addicting drugs...
There isn't...That's what happens when you put potheads in charge of your meth. If speed freaks had been in charge there would have been no pot growing outside.
Potheads don't use meth and speed freaks don't use pot. Pot brings meth users down. Meth kills the pot high.

Meth abusers are alcoholics. Meth allows boozers to stay awake and drink more booze, and that's why meth abuse is such a big problem...wide awake drunks!
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28 posted on 08/30/2006 10:07:33 AM PDT by mugs99 (Don't take life too seriously, you won't get out alive.)
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To: TejanoJim

Do you know where your Child day laborer is?

29 posted on 08/30/2006 10:09:48 AM PDT by Arcy
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To: verity

Rehab of meth users is in deed very difficult because of what it does to the pleasure centers of the brain. Rehab of meth users usually takes about 90 day of in patient care initially and about 3 years to complete.


30 posted on 08/30/2006 10:11:38 AM PDT by Rogle
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To: mugs99

How did you get to be such an expert on the profile of drug users?


31 posted on 08/30/2006 10:12:01 AM PDT by Arcy
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To: tfecw

"Any addiction has about the same success rate"

I beg to differ. There's plenty of recovering alcoholics and reformed nicotine junkies. I've never met a recovered meth addict and only know 2 recovered crack addicts from the scores I've met.


32 posted on 08/30/2006 10:12:53 AM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
"I beg to differ. There's plenty of recovering alcoholics and reformed nicotine junkies. I've never met a recovered meth addict and only know 2 recovered crack addicts from the scores I've met."

Cool personal experience.

You could make an argument (one i can agree with by the way) that meth addicts are less likely to recover because they probably wouldn't be doing meth if the things that normally bring people out of addictions mattered to them in the first place. Things like family, jobs, self discipline, etc. If you want to contend that meth is somehow more addicting than booze, ciggs, H, or coke, then that's where we'll have to part ways in agreement.
33 posted on 08/30/2006 10:34:02 AM PDT by tfecw (It's for the children)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

I know one recovered meth user. And she says no way in hell that stuff should ever be legal.


34 posted on 08/30/2006 10:36:20 AM PDT by dirtboy (This tagline has been photoshopped)
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To: HairOfTheDog
To be honest that is what is really bad about this drug. Lets be honest people dabble, it happens. Nothing in the world is ever going to stop that. I just think your average run of the mill weekender has not yet been informed about how quick this stuff will get you.
The pattern that I have seen usually involves couples that "party" regularly. One night there is nothing else around and meth enters the mix due to availability. The girls get hooked that night and the guy winds up running out to fetch the stuff for months until he falls to it as well. It is very quick. Once the meth addiction is established people will quickly substitute crack if it can not be located. Then they're living at some crack hotel by the end of the month.
35 posted on 08/30/2006 10:36:40 AM PDT by The Toll
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To: The Toll
There is a local veterinarian in my town that is hooked on it and has been for a good while. He was selling lots of things that he shouldn't over the counter and finally after several years, the DEA moved on him. He's lost his license and has been sent to rehabilitation. Because he's socially connected and related to many in this town his extracurricular activities have been omitted by the local press and covered up quite well so far. He's the second veterinarian and one of many "professionals" in this small town of 12K population that has been caught up with Meth and other illicit drugs.
36 posted on 08/30/2006 10:53:10 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Arcy
How did you get to be such an expert on the profile of drug users?

I'm not an expert, but my wife is a retired RN who worked rehab for many years.
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37 posted on 08/30/2006 11:00:03 AM PDT by mugs99 (Don't take life too seriously, you won't get out alive.)
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To: Arcy; dirtboy

This is why the laws restricting sale of over-the-counter pseudoephedrine-containing products won't do any good at all. I'd happily comply if it would help, but it doesn't, so I am unhappily being forced to comply. Most pseudoephedrine used in meth production was already being purchased in bulk outside the US, not obtained by buying little blister packs of Sudafed at drugstores.


38 posted on 08/30/2006 11:24:16 AM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
I saw that same show too. I felt so bad for the family in Iowa. The mother smokes and street races, and the father is in denial about his problem. I just felt so bad for those people on the show. Meth is a 95% caucasian-used drug. It is going to ruin the heartland if someone doesn't do something.
39 posted on 08/30/2006 4:12:13 PM PDT by Prodn2000
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To: tfecw

I know people that were so hooked on Ephedra-based diet drugs that they started taking a certain asthma medication because it had the active ingredient in it.


40 posted on 08/30/2006 4:14:24 PM PDT by Prodn2000
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