Skip to comments.Police: Utah woman tried to trade salad for drugs
Posted on 05/17/2011 1:19:06 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
SALT LAKE CITY A Salt Lake City woman has been charged with a third degree felony for allegedly asking an undercover police officer to give her drugs in exchange for an Olive Garden salad in a to-go box.
The 33-year-old woman approached the undercover officer who was working on the corner of 200 South and 300 West in Salt Lake, according to charging documents. The woman was carrying a white food container and asked the undercover officer for $10 worth of cocaine, according to the charges. She "stated that she wanted some cocaine, but she only had $2 and a salad," the charges state.
(Excerpt) Read more at deseretnews.com ...
This is a clear case to send in the Wookie for a good talkie.
When you’re offering a salad for drugs, it ain’t the kind that comes with croutons and diced tomatoes.
Did she mentioned it being tossed?
was this person born stupid... probably should blame the drugs for this but the libertarians would be upset.
Ya know, the term "salad" used to be a street term for money... but this is taking a step too far.
$2 salad... $10 drugs...
math is hard when your a druggie
“probably should blame the drugs for this but the libertarians would be upset.”
Drugs are fine! In the 1800s everyone used drugs and everyone was just fine. /s
I hear that. Buyer does the tossing. LOL
Now, that there is funny!
Seriously though, cocaine is an insidious drug, I've seen it destroy some good people....nasty, nasty stuff.
But,,it was a really good salad.
“Unless you succeed in buying a drug, or possessing one, there is no crime here (at least the first one).”
I would even question if it is a crime if she had possession of said drug (and no I’m not a user of anything other than an occasional beer or two, I just think the whole war on drugs is killing our freedom). Verdict, not guilt by reason of creative financing of drug habit!
Diced tomatoes? Would those be raw tomatoes? Who in the world eats raw tomoatoes??? After all, a woman who called in to Rush's show this morning with an anecdote about how Michelle Obama's "healthy" food campaign in the schools, including raw asparagus, raw beets, and *gasp* raw tomatoes ("Who eats raw tomatoes?" the woman asked Rush) was bombing.
Just goes to show ... I assumed that eating tomatoes raw was ... well, normal.
Sometimes I really have to wonder about Rush's callers. I know, it's off topic ... so pertinent to the thread, I'll admit: Rush's caller wasn't as dumb as this woman trying to barter an Olive Garden salad for some coke!
According to the US government's own numbers, addiction was higher in 2000 than in 1900.
"By 1900, about one American in 200 was either a cocaine or opium addict." [that's 0.5%]
The ONDCP estimate of the number of addicts to cocaine or heroin in 2000 was just over 4 million. In a population of 280,000,000 that works out to over 1.4%. See copy of table at this post:
That's a 0.5% rate in 1900 vs a 1.4% rate in 2000. An addiction rate 1.4% is greater than 0.5%, yes?
She should have robbed the cop with a Salad Shooter.
Sorry LV Ron, as nasty and insidious as coke is, those people destroyed themselves -- the cocaine didn't do it, they did it.
We conservatives stand for the concept of people taking responsibility for themselves and their actions. Blaming the drug, be it coke or alcohol, for someone's downfall is like blaming a gun instead of its wielder for an armed robbery.
By the way, I've been there. I ingested my share of coke and other drugs, along with booze, in my wicked and wanton youth; I, like most of my partners in "crime," grew out of it and are doing just fine now, including at a few very upstanding, outspokenly conservative and productive citizens and employERS I know who used to be in the same scene in those old days. WE know that of those in the scene who succumbed and whose lives were screwed up "by cocaine" or whatever, it wasn't the drug that screwed them up -- IT WAS THEMSELVES.
It isn't about taking the drug. It's about taking personal responsility.
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