Skip to comments.Police in Nev. seize pot from Utah-bound ski buses
Posted on 12/30/2011 11:05:02 AM PST by thecodont
(12-29) 11:21 PST Las Vegas, NV (AP) --
A police chief in northern Nevada said Thursday he decided to use the discovery of marijuana on five Utah-bound buses carrying 250 underage skiers from Northern California as a teaching moment instead of an enforcement headache.
Elko Police Chief Don Zumwalt said he offered a choice to the mostly teenage passengers from the Bay Area: They could spend their three-day ski and snowboard trip in juvenile detention in northeast Nevada, or they could turn over the illegal drugs voluntarily.
The kids gave up the pot.
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Without their medical marijuana to soothe their aches and pains, there are going to be a lot of sore snowboarders after a day of some hard snowboarding.
Dude.....I forgot what I was going to say.
What pot? I don’t remember if I packed any lol
NV needs to close the CA border.
I was thinking who takes a bong on a ski trip, but remembered I was in high school once.
Cops have the best dope.
Wow, an LE official exercising some common sense. This guy should give seminars.
Northern Nevada has 5 swat teams?
When there are no teens passing through on a bus trip, what do they do all day?
So the cops scored a bunch of free weed.
Just in time to celebrate on New Year’s Eve.
Ya better close down the Arizona border to, as according to the article, many of the kids were also from Arizona schools.
>>Ya better close down the Arizona border to, as according to the article, many of the kids were also from Arizona schools.<<
The article said they were all from California, but that the gathering had kids from Arizona as well. At least that’s how I interpreted it. It was a little vague.
More important is the fact that this bunch of kids gets off easy for breaking a law that puts other kids, and adults, in jail, or earns them a record that could make them unemployable by many.
The fact that no one really seems to see this as much of a problem is, I suspect, one reason someone like Ron Paul has so many young supporters. Of course, he’d probably legalize the whole gamut of drugs, but that’s another issue. We really do need to come to grips with the fact that our marijuana laws are doing far more harm than good, in nearly every possible way.
Yeah, what I said.
Nevada best shut down that Arizona border too!
The War on Pot is an absolute pointless lie. I was in the top class in my high school and 9 out of the top 10 boys in my school smoked every day. 3 of the top 10 girls did the same. Some even said it helped them focus on boring topics. They all went on to prestigious schools with scholarships. The only reason they all didnt smoke is because some kids didnt like it. It had nothing to do with laws or availability. Pot was bought easier than alcohol, any time right in school.
Unless you were close friends with them, youd never believe it. The reason I think pot is more associated with stupid kids is because they are bad at hiding it. It seems to be equally as common at both extremes of the bell curve. It is the ones with average intelligence that seem to like it the least.
Im a tutor for high school kids now and things havent changed much.
>>the gathering had kids from Arizona as well.
Yeah, what I said.<<
No, what you said, or at least implied, is that the bus loads of kids stopped with the pot were also from AZ. The article seems to say otherwise. In other words, a lot more than 5 bus loads went to the gathering itself. The ones from CA included the five busses stopped.
What’s your beef with AZ?
OK, OK. There were no kids on the buses from Arizona. The article is a lie.
Is this dial an argument?
BTW, can I be honest with ya? Anyone that puts someone in a cage for smoking pot, or supports putting people in cages for smoking pot, should have their freaking heads examined.
Ya want to get excited about dangerous drugs? Your concern should start with alcohol, which as killed and maimed more people, destroyed more families, than any drug ever created or invented. Nothing comes close.
No problem, they will be able to purchase more where they are going.
The price may be a little higher.
Hubby and I chaperoned a senior class trip years ago. A couple of the students were released from weekend jail to go on the trip. Guess what? They took their pot with them & shared it and of course, got caught!!