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Police in Nev. seize pot from Utah-bound ski buses
Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Thursday, December 29, 2011 | By KEN RITTER, Associated Press

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.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2011/12/29/state/n093604S31.DTL#ixzz1i2tWo6Gr

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: marijuana; skiing; utah; youth

1 posted on 12/30/2011 11:05:16 AM PST by thecodont
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To: thecodont

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.


2 posted on 12/30/2011 11:08:55 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed!!!!!)
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To: thecodont

Dude.....I forgot what I was going to say.


3 posted on 12/30/2011 11:10:29 AM PST by Captain PJ
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To: thecodont
Two questions: 1) What the hell is an “under-aged skier”? I didn't know there was an age limit; 2) If the kids decided to go to detention, would they get to keep the pot? Sounds like this lawman just didn't want to deal with the hassle...
4 posted on 12/30/2011 11:11:26 AM PST by stormer
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To: Captain PJ

What pot? I don’t remember if I packed any lol


5 posted on 12/30/2011 11:11:38 AM PST by thesaleboat (Pray The Rosary Daily (Our Lady, July 13, 1917))
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To: thecodont
The cop could'a had 5 SWAT Team buses at his disposal. Or to use a deportation vehicles.

NV needs to close the CA border.

6 posted on 12/30/2011 11:12:51 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: stormer
They were high-school aged kids. I saw the news report on TV. Bongs, assorted pipes, mason jars filled with pot and other accessories were confiscated.

I was thinking who takes a bong on a ski trip, but remembered I was in high school once.

7 posted on 12/30/2011 11:14:08 AM PST by GSWarrior (Businessmen are more trustworthy than politicians, professors and preachers.)
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To: stormer

Cops have the best dope.


8 posted on 12/30/2011 11:19:13 AM PST by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: thecodont

Wow, an LE official exercising some common sense. This guy should give seminars.


9 posted on 12/30/2011 11:22:08 AM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Paladin2
The cop could'a had 5 SWAT Team buses at his disposal.

Northern Nevada has 5 swat teams?

When there are no teens passing through on a bus trip, what do they do all day?

10 posted on 12/30/2011 11:26:37 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

So the cops scored a bunch of free weed.


11 posted on 12/30/2011 11:27:07 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Lurker

Just in time to celebrate on New Year’s Eve.


12 posted on 12/30/2011 11:29:00 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed!!!!!)
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To: Paladin2
NV needs to close the CA border.

Ya better close down the Arizona border to, as according to the article, many of the kids were also from Arizona schools.

Uh oh!

13 posted on 12/30/2011 11:31:23 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: stormer
What the hell is an “under-aged skier”?
LOL ... that was my first question too.
More 21st century "journalism."
14 posted on 12/30/2011 11:34:19 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: dragnet2

>>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.


15 posted on 12/30/2011 11:42:54 AM PST by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: Norseman
the gathering had kids from Arizona as well.

Yeah, what I said.

Nevada best shut down that Arizona border too!

16 posted on 12/30/2011 11:46:24 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: thecodont
Several pounds of pot for a 3-day ski trip? Even two pounds for all 250 kids works out to more than 1/8 ounce per kid.

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 didn’t smoke is because some kids didn’t 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, you’d 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.

I’m a tutor for high school kids now and things haven’t changed much.

17 posted on 12/30/2011 12:04:10 PM PST by varyouga
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To: dragnet2

>>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?


18 posted on 12/30/2011 12:13:55 PM PST by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: Norseman
No, what you said, or at least implied, is that the bus loads of kids stopped with the pot were also from AZ.

OK, OK. There were no kids on the buses from Arizona. The article is a lie.

Is this dial an argument?

((wow))

19 posted on 12/30/2011 12:22:40 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Norseman
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

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.

20 posted on 12/30/2011 12:35:23 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: thecodont

No problem, they will be able to purchase more where they are going.

The price may be a little higher.


21 posted on 12/30/2011 12:41:42 PM PST by Venturer
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To: GSWarrior

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!!


22 posted on 12/30/2011 12:45:41 PM PST by GrannyK
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