Posted tagged ‘Marijuana’

Tunnel and 30 Tons of Pot Found on Border

November 4, 2010

Authorities have discovered approximately 30 tons of marijuana that were part of a smuggling operation using a tunnel under the California-Mexico border.

From CNN:

The 600-yard tunnel — which features a rail system, lighting and ventilation — connects a warehouse in Tijuana with one in the Otay Mesa industrial area of San Diego, said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Lauren Mack.

About 26 tons of marijuana had been transported through the tunnel to San Diego, and 10 of those tons were intercepted Tuesday by authorities as a tractor trailer was transporting the load from the Otay Mesa warehouse, officials said. About five tons were found by the Mexican military inside the Tijuana warehouse and the tunnel, officials said.

Double Rainbow: What Does It Mean…

October 3, 2010

Boring Sunday nights mean watching classic videos like this!


Paris Hilton Facing Felony After Arrest

August 30, 2010

Prosecutors have filed a felony charge against Paris Hilton stemming from her arrest over the weekend on suspicion of possession of cocaine.

Last month, Hilton was detained in South Africa for allegedly smoking marijuana at the World Cup.

Bad Paris…bad!

From CNN:

Hilton was charged with possession of a controlled substance. She is set to be arraigned October 27 in Clark County District Court, according to courthouse spokeswoman Jillian Prieto.

The hotel heiress, 29, was arrested late Friday. Police pulled alongside a Cadillac Escalade in which Hilton was a passenger about 11:30 p.m. and smelled “a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle,” according to the arrest report.

When the officer looked over, “the female passenger started to put the window of the vehicle up,” the report said. Police told the driver of the Cadillac to pull over, which he did, in front of the Wynn Hotel.

Tim Lincecum Wins 2nd Straight NL Cy Young Award

November 19, 2009

San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum has won the 2009 National League Cy Young Award in one of the closest votes by the Baseball Writers Association of America in history.

I personally was rooting for Lincecum, but thought he would come in second. Nice job TIMMMMAY!!!

So…how are you gonna celebrate??? Maybe it’s best not to ask… 🙂

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

Lincecum had 11 of 32 first-place votes, 12 second-place votes and nine third-place votes for 100 points in the 5-3-1 balloting system. Both Bay Area writers who had votes, myself and Paul Gutierrez of the Sacramento Bee, placed Lincecum second on our ballots behind Carpenter, who had nine first-place votes and finished with 94 points. His teammate, Adam Wainwright, actually got the most first-place votes, 12, but finished third with 90 points.

Complete voting results can be found here.


Lincecum repeated as the National League Cy Young Award winner, besting St. Louis right-handers Chris Carpenter and Adam Wainwright in the vote conducted by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America and announced on Thursday.

Lincecum is the first pitcher to win consecutive Cy Young Awards since Randy Johnson, a Giant in 2009, won four in a row with the Arizona Diamondbacks from 1999-2002. Other back-to-back winners have included Pedro Martinez (1999-2000), Roger Clemens (1997-98 and 1986-87), Greg Maddux (1992-95), Jim Palmer (1975-76), Denny McLain (1968-69; he shared the honor in ’69 with Mike Cuellar) and Sandy Koufax (1965-66).

Tim Lincecum Busted For Possession of Marijuana

November 5, 2009

Tim Lincecum, the Cy Young award winning pitcher for the San Francisco Giants, is facing charges of misdemeanor possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia use after being stopped for speeding just outside Portland, Oregon.

From the Seattle Times:

At 8:23 a.m. Oct. 30, Washington State Patrol trooper and spokesman Steve Schatzel said, a motorcycle trooper working with a laser device timed a 2006 Mercedes-Benz doing 74 mph northbound in Hazel Dell, where the speed limit is 60 mph.

The trooper pulled the Mercedes over. When the driver, Lincecum, rolled down his window, the trooper smelled marijuana. He asked Lincecum to hand it over, and Lincecum reached into his dashboard console and produced a small pouch and a pipe, Schatzel said.

The amount was 3.3 grams, Schatzel said, which is considered only enough for personal use. Lincecum did not appear to be impaired behind the wheel and is not being charged with a felony crime, Schatzel said.

“Not unless there’s something else going on,” Schatzel said. “With this amount of marijuana, that’s normally the way we deal with it.”

No Prosecution For States That Allow Medical Marijuana

October 20, 2009

The justice department has said that people who use marijuana/pot for medical purposes and those who distribute it should not face federal prosecution, provided they act according to state law.

I think this is good news because there are far worse criminals out there who we should be focusing our resources on. Thoughts?

From the New York Times:

In a memorandum to federal prosecutors in the 14 states that make some allowance for the use of marijuana for medical purposes, the department said that it was committed to the “efficient and rational use” of its resources and that prosecuting patients and distributors who are in “clear and unambiguous compliance” with state laws did not meet that standard.

The new stance was hardly an enthusiastic embrace of medical marijuana, or the laws that allow it in some states, but signaled clearly that the administration thought there were more important priorities for prosecutors.

“It will not be a priority to use federal resources to prosecute patients with serious illnesses or their caregivers who are complying with state laws on medical marijuana,” Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said in a statement accompanying the memo, “but we will not tolerate drug traffickers who hide behind claims of compliance with state law to mask activities that are clearly illegal.”