Macgregor grow house goes down

johnboy 16 December 2013 49
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ACT Policing executed a warrant in Macgregor on Sunday (December 15) seizing approximately $230 000 in cash and more than 80 Cannabis plants.

These arrests are part of an eight month investigation in which detectives from Criminal Investigation’s Drug and Organised Crime Team had been observing illicit drug dealing activities of a known drug person of interest.

Police believe one of the men is a major supplier of cannabis in the Canberra region.

During their investigation police witnessed two men meet briefly at a house in Macgregor yesterday.

After one man left the premises, police conducted a traffic stop on his vehicle seizing over two kilos of cannabis. Police then arrested the 64-year-old Scullin man and charged him with trafficking in cannabis.

Shortly after, a 43-year-old Dunlop man left the premises and another traffic stop was conducted and police seized approximately $230 000 cash from the vehicle.

Police executed a search warrant at the Macgregor premises and received information which indicated the house next door was a grow house. Police executed another search warrant on the house next door and located more than 80 cannabis plants at the house.

The 43-year-old man was then arrested and charged with trafficking in cannabis and Receive/Possess Proceeds of Crime.

Police will be opposing bail for both men and they will face the ACT Magistrates Court this afternoon (Monday, December 16).

Anyone with information regarding illicit drug dealing in the community is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]


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poetix poetix 10:30 pm 17 Dec 13

Thumper said :

I look forward to the legalising Laudanum once again…

Absinthe has been banned, and legalised, in quite recent times.  What the green fairy makes of being sold at Dan Murphy’s is another question.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absinthe

Blen_Carmichael Blen_Carmichael 9:27 pm 17 Dec 13

BimboGeek said :

American experience with native cactii also indicates that mescaline can be used responsibly and Native American spiritual practitioners strongly frown upon people who eat peyote “for fun” instead of as part of a spiritual ceremony.

There you have it. These spiritual practitioners don’t just frown upon people who eat peyote for fun, they “strongly frown” upon them. I suspect this deterrent may be effective for little would-be peyote papooses, but I’m thinking the adolescent/adults may be more inclined to tell the spiritual practitioner what he can do with his filthy look treatment.

Thumper Thumper 8:29 pm 17 Dec 13

I look forward to the legalising Laudanum once again…

Listers_Cat Listers_Cat 8:22 pm 17 Dec 13

Another successful small business killed by excessive regulations. Why isn’t Tony all over this? Plenty of red and green tape to cut here!

shauno shauno 6:29 pm 17 Dec 13

Drugs have only been ilegal for the last 100 years or so and for almost the entire history of the human race they were legal and guess what we still managed to develop technology and put a man on the moon lol.

MERC600 MERC600 5:31 pm 17 Dec 13

A nice single malt whisky , or whiskey, your choice, is much smoother on the throat.

Tymefor Tymefor 5:00 pm 17 Dec 13

rhino said :

Tymefor said :

while agree on most of the points in the pro legalisation debate. I feel, as a community, we already pay for the negative side of alcohol abuse. Abuse of alcohol can lead to hospitalization, violence, both domestic and public, more dangerous roads and increases in crime. Marijuana use would be abused aswell.

so considering we already pay for one drug, why should we pay for another?

Especially when, unlike alchohol, marijuana is not enjoyed and used safely by the majority of the community.

Are you trolling?

Prohibition showed us that banning alcohol did more harm than good. Yes alcohol is quite bad for us in a sense, but it’s less bad than prohibition.

As for abusing marijuana, what would that entail? Most likely sitting peacefully in front of the tv or computer or eating something quietly at home. The studies and research all show that marijuana is vastly less harmful than alcohol or cigarettes. Plus the idea that it can’t be abused because it is illegal is also false. It’s just that marijuana “abuse” doesn’t really exist in the way that alcohol abuse does.

And the idea that alcohol is “enjoyed safely by the majority of the community” is a bit of a stretch when the data shows that it’s far less safe than marijuana.

Are you trying to say there are no negatives to a community that allows the use of marijuana…..

of course there are!! what im trying to say is. I don’t want to have to contribute towards fixing those problems when I already contribute towards the problems from alchohol

obamabinladen obamabinladen 3:52 pm 17 Dec 13

Why are illicit drugs illegal? I’m an adult I make my own decisions if I want to have a drink i’ll have a bloody drink, if I want a cigarette i’ll have a bloody cigarette, if I want to get high i’ll bloody well get high. Who am I hurting? Eating takeaway makes you fat so are we going to ban maccas?
Pain killers can be addictive are we going to ban pain meds?

Decriminalise drugs regulate the industry and use the tax to help put our economy back in the black!

BimboGeek BimboGeek 3:15 pm 17 Dec 13

Experience in Fiji and Jamaica shows us that kava and cannabis are no more likely to be abused than any other substance, that the community is well aware of the difference between occasional use and dangerous addictive use and that the latter is discouraged. Just as we have seen with alcohol, and to a lesser degree with tobacco which a small number of people do smoke only on weekends or when stressed for several years and then quit, although the cigarette is so far removed from its traditional mode of use that it’s a wonder anyone manages to achieve this!

American experience with native cactii also indicates that mescaline can be used responsibly and Native American spiritual practitioners strongly frown upon people who eat peyote “for fun” instead of as part of a spiritual ceremony. European use of hallucinogenic mushrooms similarly limits its acceptability to only very occasionally.

These substances are self-limiting in the damage they will cause because people are better at taking care of each other than the police and courts are at protecting us from our own childish impulses. They are also powerful medicines or spiritual aids if administered properly. Making them illegal is nothing but counter-productive.

rhino rhino 3:00 pm 17 Dec 13

Tymefor said :

while agree on most of the points in the pro legalisation debate. I feel, as a community, we already pay for the negative side of alcohol abuse. Abuse of alcohol can lead to hospitalization, violence, both domestic and public, more dangerous roads and increases in crime. Marijuana use would be abused aswell.

so considering we already pay for one drug, why should we pay for another?

Especially when, unlike alchohol, marijuana is not enjoyed and used safely by the majority of the community.

Are you trolling?

Prohibition showed us that banning alcohol did more harm than good. Yes alcohol is quite bad for us in a sense, but it’s less bad than prohibition.

As for abusing marijuana, what would that entail? Most likely sitting peacefully in front of the tv or computer or eating something quietly at home. The studies and research all show that marijuana is vastly less harmful than alcohol or cigarettes. Plus the idea that it can’t be abused because it is illegal is also false. It’s just that marijuana “abuse” doesn’t really exist in the way that alcohol abuse does.

And the idea that alcohol is “enjoyed safely by the majority of the community” is a bit of a stretch when the data shows that it’s far less safe than marijuana.

Tymefor Tymefor 2:29 pm 17 Dec 13

while agree on most of the points in the pro legalisation debate. I feel, as a community, we already pay for the negative side of alcohol abuse. Abuse of alcohol can lead to hospitalization, violence, both domestic and public, more dangerous roads and increases in crime. Marijuana use would be abused aswell.

so considering we already pay for one drug, why should we pay for another?

Especially when, unlike alchohol, marijuana is not enjoyed and used safely by the majority of the community.

Ben_Dover Ben_Dover 2:13 pm 17 Dec 13

Felix the Cat said :

So because drug taking is too hard to enforce and prohibition isn’t working we should legalise it?

No because it is morally, legally, and socially wrong, and counter productive, that is why.

Felix the Cat said :

Maybe we should legalise rape and murder while we are at it.

You’ll be first in the barrel then

PBO PBO 2:12 pm 17 Dec 13

Felix the Cat said :

So because drug taking is too hard to enforce and prohibition isn’t working we should legalise it? Maybe we should legalise rape and murder while we are at it.

Was your family raped and murdered by someone on a pot binge, bud?

chewy14 chewy14 2:06 pm 17 Dec 13

Felix the Cat said :

So because drug taking is too hard to enforce and prohibition isn’t working we should legalise it? Maybe we should legalise rape and murder while we are at it.

Yes, because drugs directly affects other people than those taking them and is wholly comparable with rape and murder.

Oh wait, no they’re not similar in the slightest….

johnboy johnboy 1:34 pm 17 Dec 13

Good long form argument on legalisation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8yYJ_oV6xk

The philosphical argument that bears consideration is that in every other case the purpose of the police is to protect citizens from each other.

In the case of drugs they try to protect people from themselves, by doing harm to to those people.

rhino rhino 1:15 pm 17 Dec 13

Nice post curmudgery. That seems to include all of the reasons. None of which are very good reasons in the scheme of things.

PBO PBO 1:00 pm 17 Dec 13

Well, according to the ABS in 2011, it was the fastest growing sunburb in all the ACT. So it makes sense to have a couple of grow houses there.

Felix the Cat Felix the Cat 12:19 pm 17 Dec 13

So because drug taking is too hard to enforce and prohibition isn’t working we should legalise it? Maybe we should legalise rape and murder while we are at it.

curmudgery curmudgery 10:58 am 17 Dec 13

We do this because the Americans do it. We do it because the Brits do it.
Solidarity. Hands across the sea. Mates.

We do it because the lessons of the Prohibition era don’t apply to us.

We do it because it’s become an industry that needs servicing – it has bosses and budgets; it has customers and cash-flow. People have built their careers on this stuff. There’s a body of knowledge. You can’t just throw it all away.

We do it lest the media asks an awkward question that might affect a poll.

We do it because any alternative might involve intelligence, courage and the ability to see past next Tuesday.

We do it because successive governments still believe they’re in charge of a penal settlement.

We do it because we’re stupid. That’s why we do it.

DUB DUB 10:25 am 17 Dec 13

Seems to me that majority of grow houses busted (at least, in the last few years) is in Macgregor.

Good work the police!

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