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The Great Weed Forest of Forde

By johnboy 30 November 2012 29

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ACT Policing has seized 90 cannabis plants and hydroponic equipment from a house in Proud Street, Forde this morning (November 30).

About 7am, Criminal Investigation detectives executed the Drugs of Dependence Act 1989 search warrant at the house.

During the search of the house police located multiple hydroponic setups scattered throughout the rooms.

Detective Sergeant Shane Scott said this is the second grow house police have discovered this month and would urge the community to continue to report suspicious houses in their area.

“Given the warmer weather, people will be out walking and exercising, so we ask that while they’re doing this, to look around the area and if they see a property that may be a suspected ‘grow house’, report it to police via Crime Stoppers.

“Look for houses with untidy and unmaintained yards and blacked out windows. If you live near a house you suspect is a ‘grow house’, watch for when people come and go, see if bins are placed out for collection and how regularly the mail is collected,” Detective Sergeant Scott said.

Police estimate the value of the seizure at $300 000. During the warrant, detectives seized a number of items as evidence and investigations are ongoing.

Anyone who may have any information about the activity at the Proud Street house is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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p1 5:08 pm 04 Dec 12

Pitchka said :

Yep, i always remove 25% of the weight when bagging my cocaine, as i add sugar. Sugar + cocaine = more $$$.

Really? I use a blend of washing powder and ratsack.

Pitchka 3:21 pm 04 Dec 12

RadioVK said :

p1 said :

gooterz said :

I wonder what % illegal drugs make up the local economy?
Surely we’re growing more than we use so that would indicate money coming in?

I have often wondered that. I find it interesting sometime when major busts are made on drugs. Sometimes the “street values” mentioned a large enough that they would make up a measurable amount of GDP.

The “street value” figures generally given by Police are usually way way way overinflated. Especially where growers are concerned, as they weigh the plants including roots and stem and all.

Yep, i always remove 25% of the weight when bagging my cocaine, as i add sugar. Sugar + cocaine = more $$$.

RadioVK 3:02 pm 04 Dec 12

p1 said :

gooterz said :

I wonder what % illegal drugs make up the local economy?
Surely we’re growing more than we use so that would indicate money coming in?

I have often wondered that. I find it interesting sometime when major busts are made on drugs. Sometimes the “street values” mentioned a large enough that they would make up a measurable amount of GDP.

The “street value” figures generally given by Police are usually way way way overinflated. Especially where growers are concerned, as they weigh the plants including roots and stem and all.

Jim Jones 2:58 pm 04 Dec 12

p1 said :

gooterz said :

I wonder what % illegal drugs make up the local economy?
Surely we’re growing more than we use so that would indicate money coming in?

I have often wondered that. I find it interesting sometime when major busts are made on drugs. Sometimes the “street values” mentioned a large enough that they would make up a measurable amount of GDP.

That “street value” thing is complete bollocks. I’ve done the sums on some of them and the prices they’re asking are ridiculous.

If you want drugs at competitive prices, stay away from the Feds, they’ll rob you blind.

p1 2:00 pm 04 Dec 12

gooterz said :

I wonder what % illegal drugs make up the local economy?
Surely we’re growing more than we use so that would indicate money coming in?

I have often wondered that. I find it interesting sometime when major busts are made on drugs. Sometimes the “street values” mentioned a large enough that they would make up a measurable amount of GDP.

Jim Jones 12:19 pm 04 Dec 12

Here_and_Now said :

Conan of Cooma said :

Yay. You busted some weed. Good on you, coppers.

Perhaps if you focus on the molesters, rapists, murderers and thugs we would be more appreciative of your contributions to society, because I sure as hell don’t count kids wagging and pot heads as serious criminals.

‘Why don’t the police take on real crimes instead?’

Is anyone making the RiotACT drinking game? I think that’s ‘take a shot’.

Punch a cone, I think you’ll find.

Chop71 10:27 am 04 Dec 12

gooterz said :

I wonder what % illegal drugs make up the local economy?
Surely we’re growing more than we use so that would indicate money coming in?

Maybe this could improve the Canberra economy now that we no longer have firecrackers and porn is being swamped by the internet. Not my choice of business but there seems to be a market for the stuff.

gooterz 8:12 pm 03 Dec 12

I wonder what % illegal drugs make up the local economy?
Surely we’re growing more than we use so that would indicate money coming in?

Jethro 7:22 pm 03 Dec 12

steveu said :

Jethro, speak to people who work in psychiatric wards on a daily basis and get their opinion.

No argument that alcohol and tobacco are harmful to persons susceptible to mental illenss, they too contribute to chemical imbalances that have catostrphic effects on the people with bipolar, schizophrenia etc.

Sometimes the best research comes from talking to people who deal with the effects on people on a day to day basis.

Thank you for not responding in any way, shape or form to the entire second part of my post, beginning with “even if cannabis smoking causes mental or other health issues”, which provides plenty of evidence that if mental health issues are such a serious concern, the current prohibition model is still the wrong way to deal with it.

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