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02-20-2006, 10:09 AM

(PHOTO: After a lengthy investigation involving the Itawamba County Sheriff's Department/North Mississippi Narcotics Unit and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, two Itawamba County residents have been arrested for the possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. David Beard, 41, and Teresa Beard, 39, both of 455 Byram Road, Fulton, were arrested and charged on Jan. 17 after narcotics agents served a search warrant at their residence. During the search agents discovered and seized approximately two pounds of marijuana hidden in a lockbox along with $600 and other paraphernalia. According to Sheriff Phillip Crane it was the largest single seizing of marijuana he’s ever seen in the county, worth approximately $2,000 on the street. The maximum penalty for possession of marijuana is up to a $1 million fine and/or 30 years in the state penitentiary. Both David and Teresa Beard have been released on a $5,000 bond pending indictment at the Itawamba County Grand Jury. Photographed, Cpl. Brandon Williamson, his police dog, Bear, and Sheriff Crane with the two pounds of marijuana discovered during the search of the Beards’ home. -photo by Adam Armour)

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02-20-2006, 05:21 PM
Bernie Ebbers, John Rigas, maybe Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling will be out of prison before these two master criminals.
Two lbs of MJ....$2000 street value
At least it's not Singapore, where they would be executed shortly.

02-20-2006, 06:02 PM
Beard should apply for a Small Business Loan. He is really short on inventory,and also will need the money for his defense. Bear seems to be the brightest star in the group.

02-22-2006, 03:49 PM
Just one more example of Marijuana laws being more harmfull than the drug itself.

"Don't criticize it, legalize it" Peter Tosh

02-22-2006, 04:24 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote supergreenman:</font><hr> Just one more example of Marijuana laws being more harmfull than the drug itself.

"Don't criticize it, legalize it" Peter Tosh <hr /></blockquote>

I grabbed that article because the format has become a sick, sad stereotype. From the two cops stiffly posing with their drug dog to the measly six hundred bucks spread across the table to make it look like more to the draconian sentence that awaits the sorry bastards who got popped. This is 2006 but it might as well be 1960 from the way that article is written and the information presented. "...the largest single seizing of marijuana ... ever seen in the county, worth approximately $2,000 on the street..."

Meanwhile, a few States to the left of Mississipi -

Eight arrested, 5,000 lbs of pot seized in home raids


Tucson Citizen

Eight people were arrested and 5,000 pounds of marijuana seized in two raids on stash houses in Tucson, police said.

Those arrested are believed part of the same drug ring and the two houses, one in the 3000 block of North Tucson Boulevard and the other in the 2400 block of West Silverbell Tree Drive, are believed connected, said Tucson police Officer Dallas Wilson.

The stash houses do not appear connected to another marijuana bust that occurred Saturday in the 1200 block of North Chamberlain Place, where six people were arrested, he said.

The Counter Narcotics Alliance and Tucson police SWAT officers served a search warrant at the home on Tucson Boulevard on Friday about 11 p.m. after receiving an anonymous tip. Police found 3,000 pounds of marijuana and arrested five Mexican citizens at the home, police said.

The five were charged with possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana for sale. Arrested were Miguel Valenzuela-Martinez, 28; Arnulfo Perez-Montoya, 34; Jose Lopez-Sanchez, 23; Alejandro Leon-Berrelleza, 27; and Israel Sanchez, 28.

On Sunday, police arrested a sixth person in connection with the home on Tucson Boulevard, Jackelin Avitia of Phoenix, and she was charged with money laundering. She was arrested in Tucson.

On Monday, authorities acted on another tip and served a warrant at the house on Silverbell Tree Drive at 4:30 p.m. There they found 2,000 pounds of marijuana, $45,000, a pistol and four AK-47 assault rifles, one of which was stolen, Wilson said. Ramses Velazquez, 24, of Mexico was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale and being a prohibited possessor. Omar Castro-Armenta, 36, also of Mexico, was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale and possession of a firearm during a drug transaction.

Wilson said he did not know if the string of arrests indicates an increase in stash houses in Tucson.

He credited observant neighbors for triggering the most recent raids.

Drug dealers who use stash houses are looking for rentals with garage access to the home in quiet neighborhoods, Wilson said.

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web page (http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/news/local/022206a4_stashhouses)

And another huge haul in Georgia:

Tip, traffic stop leads to narcotics arrest
By Robbie Schwartz
The Walton Tribune

Published February 22, 2006
WALTON COUNTY — It was another busy weekend for local law enforcement officials in their fight against drugs in the county.

Around 10 p.m. on Friday, during a traffic stop on Mt. Vernon Road, law enforcement officials confiscated more than one-and-a-half pounds of marijuana. During the stop, a Walton County Sheriff’s Office deputy detected a “strong smell of marijuana” in the vehicle, according to reports. A K-9 unit was called in from Loganville Police Department’s Special Operations Unit that confirmed the presence of marijuana in the car. A search of the car yielded the drugs as well as a large amount of money found on the driver, Ellison Jeremiah Franklin, 23, of Athens.

He was charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute.

Earlier in the night, officers from the Loganville and Social Circle Drug Task Force units provided information to the Walton County H.E.A.T. unit that a large load of marijuana would be entering Walton County. Officers from Loganville and Social Circle police departments assisted in the joint operation in apprehending Franklin, who had prior arrests for sale and distribution of marijuana.

“The resources from all the local and state agencies are used each day to combat the sale and distribution of drugs in our community,” Walton County H.E.A.T. spokesman Deputy Doug Clifton said. “All of the departments came together and worked together on this arrest and did an outstanding job.”

On Saturday, the Walton County Narcotics Task Force received a tip that drugs were being sold at 1006 Meadow Walk Drive in Monroe.

Four hours after the tip, officers hit the house and confiscated eight ounces of marijuana as well as $1,800 in cash and a bag that contained several types of prescription pills. A .45 automatic handgun was also found.

Arrested were Kenyounis Posphero, 31, of Monroe, who lived at the residence and who was charged with a violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act for the prescription pills and was also charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute.

Also arrested at the scene was Curtis Jerome Williams, 30, of Monroe, who was charged with possession of marijuana and for violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act.

The Walton County Narcotics Task Force is comprised of officers from the WCSO, the Monroe Police Department, DEA and Georgia State Patrol. <hr /></blockquote>

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02-22-2006, 10:53 PM
they ought to move to NY. my nephew (same name unfortunately) got busted with 38lbs of mary jane and he only got 18 months federal time. he had a smart lawyer that had it moved to federal court cuz it came from out of state. 18 freaking months. well the good news is he is back in again. he won't learn his lesson. only got 14 months this time....makes you wonder. this time when he comes home i will have to say hi from a distance...long distance...lolololol.............mike

Cueless Joey
02-23-2006, 06:55 PM
How are we going to win the drug war?
So, you bust two men for having mj's.
Spend thousands to prosecute them. Spend thousands more to jail them.
For freakin two lbs of leaves.
Take that freakin thousands of dollars and educate our kids.
Fix the ghetto schools.