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PaintballCLE
02-24-2009, 07:18 AM
Arkansas Police seized nearly 500 lbs of marijuana on a tour bus returning from NBA All-Star Weekend in Phoenix, this week. According to the driver, the bus was allegedly escorting Fabolous to Boston to pick up "a rapper whose name he couldn't recall."

Though Fab was not on the bus at the time of the seizure, the two men who were arrested, Edward Thimas, 52, and Robert Morris, 44, claimed that Fabolous had loaded the marijuana into the locked compartment, as well as close to $6,500 in cash, which the police also confiscated.

Though both men agreed that the marijuana belonged to Fabolous, according to the police reports, their stories conflicted regarding the pickup of the drug shipment.

Thimas claimed that Fab had told them to drive the marijuana to Boston and contact himself and "the other rapper" when they arrived, to pick up the shipment. Morris, on the other hand, alleged that they had driven "three rappers from Atlanta to Phoenix," and were transporting the drugs to Boston, where they were meeting the rappers, who had flown ahead.

Due to their conflicting stories, the men were arrested for possession. There is no word at this time as to whether Fabolous has been questioned regarding the case.

Fab's fifth album, 'Loso's Way' is scheduled for release this April.

socalorado
02-24-2009, 07:20 AM
Dammit! Thats where i left it!

Dukes
02-24-2009, 07:20 AM
I may be out of the loop but, who is Fabulous?

Arkansas Bronco
02-24-2009, 07:25 AM
Nothin new. Our troopers nail huge loads of drugs all the time.

broncofan7
02-24-2009, 08:01 AM
I may be out of the loop but, who is Fabulous?

That's my question. The NBA allstar weekend is a magnet for thugs & drug dealers. The game in Vegas a few years ago was the one that really shed light on how seedy it has become.

TheElusiveKyleOrton
02-24-2009, 08:17 AM
Huh. I don't even remember being ON Fabulous' tour bus...

BMarsh615
02-24-2009, 08:18 AM
I may be out of the loop but, who is Fabulous?

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vancejohnson82
02-24-2009, 08:20 AM
OK, OK...I gotta call everyone out here

Its spelled, FABOLOUS

he makes it very clear in his songs that the "U" is replaced with an "O"

"That's why they call me F-A-B-O-L-O-U-S"

cmon...get with it people

bowtown
02-24-2009, 08:26 AM
I wonder where you stash 500 lbs of pot on a bus. I wonder what that even looks like... besides magical.

HILife
02-24-2009, 08:27 AM
I may be out of the loop but, who is Fabulous?

A rapper. He disappeared for some time and I guess is making a 500lb comeback.

bowtown
02-24-2009, 08:31 AM
A rapper. He disappeared for some time and I guess is making a 500lb comeback.

Well this is just in time for his April album release.

TheElusiveKyleOrton
02-24-2009, 08:38 AM
Now THAT'S what I call a Fabolous Tour Bus!

Florida_Bronco
02-24-2009, 08:38 AM
Good job, Arkansas Highway Patrol! :thumbs:

Florida_Bronco
02-24-2009, 08:42 AM
I wonder where you stash 500 lbs of pot on a bus. I wonder what that even looks like... besides magical.

That's a very large amount. I did a ride along with Clearwater Police over the summer and we popped a kid with 112 ounces of pot, and about 105 oz of it was stuffed in a large (about gallon size) Ziploc bag.

baja
02-24-2009, 08:49 AM
I wonder where you stash 500 lbs of pot on a bus. I wonder what that even looks like... besides magical.

In the pots and pans compartment???

SonOfLe-loLang
02-24-2009, 08:52 AM
Maybe they are fueling the bus with it? Arent they making fuel out of hemp these days? :)

SonOfLe-loLang
02-24-2009, 08:53 AM
They should just legalize this **** already. You want stimulus? Here's a good place to start

bowtown
02-24-2009, 08:55 AM
In the pots and pans compartment???

Ha! Yeah you would want to make sure you got it up somewhere high.

TheElusiveKyleOrton
02-24-2009, 08:58 AM
They should just legalize this **** already. You want stimulus? Here's a good place to start

AMEN. :~ohyah!:

Beantown Bronco
02-24-2009, 09:00 AM
Leave the brother alone.....don't you know he has glaucoma?

socalorado
02-24-2009, 09:02 AM
In the pots and pans compartment???

No, i put it in the fridge. It was tight fit, and i had to move all the hennesy and cognac.

fdf
02-24-2009, 09:06 AM
I may be out of the loop but, who is Fabulous?

LOL. My reaction exactly. So far, I have no evidence I missed anything worth seeing by checking out of pop culture 20 years ago.

Tombstone RJ
02-24-2009, 09:28 AM
Good job, Arkansas Highway Patrol! :thumbs:

Dude, great book called "When Money Grew On Trees" about all the mari-jah-wana that was produced and sold in the Northwest Central part of Arkansas when Bill Clinton was the govenator.

Basically, a sheriff was behind the whole operation and lots and lots of weed was produced. Great read.

alkemical
02-24-2009, 09:37 AM
Dude, great book called "When Money Grew On Trees" about all the mari-jah-wana that was produced and sold in the Northwest Central part of Arkansas when Bill Clinton was the govenator.

Basically, a sheriff was behind the whole operation and lots and lots of weed was produced. Great read.

There's also questions as to if Clinton (then Gov.) - knew and allowed the CIA to run drugs through the Mena airport....

cutthemdown
02-24-2009, 11:15 AM
That's a very large amount. I did a ride along with Clearwater Police over the summer and we popped a kid with 112 ounces of pot, and about 105 oz of it was stuffed in a large (about gallon size) Ziploc bag.

A ride along? You mean you still aren't a cop yet? Man how long does it take?

cutthemdown
02-24-2009, 11:16 AM
It doesn't matter. All police agencies have lost the war on pot. It's cheaper, better, and easier to get then anytime I can ever remember.

Good job police, another person for the justice system to pay for because of marijuana.

cutthemdown
02-24-2009, 11:16 AM
Dude, great book called "When Money Grew On Trees" about all the mari-jah-wana that was produced and sold in the Northwest Central part of Arkansas when Bill Clinton was the govenator.

Basically, a sheriff was behind the whole operation and lots and lots of weed was produced. Great read.

I will check that out it sound interesting.

Los Broncos
02-24-2009, 11:17 AM
That's a very large amount. I did a ride along with Clearwater Police over the summer and we popped a kid with 112 ounces of pot, and about 105 oz of it was stuffed in a large (about gallon size) Ziploc bag.

And you didn't ship us any? whats going on with you?

cutthemdown
02-24-2009, 11:27 AM
Here is another huge marijuana bust by a southern police dept.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090224/ap_on_re_us/elderly_shootout

ATLANTA – Three former Atlanta police officers who each pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge in connection with the death of an elderly woman during a botched drug raid were sentenced Tuesday to federal prison.
Jason R. Smith, Gregg Junnier and Arthur Tesler received sentences ranging from five years to 10. Kathryn Johnston, 92, was killed by police gunfire during the 2006 raid at her home.
Police used a "no-knock" warrant to enter Johnston's house to look for drugs. But prosecutors say officers found none and tried to cover up the mistake by planting baggies of marijuana.
U.S. District Judge Julie E. Carnes on Tuesday sentenced Smith to 10 years in federal prison. She sentenced Junnier to six years and Tesler to five.
Prosecutors earlier lowered their recommended sentences for Junnier and Smith. They asked for about 10 years for Smith and roughly five years for Junnier because they said the men cooperated with authorities. Tesler's recommended sentence was not lowered, and was about 10 years.
But the judge said Tuesday Tesler was a "minor participant overall" and lowered the sentence to five years. She said the government's recommendations were "unduly harsh."
All the men will get three years supervised release after they serve their sentences.
The Rev. Market Hutchins, spokesman for Johnston's family, spoke by telephone to her niece and closest living relative, Sarah Dozier, 76, of Atlanta after the sentencing. "She certainly breathed a sigh of relief that there is nearly some resolution, particularly with regard to these officers," he said.
Hutchins said Dozier was sympathetic to the officers' families because she believes they were victims as well. "Her aspiration has always been justice and not a sense of revenge," he said.
The three men earlier had each pleaded guilty to the federal charge of violating Johnston's civil rights.
Smith and Junnier also pleaded guilty to state charges, including manslaughter. They are set to be sentenced on those charges next month. Under their plea agreements, their state sentences will be served concurrently with their federal punishment, said Buddy Parker, Junnier's lawyer.
Tesler was sentenced in May to four and a half years in prison on a state charge for lying to FBI agents, but that conviction was overturned on appeal last month.
Johnston was killed by a barrage of bullets fired by officers who stormed into her home on Nov. 21, 2006, with a special "no-knock" warrant to search for drugs.
Tesler, who did not fire a shot, was in Johnston's back yard when plainclothes officers burst in through the front door. Johnston fired a single shot from a rusty revolver at the intruders, but hit no one, and officers fired 39 bullets, hitting the woman five or six times, prosecutors said.
Lawyers for Smith and Tesler said they had hoped for lesser sentences but praised the judge for weighing the facts in the case. "There are no winners in this case," said Smith's attorney, John Garland. "There are only losers."








Oh wait sorry I guess they just planted the weed in that one!!!!!!!! Good thing they killed an old lady we can't have them running around. This is why police should never go with guns into peoples homes for something as harmless as marijuana. Why turn it into some war? Police IMO are trying to make the marijuana game violent so they can point to that violence as a reason to keep cracking down.

Popps
02-24-2009, 11:51 AM
500 lbs? Jeesh... get off the guy's back. You know it was NBA WEEKEND, right?

He had to bring enough to last until he got back home.

broncosteven
02-24-2009, 11:59 AM
They should just legalize this **** already. You want stimulus? Here's a good place to start

If you consider Stimulus as the population sleeping on their couch with empty dorito bags on their chests I guess.

To me pot heads are like homo's (sorry Sirennicky and Blart). I like them but I don't want to see it, smell it, or be asked to participate. Smoke in your moms basement or bone in your bedroom, just don't ask me to blow or toke with you.

broncocalijohn
02-24-2009, 12:03 PM
They should just legalize this **** already. You want stimulus? Here's a good place to start

problem with this is you then have MORE people on unemployment as they seem to lose the drive to go work. It would drive us deeper into the recession.

broncocalijohn
02-24-2009, 12:11 PM
Here is another huge marijuana bust by a southern police dept.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090224/ap_on_re_us/elderly_shootout

"ATLANTA Three former Atlanta police officers who each pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge in connection with the death of an elderly woman during a botched drug raid were sentenced Tuesday to federal prison.
Jason R. Smith, Gregg Junnier and Arthur Tesler received sentences ranging from five years to 10. Kathryn Johnston, 92, was killed by police gunfire during the 2006 raid at her home. .............."

Oh wait sorry I guess they just planted the weed in that one!!!!!!!! Good thing they killed an old lady we can't have them running around. This is why police should never go with guns into peoples homes for something as harmless as marijuana. Why turn it into some war? Police IMO are trying to make the marijuana game violent so they can point to that violence as a reason to keep cracking down.

This is why you are an idiot! Here is something you might not have figured out; Marijuana doesnt kill cops, the dealers do! You think people are just loaded up on marijuana, in their house, eating doritos and watching tv while the cops bust down the doors? They are doing raids on homes with large quantities of drugs. You always have your law enforcement protected.

brncobrett
02-24-2009, 12:28 PM
Here are some pictures of the bus driver seconds before the bust.....

http://iansbrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/michael-phelps-smoking-pot-weed-marijuana.jpg

cutthemdown
02-24-2009, 12:40 PM
This is why you are an idiot! Here is something you might not have figured out; Marijuana doesnt kill cops, the dealers do! You think people are just loaded up on marijuana, in their house, eating doritos and watching tv while the cops bust down the doors? They are doing raids on homes with large quantities of drugs. You always have your law enforcement protected.

Show me some stories where pot dealers, or pot growers, that are not illegal Mexicans, that have shot at the police when they raid there gardens or homes. I would love to read them and then balance that against what seems to me heavy handed tactics against minor pot dealers and growers.

They raided a home over the Phelps bong issue to get a bong and a quarter of weed. If the case I put up it was to bust an old lady who didn't even have weed.

I agree big time dealers need to be dealt with, especially the ones with guns. My problem with the whole deal is the lack of police work and preparation I see to get a warrant. You should need undeniable evidence before a judge allows police to break down your door with guns drawn.

Its just not worth risking peoples lives over some pot.

cutthemdown
02-24-2009, 12:46 PM
problem with this is you then have MORE people on unemployment as they seem to lose the drive to go work. It would drive us deeper into the recession.

you have some proof to back that up? Actually right now the state you live in would collapse without the illegal marijuana trade. Watch some of the documentaries like Marijuana Nation. It generates more cash for the state then any other crop. The money is then spent in the state creating tons of jobs.

The state misses out on the income tax but makes a ton off the fact the industry creates a lot of money being spent in the state.

HILife
02-24-2009, 12:58 PM
Well this is just in time for his April album release.

F.A.-B.O.-L.O.-U.S.

HILife
02-24-2009, 01:13 PM
They should just legalize this **** already. You want stimulus? Here's a good place to start

I concur

PaintballCLE
02-24-2009, 07:54 PM
Marijuana bust said to be one of Ohio's largest
ORIENT, Ohio (AP) - A hunt for salamanders in a state wildlife area south of Columbus turned up one of the largest marijuana crops ever found in Ohio, a state investigator said Wednesday.

'We got about 10,455 plants. That's big. That's a whole bunch of marijuana,' said Scott Duff, a special agent supervisor with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation.




The plants had a potential value of more than $10 million, based on the fact that a mature one only will produce about a pound of the drug worth roughly $1,000 on the street, Duff said. Authorities estimated that the marijuana patch as one of the five largest ever uncovered in the state.

The discovery was made nearly two weeks ago after a state wildlife biologist noticed a campsite while looking for salamanders in the Mackey Ford Wildlife Area in Pickaway County. Near the tent, investigators found a virtual greenhouse operation with marijuana growing in plastic cups and in the ground beneath a tarp, Duff said.

Authorities have made no arrests and have no suspects. They removed the plants Wednesday after figuring the two or three people who'd been staying in the tent weren't coming back, Duff said.

"They may have been spooked for some reason. Who knows?" he said.

The tent was stocked with food and other living supplies, and there was a well and a latrine that had been dug by hand. And a note that read "spider was here"

PaintballCLE
02-24-2009, 08:01 PM
Washington, DC — D.C. is shifting into party mode. You may have heard about the extended bar hours and the estimate of a 2 million visitor population surge.
But, while wandering around Pennsylvania Avenue after the inauguration opening ceremony today I caught a whiff of that familiar smell from the dormitory I lived in about 12 years ago.
That’s correct. Pot, weed, schwag, the stickiest of the icky. Whatever you want to call it, someone was smoking it somewhere nearby.
I thought Obama supporters yelled, “Fire it up,” just to get people excited.
Now I’m not the kind of guy who’s going to call a cop over something like that, and I’ll fully disclose my only proof of the puffing comes from my own nose. I don’t have any police reports nor did I physically see anyone actually smoking on the street no matter how many times I sheepishly looked around.
That smell is distinctive, though. We’ve all caught it at concerts, or maybe outside of the theater before Pineapple Express. Or, walk down the right street in Riverside and you’ll smell it coming out of one window or another.
But I wondered, who in the world tokes up for an inauguration?
Maybe it’s just me. I’ve never heard anyone start a story like, “Man, that whole swearing in was a blur.”
Regardless of the inspiration the smell still seemed out of place. Or did it?
Marijuana legalization is one of those issues that seems to have fallen off the radar, even before the nose-diving economy dominated the presidential campaign trail.
Silent protest for a revival on Inauguration Day? Probably not that epic.
Still, whatever happened to the War on Drugs? Did it go silent after all those years and all those tax dollars?
Perhaps those few pot smokers bold enough to light up within view of the White House, are making a point.
Source: Florida Times-Union (FL)
Author: David Hunt
Published: January 18, 2009

TheDave
02-24-2009, 08:05 PM
There's just something about the way stereotypes tend to play themselves out...

Taco John
02-24-2009, 09:03 PM
This is the best publicity the guy could have possibly gotten. Millions more will hear his album than ever would have before. I bet his album goes platinum now.

I never even heard of the guy...

Broncos_OTM
02-25-2009, 06:02 AM
OK, OK...I gotta call everyone out here

Its spelled, FABOLOUS

he makes it very clear in his songs that the "U" is replaced with an "O"

"That's why they call me F-A-B-O-L-O-U-S"

cmon...get with it peopleHowever you spell it his music sucks. Rap is lame

alkemical
02-25-2009, 06:03 AM
Not all rap. But large chunks of it. Same goes for most any genre though.

Broncos_OTM
02-25-2009, 06:08 AM
Here is another huge marijuana bust by a southern police dept.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090224/ap_on_re_us/elderly_shootout

ATLANTA Three former Atlanta police officers who each pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge in connection with the death of an elderly woman during a botched drug raid were sentenced Tuesday to federal prison.
Jason R. Smith, Gregg Junnier and Arthur Tesler received sentences ranging from five years to 10. Kathryn Johnston, 92, was killed by police gunfire during the 2006 raid at her home.
Police used a "no-knock" warrant to enter Johnston's house to look for drugs. But prosecutors say officers found none and tried to cover up the mistake by planting baggies of marijuana.
U.S. District Judge Julie E. Carnes on Tuesday sentenced Smith to 10 years in federal prison. She sentenced Junnier to six years and Tesler to five.
Prosecutors earlier lowered their recommended sentences for Junnier and Smith. They asked for about 10 years for Smith and roughly five years for Junnier because they said the men cooperated with authorities. Tesler's recommended sentence was not lowered, and was about 10 years.
But the judge said Tuesday Tesler was a "minor participant overall" and lowered the sentence to five years. She said the government's recommendations were "unduly harsh."
All the men will get three years supervised release after they serve their sentences.
The Rev. Market Hutchins, spokesman for Johnston's family, spoke by telephone to her niece and closest living relative, Sarah Dozier, 76, of Atlanta after the sentencing. "She certainly breathed a sigh of relief that there is nearly some resolution, particularly with regard to these officers," he said.
Hutchins said Dozier was sympathetic to the officers' families because she believes they were victims as well. "Her aspiration has always been justice and not a sense of revenge," he said.
The three men earlier had each pleaded guilty to the federal charge of violating Johnston's civil rights.
Smith and Junnier also pleaded guilty to state charges, including manslaughter. They are set to be sentenced on those charges next month. Under their plea agreements, their state sentences will be served concurrently with their federal punishment, said Buddy Parker, Junnier's lawyer.
Tesler was sentenced in May to four and a half years in prison on a state charge for lying to FBI agents, but that conviction was overturned on appeal last month.
Johnston was killed by a barrage of bullets fired by officers who stormed into her home on Nov. 21, 2006, with a special "no-knock" warrant to search for drugs.
Tesler, who did not fire a shot, was in Johnston's back yard when plainclothes officers burst in through the front door. Johnston fired a single shot from a rusty revolver at the intruders, but hit no one, and officers fired 39 bullets, hitting the woman five or six times, prosecutors said.
Lawyers for Smith and Tesler said they had hoped for lesser sentences but praised the judge for weighing the facts in the case. "There are no winners in this case," said Smith's attorney, John Garland. "There are only losers."








Oh wait sorry I guess they just planted the weed in that one!!!!!!!! Good thing they killed an old lady we can't have them running around. This is why police should never go with guns into peoples homes for something as harmless as marijuana. Why turn it into some war? Police IMO are trying to make the marijuana game violent so they can point to that violence as a reason to keep cracking down.

Yeah like the Drug Dealers are gonna go quietly. When people are going to get busted and go down for a long time you dont think their gonna drawn down first..Dude their are good cops and bad cops, dont label them all in on some conspiracy. and this is coming from someone with "All Cops Are Bastards" tattood on his forearm. Dude get a grip

broncocalijohn
02-25-2009, 11:36 AM
This is the best publicity the guy could have possibly gotten. Millions more will hear his album than ever would have before. I bet his album goes platinum now.

I never even heard of the guy...

You mean because it is sooo rare for a famous person to be caught with pot? Those that now have heard of him might be people like me who dont give a rat's A$$ about rap music of today.