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Police arrest more people for marijuana use than for all violent crimes combined

On any given day in the United States, at least 137,000 men and women sit behind bars on simple drug possession charges, according to a report released Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch. Nearly two-thirds of them are in local jails. According to the report, most of these jailed inmates […]

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Categories: Commentary, Crime, Jail Time, Police

Three Phoenix Policemen Resign After Forcing Teen to Eat Marijuana

PHOENIX — Three Phoenix policemen resigned on Thursday after two of them forced a 19-year-old motorist to eat marijuana found during a traffic stop, the city’s police chief said. The officers’ supervisor, a police lieutenant with 20 years on the job, has been demoted in connection with the incident, which took place during a Sept. […]

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Categories: Arizona, Crime, Jail Time, News

Police seize cannabis plants worth half a million pounds

Police have seized around 500,000 worth of cannabis plants after raiding a drugs farm in Newcastle. Officers swooped at an industrial unit off Condercum Road, in Benwell, on Thursday afternoon and found a large scale professional cannabis farm. The farm was so large in size that it stretched the entire distance of three of the […]

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Categories: Crime, Featured, International, Jail Time, News

After 13 Years in Prison, Weldon Angelos is a Free Man

13 years ago, Weldon Angelos' world was turned upside down; his life instantly transformed into a veritable nightmare. At the age of 24, Angelos was indicted on three counts of marijuana distribution to an undercover informant. His life was to be forever altered, and his story predetermined by the criminal justice system. He would spend […]

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Categories: Crime, Jail Time, News, Police

More than $14m of cannabis seized in Bay sting

Cannabis plants with a street value of more than $14.6 million have been netted in the Bay in this year’s cannabis and crime operation. The annual operation, which ran from January to April across the Bay of Plenty, resulted in more than 14,000 cannabis plants and nearly 10kg in dried cannabis being found – the […]

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