SHULIE - For five straight hours, I scoured the woods of the Chignecto Game Sanctuary along with three members of the Cumberland Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit.
Nipping it in the bud
Amherst Daily News reporter Raissa Tetanish follows police as they raid marijuana plots in Cumberland County
- Top of the page
- - February 25, 2010 at 00:46:10
Sorry to disagree with most of you pot heads, but marijuana is not a good thing and the police have to do something about it's use and abuse. Police taking crops before they can be processed and put on the streets for our children to use is a good thing, just ask most of us responsible people in this community and the world... marijuana doesn't make you successful ... hard work and committment do, escaping reality by using any type of drugs doesn't help you ever.
I also find it very offensive that the side advertising on ths page gives links to indoor grow lights and marijuana seds for sale.......... Amhesrt Daily News ... shame on you ... check your advertsing links!
- - February 25, 2010 at 00:46:06
The headline should read a *a drop in the bucket*.
What a waste of police resources, legalize it and get it off the streets.
- - February 25, 2010 at 00:45:53
To begin, lb, people do not go to the hospital to get methadone and it does not come in the form of a shot!!!!!! Get educated. Also THOSE POOR PEOPLE probably started out on Marijuana and went on to bigger things in life. Wasted resources you say, well let me ask you if you'd feel the same way when if your son/daughter came home stoned or if you lost a loved one to someone who was high and decided to take a drive. For those of you do not understand what the police are trying to achieve or appreciate their efforts, I feel pity for you. Like it or not marijuana is illegal, and like anything else, legalizing it brings a whole new scope of problems. Have a little appreciation for those who keep us safe 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days of the year.
- Another 2 Cents
- - February 25, 2010 at 00:45:52
It seems to me that a very small minority have problems with cocaine, heroin, maybe meth and illegal prescription drugs in the wrong hands.
Ask those with the serious drug problems, it probably started with marijuana!
Yes we need to help those people, but we also need to stop the flow of illegal drugs.
I also like to know that the police are there catching the idiots who speed recklessly throughout the town, and thus keeping us safe.
Sure, something needs to be done with legalizing marijuana, (hefty tax), and huge fines for those who grow it illegally.
The sarcasm and cynicism is typical when it comes to the police doing there job.
At least they are trying to do something, even if it is a drop in the bucket . It iks gratifying that at least they pissed someone off a little!!
- - February 25, 2010 at 00:45:47
It says it right there: It keeps us busy year-round, - it's a make work project. I guess between this and parking tickets they keep the streets safe.
- - February 25, 2010 at 00:45:46
total waste of taxpayers money to combat somthing thats less adictive than coffee ,,,, why arnt they focusing on those poor people u see at the hospital everyday looking for a methadone shot which is a result of ... (crack, coke, meth) http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-9077214414651731007#
- - February 25, 2010 at 00:45:31
I have to agree. Drugs like Cocaine and Crystal Meth and Heroin are the ones they should be focusing on. And real crimes like burglary and theft. I think they waste a lot of time on traffic non sense too.
- Local Citizen
- - February 25, 2010 at 00:45:30
I understand that the police have their jobs to do when it comes to illegal substances, but my question is, why do they spend so much of their time, money and efforts looking for marijuana grow-ops when it seems like the real problem in our community is cocaine and other hard illegal drugs??!!
- - February 25, 2010 at 00:45:23
Drugs are drugs. They have to spend time on it all
- - February 25, 2010 at 00:45:18
Thinks some of the last comments must be fr t.h him self,lol ,I think a.p should do something worth while .