October 2, 2010 at 7:00 pm in INFORUM
Fargo male police officer posed as female drug dealer
The 23-year-old expected to meet a young woman to buy some pot, a purported dealer he met on Facebook. Continue Reading
Tags: courts, Crime, Facebook, Fargo, Fargo Police, Marijuana, North Dakota, Police, pot, sting 94 Comments »
What gets me about the Marijuana discussion, is that the ill health effects (if any) haven’t really been studied by the medical world. The health effects of alcohol and tobacco are well documented and yet are legal, both of which are dangerous to you health. This idea that Marijuana is somehow worse is a false claim. In fact it may have less of an effect on your health than alcohol. Its unfortunate that tax money, time and resources are used to enforce an outdated law on a drug based on fear.
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Book em Danno!
Rambo you are such a fake, your posts are all over the road. Society has not accepted you in real world or the virtual world find another chat forum to play in.
I’d feel bad if you liked my posts.
I think I must be missing something in the story or, I’ve just watched too many episodes of Cops.
I’d always been under the impression that money had to actually change hands in order for it to be considered as a ‘crime committed’.
Nowdays, just talking about buying drugs is a felony?
I’d sure love to see how that chat went down.
Funny how someone could convince a total stranger to give them a half pound of pot and not have to pay anything for it till it was sold.
You think the Police are wasting their time enforcing alcohol licensing but when it comes to pot they can surf the web and recruit innocent victims? Ok
Check out Rambo post regarding â€œno chardonnay with cut and colorâ€ Classic view of an alcoholic, I wonâ€™t refer to you as a punk, your just an old drunk
I’d refer to you as a punk. A drunk I’m not, sorry to disappoint you.
X-Con, please don’t feed the trolls.
will all of you shut up and call the fargo pd and demand they stop this practice with our tax money!
Not to mention that creating a ficticious persona on Facebook violates Facebook policy and if someone with that name actually exists it could constitute identity theft.
Good point. I wonder if Facebook themselves are aware of this. I am sure they wouldn’t support it in any manner. I bet when they aren’t getting potheads, the FPD is playing Farmville.
Farmville way over their heads, I bet Duck, Duck. Goose.
that state trooper plays farmville, he sure liked pulling me over 3 years ago, wish I could get it back.
I’m smoking weed and drinking a beer right now. How is that affecting any of you?
There’s probably bullets going through some innocent persons house because of some drug dealing gangs shootout with another gang or with the police. I hope the cops are preparing to come through your door with a battering ram right now.
they have already been through my door.
Wow. Are you high? You watch way too much TV dude.
Im truly jealous!
Enjoy the Breakfast of Champions!
Where’s that damn thumbs up icon when I need it!
@billberditzman With a little luck the voting system will be back soon.
thats in Mexico Rambo, here in the US its the DEA and Drug Task Force shooting innocent people in botched drug raids
I really don’t have a problem with cops using the social network to curb dope deals but maraijuna isn’t what I consider to be a major drug bust. Meth is the biggest threat to our society and lot of people especially young people are doing it. Now they can use water bottles to shake up a quick batch. I thing PD could best be served using this social network to catch sexual predators because they are out there and are looking for their next victim like a wolf tracking its prey. Too much funds being put into a marajuna venture especially someone using a small amount. Possession of a small amount is a petty misdemeanor, but the seller is not there and if they were its still nickle and dime stuff, even though they are throwing a felony into the mix. Look at the hours spent surfing the net at 30 dollars an hour, times spent in court and the incarceration of the suspect which is supported by tax payers dollars. Priorities suggest we look for the real threats to public safety, A guy smoking some joints, chowing on take out food is really not much of a threat. Again if you are stupid enough to air your dirty laundry on the social sites then I guess you deal with the consequences of your choice.
I work with an individual who was set up in a “drug sting” by the Fargo police. The individual is 22 years old and was set up by someone he called a friend. This friend was arrested for a DUI, not wanting to face the consequences for his actions, he said he would wear a wire and set his friend up. So the police conduct an investigation. Countless hours and taxpayers money wasted and what did they come up with? A whole eighth of weed! A guy who thought he was doing his friend a favor, went and got an eighth from someone he knew. When he then delivered this earth shattering amount of marijuana to his supposed friend, he was arrested and charged with a felony for transportation of marijuana. That’s right, a felony! He has pleaded not guilty. This individuals court appointed attorney urges him to plead guilty because he says he sees these transportation of marijuana cases all the time.
Which makes me wonder, do the Fargo police have nothing better to do than go after college kids for petty marijuana charges? Which could subsequently lead to felony convictions of young people, and in turn ruin there lives. Think about the negative effect that could have, the big picture. The kid then cannot go into certain career fields that person may have been looking at. Restricts that individual from getting employment at any decent job/career. And could lead that individual into depression and down a negative path in life.
All for what? So the police can pad there quotas and stats? We as a community should be investigating our local PD and the misuse of tax-payer dollars. The time and effort put into such nonsense.$20-$30/hr for a cop to sit on a computer and set up “pot dealers.” In my co-workers case, an entire eighth. And for you people who don’t know what an eighth costs these days its a whole $60!!!
That sure seems cost-effective on something that is already all but legal in 13 states. And already de-criminalized in many of the others. I think its time the citizens of this city/county/state stand up and say enough is enough with this nonsense. Either stop this waste of time or maybe we don’t need as many police around this area and save that money for something useful. Like catching real criminals!
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