We admit that two minors of any ethnicity might be facing jail time -- or at least some heavy fines and probation -- if something like this 1952 story from the Douglas County News happened today, even in Colorado. But local police calling the feds for two youths with six ounces of pot? It would be unnecessarily harsh -- and today, the feds would likely laugh off the request as a waste of time and resources.
But it's what happened to Anthony Chavez an David Valdez after getting popped with a half-dozen lids of grass in Castle Rock, then a town of about 750 residents and at least two cops.
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