Marijuana bust: Ohio students headed to Aspen arrested for possession

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Henry County Sheriff
Andrew Jeffries

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Henry County Sheriff
George Burke

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Henry County Sheriff
Liam McMahon

And here's a full report.
Henry County Sheriff

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merl.allen
merl.allen topcommenter

I got stoned on many Greyhound buses and drunk on more

nlday
nlday

and this is the future of our american gene pool?  white, arrogant, obnoxious, entitled and not too socially conversive.   protected by their brethren and accomplices in the drug trades (of all colors and breeds) like a band of merry malcontents certain of their own worth.  AlQueda need do no further harm, this crowd will do all the damage needed, from within.

icetrout
icetrout

Stupid is as stupid does ...smoke em if you got em... lol :P Dumb-ass...

chuck.sampson
chuck.sampson

The Forth Amendment to the constitution protects persons against unreasonable searches. In certain circumstances, warrantless searches supported by probable cause may be reasonable and proper under the Fourth Amendment. Such warrantless searches are acceptable when (1) exigent circumstances exist; (2) the search is conducted insident to an arrest; or (3) consent is obtained.

Because the officers reasonably believed that one or more passengers were smoking pot and alcohol consumption by a minor was involved would not give them blanket probable cause to search all passenger (google search for Greenburg Taurig report of the Atlanta Eagle raid where the city paid nearly $5M settling illegal search and seizure and federal civil right suits) especially luggage in the under carriage compartment or the 2nd and 3rd buses.

It is also unlikely that a court would uphold the bus driver's right to consent to the search of the personal belongings of the passengers. In State v. Miller (1991), 77 Ohio App. 3d 305 -- Hotel room was searched without a warrant after the police were contacted by hotel employees and advised of suspected drugs found in the room. Warrant was required. Hotel could not consent to such a search. Also see State v. Hall (1994), 66 Ohio Misc. 2d 80.

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

Why would ANYONE bring pot to Colorado ?

It's kinda like buying condoms for your wedding night after the bridesmaids have all gone home .....

Josh Bradley
Josh Bradley

No different than being busted for underage drinking. 21 and up. He deserved it. We dont need stuff like this mucking it up for everyone. Granted underage drinking happens but it, sadly, has less of a negative connotation than MJ use.

bugsycook
bugsycook

It all comes down to respect. Respect my right to smoke marijuana and I will respect your right to not want me to smoke it in front of you. Respect my right to do it in the privacy of my own home and I will respect your right to not wanting me to blow smoke in your face. Respect the laws of the state you are in and most of all children, respect the bus driver!

tutonehcc
tutonehcc

Too bad they didn't make it, woulda been cool to party with this crew!

Don Scott
Don Scott

Yes they were stupid. But Felons ? Really ? We couldnt fine them severely, give them a few days in Jail.... We HAVE to charge them with Felonies ? So lets do our best to destroy their future because they were acting like most of the knuckleheads I see attending school in Boulder ? College Kids acting stupid and smoking pot, thats new..... Perhaps we should start doing the same with underage drinkers ? Makem ALL felons I say !

719
719

idiot!

Derek Dwreck Wynn
Derek Dwreck Wynn

Idiots. If they would have had some respect for the bus driver the first time he asked them to not smoke they wouldnt have had a problem... but instead they want to be arrogant little pricks and that got them busted.

Jason Johnson
Jason Johnson

Hope that's not the kind of idiots this amendment will attract to our great state.

Ehron Moats
Ehron Moats

dumb shit , that's what he gets . Grow up kid , we don't want a bad rep because your an IDIOT.

Faycless
Faycless

Fools like that need to stay away.....

CloudGang
CloudGang

"the amount of marijuana they had might still have violated this state's law".

Might NOT Have Either....

This Is How I  Keep The Heat Off Me..Huge Smiles For The Private Prison Insustry.

aspenspin
aspenspin

I  met a few of the OSU kids in Aspen.  Its clear they forgot that Indiana is a long way from colorful Colorado.

CoreyDonahue
CoreyDonahue

¨Pot is now technically legal in Colorado.¨

GREAT PROPAGANDA WASTWORD!

merl.allen
merl.allen topcommenter

@nlday 
Really? A bunch of kids smoking pot is worse than AlQueda? Sounds to me like you need to get out more. Make your first stop a mental health clinic.

icetrout
icetrout

@Josh Bradley felony is a bit overboard for pot...NO MORE DRUG WAR!!! 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@bugsycook 

Stupid Stoners have no respect ... or intelligence.

That's why they're Stoooopid Stoners!


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Derek Dwreck Wynn  ... exactly why marijuana remains illegal in the U$A after all these years.

The obnoxious behavior of Puerile Pot Punks.


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Faycless  ... those are EXACTLY the type of Fools that the A64 Pot Tourism Pimps are baiting to visit Colorado.

Reap what ye sow.

bugsycook
bugsycook

@CoreyDonahue  Corey your problem was and still is - and its why you have been delegated to the sidelines and are now completely ineffective because you are now having to hide down in Mexico - is because you and idiots like these kids from Ohio think that the only way to get your point of view across is to always get up into people’s faces and piss them off. You achieved absolutely nothing with your tactics other than to rack up a criminal record, make a complete total idiot out of yourself and to kill off the Occupy Denver movement. If there ever was a "waste", it is you

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

@DonkeyHotay I'm often referred to as a 'Stoner' . Rarely stupid, even when considering I do partake pretty much EVERY waken moment . I may not always be correct,  but NEVER,  do I blame marijuana for any of the extremely limited, shortcomings I may arguably have .

orson
orson

@bugsycook 

We are all on the sidelines now, at the mercy of the legislators and regulators.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@bugsycook ... that's what they said about uppity Negros back during the civil rights movement too ...

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@orson @bugsycook 

Stupid Stoners BEGGED the GOVERNMENT to TAX and REGULATE their precious pot.

Bück Dich! , suckers!


bugsycook
bugsycook

@DonkeyHotay @bugsycook  Let's see, hmmm, who did the majority of this country empathize with? Who really won the civil rights conversation? The respectful Martin Luther King Jr or the up in your face Black Panthers 


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@BackOffImStarving

... is that how they do it in the Midwest?


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