Tripp Keber, Dixie Elixirs founder, busted for pot possession in Alabama

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Photos, video below.
Dixie Elixirs owner and founder Tripp Keber didn't get to do much hanging out at the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama two weeks ago, after a security guard kicked off a search that resulted in misdemeanor (and initially felony) drug charges against the Denver businessman.

Alabama law prevents us from accessing Keber's arrest report. But a Baldwin County Sheriff's Department spokesman filled us in about the incident, which took place at around 2 p.m. on May 18.

The whole situation sounds pretty Keystone Kop-ish. Apparently, a security guard checking backpacks told sheriff's deputies working the grounds that he'd seen a pill of some sort; it was suspected of being Adderall, the spokesman told us. Shortly thereafter, a deputy asked Keber if he could conduct a search and he consented.

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Keber's booking photo.
That's when the sheriff's department rep says the deputy found "something sharp" in Keber's pocket -- which turned out to be liquid THC with toothpicks in it (we have no idea, either).

That explains the marijuana charge -- which wouldn't have even been a crime here in Colorado.

Police initially said they also found two vials that registered positive for cocaine using a field test. That would have carried a felony charge in Alabama.

Under Colorado law, people with felony convictions aren't allowed to work in the medical marijuana industry at all and are precluded from taking part in the newly created recreational pot industry for at least a decade.

Fortunately for Keber, the more serious charges didn't stick -- and when we spoke with him last week, he said he didn't have any cocaine in his possession.

However, Keber owned up to having the THC on him. He chalked up the incident to a mistake in judgment.

A short time later, Keber struck a deal in court: He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor marijuana possession, resulting in a two-year probationary sentence that includes random drug and alcohol testing. Keber says he's required to phone in daily and take a test whenever he's told to do so.

If all goes well, the charges will eventually be wiped from his record. Keber says he's two weeks into the "cleanse" and is feeling great.

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DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Being that THC is NOT water soluble, how can the water based sodas / flavored waters sold by Dixie Elixirs contain any functional dosage of THC ?

Where are the actual independent LAB TESTS for this nonsense?


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

"Under Colorado law, people with felony convictions aren't allowed to work in the medical marijuana industry at all "

Legal FAIL!

Is there anyone at WW -- anyone at all -- who isn't a complete fucking retard? ... for the amount of bullshit and hype you spew about marijuana, perhaps at least ONE of the idiots who works there could actually READ THE FUCKING LAW before they just make shit up?

Convicted Felons -- Rapists, Murderers, Child Molestors, etc -- are allowed to own/work in the MMJ industry after 5 (FIVE) years from the termination of their sentence.

Convicted Drug Felons are banned for LIFE, with the limited exception that if the felony conviction was for possession or use only, and would no longer be a felony under current law.




DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 "he'd seen a pill of some sort; it was suspected of being Adderall"

A Felony if he doesn't have a valid prescription for it.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 "which turned out to be liquid THC with toothpicks in it (we have no idea, either)."

Hash oil with toothpics for dab sticks.

hth.

Stephanie Sarad
Stephanie Sarad

um ya he made a mistake. pot is legal in colorado NOT the entire US. What a dip shit.

Monkey
Monkey

I bet this guy doesn't even use cannabis, or THC in any form. He was just transporting samples he thought he could easily conceal, trying to impress those easily impressed with his new "products" in a place where it's still "illegal". He has admitted before, the only reason he started this business is to eventually sell it. Underground drug dealers transport product all the time, but most are smart enough not to get busted, or confess on CNN. It is pretty solid proof though, that "regulations" don't prevent crime, they encourage it. I bet 5 years ago, this guy would have never attempted transporting "THC" to Alabama, but once regulated, business men become comfortable thinking and acting like criminals. Regulations don't destroy the black market, the regulated create new black markets, and as long as someone is paying the fees, or what I like to call protection money, both markets become united, and need each other to survive. I bet many people in Alabama are using "regulated" Dixi Elixir products right now, just like they're smoking "regulated" warehouse weed from Colorado too.

Michael Apostle
Michael Apostle

His Alabama getaway had gone awry - going in a 'cleanse' anytime you travel to the south is probably a good idea

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

I have over 20 misdemeanor marijuana convictions, stretching over five states . Your point is, (ASIDE from 'free' citizens jailed over a plant), ???!!! While you are attempting to be funny or cute w/ your report, I'm reminded just how free we really are(n't), in the U.S.A. !!!

Leanne L Whitehurst
Leanne L Whitehurst

I hate the south...a bunch of inbred trailer park trash and the cops all suck! They said they "smelled" pot and found a SEED in my husband's car in Atlanta and arrested him!

CloudGang
CloudGang

"two-year probationary sentence that includes random drug and alcohol testing. Keber says he's required to phone in daily and take a test whenever he's told to do so."

Being you can not stay away from "thc" long enough to travel to Alabama, I'm guessing the random drug tests will prove harder to convince.....

Mane Rok
Mane Rok

He did. But fuck the south's backwards ass legislation regarding these "substances." That same system fucked InkLine. When you look at the stats regarding private prisons, the booming prison system (Alabama is now at over 200% capacity), the amount of Pharmaceutical companies based in the south, it all makes sense...but fuck them anyway.

Michael Powers
Michael Powers

Yeah he made a mistake, big deal! He should not be tarnished for life though!

Green_eyes
Green_eyes

Well, he should've kept his MJ in Colorado...... Or got more creative when hiding it.....

GuestWho
GuestWho

@DonkeyHotay    It's not rocket science numbnuts.  

"Ingredients: Carbonated filtered water, sugar, citric acid, natural and artificial flavor, glycerol ester of wood rosin, yellow 6, red 40, THC oil 100mg"

Did you figure it out yet?  Put down your bong and dong and think harder.  THC binds with glycerol ester of wood rosin.  Does it hurt to be so stupid?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Juan_Leg "I have over 20 misdemeanor marijuana convictions"

If at first you don't succeed, try try again. One day you'll attain that glorious felony conviction.


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Mane Rok ... the Civil War was a gigantic mistake for the North ... they should have not only let the inbred red-neck racist fucktards secede, they should have demanded it!


Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

@Michael Powers  YOU ARE A MISTAKE !

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@GuestWho  ... funny, the ingredient list from the bottle I saw was as follows:

Carbonated filtered water, sugar, citric acid, natural and artificial flavorcaramel colorTHC oil 100mg

No mention of any emulsifiers or chemical stabilizers like glyceryl abietate. Easy to see why deliberately omitting and deceiving the consumers of such chemical additives would be beneficial to marketing.

That the THC may be "bound to" -- dissolved in -- glycerol ester of wood rosin suspended in water does NOT make the bioavailability of THC from alimentary absorption any more efficient than eating raw pot, or swallowing a dab of raw hash oil, since there is no necessary LIPID to aid in digestion and transmission into the bloodstream. 

Glycerol Ester of Wood Rosin is mostly excreted in feces, unmetabolized and unchanged, which would include any THC dissolved in it.

They'd have been better off using brominated vegetable oil as the emulgent / carrier.


hth


Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

@DonkeyHotay

Nah . My last was better than 10 yrs back . I rarely leave home w/ more than a 'quarter oz' .

DonkeyHotoyIsAMoron
DonkeyHotoyIsAMoron

@DonkeyHotay 

is trying to throw up a smoke screen to hide the fact that he doesn't know jack shit about thc extraction. Surprise? Hardly. 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@DonkeyHotoyIsAMoron

So you admit there is no functional level of bioavailable THC in these snake-oil water based drinks.

Now go pour yourself a tall glass of glycerol ester of wood rosin.




DonkeyHotoyIsAMoron
DonkeyHotoyIsAMoron

@DonkeyHotay 

See, GuestWho? It DOES hurt to be that stupid. Thus the defensive tap dance on a platter of word salad.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@GuestWho " It is also commonplace to use the term "natural flavors" to hide trade ingredients ..."

Consumer Fraud.

Noted.


@GuestWho "BVO is restricted by the FDA "

Someone better tell the makers of Gatorade, Mountain Dew, PoweradeFanta Orange, Fresca, SquirtSun Drop and Sunkist Peach Soda.


@GuestWho "What part of oil don't you comprehend?"

What part of LIPID do you not comprehend? There's a reason why oral ingestion of unmodified raw marijuana, hash or hash oil is inefficient.


@GuestWho "Glycerine ester of wood rosin .. binds [sic] with THC"

Chem101 Fail!

GuestWho
GuestWho

@DonkeyHotay   BVO is restricted by the FDA and glycerol ester of wood rosin is generally used in consumables instead.  It is also commonplace to use the term "natural flavors" to hide trade ingredients which can include glycerine based products or oils.  And did you miss thethc OIL ingredient?  What part of oil don't you comprehend?   Glycerine ester of wood rosin is included in many drinks such as gatorade, is easily suspended in water, and binds with THC.  Your ignorance is hereby noted.  Better luck next time.  

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@DonkeyHotayIsAMoron = sounds as ignorant and obtuse as stupid stuka1.

So you admit that THC dissolved in nasty Glycerol Ester of Wood Rosin then added to Dixie Elixir's sugar water along with other artificial, chemical flavors and colors would have little, if any, pharmacological activity.

Thanks for playing, numbnuts, better luck next time.


DonkeyHotayIsAMoron
DonkeyHotayIsAMoron

@DonkeyHotay In other words, YES it does hurt to be that stupid. Sad pathetic donkey, trying to bullshit his way through basic organic chemistry and try to tell himself he's smarter than everyone else.

FAIL.

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