Skip to comments.Riverside [CA] County marijuana grow house where 7 were fatally shot is tied to organized crime
Posted on 09/09/2020 10:15:26 AM PDT by BenLurkin
More than 20 people lived on the property, which had several makeshift dwellings, a nursery and vehicles used in production, Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco said. Marijuana was processed to honey oil, a highly potent concentrate made by extracting the high-inducing chemical THC from cannabis.
All seven victims and witnesses were Laotian, Bianco said. Six people were found dead on the property, and a woman who was shot there died later at a hospital.
Partially eaten pizza sat in boxes in a circular dirt driveway of the dilapidated two-bedroom house where the shootings occurred. Three cars were parked outside one with its front doors open.
Cases of bottled water were stacked on the front porch, which was strewn with clothing and plastic bags. A black tarp was stretched atop poles in the fenced backyard, indicating a small growing operation. Unlike many neighboring homes, it had neither a gate nor a no trespassing sign at the entrance.
Reached by phone, property owner Ronald McKay expressed surprise, saying he didnt know a shooting had taken place at either of the rentals, a mobile home and the house.
He said he had tried to visit Monday to check on the well during the recent heat wave, but he was turned away by a deputy who wouldnt tell him what was going on. He said he left his phone number, but authorities never called.
McKay said he didnt know the tenants or their names the rentals are handled by someone who works with him. But he said the home had been rented for three years and the mobile home for two without incident.
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We were promised that legalization would eliminate the criminal element from drug trafficking!!!!
See what happens when you legalize something the underworld profits from...
This is very very sad
It is large and vast state of California cannabis has been legal now since 1994 for medical patients and for anybody over the age of 21 for about three years now where you could just walk into a store and buy it
At this point there should be absolutely no reason why anybody should be in the violent crime over this simple medicinal plant cannabis
Even if you believe in the old Harry J anslinger days of Racist rants against Black people during the 1930s when it comes to weed you have to except the fact that CBD is now an incredible valuable medicine for millions that doesnt have any psychological effects
Cannabis has been with man for his entire existence on this planet and its not going away anytime soon
The constitution of the United States is printed on hemp paper
Yep. Such a great job of crime reduction, Kalifornia.
Laotians are, or were, good farmers.
Will his property be confiscated?
The big problem here (in Commifornia) is the state taxes the hell out of legal marijuana purchases making it prohibitively expensive for a lot of people.
Husband is disabled and says pot is about the only thing that relieves his pain - I’ve been to the pot store and the prices are incredible.
That’s why there’s operations such as this, black market can sell it far cheaper.
As I’ve said before, if the state calls it legal but taxes and regulates the heck out of it, it isn’t really legal in the common usage of the word. It is legal but very expensive.
From the point of view of criminals, it doesn’t matter whether its expensively legal or prohibited—there’s still a market opportunity. Standard economics.
Kookifornicate taxes weed up the wazoo. Those idiots in Sacto didnt foresee that underground black markets would pop up to get around the leftist taxing tyranny? Enjoy your leftard tyranny Kookifornicate voters.
TIED TO ORGANIZED CRIME?? THE CLINTONS GROW MARIJUANA??
I call BS. Provide an exact quotation.
Only California could screw this up.
This sort of thing was also happening before legalization.
The black market just sells it cheaper than the overtaxed, state regulated variety.
Asset forfeiture in place???
2-"Crime and violence, both within the U.S. and at the U.S.-Mexico border, are greatly increased due to illegal selling and buying of marijuana. Legalization would logically end the need for such criminal behavior."
3-"Legalizing recreational weed cuts off an important revenue stream for many in the illegal drug trade. Advocates of legalization contend that by making the substance less profitable for criminals, it will decrease the violence associated with the trade. "
Whew! That was a lot of tough research.....1st three Google entries.....
“Lower” (#1) and “decrease” (#3) are explicitly NOT “eliminate.” And #2 is merely one of several paraphrases of others’ alleged arguments - “Primary reasons in support of legalizing marijuana include: [...] Primary reasons against legalizing marijuana include: [...]” - and the one you quote is not sourced in any way.
So far you’re 0 for 3.
Are you too high to see 3 links?
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