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  1. Ron Strider

    OH: Troopers Seize $280,000 Worth Of Marijuana During Wood Co. Traffic Stop

    Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a California man after a traffic stop in Wood County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 70 pounds of marijuana, which is valued at approximately $280,000. On October 24, 2017 at 12:05 p.m., troopers stopped a 2001...
  2. Ron Strider

    VT: Border Checkpoint Nets 8 Illegal Immigrant Arrests, Seizure Of Marijuana

    A U.S. Customs and Border Protection checkpoint along Interstate 93 southbound resulted in the arrests of eight illegal immigrants and marijuana being seized. The checkpoint was set up along the same straightaway as one that was held over a three-day period in late August. This time, U.S...
  3. Ron Strider

    OH: Man Charged 143 Lbs Of Marijuana, 300 Grams Of Hashish Found During Traffic Stop

    A 52-year-old California man is facing charges after State Highway Patrol troopers recovered 143 pounds of marijuana and 300 grams of hashish, according to a news release from the Highway Patrol. Leo Charkins is charged in the incident that happened during a traffic stop Wednesday on the Ohio...
  4. Ron Strider

    Maine Border Patrol Says Marijuana Seizures Have Increased

    Since 2012, border patrol agents say they have seized more than 700 pounds of marijuana in Maine. That presents a variety of issues for agents in the field. A round-table discussion was held at Bangor International Airport Monday to address those issues. "We are seizing more. The...
  5. Ron Strider

    Head Of U.S. Border Patrol In Maine Warns Marijuana Legalization Won't Halt seizures

    The top U.S. Border Patrol agent in Maine cautioned residents Monday that officers will still confiscate marijuana when they encounter it and that even family connections to the cannabis industry can disqualify someone from federal employment. Chief Daniel Hiebert, who heads the Houlton...
  6. Ron Strider

    Border Patrol Agents Seize Large Amounts Of Marijuana

    The Laredo Sector Border Patrol seized over 2,000 lbs of marijuana. The first seizure took place on June 23. Agents at the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35 encountered a U-Haul truck at the primary lane. The driver was questioned regarding his immigration status and...
  7. Ron Strider

    AL: Discretion Versus Decriminalization

    It comes with the job: pulling out the metal wrist-wear no one likes to wear. It's a process often glamorized by Hollywood. A tireless and clever detective or group of detectives have put the pieces together and nabbed a dangerous criminal. Normally the cinematic climax is when a detective...
  8. Ron Strider

    Border Patrol Finds 67 Pounds Of Marijuana Inside Closed Casket Near Tucson

    Officials valued the drugs at more than $33,000. Rather than the dead inside a hearse, Border Patrol agents found marijuana inside a closed casket over the weekend, officials said. Willcox Boarder Patrol agents stopped a hearse near Tombstone and found 67 pounds of marijuana inside a casket...
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    Border Patrol, Medical Marijuana's Catch-22

    Once a week, 50-year-old Raymundo Marrufo drives 22 miles from Deming, New Mexico to the state's second largest city, Las Cruces. It's the medical marijuana dispensary that brings him there, the closest place to his home where he can fill a prescription for cannabis to treat PTSD. The drive...