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    Fight Against Drug Growers Goes High Tech

    CANNABIS farmers in North Somerset are being targeted by thermal imaging technology.

    A GBP50,000 donation from energy company Western Power from Avon and Somerset Constabulary means that officers are using the latest equipment to nab weed growers. The new gadgetry will be used to locate hydroponics factories used for cultivating the drug, sometimes known as 'skunk'.

    The company hopes to reduce the revenue lost by illegal and unsafe electricity connections used by the growers to produce 'hot house' conditions. Assistant chief constable Jackie Roberts this week met with Western Power chief executive Robert Symons to secure the sponsorship deal.

    She said: "This is not the first time we have used thermal imaging to detect cultivation equipment in an attempt to cut the growth of cannabis factories.

    "However, this new equipment will give us flexibility to identify more premises at a local level using covert tactics.

    "This sponsorship deal will no doubt reassure communities that police are continuing the drive to crack down on drug related crime in order to improve quality of life for residents and bring offenders to justice."

    Mr Symons said: "We are pleased to support the police in this fight against cannabis production which has a number of negative social consequences."

    The sponsorship deal coincides with National Tackling Drugs Week which is aimed at raising awareness of the work being undertaken by police and partner agencies to tackle drugs and reduce drug related crime. This week suspected drug dealers have been arrested and drugs have been taken off the streets in a series of warrants executed across the area.

    Police said the investment in the new crime fighting equipment will build on the success of work carried out by neighbourhood policing teams, which have worked closely with local communities to identify suspected drug dealers.

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    Re: Fight Against Drug Growers Goes High Tech

    Thank god this was struck down in the US as unlawful search.

    I can see these 2 blokes across the street wanking to you and your wife while you have sex on thier thermal screens.

    How can you not riot over these invasions of privacy?

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    "This sponsorship deal will no doubt reassure communities that police are continuing the drive to crack down on drug related crime in order to improve quality of life for residents and bring offenders to justice."


    "Quality of life", huh? That's kind of a contradictory statement. The only quality of life is one where you are free to choose how to live your life without fear!

    If living without cannabis means living with quality, then they should ask dying MMJ patients how much quality their lives would have without it!

    They just don't get the fact that legalization means doing away with money making based, big growing operations, and that money spent fighting them will be freed up and can be spent on stamping out deadly drugs, which are the real threat to the fabric of society.

    "High tech people haters" are all they are! I despise anyone who is only out to get people that are only wanting to be truly free to choose their own path in life.

    They just get so excited and giddy about destroying lives, as if they are so perfect.

    We have GOT to fight this kind of shit!!!