Re: "Sorry, this [is an?] illegal search and will be thrown out."People should take into account the law and known facts before making
such statements.The article noted that the police knocked on the
door and detained the person when they noticed he was hiding a weapon. This
provided, both plain view evidence of a crime, as well as the exigent
circumstances necessary to conduct a warrantless arrest and an incident search
of the parts of the home necessary to assure their safety.It's
also quite likely they obtained a warrant before discovering the other weapons,
and perhaps even the large package of marihuana, unless this feckless and
violent criminal was foolish enough to have been open for business, with his
poisonous wares in plain sight.This guy's headed for a long and
well-deserved stint in the calaboose, notwithstanding liberals' infamous
and longstanding pro-crime, pro-drug, anti-American attacks on the rule of law.
washcomom said: Those who say "grow up" (@Happy Valley Heretic) and
marijuana is not bad have to get a reality check. Smoking pot is a mind-altering
drug. PERIOD.This is your opinion and your entitled to it. Fact is all mood altering drugs do this, and Utah is heavily invested in anti
depressants and anti anxiety meds made by Big Pharm and very addicting, pot on
the other hand was created by our creator, I'll take his medication over
mans any day. washcomom said: "The fact that this man had
weapons of high caliber in his possession speaks loudly of his intent to protect
his little crop. Who else has an AR-47 in their home? "Um every
other home in Utah, you see gun nuts on here everyday who claim they need them
to protect themselves from the gubermint and hunting, it's a 2nd Amendment
right by golly!
Those who say "grow up" (@Happy Valley Heretic) and marijuana is not bad
have to get a reality check. Smoking pot is a mind-altering drug. PERIOD.The fact that this man had weapons of high caliber in his possession
speaks loudly of his intent to protect his little crop. Who else has an AR-47 in
Fairly recently in State v. Duran, the Utah Supreme Court ruled that police
officers who smelled the odor of burning marijuana coming from a residence were
not justified in searching the residence under and
"evidence-destruction" part of the "exigent-circumstances"
exception to warrant requirement. In other words, sometimes that police can
enter a home without a warrant, if it is an emergency, such as when the police
reasonable believe that suspects of a crime are about to destroy evidence. The
court said smelling burning marijuana was no such emergency.Sorry,
this illegal search and will be thrown out.Grow up folks pot is now
legal in most of our neighboring states, (Like Adults drinking is) keep your
religious based laws as personal commandments.
Good for the police too. My old neighbors here in St. George would routinely
sell pot and crack, almost on a daily basis. I called the police and told them
about it 2-3 times, but they never did anything about it. I lost a lot of
respect for the STG narcotic division.
Are you kidding "eelnok"?! Kudos to an alert neighbor, especially with
the arsenal the police discovered and recovered.
Re: "Shame on the neighbor."Yeah -- shame on him for getting
this violent drug dealer off the street. I mean, who does he think he is, a good
citizen?The fact that someone would shamelessly post such a
sentiment is a sad, sad commentary on the state to which respect for the rule of
law in America has been reduced by liberals and their tired, discredited dogma
eelnok:Why shame on the neighbor? I don't know what pot smells
like but if one of my neighbors smelled pot coming out of a window in a house in
our neighborhood, I'd be glad if he turned him in. If Americans turn their
back on criminal activity, then it will only get worse. The neighbor ought to
get a reward!
Shame on the neighbor.
Apparently he already forfeited his Second Amendment rights.
Mismash gets caught with hashish?
Surely pot cannot be used as an excuse to deny someone of their second amendment