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Published: Wednesday, Oct. 2 2013 5:24 p.m. MDT

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Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Surely pot cannot be used as an excuse to deny someone of their second amendment rights.

Uncle Rico
Sandy, UT

Mismash gets caught with hashish?

netjes
Grand Rapids, MI

Apparently he already forfeited his Second Amendment rights.

eelnok
Cache, UT

Shame on the neighbor.

JSB
Sugar City, ID

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!

procuradorfiscal
Tooele, UT

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 and policies.

mytymouse09
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Are you kidding "eelnok"?! Kudos to an alert neighbor, especially with the arsenal the police discovered and recovered.

The Dixie Kid
Saint George, UT

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.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

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.

washcomom
Beaverton, OR

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 their home?

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

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!

procuradorfiscal
Tooele, UT

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.

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