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SteveH
07-24-2009, 8:08 AM
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/marijuana-police-tustin-2504387-bomb-wednesday

Cjones38
07-24-2009, 8:25 AM
Going to prison at 65....Say goodbye to the rest of your life!

nick
07-24-2009, 8:26 AM
You mean, new drug case in Tustin?

elenius
07-24-2009, 8:27 AM
Ugh, let's hope this does not set some bad precedent on assault weapons (the article says "assault rifles", but who knows what they really are).

command_liner
07-24-2009, 12:37 PM
This morning just past 7 I read this one and called the author.

The printed copy of the paper implies the author verified that the
weapons were "assault rifles". But the reported did not check,
verify, photograph or research the nature, status or type of
rifle. This type of slip-up can cause defamation, libel or slander
lawsuits.

Magically the on-line version has changed.

Dirtbiker
07-24-2009, 12:53 PM
Nice job that's about 1/4 mile from the police station. At least they didn't have to truck it too far.

bwiese
07-24-2009, 12:54 PM
We'll monitor. CGF obviously will not defend.

Guy is likely scrwed though gun charges are often dropped.

Even without regards to AW status, drug dealing + guns = enhancement charges.

command_liner
07-24-2009, 4:53 PM
There is one possibility nobody has mentioned.

Are we sure this is not one of the vertically integrated pot dispensaries?
Read yesterday's Wall Street Journal. What if this guy was 100% legit,
perhaps with just some business permit problem?

Then the gun charges evaporate because there was no crime or intent
to commit a crime.

There are something like 1000 fully legal dispensaries here in California.
They all have growing operations somewhere. Some percentage of those
growing operations are legal businesses. At those legal businesses,
the business owners can have guns. Especially if it is a home business.

This test case will come up some time SOON. CGF might want to
consider it. Perhaps CGF can refer the case to the ACLU!

n6nvr
07-25-2009, 4:03 AM
the gun charges may evaporate if the drug charges stay. Actually did the article say there were any AR/AW charges? If the drug charges evaporate and the AR/AWs are in fact illegal you can expect those not to go away.

Comes back to what most people were saying when registration came along, and a lot of guns didn't seem to get paperd. Not going to be a problem if nothing else comes up so that they are brought to the surface. 300+ mj plants definitely fit in the category of things that will get your AR/AWs found. This is not an Assault Rifle case. And even if it is, abject stupidity is not to be encouraged by trying in anyway to defend them.

locosway
08-30-2009, 4:05 PM
"handguns what they thought could be a pipe bomb"

Can you really mistake a handgun for a pipe bomb and visa versa?

kf6tac
08-31-2009, 10:55 AM
"handguns what they thought could be a pipe bomb"

Can you really mistake a handgun for a pipe bomb and visa versa?

I think that's a typo on the Register's part; it looks like it should read, "Police officers also found several assault rifles, handguns and what they thought could be a pipe bomb."

leelaw
08-31-2009, 11:03 AM
"handguns what they thought could be a pipe bomb"

Can you really mistake a handgun for a pipe bomb and visa versa?

It was a Glock chambered in .40SW.




I kid, I kid... :p

TaxAnnihilator
09-01-2009, 3:07 PM
If your job is to write news articles you would think that these guys could manage to, at a bare minimum, provide proper grammar and punctuation in their "reporting."
It was a Glock chambered in .40SW.




I kid, I kid... :p

FinalBoss
10-30-2009, 3:32 AM
It was a Glock chambered in .40SW.

I kid, I kid... :p

haha

CalNRA
10-30-2009, 3:39 AM
It was a Glock chambered in .40SW.




I kid, I kid... :p

not to mentioned the Lead Round Nose reloads in the magazine...

Stormfeather
10-30-2009, 2:30 PM
300 marijuana plants found in Tustin home
Police find sophisticated growing system, arrest 2 men.
By ELYSSE JAMES
The Orange County Register
Comments 65 | Recommend 15

TUSTIN – Police arrested two men in connection with an indoor marijuana growing operation on First Street in Tustin.

Officers visited the home in the 1100 block of East First Street on Wednesday because they'd received an anonymous tip that there was marijuana being grown and sold.

When the officers spoke to residents around 9 a.m. Wednesday, they smelled marijuana, officials said, so they went inside and found 300 marijuana plants and a marijuana farm with water and lighting systems and atmosphere control.

Police officers also found several assault rifles, handguns what they thought could be a pipe bomb, according to Tustin police. The Orange County sheriff's bomb squad found that it was not a bomb.

The residents, Jeremie Johnson, 35, and Otha Millner, 65, were arrested around 10 a.m. Wednesday, said Lt. John Strain of the Tustin Police Department. The two were booked at Orange County Jail on marijuana cultivation and weapons charges.

A woman living at the house was also questioned but was released, Strain said.