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Indictment reveals well-oiled machine for drug trafficking

February 5, 2014

A recent federal indictment brought to life exactly how the Philadelphia area is connected to Lycoming and Tioga counties through illegal drug trafficking....

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USABorn

Feb-10-14 12:29 PM

Scott36 - 10:09 AM

"If I were a user (which I AM NOT), I'd be afraid some Tea Party type group would start putting poisoned drugs on the streets to do what the police have not been able to do, wipe dealers and users off our streets. -Zippie

Don't give them any ideas."

If something like that happened, eventually it would come out that it was liberals trying to make conservatives look bad. Wouldn't be the first time!!!!

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USABorn

Feb-10-14 12:25 PM

<obody - 1:51 AM "Yet another reason why legalization with State run distribution makes so much sense."

. A massive, four-decade study published in 2012 by the National Academy of Sciences, titled “Persistent cannabis users show neuropsychological decline from childhood to midlife,” followed more than 1,000 subjects from birth until age 38! The researchers’ core finding? Repeated marijuana use by teenagers lowers their IQ – permanently.

Colorado and Washington leading the way!!!!

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MrShaman

Feb-07-14 4:56 PM

"This is an important moment in history; we know that prohibition does not work. We know that the people who devise drug laws are out of touch and have no idea how to reach a solution. Do they even have the inclination? The fact is their methods are so gallingly ineffective that it is difficult not to deduce that they are deliberately creating the worst imaginable circumstances to maximise the harm caused by substance misuse."

See:

Russell Brand: Philip Seymour Hoffman is another victim of extremely stupid drug laws

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MrShaman

Feb-07-14 8:53 AM

"do you really believe legalizing her oin will solve anything?" - localgal

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In the first-place, legalization would DRAMATICALLY cut the purchase-price. That's one o' those "downsides" of ending Prohibition (on whatever).

Secondly...if some individual PREFERS to work day-labor...enough to (financially) maintain their habit...what business, is it, of yours??

It always amazes me, how...people, like you, all-the-time, rave on-and-on about "freedom"...until someone (else) uses that freedom (other-than) the way you PREFER.

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MrShaman

Feb-07-14 8:38 AM

"No Shammy, not suffer. I just don't care about them. They are parasites on society who deal drugs that ultimately kill millions and destroy millions of families. I have no sympathy or compassion for them. Kill them, let them kill each other, house them like rats in a cage with little or no food and water." - nobud74

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Yeah....I can tell, how much you "don't care about them".

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Millwe

Feb-06-14 11:15 PM

Isn't that what a methadone clinic is?!!! Keeps addicts functioning, working, with their families and definitely away from the dealers. Eliminate the criminal element Sounds like a better idea to me than continuing to fight a losing battle.

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Scott36

Feb-06-14 10:09 AM

If I were a user (which I AM NOT), I'd be afraid some Tea Party type group would start putting poisoned drugs on the streets to do what the police have not been able to do, wipe dealers and users off our streets. -Zippie

Don't give them any ideas.

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nobud74

Feb-06-14 7:02 AM

No Shammy, not suffer. I just don't care about them. They are parasites on society who deal drugs that ultimately kill millions and destroy millions of families. I have no sympathy or compassion for them. Kill them, let them kill each other, house them like rats in a cage with little or no food and water, I just don't care. As for users, if they want the help get it to them but make them accountable. Help them get and stay clean, help them repair their lives, help them rejoin society. Dealers, kill them all.

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MrShaman

Feb-06-14 6:26 AM

"do you really believe legalizing her oin will solve anything?" - localgal

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I'm sure that was Carrie Nation's "best" argument, as well.

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MrShaman

Feb-06-14 6:14 AM

"If I were a user (which I AM NOT), I'd be afraid some Tea Party type group would start putting poisoned drugs on the streets to do what the police have not been able to do, wipe dealers and users off our streets." - Zippie

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...Especially when it's (typically) Teabaggers, who dream-UP such options...in their sadistic-need to see others (who don't agree, with them) SUFFER!!

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LaughIn

Feb-05-14 8:06 PM

Not exactly Sides! Zippie suggests distribution with poison. No demand, no need for supply.

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sideliner

Feb-05-14 6:50 PM

You can best believe that as those guys were getting booked, their enterprise kept on running with new people. Shut it down? Are you serious? NEVER happen! As long as there is a demand there will be those to supply the product. That simple. That business never missed a beat.

It amazes me how totally out of touch most people are as to what is really going on out there. I hear a lot of "lock 'em up" BS but that has been going on for years with absolutely so impact on eliminating the drug trade. I have not read one viable solution from any of these post except for possibly the one offered by Nobody. Every other post went to those feel good revenge and hate based tactics that do nothing but spend taxpayer money tricking people into thinking they are actually accomplishing something. Good luck with all that while the next string of dealers rakes in the cash...

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nobud74

Feb-05-14 1:02 PM

Now, Zip, there's an idea! As for prisons for drug dealers, overcrowd them, make the jails like they are in third world countries. Throw food into the middle of a room and let them fight for it. Instead of spending 35-50K a year to house this debris, lets get it down to about 1-2K. If they die, so what. They are trying to kill others. That is the ultimate result for millions of users and the dealers are complicit in the process.

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Zippie

Feb-05-14 11:55 AM

If I were a user (which I AM NOT), I'd be afraid some Tea Party type group would start putting poisoned drugs on the streets to do what the police have not been able to do, wipe dealers and users off our streets.

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localgal

Feb-05-14 11:41 AM

Problem is our legal system isn't willing to play hard ball. Government is more worried about beating down the working people, i.e. forcing those who cannot afford insurance to purchase it instead of dealing with the insurance companies who get away with charging vast amounts of money for health needs. Where in this are the rights of working people being considered as much as the rights of offenders? Jail overcrowding? for sure. take the sex offenders to one island, take dope dealers to one island, violent offenders to another and let them live off the land. If they want to beat each other to a bloody pulp they can. I've grown weary of slapping people on the wrists and sending them back out to do what they will with no fear of certain consequences.

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LaughIn

Feb-05-14 10:08 AM

Localgal, WELL SAID!

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localgal

Feb-05-14 9:01 AM

do you really believe legalizing her oin will solve anything? I'll say it again, one strike, you're out...done. reinstitute the chain gangs. let these dope sellers work for their keep. there's a whole lot of work out there to be done and no one to do it. they'll get 3 squares, a bed, a shower, TV and they can work for it.

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hopeforfuture

Feb-05-14 7:31 AM

Nobody-You want to legalize 'H' ? I can see it now---pot shops and opium dens right here in the government run health care system. Set up an area in the Williamsport hospital for specific drugs. yeah that's the way to go.

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Nobody

Feb-05-14 1:51 AM

"As it stands now, until local authorities are successful in eliminating these nesting grounds, it will be an uphill battle stopping the illegal drug trafficking that is responsible for most crime problems in our region."

Yet another reason why legalization with State run distribution makes so much sense.

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