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St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch.

Ken Wells uses marijuana daily to control his epilepsy, and was happy to tell Fox News St. Louis all about it in a report last night.
The report centered around Wells and his story as well as laws being pushed in Missouri and Illinois, but what stood out most to us was how amazingly ignorant St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch sounds when talking about medical marijuana.

The Denver Post
Special Agent Barbra Roach, DEA: “By federal law, marijuana is illegal. There is no medical proof it has any benefit.”

​The Drug Enforcement Administration’s new regional chief in Denver, Barbra Roach, wasted no time in offending Colorado. Claiming that marijuana has “no known medical value,” she also said that she will find a place to live that does not allow medical marijuana businesses.

“It is not surprising that in Colorado, where voters have approved medical marijuana, some find her comments more than a little offensive,” reports Scot Kersgaard at The Colorado Independent.
“By federal law, marijuana is illegal,” Roach — who is replacing Jeff Sweetin, who was promoted to run the DEA’s training center in Virginia — told The Denver Post. “There is no medical proof it has any benefit,” she said, ignoring literally hundreds or thousands of medical studies.
Roach told the Post that marijuana is illegal despite Colorado’s constitutional amendment which allows it for medicinal use. She didn’t return subsequent calls seeking further comment.

The Phnom Penh Post
Former Cambodian Drug Czar Moek Dara being dragged away to prison by police. (How long until we see Gil Kerlikowske in a similar predicament?)

​Who’s gonna watch the watchers? A Cambodian court on Thursday sentenced the former director of the country’s anti-drug agency to life in prison for corruption and narcotics trafficking, according to a court official. The drug czar’s top aide was also given life in prison for good measure.

Moek Dara, who headed the National Authority for Combating Drugs, and his subordinate Chea Leng were found guilty of 32 counts of involvement in drug trafficking, prosecutor Phan Vanarath told AFP, reports Times Live.

Both were also convicted of accepting bribes from drug dealers by the court, located in the northwestern part of Cambodia in the province of Banteay Meanchey. The court is about 190 miles northwest of the nation’s capitol, Phnom Penh.


Reason.tv’s Nanny of the Month for March is Drug Warrior-In-Chief Barack Obama, whose Drug Enforcement Administration banned faked pot, thwarted a scientist’s decade-long attempt to study marijuana, and raided dispensaries in Montana and California — all in one month!

“Seems like only yesterday when Obama promised he wouldn’t waste Justice Department resources raiding medical marijuana dispensaries,” Reason.tv‘s Katie Hooks said.

Photo: AFP
Marisol Valles, 20, was the only person in town willing to serve as police chief. Now she is reportedly fleeing to the U.S.

​​The 20-year-old college student who was called “Mexico’s bravest woman” after she was named police chief of a small Mexican town when nobody else would take the job has reportedly fled and is seeking asylum in the United States.

Marisol Valles “received death threats from a criminal group that wanted to force her to work for them,” a relative told AFP on Thursday. However, an official from the town of Praxedis, which is just across the border from Fort Hancock, Texas, denied that their young police chief was leaving town.
Town Secretary Andres Morales told the El Paso Times that Valles had asked for some personal days off to tend to her child, but is expected to be back at work on Monday, reports CBS News. As for the reports of Valles seeking asylum in the U.S., “Right now, those are rumors,” Morales said. (Note to the credulous: this could be a cover story to throw off her would-be assassins.)

Photo: Watertown Daily Times
Philip H. Tarbell, 68, former chief of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, has been charged for the second time in a year with transporting marijuana.

​The former chief of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe in northern New York state was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury for allegedly transporting about 95 pounds of marijuana. It is the second pot charge faced by the former chief in the past year.

Philip H. Tarbell, 68, of Hogansburg, N.Y., was charged with possession with intent to distribute less than 50 kilograms of cannabis, according to federal court records, reports David Winters at the Watertown Daily Times.
He is accused of hiding the pot in two hockey bags in the back of a minivan when he got stopped on November 11 at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint on Route 9 just outside the village of Schroon Lake, Essex County, New York.
This isn’t the former chief’s first run-in with the law over transporting marijuana in the past 12 months.
He was also accused of having about 23 pounds of pot after a traffic stop in December 2009 on Route 11 in the town of Adams, N.Y., according to state police.
The charges in LeRay Town Court were dismissed because the district attorney’s office did not appear for a preliminary hearing, according to attorney Michael Rhodes-Devey, who represents Tarbell.

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Trust me, you don’t wanna be police chief of Guadalupe.

​A 20-year-old female student majoring in criminology has been named police chief of a violence-torn northern Mexican border town — because nobody else wanted the job.

Marisol Valles became director of municipal public security of Guadalupe on October 18 “since she was the only person to accept the position,” according to the mayor’s office, reports AFP. Guadalupe is home to about 10,000 people.
Valles is studying criminology in Mexico’s most violent city, Ciudad Juarez, about 37 miles west of Guadalupe. Three years of ongoing turf battles between rival drug gangs have claimed 6,500 lives in Juarez alone.
Much of Chihuahua, the Mexican state within which Guadalupe is located, has suffered from the drug cartel-related violence. The mayor of Guadalupe was murdered in June and police officers and security agents have been killed, with some of them being beheaded.

Graphic: Media Junkie

​A small-town Montana police chief was arrested Tuesday for allegedly growing marijuana in a barn near his residence.

Roosevelt County deputies arrested Poplar Police Chief Chad A. Hilde at his rural home north of Culbertson, Montana, reports Travis Coleman at the Great Falls Tribune. The chief is being charged with one felony count of “criminal production or manufacture of dangerous drugs,” and one misdemeanor count of “criminal possession of dangerous drugs.”
Chief Hilde, who faces up to 10 years in prison on the felony charge, has been placed on “administrative leave,” according to a dispatcher Monday at the Poplar Police Department. The police chief, who says the marijuana belonged to an authorized patient, said he planned to sue the Roosevelt County Sheriff.
A juvenile female runaway told Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Wallace on July 30 that Chief Hilde had marijuana growing in his barn, and that Hilde told her it was for medical purposes, according to an affidavit filed by acting Roosevelt County Attorney Steven Howard.

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​The police chief of a small Texas town near the Mexican border is facing federal charges of conspiracy to distribute marijuana and possession of marijuana.

Sullivan City Police Chief Hernan Guerra is charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms and four counts of possession with intent to distribute between 100 kilos and 1,000 kilos of marijuana, according to the indictment, which was unsealed Thursday, reports Jeremy Roebuck at The Monitor.
Guerra was caught as part of Project Deliverance, a 22-month probe by the U.S. Department of Justice targeting Mexican drug trafficking cartels.

Photo: Chris Mikula/The Gazette
Ottawa Police Chief Vern White said although he doesn’t want people to have criminal records for simple marijuana possession, he doesn’t agree that cannabis is harmless.

​Ottawa Police Chief Vern White said he isn’t interested in arresting marijuana users or giving them criminal records, and would support discussing decriminalization. “My only concern about the word ‘decriminalizing’ is the suggestion to the public that [marijuana]is not a dangerous drug,” he said.

The Ottawa Citizen asked about pot decrim following a recent community meeting, reports Tony Spears.
An Angus Reid poll earlier this month showed a majority of Canadians want to legalize marijuana. And on April 20, hundreds flocked to Parliament Hill to light up in an annual tradition in support of decriminalization.
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