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Posted: 4/26/2013 12:34:15 PM EDT
The department could be found in contempt if they continue to refuse to return a small amount of marijuana seized from a man after a traffic stop. Municipal Court Judge Jack Emery repeated an order to police Thursday to return the drug to Joseph L. Robertson within seven days or they could be found in contempt.

"Appeal or comply," Emery told assistant city attorney John Walker. "Or next week, show up, and I would advise you to bring counsel."


http://www.breitbart.com/system/wire/DA5TC0CG0
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 12:36:21 PM EDT
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The department could be found in contempt if they continue to refuse to return a small amount of marijuana seized from a man after a traffic stop. Municipal Court Judge Jack Emery repeated an order to police Thursday to return the drug to Joseph L. Robertson within seven days or they could be found in contempt.

"Appeal or comply," Emery told assistant city attorney John Walker. "Or next week, show up, and I would advise you to bring counsel."


http://www.breitbart.com/system/wire/DA5TC0CG0


You know for a fact they already smoked that shit.  
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 12:38:10 PM EDT
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The department could be found in contempt if they continue to refuse to return a small amount of marijuana seized from a man after a traffic stop. Municipal Court Judge Jack Emery repeated an order to police Thursday to return the drug to Joseph L. Robertson within seven days or they could be found in contempt.

"Appeal or comply," Emery told assistant city attorney John Walker. "Or next week, show up, and I would advise you to bring counsel."


http://www.breitbart.com/system/wire/DA5TC0CG0


You know for a fact they already smoked that shit.  


or replaced your "boutique" fancy named awesome weed with mexican brown frown
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 12:38:47 PM EDT
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Alternately they should be required to pay him the value of the marijuana based on what the PD tells people it's worth in press releases.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 12:41:30 PM EDT
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To comply violates Federal Law.  All they have to do is write that in an appeal and have the DEA show up at the hearing to testify if needed.  

Link Posted: 4/26/2013 12:42:08 PM EDT
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Here's your drugs back hippie, now pick up that can....
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 12:43:23 PM EDT
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Sorry, cannot return an illegal substance.  It's contraband.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 12:52:52 PM EDT
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Alternately they should be required to pay him the value of the marijuana based on what the PD tells people it's worth in press releases.


Now that would be epic lol.

Link Posted: 4/26/2013 12:58:59 PM EDT
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To comply violates Federal Law.  All they have to do is write that in an appeal and have the DEA show up at the hearing to testify if needed.  



Or, DEA comes and seizes it from the property room and the locals say "we don't have it." Done.

Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:03:05 PM EDT
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Sorry, cannot return an illegal substance.  It's contraband.


No longer illegal by state law.

 



I am sure they can come up with plenty of better excuses though
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:04:45 PM EDT
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Sorry, cannot return an illegal substance.  It's contraband.

No longer illegal by state law.  

I am sure they can come up with plenty of better excuses though


J-i-A doesn't believe in "states".
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:12:02 PM EDT
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Sorry, cannot return an illegal substance.  It's contraband.


Local governments can't enforce federal laws.

See: immigration
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:12:11 PM EDT
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Too bad they already smoked it...
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:24:30 PM EDT
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Sorry, cannot return an illegal substance.  It's contraband.

No longer illegal by state law.  

I am sure they can come up with plenty of better excuses though


J-i-A doesn't believe in "states".


No that's FedDC. JIA is ok with states.

The point is, it would be a Federal crime for them to return it.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:28:15 PM EDT
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lol this is going to go over well.

Enjoy
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:30:52 PM EDT
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Sorry, cannot return an illegal substance.  It's contraband.

No longer illegal by state law.  

I am sure they can come up with plenty of better excuses though


J-i-A doesn't believe in "states".


No that's FedDC. JIA is ok with states.

The point is, it would be a Federal crime for them to return it.


As pointed out its a federal crime to come into this country illegally however states cant seem to enforce that shit.
So why enforce a federal statute that's been made legal by the state?

Since this crime occurred prior to the state law being enacted the judge should have never indicated he could get the weed back. I think the reason he did was because the guy had a medical card for the weed and it should not have been taken in the first place.

Either way don't piss off the judge, cop or criminal you will get smacked down.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:31:59 PM EDT
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Sorry, cannot return an illegal substance.  It's contraband.

No longer illegal by state law.  

I am sure they can come up with plenty of better excuses though


The police commit a FEDERAL crime if they give it back.    I'd tell the judge to piss off myself.   Just who is he going to put in jail?  The chief? The evidence tech? Some random patrolman?
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:33:14 PM EDT
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Sorry, cannot return an illegal substance.  It's contraband.

No longer illegal by state law.  

I am sure they can come up with plenty of better excuses though


J-i-A doesn't believe in "states".


Oh yes I do,  I don't believe in idiots  going beyond the authority the bench gives them.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:33:18 PM EDT
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Sorry, cannot return an illegal substance.  It's contraband.

No longer illegal by state law.  

I am sure they can come up with plenty of better excuses though


The police commit a FEDERAL crime if they give it back.    I'd tell the judge to piss off myself.   Just who is he going to put in jail?  The chief? The evidence tech? Some ramdom patrolman?


All of the above?
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:33:32 PM EDT
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The department could be found in contempt if they continue to refuse to return a small amount of marijuana seized from a man after a traffic stop. Municipal Court Judge Jack Emery repeated an order to police Thursday to return the drug to Joseph L. Robertson within seven days or they could be found in contempt.

"Appeal or comply," Emery told assistant city attorney John Walker. "Or next week, show up, and I would advise you to bring counsel."


http://www.breitbart.com/system/wire/DA5TC0CG0


a passed friend of mine would love to have lived to see this day
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:34:02 PM EDT
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Sorry, cannot return an illegal substance.  It's contraband.

No longer illegal by state law.  

I am sure they can come up with plenty of better excuses though


The police commit a FEDERAL crime if they give it back.    I'd tell the judge to piss off myself.   Just who is he going to put in jail?  The chief? The evidence tech? Some random patrolman?


Probably fine the police department.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:34:40 PM EDT
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Sorry, cannot return an illegal substance.  It's contraband.

No longer illegal by state law.  

I am sure they can come up with plenty of better excuses though


The police commit a FEDERAL crime if they give it back.    I'd tell the judge to piss off myself.   Just who is he going to put in jail?  The chief? The evidence tech? Some ramdom patrolman?


All of the above?


BZZT!  Wrong answer, and a civil rights violation.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:35:19 PM EDT
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I don't have a very strong opinion one way or the other about marijuana, other than not having any interest in using it personally.  

But this is freaking hilarious.  
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:36:38 PM EDT
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Sorry, cannot return an illegal substance.  It's contraband.


And it would seem to me that the LEO that gave it back could be prosecuted federally for giving out an illegal substance
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 1:50:37 PM EDT
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Sorry, cannot return an illegal substance.  It's contraband.


Local governments can't enforce federal laws.

See: immigration


Or NFA violations. Right?
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