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    Bong hits for bike cops?

    Another bicycle vs. partrol car advantage = sense of smell (rather than being trapped inside with stale donuts )

    http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2008...juana_gar.html

    Stow police seize marijuana crop in hidden room

    Posted by Maggi Martin

    August 08, 2008 10:40AM

    John Constantine

    STOW - Police charged a couple with trafficking and cultivating marijuana after officers on bicycle patrol detected the pungent aroma of a cannabis crop emanating from a house.
    The couple, who were on vacation in the Bahamas when police first located the marijuana in July in a secret room in the basement of the house, turned themselves in after returning to Ohio on Friday.

    John Constantine, 33 and his wife, Christine, 30, were released on bonds of $75,000 and $50,000 respectively after they were arraigned in Cuyahoga Falls Municipal Court on Friday.

    Christine ConstantineStow police said two officers on bikes smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the Constantine's home on Elizabeth Drive on July 29.
    The odors were coming from a dryer vent and officers noted that the house had surveillance cameras mounted on the roof.

    They obtained a search warrant and found a hidden room with a disguised door. Inside they located more than 100 marijuana plants officials valued at $75,000 and special lighting fixtures, fertilizer and carbon dioxide tanks.

    Police also seized 11 vials of steroids and syringes and a loaded *** and ammunition.

    The basement's rear exit was sealed with plywood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markhr View Post
    Another bicycle vs. partrol car advantage = sense of smell (rather than being trapped inside with stale donuts )
    Totally agree, smells can be the best parts of riding!! I wonder if people realize how much "smell" they can generate on day to day activities, and how much it tells about what they are doing....

    On rides I have been able to smell....
    1. What people are cooking for dinner (One house down the block makes some killer Fried Chicken, I think).
    2. Perfume/cologne bystanders are using.
    3. A new batch of donuts just came out of the fryer at the local Tim Horton's.
    4. Cagers are having a cig.
    5. Which of the local hot rodders are spiking thier fuel.
    and yes ....
    6. The house with the stoners hitting the bong.

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    I do bike patrol, and I find the wide-open sensory input to be invaluable. I've heard more "activity" going on while riding than I ever do in the patrol car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebrady View Post
    On rides I have been able to smell....
    The smell of fresh-cut grass, and the smell of someone's barbecue. Both of these are fairly pleasant.

    Then the smell of diesel exhaust (part of my ride is along a major road that sometimes gets all jammed up with traffic). That one sucks.

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    Yee-ha!
    Keep busting those stoners! It's the very best use of public funds, as they are the most direct threat to safety, prosperity, and national security that exists. I mean, haven't you seen Reefer Madness?
    Heckuva job!
    I'm so glad that most states will punish a guy or gal smoking pot more severely than that righteously angry patriot who got a little tired of his wife's yapping and pasted her one on the chops.
    If she'd only shut up when the game is on.

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    legalize pot, collect a ****load of taxes and stop wasting time and money on the war against drugs, spend it on the drugs that actually kill you from the inside out.
    by the way im drug free so dont think its just some stoner trying to justify what he does
    Last edited by Speaker; 08-10-08 at 06:39 AM. Reason: edit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speaker View Post
    legalize pot, collect a ****load of taxes and stop wasting time and money on the war against drugs, spend it on the drugs that actually kill you from the inside out.
    by the way im drug free so dont think its just some stoner trying to justify what he does
    +1.

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