Thursday, September 30, 2010

Elongated* Manteca Marijuana Timeline Recap

(Duh... Hi, uh... from New Joisey... I think...)

My post entitled Sierra High School v. Marijuana Farm garnered a couple random comments from persons who aspire to no higher goals than the one advertised by the T-shirt above. My answer (commentary really) is repeated below so it does not remain buried, wasted on the dopers:

"California's Compaaaaassionate Use Act of 1996 (Sec. 11362.5, Cal. Health & Safety Code) is a prime example of letting direct democracy (popular initiatives) undermine our constitutional republic. That Act and its enabling Act need to be repealed, not expanded as in Proposition 19. Keeping medical marijuana within the boundaries of trained medical practitioners MAY have been a better way to go."

"I am dead set against hallucinogens and other mind-impairing substances because of the "frictions" (some deadly or criminal, most just stupid) they cause with other people. Allowing people like Anonymous and KaVaTpoT to vote themselves a "legal right" to get and stay stupid illustrates the depths to which California has fallen. We're supposed to be a first class, productive, world power when our citizens are lazy, stupid, self-centered dopers?"

"Do you know that backcountry campers can be cited and fined if bears get their food? The food has to be secured. Yes, my neighbors can currently legally grow their own "meds" on their property - under the condition that it be enclosed and secured."

"Which of us is having trouble understanding the simple concepts here? Grow a brain - and use it."
Vote NO on Proposition 19!

Saturday, June 12th - I discovered a young pot plant in MY yard. Its source was unknown. A witness verified it was marijuana and discovered another, smaller plant nearby. Photographed and destroyed the plants.

Thursday, July 8th - I discovered the open air marijuana garden on the neighboring property. With a witness, photographed and printed the find, and turned in the pictures to the Manteca Police Department for investigation.

Friday, July 9th - MPD visits neighbor(s); discovers Lynda has medical marijuana card; informs her of MMC Section 8.35, requiring enclosing and securing the plants; and gives her a "few weeks" to comply. No citation issued.

Friday, August 27th - No compliance (never is) by Lynda and live-ins. Email sent to Manteca Unified School District superintendent and board regarding immediate proximity of unsecured pot farm to Sierra High School campus.

Tuesday, August 31st or Wednesday, September 1st - Citation issued to Lynda Allen. Two weeks given to enclose and secure marijuana plants.

Monday, September 20th - No compliance (never is) by Lynda and live-ins. Online reminder sent to MPD.

Request # 463673
Request type: Drugs/Narcotics
Description: Ref: Case # 10-24475. The "two week" deadline expired last week, and no preparations to enclose the marijuana have been made, let alone completing the job. The plants are still growing outdoors next to Sierra High School.

Wednesday, September 22nd - MPD business card in MY door. Phone tag ensues.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 08:03 hrs

Wednesday, September 29th - I co-signed a Complaint/Notice to Appear to be served on one of the owners. Scheduled date to appear is Tuesday, November 9th.

Thursday, September 30, 2010, 08:07 hrs

Thursday, September 30th - the marijuana has been "harvested" or destroyed. I have not yet been apprised of the fate of the plants, but the two major possibilities are:
  • The BDG's, clever as only they think they are, harvested the weed and it is now drying in one of the many temporary structures on the property. It is unlikely to be inside the solid-wall main house or the solid-wall outbuilding because the process of drying marijuana produces a pretty rank odor. But the harvested weed is still under the same restriction (enclosed and secured) as growing the weed.
  • The other option is that the City of Manteca police, after giving the Barefoot Dirty Girls a warning, a Notice of Violation, and a sworn complaint, finally decided to take action and returned that afternoon to enforce MMC 8.35.030 B. (lack of enclosed, secured structure) using MMC 8.35.090 A. 3. (administrative order and fine to abate a safety violation).
After reviewing the history of complicity between the city and the BDG's, my bet is that the scofflaws were tipped off and took evasive action (hopefully too early for full THC development), afraid only of possible adverse court action, not the laggardly** puttering*** of law enforcement.

This year's latest drug-hazed chapter in the completely wasted lives of Yellow, Red, and Green confirms that the Three Beaches are absolutely incapable of following even the simplest of civil rules.

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* elongate (verb used with object) 1. to draw out to greater length; lengthen; extend. (verb used without object) 2. to increase in length. (adj) elongated 3. extended; lengthened. 4. long and thin. Word origin & history: 1530s, from L.L. elongatus , pp. of elongare (see elongation). The Fr. form, eloign , was borrowed in the 1530s in the legal sense "to remove to a distance", esp. in an effort to avoid the law (perps avoid compliance, or cops avoid enforcement, or both?) Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

** laggard (n) 1. a person or thing that lags; lingerer; loiterer. (adj) laggardly 2. moving, developing, or responding slowly; sluggish; dilatory; backward. related words: dilatory, dawdler, drone, lagger, trailer

*** putter (verb used without object) 1. to busy or occupy oneself in a leisurely, casual, or ineffective manner: to putter in the garden. 2. to move or go in a specified manner with ineffective action or little energy or purpose: to putter about the house on a rainy day. 3. to move or go slowly or aimlessly; loiter. (n) 4. puttering or ineffective action; dawdling. (verb phrase) 5. putter away, to spend or fill in a random, inconsequential, or unproductive way; fritter away; waste: We puttered the morning away.


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