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Police: Marijuana operation has Danville ties

Original post made on Nov 22, 2013

Several drug-related search warrants were served in Danville and four other East Bay communities as part of a multi-agency operation Wednesday, a Dublin police services lieutenant said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, November 21, 2013, 4:45 PM


Posted by Dave Ramsey, a resident of Danville
on Nov 22, 2013 at 6:23 am

Not one name of a suspect and this is considered journalism?

Posted by Julia, a resident of Alamo
on Nov 22, 2013 at 9:32 am

Hey Dave Ramsey, what do you's the Danville Express Rag.

They have no clue what Journalism is about.

Thanks for listening, Julia Pardini from Windy Alamo.

Posted by Darrin Richards, a resident of Danville
on Nov 22, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Lol--sure sign when names are not mentioned they are "minorities."

Posted by Debora, a resident of Danville
on Nov 22, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Yeah!!!! Keep getting the idiots that are killing our loved ones!! You go Narcotics Teams!! We need your help badly here and surrounding San Ramon, Alamo, etc. This is where it all starts. The gateway drug which leads some to the gateway to he*l/heaven. This is an epidemic and hurting so many families everywhere including right here in Danville, San Ramon etc. Thank you for putting effort into this from the bottom of my heart! This means so much to me and many others I know.

Posted by Joe, a resident of Danville
on Nov 22, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Darrin, could you BE any more of a bigot?

Besides, a few more years and marijuana will be legal here too. In my opinion we should be going after real crime like hard drugs which contributes significantly to violent crimes, unlike marijuana. And before any of you old school Danville republicans can make a snap judgement about me for advocating legalizing marijuana - no I don't smoke or do drugs. This town sometimes.....

Posted by jim, a resident of Danville
on Nov 22, 2013 at 8:35 pm

I heard they are all white dudes.

Posted by Not Darrin, a resident of Blackhawk
on Nov 23, 2013 at 9:40 am

LOL -Yeah, they are all white dudes named "Darrin."

Posted by Not Darrin, a resident of Blackhawk
on Nov 23, 2013 at 11:11 am

And "Darren" and "Darryn."

Posted by Richard , a resident of Danville
on Nov 24, 2013 at 6:55 pm

I agree with Joe on this one. It will be legal in this state in the coming years which will benefit the state in many ways. All of the money, time, and energy put into the prevention of weed can be focused on harder drugs. Marijuanna is by no means a gateway drug that is the most ludicrous statement I have ever heard.

Debora please look up how many people have died from marijuanna and then compare it to deaths from alcohol and then get back to me.. Which one is currently legal?

Drunk people make bad decisions and often fuel most abuse and domestic violence cases. High people wont hurt a fly and want nothing to do with any violence. Not to mention the benefits on a medical level...

Posted by Dickita P, a resident of Alamo
on Nov 25, 2013 at 2:06 am

Julia, for someone who hates the freedom-hating "liberal" journalism of the Danville Express, you certainly spend a good portion of your life sifting through it

Posted by Debora, a resident of Danville
on Nov 25, 2013 at 6:50 am

Ok Richard, next time you or your.loved one needs serious medical treatment then I think you won't mind having the Doctor who just smoked a bowl or joint to do your open heart surgery or maybe when your kid needs a ride to school and the gal next door offers to take your kid and she obviously just smoked some weed well you won't mind! Oh your wife needs a ride to the hospital after having your newborn child because you are at work and the baby is in need of urgent care, well your buddie who watches football with you and enjoys smoking pot because it helps him to relax and eases his anxiety has offered! Geez I am so glad you feel so comfortable with these situations and with legalizing marijuama, these folks will still have a job, a reason to live and you will have great friends with benefits. OMG! What a friggin idiot!

Posted by Farmer Dave, a resident of another community
on Nov 25, 2013 at 8:56 am

Farmer Dave is a registered user.


In all your imaginary hypotheticals, just substitute "alcohol" for marijuana.

You'll see that no new danger is presented by legalization of marijuana.

Just as with alcohol, driving or operating under the influence is still wrong and punishable.

Posted by Richard , a resident of Danville
on Nov 25, 2013 at 11:07 am

Do doctors get drunk before surgery? No didn't think so, so what makes you think they would get high? Can you get drunk before going to work? So what makes you think businesses will let there employes smoke before the job? As Farmer Dave said all of those senarieos are WORSE when you replace the high friend with a drunk one. I would rather have a high driver drive me around then a drunk one any day of the week, month, year.. However it will still be a DUI if you are driving under the influence of marijuana. There will still be laws in place to prevent dangerous situations.

At the end of the day when it becomes fully legal your opinion wont matter. You might as well get over it now and educate your self on the benefits from legalization of marijuana. Tax revenue, Jail space opened up, more jobs, cartels out of business, and thats just the tip of the ice berg.

Posted by Belle, a resident of Danville
on Nov 25, 2013 at 10:14 pm

You hateful people! Don't read this if all you can do is judge!

Posted by C. R. Mudgeon, a resident of Danville
on Nov 26, 2013 at 12:29 pm

I see merit (as well as issues) in both sides of the "legalize marijuana" debate, but one thing that makes it difficult to deal with "under the influence" use of marijuana is the lack of a test that correlates well with the "degree of stoned-ness", for lack of a better term. With alcohol, there is a pretty good correlation between impairment, and a reasonably-recent measure of blood-alcohol level. But it is my understanding that there isn't any practical way to determine how much someone is impaired by marijuana. Test's for marijuana in the blood are good for dtermining if the person has smoked or ingested marijuana in the past (days, weeks, etc.), but I don't think there is any way to differentiate between someone who used it days ago, and someone who is currently high. This leads to an all-or-nothing legal environment.

Even if marijuana is legalized, I would think that MANY employers would continue to have a no-tolerance policy, especially in occupations where the safety of others is a concern (e.g. doctors, as one obvious example, but also extending to things like commercial truck drivers, heavy machinery operators, and even carnival ride operators :-) ).

Posted by Julia, a resident of Alamo
on Nov 28, 2013 at 10:39 am

Hey Belle...what on earth do you think comments are for. You may be a YES person but we are NOT. It's YES people like you that put fools into office. Yes I am talking about the fool in the White House and all the other fools you type of people put into local offices.

And Dickita, you say a goo portion of my, my, only takes a minute or two to read the DE...there are 24 hours in a day...two minutes to read the rag and 23 hours and 58 minutes to live life. By the way what is a Dickita???????