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22-year-old arrested on drug charges as police investigate overnight report of gunshots in Lawrence

January 4, 2010

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A 22-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Sunday night on drug possession charges after police were looking for a car in connection with a report of possible gunshots fired in the Oread neighborhood.

Police said two residents of Hanover Place Apartments, near 14th and Kentucky streets, reported hearing shots fired and described a vehicle leaving the scene.

Police spokeswoman Kim Murphree said officers scanned the area but did not find evidence a gun was discharged. Kansas University Public Safety officers then stopped a vehicle that matched the description near 13th Street and Jayhawk Boulevard.

No weapon was recovered, Murphree said, but officers arrested the driver on suspicion of possession of marijuana with intent to sell it. The suspect was taken to the Douglas County Jail and later freed on $3,000 bond.

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Lytharon 4 years, 3 months ago

I can tell you for a fact that the "22 year old Lawrence man" was not involved in the shooting. Some arse with a gun acts like an idiot and someone who's minding his own business gets XXXXed over for it. Way to go, LPD.

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flux 4 years, 3 months ago

Lounger..... They werent harrassing people for marijuana a gun was being fired. Dont let your umbrella of of marijuana validations blind you of the fact there was a bigger issue at hand. I seriously doubt that marijuana is the LPD's biggest concern these days.

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macon47 4 years, 3 months ago

the poor dopers have enough trouble stealing stuff to buy untaxed dope,

just add manufacturers profit, plus the tax upcharge the state and fed will want, and joints will be higher than cigarettes.

that will put undue pressure on the druggies and they will just have to steal more stuff

it is a vicious circle

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consumer1 4 years, 3 months ago

From what I understand, they already have the tools in place to begin development and distribution. As far as prohibition, I can't say I never got to taste any illegal hooch? I just believe to legalize it is to make it more hazardous because the amount it would take to get high would be so tightly controlled by the govt. it wouldn't be worth it. Then it would be taxed out the wazzooo because it would be a sin tax. so?

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jafs 4 years, 3 months ago

And, we certainly wouldn't have to give tobacco companies the sole right to produce and sell it.

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jafs 4 years, 3 months ago

consumer,

Didn't the end of Prohibition result in a better, more stable quality of alcoholic beverages?

Why wouldn't it be the same with marijuana?

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macon47 4 years, 3 months ago

i guess you want it all consumer?

that will be the biggest reason the govt will legalize dope, like booze they can tax the crap out of it

no taxes on dope, but make it legal?

how about when the state decides your electric car needs to be taxed since it isnt buying gasoline to pay road tax? i suppose you want to exempt that too?

can you think of any tax that would not affect you that you would like passed?

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consumer1 4 years, 3 months ago

Norml, The big tobacco companies would also have the only licenses to sell weed. Then the Gov't would control the amount of THC each cig could contain. The taxes would be astonomical and the quality would be crap. So, legalize heck no!! De-criminalize, YES>>>

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Stuart Evans 4 years, 3 months ago

If marijuana were legalized, there would be no reason for that kid to carry a gun because he wouldn't be selling weed. And hard working Americans wouldn't have to buy their pot from gun toting gang bangers.

Ask your congressman how come there are more marijuana users today than ever before in history. Ask him why there are more Americans in prisons than anywhere on earth. Ask him why we're spending more than $12 Billion annually for this war on drugs that makes no difference at all.

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macon47 4 years, 3 months ago

he wasnt killing a baby bunny the da wont proscecute

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JackRipper 4 years, 3 months ago

"No weapon was recovered, Murphree said, but officers arrested the driver on suspicion of possession of marijuana with intent to sell it. The suspect was taken to the Douglas County Jail and later freed on $3,000 bond."

You mean once again a person who avoids the police racing their vehicle through town and hitting a car injuring two people received a lower bond then this person who as far as we know hasn't hurt anyone?

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kawvalleybulldog 4 years, 3 months ago

maybe it was a humane society worker fighting off a pack of wild dogs!?

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macon47 4 years, 3 months ago

ok guns are bad drugs are good? why would a drug dealer have a gun if he was such a nice guy? welcome to lawrence support your local drug dealer the nice guy that sells you pot sells the hard stuff to your kids ha ha ha ha haha

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maxcrabb 4 years, 3 months ago

vin- Unless the perps themselves decide to blog on their criminal activity, I don't think we'll ever know. LPD can't even find proof there was a shot, so it never happened.

Good luck sleeping tonight!

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lounger 4 years, 3 months ago

Yes the guns are bad but marijuana? Come on lawrence cops do something other that harassing people for a weed.....

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vinividivici 4 years, 3 months ago

I was wondering when an explanation to the gunshots would be printed. I live at 13th and Rhode Island and heard it loud as day. Scared the bejeezus out of me!

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