Archive for Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Mail complaint leads to seizure of marijuana, cash

September 11, 2012


A Lawrence man’s complaint about lost mail has led to a federal warrant and the seizure of $7,100 and 1.5 pounds of marijuana.

According to a civil lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, Joseph Goode contacted postal authorities after a package he sent containing $10,000 allegedly never made it to its intended destination in California. Authorities determined Goode was sending the money to purchase drugs and, based on that information, executed a search warrant of his home at 838 E. 12th St. in April. That search netted 1.5 pounds of marijuana and $7,100 in cash, according to court documents.

The lawsuit filed Thursday seeks the forfeiture of the money that agents found in the home.

Goode has not been charged criminally in either federal court or in Douglas County.

Jim Cross, a spokesman for U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom’s office, which filed the lawsuit, said he could not comment on or verify the existence of a criminal investigation involving Goode.

— The Associated Press contributed to this report.


jonas_opines 1 year, 7 months ago

It's unfortunate that these conversations always seem to regress to two false, polarized statements, ie: "Yargh, debil weedz gonna poison all de dopers!" and the inevitable response "Yargh, potz got no harmful effects on anythingz!" Neither are true.

Personally, I think it's shown to be a much safer drug, with a few more fringe benefits of self-regulated consumption, than alcohol is, and I suspect that it would continue to be the case even if it were legalized. But I've known too many pothead burnouts to believe that it has no extreme detrimental effect on everybody. Just less than booze.


classclown 1 year, 7 months ago

I find myself wondering if that $10,000 is sitting in a pile of mail in some mail carriers garage because (s)he ran out of time to finish the routes. Perhaps ironically because they (s)he was to stoned to do his/her job properly.


geoismeo 1 year, 7 months ago

Oh yeah, pot kills so many people. Go have yourself some booze.


patkindle 1 year, 7 months ago

Ok, everyone agrees this drug dealer is dumber than a box of rocks.. However, you as a learned individual feel comfortable, buying drugs from him that you are going To put into your body? So who is really the weakest link? Perhaps that will be how the war on drugs will really Be won… by you dopers poisoning yourselves and die by accident?


just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 1 year, 7 months ago

There must be more to this story than has been told here. Otherwise, we can only conclude that any complaint about undelivered mail will result in postal/federal police invading and searching your house.


FalseHopeNoChange 1 year, 7 months ago

Why 'does' this "doper" have to go to jail? Was he not a "Choom Gang" Leader?


patkindle 1 year, 7 months ago

my guess is the town dopers just think the clown should be fined 5 bucks for being stupid, and let him go back in bidness


paulveer 1 year, 7 months ago

Money (and job security) for the authorities: what the failed war on drugs is all about.


ksjayhawk74 1 year, 7 months ago

Sending $10,000 cash through the mail is a terrible idea.


rockchalker52 1 year, 7 months ago

This news story spurred me to a stupid search for the following:


autie 1 year, 7 months ago

Him ain't none of my cuzins.


LadyJ 1 year, 7 months ago

ROFL, this has to be one of those cuzins.


patkindle 1 year, 7 months ago

probably not the brightest bulb, but what do you expect from a drug dealer , duh? do you suppose thats why the call it dope ??


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