Baby`s 911 Call Leads Police to 500 Pot Plants

Submitted by: ellia 8 years ago in
http://chattahbox.com/curiosity/2009/01/22/man-arrested-after-his-11-month-old-leads-police-to-500-pot-plants/

Bet Dad wishes he"d bought that cheap toy phone from Toys"R"Us now!
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Female 3,828
lol man this is so canadian. i live in bc. i have seen first hand grow ops larger than that, just casually in a backyard greenhouse in the middle of the city.
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Female 8
Why am i reluctent do have kids? Because they`ll lead u to my drugs ! lolzzz:)
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Female 156
weed from BC is supposed to be the best kind.
what a shame
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Female 2
Gutted
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Female 327
LOL!
Only in BC
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Male 2,582
Philomath, has anyone ever told you that you look JUST like Dustin "Screech" Diamond from saved by the bell?
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Male 2,582
"he`d be dead in seconds."
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L O L !!!! Lion, What have you been watching, Reefer Madness?
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Male 1,666
I would be pissed at that little bastard
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Male 174
First and foremost I think the dad got what was coming to him. It didn`t sound like he was paying very close attention to his 11-month-old and perhaps was a bit distracted by the thousands of dollars worth of pot he was growing. So eff him.

Secondly, that sounds like all kinds of civil liberty violations! "It became obvious what had happened" then they went ahead and searched because he was acting nervous! No one answered the door so they let themselves in! Perhaps he was just so scared that he let the police look around til they caught him. It seems like a simple "I want you to leave," or "you can`t look around" would`ve either stopped them or forced them to break the law in order to catch him.

Anyway, like I said, eff him. He deserves it.

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Male 791
Yeah krath summed it up for me. It`s impossible to overdose on cannabis unless you could somehow stop time? Legalize it :D
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Male 265
Oh and just as a reference for peoples minds on what a pound of marijuana looks like.

http://www.metroactive.com/papers/metro/...

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Female 340
Boadicea, that`s the thing. If it was one plant, then the cops probably wouldn`t have done anything, just mentioned to keep it out of reach of the kid.

Legally speaking, a person is allowed to hold up to 16 grams in Canada without it being a big problem. Once you get above that, they consider it intent to traffic, and you could be in HUGE trouble.

And yes, Canada`s the highest pot-smoking rate in the world. Stupid, eh? (Personally, I don`t see why marijuana should be illegal when much more harmful chemicals are readily available in cigarettes.)

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Male 265
For everyone`s information.

According to which US Government authority you want to believe, the lethal dose of marijuana is either about one-third your body weight, or about 1,500 pounds, consumed all at once.

But non the less it would most definitely not be good for a developing child.

http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/libr...

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Male 47
"You might take 2 seconds to think about it before that sort of comment. If the kid can play with the phone, he can play with the plants; if he eats a bud or two (which he may well do because they smell quite sweet) he`d be dead in seconds. "

not true. he would just fall asleep...

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Male 8,300
> JihadAllah
> Who gives a sh/t if he was doing something ILLEGAL in.. (oh god forbid) the same house as a baby!?

You might take 2 seconds to think about it before that sort of comment. If the kid can play with the phone, he can play with the plants; if he eats a bud or two (which he may well do because they smell quite sweet) he`d be dead in seconds.

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Male 372
F/CK the police now that kid doesnt have a dad... Who gives a sh/t if he was doing something ILLEGAL in.. (oh god forbid) the same house as a baby!?

What difference does it make if it`s illegal? How does the growth of pot plants differ from him growing 500 ferns in the house with the baby?

Illegality does not harm the kid in any way, but losing your dad for the majority of your young life definitely does.

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Male 612
When I was about 5 I accidentally called 9-11 on a phone my parents thought was broken...turns out it wasnt
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Female 188
Ahh...only in B.C.
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Male 2,582
This is tragically hilarious. Ahh but what great memories it will spawn, "Hey son, remember that time you got `ol dad sent to prison?"
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Female 1,677
jumper: Haha, I stand corrected!

Turnshroud: Medicinal pot is legal. Marijuana itself isn`t legal, but we`re usually pretty lenient about it.

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Female 15,763
Disregarding whether it should or should not be legal or illegal, the fact that he was doing something so illegal with a child in the house DEFINITELY worries me.
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Male 8,300
> JumboCookie
> Only 500? Ha!

I think someone needs to go search JumboCookie`s house...

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Female 67
Lol @ TheAwesome, but it`s true!

From link:

"The UN pot smoker results are as follows:

USA - 12.6%
England - 8.7%
Netherlands - 6.1%
Canada - sweet 16.8% of our population are pot smokers"

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Male 301
somebody`s grounded....
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Male 4,393
XP epic lolz
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Female 4,225
Wait, I thought pot was legal in good `ol Canada?

Anyways, sucks.

I am for pot, I don`t want to, but I don`t care if you do it outside or not in my house or dorm or what not

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Male 265
Wait dammit, It was in Canada. I retract my previous statement. But the war on drugs in America is still the biggest policy failure.
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Male 2,395
Win for the baby!!
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Male 265
Proof that a baby is more effective then the DEA.
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Female 1,441
I think it`s a cute story.
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Female 76
yeah... the Netherlands probably are #1, jumper`s just a little stoned and forgot, that`s all... *reaches for stash* its on Netherlands!
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Female 1,677
Wouldn`t the #1 pot smoking country be the Netherlands? With Amsterdam in it and all.
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Female 67
Proud to be Canadian! #1 pot smoking country FTW!
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Female 1,677
I`m all for smoking pot, but selling it is in fact a dangerous business. Drugs are drugs. If he had been growing a tiny plant in the kitchen that was clearly for personal use, then I would say big deal. But 500 plants is clearly intended to be sold. So have fun in jail you douchebag parent.
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Female 1,653
That kids gonna hate itself when it realises what its done
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Male 3,255
Haaaahahahah! Take that you dippoo pottard!
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Female 1,082
man that`s really gonna suck for the boy`s relationshiup with his father when he`s older
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Female 214
haha, in BC this does not surprise me at all! everyone and their baby grows pot out here.
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Male 596
that baby is gana hate themeself when it does smoke the MJ
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Male 1,788
That baby was just knocking off the competition....
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Male 787
If I had that much pot I`d build myself a whole elaborate secret room.
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Female 761
awww, bad baby!
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Male 591
Well normally, if someone calls the police, and just hangs up, that normally gives cause for "huh?" and they try to call back. If no one answers (even if it was like 2 seconds after the call came in) they send someone to investigate, sometimes people can`t talk if like a burglar comes to your house. That would mean they would have probable cause to enter the home. If it is for the immediate safety of the people inside, they are within their right to go into the house. Afterward, seeing the guy act all dodgy and nervous again has probable cause to do a small search. Doesn`t mean they have to take anything, just witness it. After seeing the pot, pretty much the game was up :P
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Female 1,380
i love to smoke the ganj.....weed yeah its harmless but it`s still against the law....get caught growing it or smoking it (depending on where you are) there will be consequences regardless of how harmless it is
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Male 1,788
"Actually in some cases weed can induce psychosis!
often leading to some sort of schizophrenic disorder.
I have smoked it and will occasionally do so but am still wary of it."

I hope you are just being sarcastic and using that line from Reefer Madness...

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Female 1,063
I hate that pot is made to be such a big deal. Look at what cigarettes and booze do to a person and thats fkn legal! Whats up with that???
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Male 871
Actually in some cases weed can induce psychosis!
often leading to some sort of schizophrenic disorder.
I have smoked it and will occasionally do so but am still wary of it.
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Male 1,583
Wait... isnt that illegal search ans seizure? or does canada not have the same laws as US when it comes to things like that?
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Male 1,583
i agree, pots harmless, (i dont smoke it myself, but still, pot never hurt anyone.) let the guy be.
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Female 78
Accidently dialed 911? Wow.
Sucks for dad.
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Female 2,289
let him be. pot is harmless.
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To a certain point...

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Male 1,526
let him be. pot is harmless.
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Male 1,244
Only 500? Ha!
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Male 1,596
kids a narc or setting up his own operation, i don`t believe he "accidentally" dialled 911
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Female 495
The police wouldn`t have been able to do that here I`m sure..
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Male 1,122
Wow, if a random mistake phone call leads to a drug bust in one home, imagine how many homes have to be hosting grow ops for that to even be likely.
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Male 4,290
videogamer: If marijuana was legal, it would be regulated like alcohol and tobacco, and it would still be illegal to produce your own.
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Male 3,014
If marijuana was legal though, this wouldn`t have been an issue.

http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=37382

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Female 665
What a wonderful story to tell at the family dinner table!
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Male 91
There is an old saying between a few of my buddies that are cops. Don`t look where the elephant can`t fit. Police aren`t supposed to search without a warrant, unless the item in question is out in the open.
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Female 5,139
"Woah, that sucks. But that`s what he gets for being so jumpy...=P.
But I guess I would of also poo bricks if the cops came over and I was growing me some weed. Also I thought cops were not welcome to just search your house like that. Also going to jail for growing a plant is stupid."

I think they are allowed if they seriously suspect something, they dont need a warrent then...i think they only need a warrent if they actually want to move stuff, and have a really thorough search, but im not sure...
and with the way the guy would have been acting, they would have been too suspicious to just let it slip.

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Female 5,139
This is pretty funny... the baby must subconciously hate what his dad does xD

im glad the kid went to his mother... im sorry but..only a bad father would grow marijuana in the same house that his 11 month old son lives in with him... all sorts of bad people are involved in drugs, and who knows what could have happened over more time.

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Male 247
Pot Nazis
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Male 4,793
or i bet he wishes he`d bought that 50 cent condom.
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Male 256
Working for a 911 center, a good portion of our non-emergency 911 calls from small children allowed to play with phones... more so old cell phones which can still dial 911 even when not in service. Hopefully this child will have a better home now.
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Male 701
Looks like karma bit him in the ass.
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Male 995
whoops soz lion
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Male 575
don`t give phones to babies when hiding illegal substances. Lesson learned.
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Male 8,300
AGit, off-topic, stupid and just trolling.

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Male 742
WTF AGIT?
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Male 5,620
wow
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Male 220
Smoke weed everydayaaaaah
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Male 8,300
"The gentleman was quite surprised"

Ya think??

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Male 650
PWNT
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Female 1,496
This guy needs better locks.
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Female 1,682
well then...that poor man, thats alot of pot to go to waste D:
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Female 2,026
PAH! unlucky!
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Male 254
it was canadian police
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Male 17,511
Pretty much anytime 911 is called and no one replies, They go in expecting the worst and a search is initiated.
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Male 527
Woah, that sucks. But that`s what he gets for being so jumpy...=P.
But I guess I would of also poo bricks if the cops came over and I was growing me some weed. Also I thought cops were not welcome to just search your house like that. Also going to jail for growing a plant is stupid.
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Male 56
Major Fail
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Female 165
Link: Baby`s 911 Call Leads Police to 500 Pot Plants [Rate Link] - Bet Dad wishes he`d bought that cheap toy phone from Toys`R`Us now!
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