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$6 million drug bust in Montgomery Alabama - Wooooooooooo Hoooooooooo

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Montgomery police announced Thursday a major
drug bust that took more than $6 million in powder cocaine off the
streets.


Police officers pulled over an 18-wheeler Wednesday for a traffic
citation. They searched the truck and found 67,000 grams of cocaine
hidden onboard. One person was arrested.


The patrol officers were using, for the first time, a new piece of
drug trafficking equipment, and there's a bit of irony connected to it.


The equipment was purchased with the money from the last major drug bust in the capital city.


Montgomery Police Chief Art Baylor said in many ways the suspects
charged in that case actually helped catch these current drug dealers.


It is so hard to find that amount of drugs," Baylor said, "and these
guys have done it over and over now," speaking of his officers. He
added that they must stay persistent.


"If we could do that everyday, we would really knock a hole in
crime," said Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange. Strange says 80 percent of
crime is drug related.


The federal government is now investigating the case.


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  • Patriotic 2010/02/25 23:22:12
    Patriotic
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    We are losing the so-called war on drugs. We are wasting billions of dollars, which has not lowered the demand for drugs in America. Therein lies the true battle. If the demand is there and the supply or suppliers are limited, there will be money to be made. The drug dealers seem to understand business 101. I think some of those in power who turn a blind eye understand that too. This is a front to avert our attention away from the real crooks who allow this stuff to make into our country in the first place. Stop wasting our money and give it back to the people!

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  • taitaFalcon23 2010/02/26 16:50:58
    taitaFalcon23
    win or lose the war - this is a great victory and for today an important battle has been won...
  • Dennis ... taitaFa... 2010/03/01 21:43:06 (edited)
    Dennis C Latham
    not really ....

    there are drug houses all over Montgomery that they allow to prosper and the community suffers from it ... because the people in charge of the city ... allows this to go on.

    This same dope will probably go back on the street to turn over some money for the cops
  • jerrbear 2010/02/26 05:43:33
    jerrbear
    +1
    And every city agency is going to want some of that money!
  • peaceful 2010/02/26 00:03:06
    peaceful
    +1
    Removing and dissolving the need that Humans have for this stuff will destroy the market for good. removing dissolving humans destroy market
  • Dennis ... peaceful 2010/02/26 00:06:49
    Dennis C Latham
    +1
    you have to first stop the need of the government making money off of it .......

    police are very corrupt when it comes to drugs ......

    over 2,000 cops are under investigations all over America
    because they have helped or aided mexican cartel setup shops right here in America ....

    and I think 80% of all crimes are drug related ...
    not sure if that is US or Alabama
  • peaceful Dennis ... 2010/02/26 00:11:41
    peaceful
    Ridding our Human Culture of the need for money at all,
    will stop a lot of evils....
  • Patriotic 2010/02/25 23:22:12
    Patriotic
    +2
    We are losing the so-called war on drugs. We are wasting billions of dollars, which has not lowered the demand for drugs in America. Therein lies the true battle. If the demand is there and the supply or suppliers are limited, there will be money to be made. The drug dealers seem to understand business 101. I think some of those in power who turn a blind eye understand that too. This is a front to avert our attention away from the real crooks who allow this stuff to make into our country in the first place. Stop wasting our money and give it back to the people!
  • Dennis ... Patriotic 2010/02/25 23:41:28
    Dennis C Latham
    +1
    it's all a scam dude ..... but it's a lot of drugs off the street ...

    that's if they don't put it back on the street themselves.
  • Patriotic Dennis ... 2010/02/26 00:00:20
    Patriotic
    +1
    I worked in law enforcement for six years, and this is part of the reason I got out. Drug dealers allow so much of their drugs to be seized or make calculated lost, and write them off as an investment to get the rest of their shipments across the boarder. It was frustrating as an officer. I'm glad these are off the street though
  • Dennis ... Patriotic 2010/02/26 00:09:14
    Dennis C Latham
    what ever technology they used and are keeping secret ?

    they need to go through the streets of America ..... and get it all off the street

    drugs is just like other crimes that congress votes into office.


    marijuana legal in some states
    gambling
    alcohol

    all these things legalized and now just a part of life ....

    drugs are not a part of the American Way
  • Patriotic Dennis ... 2010/02/26 00:47:06
    Patriotic
    +1
    I agree, and we should do more to address these issues.
  • Dennis ... Patriotic 2010/02/26 00:53:46
    Dennis C Latham
    in montgomery ?

    they have open drug houses .that police know about .. and will do nothing ..

    it's almost as open as the weed is in montgomery ....

    I've seen people get pulled over with a car full of smoke
    only to get a frick'n ticket for some traffic violaiton
  • Patriotic Dennis ... 2010/02/26 00:59:44
    Patriotic
    +1
    Sounds like Montgomery has a problem. I even thought about relocating there before, when I was entertaining a job offer.
  • Dennis ... Patriotic 2010/02/26 08:52:59
    Dennis C Latham
    well... as of right now ? I believe I am in the best place
    BEST POLICE
    BEST MAYOR
    LOWEST CRIME RATE
    GOOD PEOPLE

    and I mean people who treated me like I had been living here the whole time the first day I got to this city .... it's awesome ...

    small .... but awesome ..... it has everything a big city has as far as stores and stuff .... but the workers are mannerable and respectable.

    I had one little small problem with a guy in Best Buy
    but he was new .... and a slacker .... which I addressed ....
    but that was the next city over ......

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