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Sheriff's Department Receives Grant To Eradicate Marijuana

The "Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program" grant was awarded to the sheriff's office.

A $175,000 federal grant to support the Riverside County Sheriff's Department's drug interdiction efforts was formally accepted today by the Board of Supervisors.

The Drug Enforcement Administration "Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program" grant was awarded to the sheriff's office to offset its costs for investigating, locating, seizing and destroying marijuana grows.

Most of the funds will be dedicated to cover overtime expenses for personnel in the sheriff's Special Investigations Bureau.

"The sheriff's department and the DEA have been working together for more than 20 years in their efforts to eliminate operations where cannabis is grown in Riverside County," sheriff's documents state. "The department works to eradicate illicit marijuana cultivation and to arrest and bring to prosecution individuals charged with violating controlled substance laws."

Mark June 07, 2012 at 04:59 PM
Hi LBV, HR 2306 is a first bullet-proof volley on this issue. Being well-educated, well-read, and well-traveled in my many years as a political observer, it is my opinion that HR 2306 will become law in close to its original form. Knowing how the wheels of Congress run at a snails pace is exactly why I stated that it may take yet a years time to come to pass as a viable law. I found it extremely enlightening that over 51% of American people polled in a recent Gallup survey (and I consider Gallup poles as legitimate as they come) are in favor of the legalization of marijuana in these United States of America. Whether people's politics differ, we must all face the fact that marijuana will be legalized and taxed at some time in the relatively near future. It is because of this fact, that I think that it is a total waste of taxpayer's money that could be used in so many other worthwhile programs such as education, jobs, etc. Spending these monies so frivolously is not going to "protect Americans" from something that is here to stay and is proven to provide the medical benefits already passed by legislation in this great state and others who truly understand its benefits and the wants of the majority of the citizens within our country. Enjoy your posts, great humor and well put on all points.
Wayne Williams June 15, 2012 at 02:32 AM
We are hosting a medical marijuana town hall meeting Thursday June 28 from 6-9pm at the Storm Stadium and would like to invite you. Our confirmed speakers include Major Neill Franklin, a 33 year veteran of the Maryland State Police and Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. Please go to http://www.facebook.com/events/451780151516619/ or send email to senatebill420@gmail.com to RSVP.
Wayne Williams June 15, 2012 at 02:32 AM
We are hosting a medical marijuana town hall meeting Thursday June 28 from 6-9pm at the Storm Stadium and would like to invite you. Our confirmed speakers include Major Neill Franklin, a 33 year veteran of the Maryland State Police and Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. Please go to http://www.facebook.com/events/451780151516619/ or send email to senatebill420@gmail.com to RSVP.
Wayne Williams June 15, 2012 at 02:33 AM
We are hosting a medical marijuana town hall meeting Thursday June 28 from 6-9pm at the Storm Stadium and would like to invite you. Our confirmed speakers include Major Neill Franklin, a 33 year veteran of the Maryland State Police and Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. Please go to http://www.facebook.com/events/451780151516619/ or send email to senatebill420@gmail.com to RSVP.
Wayne Williams June 15, 2012 at 02:33 AM
We are hosting a medical marijuana town hall meeting Thursday June 28 from 6-9pm at the Storm Stadium and would like to invite you. Our confirmed speakers include Major Neill Franklin, a 33 year veteran of the Maryland State Police and Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. Please go to http://www.facebook.com/events/451780151516619/ or send email to senatebill420@gmail.com to RSVP.

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