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An Oklahoma police chief gets caught with meth and weed, a New Mexico cop goes to prison for blowing up an FBI investigation, and a Colorado deputy is being looked at for some missing evidence money. Let's get to it:

In Salpulpa, Oklahoma, the Valley Brook police chief was arraigned on September 14 on drug trafficking and possession charges. Chief Melvin Fisher Jr., 47, had been arrested on Labor Day after being pulled over in a "routine traffic stop" by the Oklahoma State Patrol. He is accused of possessing 20 grams of methamphetamine, an unknown quantity of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. He is charged with drug trafficking, two charges of unlawful possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute and one charge of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. The chief is out on $31,000 bail and has asked for a temporary leave of absence. He is set for a preliminary hearing on October 5.

In Albuquerque, a former Albuquerque police officer was sentenced Tuesday to six months and a day in jail and six months on supervised release after being convicted of tipping off a friend who was the target of an ongoing federal narcotics and stolen merchandise investigation. Brad Ahrenfield, 46, leaked details of an FBI scheme to bust one of his friend's employees for small-time drug dealing, then get the employee to flip on the friend, forcing the investigation to come to an end.

In Pueblo, Colorado, the county's sheriff's deputy in charge of the evidence room has resigned in the midst of an investigation into missing cash. Tara Adame resigned earlier this month and is a "person of interest" in the investigation, according to Sheriff Kirk Taylor. "A substantial amount of cash" is missing from the evidence room, although an exact total hasn't been released.

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I'm sad to say that the Petition to Grant a Full Pardon to all those arrested for marijuana only related offenses isn't getting the attention it deserves.  While I've seen a dramatic flux of people rushing to sign the Regulate and Tax in a Manner similar to Alcohol petition (and am very happy to see the number rise greatly every time I look in on it), I'd like to see more people standing up for the folks who have put there lives and liberty on the line for the cause. After all, SOMEONE HAD TO GROW THAT BEAUTIFUL HERB YOU'RE ENJOYING AND NOW THEY NEED US.  To those of you who have taken the time to add your name, I'm very grateful.  Thank you for understanding you have a civic duty and doing that duty in true patriotic fashion.  For those of you still sitting on your hands I'd like to remind you that NEVER in the history of our nation has it been so SIMPLE and EASY to make your voice heard.  So stand up and take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity.

 

Please take a moment to follow this link and sign the petition which requests that all those arrested for marijuana only related offenses to be granted a full pardon. In addition to releasing those currently incarcerated, this would also reinstate the rights lost by those with previous convictions, such as the right to vote. Here's the link: http://wh.gov/gRZ.  Thanks for your support.

 

In addition, there is also a petition on the WhiteHouse.gov site which calls to Allow Industrial Hemp to AGAIN be grown in the U.S.  This, too, is a very important issue within the legalization movement and approaches the subject from a perspective entirely separate from the medical/recreational aspect.  Please also take a moment to add your name to show your support.

 

Again, thank you for standing up and doing your part.  After all, a government of the people, for the people, and by the people only works if the people work it.  Signing a petition is a dramatic far cry from the long marches and bloody battles our ancestors had to endure to gain the freedoms we (used to) enjoy.  If you're too lazy to exert such little effort for liberty then you don't deserve it!

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