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Posted by: thepinetree on 10/23/2017 12:42 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 10/23/2017 01:08 PM
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156 Pounds of Marijuana Seized From Bakersfield Man after Traffic Stop

Angels Camp, CA...On 10-19-17, at approximately 11:45 PM, an officer from the Angels Camp Police Department made a traffic enforcement stop on a truck pulling an enclosed trailer. The trailer had a non-functioning license plate, which is required equipment. While approaching the driver the officer could smell the strong odor of marijuana emanating from the trailer. After initially denying possessing any marijuana, the driver eventually admitted to possessing what he claimed was medicinal marijuana.


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In the end, seventeen (17) large plastic garbage bags of marijuana, totaling 156 pounds, were seized from the trailer. The driver, Rafael A. Iraheta, a 32 year old Bakersfield resident, was arrested, cited and released in the field on charges related to transportation and possession of marijuana, for sales. The marijuana was logged into evidence at the Angels Camp PD. During an interview, and prior to issuing the cite, Iraheta eventually admitted that he was employed on a marijuana grow site, at an undisclosed location in Murphys. Iraheta stated that he received the marijuana as payment for work he completed at the site.

Pursuant to changes in CA law related to Proposition 47, possessing any amount of marijuana for sales, or transporting any amount of marijuana, with certain limited exceptions, are misdemeanor offenses. The majority of misdemeanor offenses are handled by issuing a citation in the field.

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DACA
Posted on: 2017-10-23 12:51:26   By: Anonymous
 
Must be a hellva worker to be paid $500,000 in pot ? Yeah Right !!

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    Re: DACA
    Posted on: 2017-10-23 12:58:45   By: Anonymous
     
    Poor idiot. Just drive it in plain sight during the day. Oh and a license plate would help

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      Re: DACA
      Posted on: 2017-10-23 13:40:42   By: Anonymous
       
      He's dreamy.

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      Re: DACA
      Posted on: 2017-10-23 16:49:29   By: Anonymous
       
      AM use to mean at morning. PM use to mean past morning. Get it?????

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        Re: DACA
        Posted on: 2017-10-23 18:01:38   By: Anonymous
         
        The phrase am/pm the folks comment clearly is saying if he had drove the trash during the day.. Read it the whole comment. Must be a south county person with a money grabbing edudumacation teacher.

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    Re: DACA
    Posted on: 2017-10-23 18:41:27   By: Anonymous
     
    This is a worker readily admitting he is paid in marijuana. Tell me that these growers want to follow the rules and regulations. I don't think so.

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      Re: DACA
      Posted on: 2017-10-23 22:13:34   By: Anonymous
       
      The guy was pulled over because "The trailer had a non-functioning license plate"??
      None of the license plates on my vehicles do anything but sit there quietly attached. How much "functioning" are they supposed to do?

      With a bogus reason like that, the guy should've claimed personal use for that 156lbs.

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    Re: DACA
    Posted on: 2017-10-24 05:50:07   By: Anonymous
     
    so much for stopping the black....lol that is not even a pin point on the iceberg below the surface. only naive people would think you can stop or slow down the black market.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-10-23 12:57:15   By: Anonymous
 
Another reason why it should all be banned!

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Taxes
Posted on: 2017-10-23 13:01:49   By: Anonymous
 
That's $150,00 to $450,000 worth of weed. How much tax do you suppose was paid on that?

Does anyone believe Mr. Iraheta was going to pay his income tax, Social Security taxes, Medicare insurance, state disability insurance, etc., on all of that income?

Is anyone going to ask his employer for Mr. Iraheta's IRS W-2? On which line of the W-2 do you declare 156 pounds of pot?

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    Re: Taxes
    Posted on: 2017-10-23 14:06:00   By: Anonymous
     
    If it were regulated the same way that grapes for wine are regulated, we would have gotten our tax money, thats a god damn guarantee.

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      Re: Taxes
      Posted on: 2017-10-23 14:24:55   By: Anonymous
       
      It is regulated! Obviously regulation does not work

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-10-23 13:02:23   By: Anonymous
 
Ohhhhh but all these wonderful pot farms pay taxes on their products! And they only pay their employees with a check and a W2.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-10-23 13:03:35   By: Anonymous
     
    Lol..... you beat me to it!!!!! Great minds think alike!!!!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-10-23 13:08:42   By: Anonymous
 
I'm sure he was going to sell it to a licensed medical facility and use the proceeds to build sidewalks to keep the children safe!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-10-23 13:16:26   By: Anonymous
     
    and those bike paths we keep hearing about. Thank you Angels Camp PD, damn you read about their successes a lot.
    CCSO, let's see some action.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-10-23 13:18:53   By: Anonymous
       
      Darned, I knew I should have opened a cargo trailer lot in the county, darn county had too many restrictions darn it. Hard to open a honest business in Calaveras County. Oh wait, no they don't, ask the pot dealers, not hard a all.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-10-23 19:07:26   By: Anonymous
     
    Regulate Commercial Cannabis Cultivation. Tax it.
    Money for sidewalks and bike paths AND money for the
    Sheriff to get rid of the Outlaw Growers!

    Maybe opening up a trailer sales lot would be a good business in the fall in Calaveras County. Trailers with license plates and lights.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-10-23 20:22:09   By: Anonymous
       
      It's for the kids.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-10-23 13:29:39   By: Anonymous
 
I'm sure he wasn't working for a registered legal farm. Those farms only do everything by the books and only hire local people with no criminal background. Registered farms are dreamy and their marijuana smells like fresh mountain air during a rainfall.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-10-23 13:38:22   By: Anonymous
     
    You beat me to the comment, LOL!

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-10-23 13:42:01   By: Anonymous
       
      That's funny!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-10-23 20:24:16   By: Anonymous
     
    Commercial farms are so good for the community. I love them.

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Would things have ended differently?
Posted on: 2017-10-23 13:40:18   By: Anonymous
 
If he had one of those things in the trailer, and a curling-broom?

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TRASH
Posted on: 2017-10-23 13:43:10   By: Anonymous
 
ALL THE NEW BENEFITS THAT OUR COUNTY IS GLEANING FROM CANABIS PRODUCTION...BULLSH*T.

JUST MORE TRASH COMING TO THE COUNTY, AND ALL THE TAX BENEFITS GOES TO COVER LAW ENFORCEMENT.

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    Re: TRASH
    Posted on: 2017-10-24 13:08:48   By: Anonymous
     
    It's spelled "cannabis"

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-10-23 13:48:43   By: Anonymous
 
Dip*bleep* probably stole it. Nice work Todd catching a theif. Now go back to trolling on the internet while on the taxpayer dime.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-10-24 13:10:46   By: Anonymous
     
    Todd is the definition of P.O.S. Ban Angels Camp

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-10-23 13:57:55   By: Anonymous
 
Going way back, supervisor's for many year's plus entrenched Calaveras County families have kept our county so tightly wrapped that anything that would produce jobs can't get to first base! Look at our county seat: one locally owned grocery store, really only one place that is first class to dine: The Pickle Patch, and hundreds of welfare people wandering the streets, day and nite! You wonder why we have attracted the pot industry? You got your answer! You live on that side of the county, and if you want to buy anything but booze and cigarettes you head for Jackson or Stockton, hiway 4 people head for Sonora! We are collecting very little in sales tax, it all leaves the county, we attract no industry, and pot isn't the answer! So, wake the F up and get with progress so we don't depend on dope to fund our schools and every other aspect of our economy!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-10-23 14:07:34   By: Anonymous
     
    good point

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-10-23 14:12:18   By: Anonymous
     
    Yep, look at the stores in Jackson and Sonora, a couple of decent anchor stores in Calaveras Co. would be nice and bit of a tax base also.
    All we are is a big "Pot-Mart". Something to be proud of, NOT!

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Stop all box trucks and trailers
Posted on: 2017-10-23 14:08:44   By: Anonymous
 
I would think having a U-haul in this county would be reasonable suspicion this time of year. Good job ACPD.

I would stop every box truck and trailer for the most ticky tacky violation I could find. I'm so sick of the dopers.


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    Re: Stop all box trucks and trailers
    Posted on: 2017-10-23 14:12:23   By: Anonymous
     
    Instead of a alcohol check point, let's have a box truck check point!

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    Re: DACA
    Posted on: 2017-10-23 14:14:00   By: Anonymous
     
    $500,000?!? Hahahahaha... If only that were true! Get a clue.. Cannabis doesn't sell for 3k/lb here.. not even half of that.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-10-23 18:30:11   By: Anonymous
       
      Maybe that's why it was in a truck leaving the area.

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      Re: DACA
      Posted on: 2017-10-23 20:21:32   By: Anonymous
       
      You are laughing at $500,000, saying "Get a clue.. Cannabis doesn't sell for 3k/lb here.. not even half of that". Lets assume he does not get 3k/lb, let's say he gets $1000. So $156,000 is chump change??

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      Re: DACA
      Posted on: 2017-10-24 09:59:21   By: Anonymous
       
      how do you know where he was heading?Price/value goes up expediently at every State Line crossed

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-10-23 15:22:59   By: Anonymous
 
Hopefully they know the address of the pot farm he was working at in Murphys and will shut it down. There was a guy at the illegal farm near us whose first name is Rafael.... maybe he worked there.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-10-23 16:57:58   By: Anonymous
     
    With a little luck, perhaps the S.O. Can follow the example that angels camp P.D. Sets. They bust more in one week than the S.O. Does in a month.....

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-10-23 19:49:24   By: Anonymous
       
      This is a bunch of crap . There is no way these people are claiming taxes . Why don't we just really screw up this County. How about some Strip joints ! Like maybe Wendells in Moke Hill and maybe down the road from Murphys . And since there are no Teachers at CUSD the kids can pick up on that !!

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2017-10-23 20:25:38   By: Anonymous
         
        They do pay taxes. I swear...

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2017-10-24 03:56:00   By: Anonymous
           
          Yeah, there's a 20% withholding tax so he sent the IRS 30 lbs.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-10-23 20:32:21   By: Anonymous
 
I can't even drive below the speed limit without having a cop following me. What makes you believe I would follow all the rules of commercial grass?

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    Re: just a payment
    Posted on: 2017-10-23 20:52:06   By: Anonymous
     
    This whole idea is the most dishonest thing the county has ever approach. We have local business nuggets spoiled children growing for only what they've clam medical propose. Wives, husbands missing work for sick days from local stores even at a very local rehab docter's office to get paid sick leave, vacation days to harvest. With family. End of the the day greed has taken over this once amazing place. Hard to breath the same air with such people. From country line to county line. Yet same time one/half of county kids lack a lackluster education. Sad days.

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      Re: just a payment
      Posted on: 2017-10-23 20:59:05   By: Anonymous
       
      DEATH TO ALL MEXICAN RUNNERS!!!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-10-24 06:53:00   By: Anonymous
 
Damn illegals..we need regulation or the illegal grows and criminals like this will keep doing whatever they want. I can drive with 1000 lbs and if I get cought I will not be arrested I get a ticket.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-10-24 07:53:06   By: Anonymous
 
Shoot have been taken out and shot.

Death to dopers!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-10-24 13:15:24   By: Anonymous
     
    Get a life already you stupid redneck punk, dirty scum loser meth head. Death to trolling losers! How about this, shoot sister humpers on sight..

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-10-24 13:20:46   By: Anonymous
     
    Shoot have been shot? Boy someone really is retarded

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