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Posted by: thepinetree on 12/14/2017 08:39 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 12/14/2017 08:48 AM
Expires: 01/01/2022 12:00 AM
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Driver Cited and Released for Transportation and Possession of Butane Honey Oil

Angels Camp, CA...On 12/10/17, at approximately 11:55 PM, an officer from the Angels Camp Police Department stopped a vehicle for a lighting equipment infraction, no rear license plate light. The driver of the vehicle was unable to provide his driver license, and a subsequent records check revealed that his driving privilege is currently suspended. A consent search of the vehicle revealed several partially smoked marijuana cigarettes in the ashtray, as well as other marijuana related paraphernalia in the glove box. In the rear cargo area a medium sized cardboard box was found, that was later determined to contain 54 separate sheets of waxed paper. Each sheet of waxed paper contained an amount of concentrated cannabis, commonly referred to as "Butane Honey Oil, "Wax," or "Dabs."


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The driver of the vehicle admitted that he is currently working at a marijuana growing operation in Sheep Ranch, and said that he also works for a facility in Southern California that produces Butane Honey Oil. He advised that he was on his way back to Sheep Ranch from the Southern California area when he was stopped.

The driver of the vehicle, Oscar D. Merino, a 27 year old Baldwin Park resident, was cited and released for the following violations;

1) 11357(b)(2) of the CA Health and Safety Code-Possession of More Than 4 Grams of Concentrated Cannibas

2) 11362.3(a)(4) of the CA Health and Safety Code-Possess an Open Container of Marijuana While Operating a Motor Vehicle

3) 11360(a)(2) of the CA Health and Safety Code-Transportation of Marijuana

4) 14601.2(a) of the CA Vehicle Code-Driving on a Suspended Driver License

5) 24601 of the CA Vehicle Code-Inoperative License Plate Light

The Butane Honey Oil was seized as evidence and in total, 1,671 grams, or 3.7 pounds, of concentrated cannabis was logged as evidence at the police department. Depending on the quality of the drug and the location purchased, Butane Honey Oil sells at a range of $20-$70 per gram, placing the value somewhere in the range of $33,000.00-$117,000.00.
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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-12-14 09:31:11   By: Anonymous
 
He's dreamy.

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    Posted on: 2017-12-14 10:47:20   By: Anonymous
     
    Do the Dab! Right Mr. Bee?

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      Posted on: 2017-12-14 10:55:24   By: Anonymous
       
      Cited and released???

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2017-12-14 11:03:28   By: Anonymous
         
        took the words right off my keyboard!

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        Re: poison
        Posted on: 2017-12-14 12:25:03   By: Anonymous
         
        Just another scum bag bringing this poison into our community. Along with all the other worthless low life pos people who come here to grow harvest and manufacture these drugs. There bringing criminals felons and people that are no good into our small towns. Robberies shootings thefts. Etc are on the rise and our wonderful local residents are getting pushed out by these no good people. Calaveras county is turning into a scary place that nobody wants to live in anymore let alone visit. The downfall of calaveras county is going to be marijuana. I applaud all law enforcement personnel for there efforts. Sadly it’s only going to get worse. Time to stand your ground people. Erraticate the marijuana and ban the growing of it. It’s ruining lives families kids and these towns. Marijuana is not innocent.

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          Re: poison
          Posted on: 2017-12-14 19:14:01   By: Anonymous
           
          I second!

          Bullet to the heads of dopers, tweakers, and junkies.

          Same to all of the enablers. Put their heads up on display at the county line.

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          Re: poison
          Posted on: 2017-12-15 05:34:53   By: Anonymous
           
          Really? No one wants to visit? Come to Murphys on the weekend and say that. It doesn't matter what weekend, it's always packed. I'd say a larger percentage of the residence stay away from the downtown area, it's not our town anymore, but I know where you are coming from.
          Now back to the story at hand.What I can't understand is they arrest a drunk driver but, and I quote " several partially smoked marijuana cigarettes in the ashtray" that's driving under the influence. What goes with this? I'd like to hear what Angels Camp Police has to say about this....but of course they WILL NOT say why he wasn't booked for DUI. Who does this this guy know or who is he related too up here? That's the only thing I can come up with.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-12-14 12:06:14   By: Anonymous
 
Dreamer needs a bullet.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-12-14 12:47:10   By: Anonymous
     
    Here we go Calaveras Co. Here's your new industry, how ya like it. Welcome to the future!!!!


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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-12-14 13:13:40   By: Anonymous
 
Caught and released. Did they at least sieze the vehicle?

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    Posted on: 2017-12-14 14:24:26   By: Anonymous
     
    Good job ACPD, shame on you Oscar, I'm telling your Mother, this time you're going to get.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-12-14 16:34:09   By: Anonymous
       
      ...get what?

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    Posted on: 2017-12-14 18:11:12   By: Anonymous
     
    This is outrageous. Oh yeah right, he'll be back for his court date and pay fines... NOT! Hard to believe...$117,000 worth of drugs, no license, etc. and he is let go? These incidents will continue to increase. Low bail amounts / cite and release + no consequences = escalation. Tuolumne County and Sonora are not much better - bail amounts are really low.

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      Posted on: 2017-12-14 19:16:31   By: Anonymous
       
      Bullet to the head of a dozen or so, and they will seek easier pastures.

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      Posted on: 2017-12-15 05:40:38   By: Anonymous
       
      You forgot DUI since there were several roaches in the ashtray. I don't understand why law enforcement come down on us boozers, since towns like Murphys invite people and have all the bashes revolve around alcohol, yet someone under the influence of marijuana, they let them go?
      An explanation should be in order.

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        Posted on: 2017-12-15 09:47:34   By: Anonymous
         
        The explanation is that there is no reliable test to determine whether someone is currently high while driving. The roaches could be weeks old or 5 minutes old, there is no way to tell. The only way LE can arrest someone for a weed DUI is to get them to tell on themselves or catch them with the joint still lit.

        Not saying it's right that people can drive intoxicated, just explaining why there aren't many weed DUIs right now.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-12-14 15:58:11   By: Anonymous
 
Just a little honey, ain't nothing wrong with that.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-12-14 16:06:06   By: Anonymous
     
    BOS and planning, you are responsible for allowing this to fester and just get worse. You are afraid many of the dope dealers will sue you, well the good clean citizens of this county may sue you as well for allowing all this illegal activity to grow more and more every day. Lot of not so good people coming here to do their not so good deeds. Much evil attached to your so-called savior tax revenue scheme, you will be spending a lot of these new dollars on crime investigations. Good luck Calaveras County???

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-12-14 16:10:00   By: Anonymous
       
      Sheriff, please start stopping cars, trucks and especially those with trailers, you will be amazed at the arrests you could make. It's not hard to develop P/C for a stop. Much of this farming crop is moved during the night, you already know that. Many of the participants already have good reason to be arrested!!! Not the best or the brightest people doing all the transport you know.
      Go get 'em!

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2017-12-14 16:32:07   By: Anonymous
         
        "start stopping"

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-12-14 16:07:09   By: Anonymous
     
    ^ Gloop.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-12-14 19:36:59   By: Anonymous
       
      Why bother.... catch and release, repeat, repeat, repeat.... stop wasting taxpayers money.... AFU,

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2017-12-14 21:04:27   By: Anonymous
         
        Clapp has a plan

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The dreaded Chinese box.
Posted on: 2017-12-14 23:34:46   By: Anonymous
 
Looks really scary to me.

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    Re: The dreaded Chinese box.
    Posted on: 2017-12-15 06:17:55   By: Anonymous
     
    Cool good job taking some kids money who was driving and not causing any problems. Maybe he was driving it without a special approved liscense because there are none available until 2018. And next year if angels approves a testing lab, you dont think these guys are going to have to drive through town with product? . Fordahl is a joke saying he doesn't trust our govt, but is inclined to show his dedication towards promotion of federal law by pestering marijana users on social media and in small traffic related charges.. The whole sitiuation is slimey and im staying out of angels because they are not real trustworthy cops, they are fordahls pot bullies.

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      Re: The dreaded Chinese box.
      Posted on: 2017-12-15 10:45:32   By: Anonymous
       
      Maybe people shouldn’t deal drugs, asshat!

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        Re: The dreaded Chinese box.
        Posted on: 2017-12-15 13:34:31   By: Anonymous
         
        All you haters probably haven't touched weed since the 80's when everyone used crack and drove around wasted. Now its legal and you all are either re born christians , or prescrition drug abusers who talk crap on the only booming industry currently employing developing families in our county. If you are bored and miserable please find an online hobby that doesnt kill jobs. Go cry about the drunks and crackheads on welfare.

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          Re: The dreaded Chinese box.
          Posted on: 2017-12-15 14:20:38   By: Anonymous
           
          Spoken like a true self entitled turd that has no concept of being a positive, contributing member of society. Guess what, snowflake? There are plenty of leeches that stay baked on weed that drive stoned, endanger other people, and generally are a drain on society. Your drug of choice doesn't give you special privileges even if the idiot voters in CA made in legal. Just like the slobs that stay drunk on booze, you're a disgusting drain on the rest of us.

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            Re: The dreaded Chinese box.
            Posted on: 2017-12-15 21:56:21   By: Anonymous
             
            You tell em' Todd!

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              Re: The dreaded Chinese box.
              Posted on: 2017-12-15 22:31:31   By: Anonymous
               
              Shhh, don’t blow my cover! I’m “anonymous.”

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                Re: The dreaded Chinese box.
                Posted on: 2017-12-16 10:05:48   By: Anonymous
                 
                Todd the turd fordahl hard at work here trolling comment forums. Chief of police biased discriminatory antisemitic and mental. Hey angel's keep your ban and the meth head junkies and drunks anti abortions bigots and grave robbers you could always build a wall around your crap town filled with corruption. Ban Angels Camp , hey todd you ever find those idiots that assaulted those two protesters? Busy I guess on Facebook. P.s. john Hamilton will delete this he only thinks it's fine to talk about shooting dirty dopers and asians.

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                  Re: The dreaded Chinese box.
                  Posted on: 2017-12-16 21:59:08   By: Anonymous
                   
                  SHOOT ALL HMONGS ON SITE.

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                    Re: The dreaded Chinese box.
                    Posted on: 2017-12-18 05:54:39   By: Anonymous
                     


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          Re: The dreaded Chinese box.
          Posted on: 2018-01-11 15:00:29   By: Anonymous
           
          F****n Right theres plenty of model cars and planes sittin on shelves right now ya bored b*****s

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