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5/5/2014 6:00:00 AM
Load of 'high grade' pot can't pass Kingman K9's sniff test
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K9 Sam poses with 167 pounds of marijuana Kingman Police detectives seized following a traffic stop Friday.
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K9 Sam poses with 167 pounds of marijuana Kingman Police detectives seized following a traffic stop Friday.

KINGMAN - An alleged traffic infraction led to the discovery of more than $650,000 worth of "high grade" marijuana and the arrest of a North Dakota man Friday.

Kingman Police detectives stopped Ian Harrison Boyd, 31, of Bismarck, who was driving a 2010 Chevrolet SUV eastbound on Interstate 40 just after 11 a.m.

Detectives called in K9 Sam, who alerted to the vehicle. The subsequent search allegedly revealed 167 pounds of high-grade pot with an approximate value of $668,000 and an undisclosed amount of cash, according to Kingman Police spokeswoman Jennifer Sochocki.

Boyd was charged with transportation of marijuana for sale and possession of drug paraphernalia.



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Reader Comments

Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Article comment by: John Heckory

Joe, I do not like the idea of of them either. They are also a part of the problem in which many abuse the meds they provide. Again anything can be abused. I am not a fan of drinking or smoking yet we see beer commercials and anti smoking ones as well. So here we are contradicting ourselves. How many teens drink after a football game? How many parties are there where beer is flowing? Yet the companies keep making money just as those who are selling pot. As you mention they also making their money yes. You said that we should end the hypocrisy. I agree we should. That's why I say no to anything that will alter ones mind.

Posted: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Article comment by: Joe Miller

Excessive cost of medications is a valid argument against the whole pharmaceutical industry in general but I don't see many of you arguing that we shut down Rite-Aid, CVS, etc. because of it. It is about time we ended the hypocrisy against the medical cannabis industry, wouldn’t you agree Mr. Heckory and V-stokes?



Posted: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Article comment by: V Stokes

Thank you for the info on the dispensary prices. Even at the low end, that would put the value of a pound at $4480.

And sorry I misspoke when I said "......couple of hundred a gram?". That should have been per ounce.


Posted: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Article comment by: John Heckory

From what I hear is that the dispensary here in town charges a whole lot for not that great of "medicine". I am not complain, hey you want your weed better be ready to give up an arm and leg. So if they are charging so much to people who claim need it where's the money. I thought they were suppose to be helping the county. No why would they, they scam off people and keep the money for themselves. A lot of help they are. I say kick them out of town no one needs them here. Again I have yet to hear anything good about them and do not care for the dispensary much.

Posted: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Article comment by: Dispensary price

Dispensary prices vary. I have been told our in town dispensary charges 20 per gram for most strains and 15 per gram for some lesser potent strains.

The dispensary out of town charges a flat rate of 10 per gram for any strain they have available. It's worth the 40 mile round trip.


Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014
Article comment by: Joe Miller

Mr. Parker, if you were actually interested in keeping drugs “off the streets” and out of the hands of children, you wouldn’t support prohibitionist policies that turn over the responsibility for the production and distribution of these substances to criminal predators via the black market. Prohibitionist policies such as the ones you apparently support provide a huge financial incentive for these criminal predators to continue to engage in the production and distribution of this drug. I do agree with you on one point though, cannabis is indeed a drug albeit a rather innocuous one as drugs go. I’m not so sure that trying to portray it otherwise is doing the legalization movement a favor.

Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014
Article comment by: Joe Miller

Couldn't pass the K-9 sniff test? I'm not sure 167 pounds of high grade cannabis could pass an average officer's sniff test.

Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Article comment by: mr. parker

@Jon Smith: "Correct me if I'm wrong but Marijuana is not a drug". Well sir, I'll correct you , marijuana,like tobacco, alcohol or cocaine is a drug. It has effects on the body, even sugar and salt are drugs. After all, the "medical" marijuana scamsters consider it medicine, don't they?

That being said, I think adults should be able to grow a certain amount of marijuana plants for personal use only.

I also support KPD in their drug arrests, keep it off the streets and away from kids, it is especially harmful to them.


Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Article comment by: John Heckory

V, I agree they are simply out for the money since it is still considered illegal under federal law. I would not mind if the dispenseries raised up their prices. If people want to get high pay the price. Sure some might needed for real reasons rather than parting all night smoke dope. This is the price they have to pay plus its not too bad I be more than happy to take that money and give it to law enforcement to help them battle these criminals.

Posted: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Article comment by: V Stokes

"...cut thier amount by 3 times and you have a more realistic street price."

Well, looking at a few pothead sites...they seem to agree that high grade stuff can go from $3500-4000 a pound (and is worth more depending on how it is finally sold), so that "high" number is right on the money.

Could be even more if it was going to a "dispensary". What do they charge...couple of hundred a gram? 28g per oz, 16oz per lb. Do the math.


Posted: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Article comment by: Fed up

@ V Stokes: Having served in law enforcement when this "officer" was in diapers, I could tell within seconds if the person I stopped was "stoned, high or drunk". I didn't have to detain someone for half an hour while I ran plates, insurance, license, etc. Geez, maybe I was harboring some drugs in the pizza box! Wow, and he didn't even check that! Note that I had turned my light on while he was making his high speed U-turn, endangering several other drivers while making a fool of himself. No, it's just an excuse to "play cop".

Posted: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Article comment by: John Heckory

It is good to see this dangerous drug off the streets. I don't care if its here or anywhere in this nation. You want your weed go back to Mexico with that not here in this great nation of ours. Rise taxes to finish off these criminals once and for all. Bring out the MRAPS everything law enforcement can get their hands on to end this. I say let the law enforcement agency's take these criminals cash and go out and spend it in Vegas. They deserve it. Aww you poor baby your pizza got cold. Sorry you had to suffer to ensure dangerous drugs like this are taken off the streets and away from our babies.

God Bless Saint Harry Anslinger


Posted: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Article comment by: Sue Kracker

The Kingman cops are all on something much stronger than pot if they seriously believe that this load of pot would sell for anywhere near that outrageous sum, cut thier amount by 3 times and you have a more realistic street price.
Once again the Neo Natizs over flexing thier own self worth.


Posted: Monday, May 5, 2014
Article comment by: no way

@ Jon Smith

Without getting into a debate over your reasoning, I just don't understand these folks who say because it will be legal some day, the law should not be enforced today. Especially this quantity. Because a law may be changed next year to make something legal, does not make it legal today. You should research what a drug is. Now, your definition may be your own, but it is what it is. Whatever your opinion of marijuana, good, bad, or indifferent is irrelevant. Marijuana does stimulate the CNS and can also be depressive, so to say it can cause no harmful effects from use is a little disingenuous. Unless of course you have spoken to every user everywhere and they have told you that.


Posted: Monday, May 5, 2014
Article comment by: V Stokes

"I hadn't turned my lights on yet"

As do many who are stoned, high, or drunk. Once stopped they have to go through the whole procedure to both account for the time and cover both yer butts. Maybe you weren't high or drunk...but maybe you also had a warrant from 10 yrs ago?

Would you prefer they let a possibly drunk driver continue on down the road and just respond to the fatal accident 10 min later?


Posted: Monday, May 5, 2014
Article comment by: Jon Smith

Whaaaaaaaaat??!! Correct me if I am wrong, but, Marijuana is NOT a drug. Sorry if this comment offended anyone but look, it is true and one day it is going to be completely legal in every state because it causes no harm in any way shape or form.

Posted: Monday, May 5, 2014
Article comment by: Fed up

Here's a prime example of how well our local PD is doing. My wife & I had just pulled out of Papa John's with a nice hot pizza and I hadn't turned my lights on yet. It's so bright on Stockton Hill there that I didn't even realize they weren't on. We got about half a block and I was reaching for the headlight switch when I noticed the local Deputy Dog swinging a U-turn on Stockton Hill (in front of several cars) and hitting the lights, siren, his whole bag of toys. I pulled over, thinking he was going after someone speeding, etc., but no... he was after the "major offenders" who didn't have their lights on yet. Of course by then my lights were on, but I'm sure he had to save face and make "the big bust". So we sat there in the parking lot, while he did his whole routine. Long enough in fact that our pizza was cold by the time he was done flaunting his authority. He wrote me a "warning", which he even admitted was "just a piece of paper" (in his words). He was right about that. It got crumpled up and thrown on the floor before we pulled out of the lot. What a waste! Go out and arrest some REAL lawbreakers! Right. That will be the day.

Posted: Monday, May 5, 2014
Article comment by: @ John Doe

Read Mohave 911 then you'll see all the local dirt bags getting arrested for drugs.

Posted: Monday, May 5, 2014
Article comment by: biker randy

I suspect these kind of Kingman drug busts are from drivers passing thru to other destinations like California.

Maybe the Needles, Ca. Port of Entry Agriculture station should have drug dogs too, tho it would be a nuisance for us non illegal druggies.


Posted: Monday, May 5, 2014
Article comment by: julies mom julies mom

GOOD DOGGIE!

Posted: Monday, May 5, 2014
Article comment by: Bad Boys Bad Boys

"An alleged traffic infraction?" Ya, right. Those cops were waiting for him to come through. There were KPD and unmarked units set up in the median from the Beale exit and down the pass pointing eastbound when I drove by around 9:30 a.m. Friday. Did they think they were wearing their invisibility cloaks when they decided to put out this press release to pat themselves on the back?

Just remember that when they lie about how they caught a "bad" guy, they'll lie when they pull you over, too.


Posted: Monday, May 5, 2014
Article comment by: R H

Oh Yeahhhh. The drug war has turned out SO WELL , right John Doe ?.
What doesn't pass the sniff test is why detectives are running traffic stops rather than going after real criminals . Your war on drugs has been a colossal failure at reducing drug use and an incredible tool for enabling a police state.
Keep in mind , they are going after a PLANT while property crimes go unchecked .


Posted: Monday, May 5, 2014
Article comment by: buster brown

this just in.... 12 cases of mountain dew and and a pallet of doritos were just delivered to the police station.

Posted: Monday, May 5, 2014
Article comment by: @ john doe

The junk on the streets is poison, there is a market for the high grade weed and if law enforcement is smart they should be selling it to the dope shops.

Posted: Monday, May 5, 2014
Article comment by: john doe

Yay for all these busts.!!! I do have a question Kingman is drug capital. Where are all the local busts? Why not get the drugs off our streets?



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