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Drug squad shows up with warrant. Eric charged.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

SAULT STE. MARIE POLICE SERIVCE

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Approximately midnight, officers from the drug unit executed a search warrant at 124 West St.

Officers located over 500 grams of marijuana in the residence.

Twenty-one-year-old Eric Humes was arrested and charged with 1 count of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

Humes will appear in court on June 9.

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help me 5/7/2014 8:47:18 AM Report

I wonder what they do with the drug now why not give it to the people who need it like the people with cancer and other sick people
justsomeguy 5/7/2014 9:44:37 AM Report

It gets destroyed or used for training purposes so authorities can learn the texture, smell, etc.

If I needed medicinal marijuana, I definitely wouldn't use anything captured off the street and would only stick with reputable sources.
MaximusPrime 5/7/2014 11:04:00 AM Report

According to NORML "Marijuana is the third most popular recreational drug in America (behind only alcohol and tobacco), and has been used by nearly 100 million Americans. According to government surveys, some 25 million Americans have smoked marijuana in the past year, and more than 14 million do so regularly despite harsh laws against its use. Our public policies should reflect this reality, not deny it".
justsomeguy 5/7/2014 11:23:55 AM Report

Maximus - I notice that you post references and opinions on cannabis usage very often and are obviously pro-full legalisation. Out of curiosity, what steps other than commenting on sootoday are you taking or have you taken to lobby for it? What lobby groups are you part of?
MaximusPrime 5/7/2014 11:36:10 AM Report

Hi Justsomeguy. You are right, I do support the legalization of marijuana. I also support many other ideas. Other than voting, I make donations to many groups and organizations whether they relate to this or other issues/causes which I believe in. I am not an official card carrying member of any politically motivated organization.
justsomeguy 5/7/2014 11:54:27 AM Report

Maximus - the reason I ask, without intending to insult or judge, is that there are so many advocates/opponents that just spout endlessly but take no action whatsoever.

Although I've never used and probably won't ever use, I'm not against legalization actually, but I have 2 massive pet peeves with this debate.
1. Pot heads (not casual smokers, booze hounds also irritate me).
2. Misinformation and lack of study understanding.

There are some pretty horrific argumements and extremely poorly conducted studies on both sides of the argument.
MaximusPrime 5/7/2014 12:03:29 PM Report

I tend to agree with your #2 point. I believe much of the misinformation etc. is at least partly due to the “war mentality”. Many years ago “the war on drugs” was declared. This war has not been pretty. As with most wars, propaganda plays a big part (for both sides).

As for your first point, I don’t blame the “booze” or the “pot” for these annoyances. Some people are annoying……. people who use a substance for a crutch in life typically have underlying issues. If they do not deal with these underlying issues they will continue to be a drain on their families and society as a whole….or just “annoying” as you put it. Draconian laws will not even begin to help these “annoyances” in society. In fact, draconian laws seem to exasperate the problem.
justsomeguy 5/7/2014 12:12:22 PM Report

Good point, I didn't articulate that well. It's the combination of the personality and the substance and the overall outcome of that combination. Alcohol will play a role in the person's behaviour, as will cannabis. I'm not saying the substance caused it or blaming the substance, I'm saying the substance is a factor.

I've seen people ruin their lives with light drugs, heavy drugs, alcohol, video games, pornography, fast food and BBS's (going back a few years).
asp 5/7/2014 12:27:40 PM Report

I think that legalizing it, would be okay, but usage leads to other hard drugs (to get a better high) and it will becaome a dependency )addiction). Right now they are robbing drug store and other businesses, just to get a fix. That young guy saw this going on in his family for years and now he is carring on the business. That is what so sad about this story.
wandering 5/7/2014 12:51:55 PM Report

not enough bust in the Sault
Not talking only about drug
booze is not better
to much stuff happening in the Sault because of all this
To much kids going without food clothes because their parent are to busy smoking pot sniffing white powder and drinking booze..or smoking cigarette
start thinking with your head if you still had a brain and it is not destroy because your so call medication for cancer
all it does is destroy more inside of you and plus destroy your family
ranny 5/7/2014 12:54:05 PM Report

Medical Marijuana is genetic and alter for medical purpose. The reason why most marijuana users don't like the medical made is because it wasn't meant to get high or stone.
MaximusPrime 5/7/2014 1:28:47 PM Report

Hi Ranny. Your statement is demonstrably false. The whole reason/excuse for the Conservative government’s recent decision to eliminate licenced, home grow, medical operations was because (as they claim) too much was being produced/sold for the black market. This decision has since been put on hold by the Canadian courts. Almost all consumable vegetation has been genetically modified through selective breeding. This includes almost all the produce you buy at the grocery store. Some medicinal users are looking to stimulate appetite, others are looking for a vasodilator (dilation of the veins) and others are looking for pain killers (primarily neurological pain). There are many different strains of marijuana and 2 main families (indica and sativa). Many of the strains used by Health Canada were obtained from the seizure of Marc Emery seeds (a famous/infamous Canadian seed seller). The Marc Emery seeds were destined for the open (primarily recreational) market prior to their seizure. Other than quality/control there is no discernable difference between recreational and medical marijuana. In fact the medical strains have the exact same name/blood line and the recreational strains.
riverman 5/7/2014 1:42:09 PM Report

I am pleasantly surprised by the intelligence level, respect and civility (and some reliable information mixed with food for thought) of this comment thread.
justsomeguy 5/7/2014 2:26:49 PM Report

@ Maximus - I had read an article (need to find it again) that the medical strains had lower THC concentrations than recreational strains (for lack of better terminology. The THC % required for medical benefit, if I recall correctly was as low as 1% but most studies showed recreational users preferred 3-4%, basically the difference between medical advantage and getting high.
MaximusPrime 5/7/2014 2:34:24 PM Report

I would argue that the article you read was either over generalizing or it falls under the “propaganda” we discussed earlier. First, most cannabis is not tested for its THC level prior to distribution. Second, THC is one of the active ingredients many medicinal users are looking for. As an example, the most popular pharmaceutical version of marijuana (Marinol) is a synthetic version of pure 100% THC (the principal psychoactive ingredient in cannabis).
asp 5/7/2014 5:43:30 PM Report

Wandering!!! Your so right the kids are suffering because their parents are buying drugs instead of food or paying their bills. I know this kid who is on welfare and feel like it's his right. I asked him what about school he said Why!! I asked him don't you want better for yourself instead of living like his parents did on the system. The parent are not great role models either, so sad. There are job when you really look.
Zap 5/7/2014 9:32:00 PM Report

The usa war on drugs what next private prions. Nothing wrong with marijuana just the sociopath law makers supporting private interest.
thinkbeforeyouact 5/7/2014 10:25:26 PM Report

I think they should use there resources to crack down on the heavier drugs in our community, cocaine is floating around the streets like crazy and that is a much more dangerous drug that pot
thinkbeforeyouact 5/7/2014 10:27:46 PM Report

then again every drug is more dangerous that pot (booze and tobacco in included)
d'sbored 5/8/2014 6:33:01 AM Report

I agree with thinkbefore you act. There are many hardcore drugs floating around this city. There are crack pipes in our local parks and I have family members who found them them in the downtown Walmart parking lot. We have young prostitutes on street corners earning their next fix of heroine or morphine. Pot smokers aren't out doing break and enters and home invasions. Alcohol is a legal drug that creates more societal problems than pot. The police force rely heavy on payed informants, so use those dollars for the drug dealers who are selling the opiates and own homes, boats, and vehicles without ever working a day in their life.
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