ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ)—A massive marijuana operation was shut down on Friday. Several suspects are in custody.

Kai Jackson has more on the bust.

It all started because of the suspicious package at an Anne Arundel County shipping facility. Inside the package was 21 bags of suspected high grade marijuana.

Police arrested three people linked to the package and then found a huge marijuana growing operation inside a house in Annapolis.

In all, the marijuana had a combined street value of more than $215,000. Police also seized a number of guns and rifles.

The three suspects face a number of drug-related charges and are being held without bail.

Comments (16)
  1. sven says:

    Hmmm, $215000 dollars worth of marijuana. Must be a great sellers market. No wonder the big drug companies are scared of legalizing it. Seems like a good revenue producer.

    1. FedUpWithItTooGrrrr! says:

      Did the DEA Just Legalize Marijuana?
      The following are my own personal observations and understanding of a wide assortment of publicly available information available to anyone who cares to search for it. None of my comments should be construed as fact…please take the time to verify all of this information yourselves as it is easily found online. I promise it will be both an educational, entertaining, and sometimes infuriating journey through time.

      The DEA just changed an 80+/- year old classification of THC (active ingredient of marijuana) from an Appendix I substance (i.e. a worthless, toxic substance with no medical value) to an Appendix III category (a safe, useful substance with important medicinal significance). This was done quietly and behind closed doors without consulting the citizens of the United States of America.

      Most people became excited because the reclassification now meant (to some with legal backgrounds) that marijuana was once again perfectly legal to grow in ones backyard garden, just as all of our ancestors once did (to make highly nutritious food items, fabric, effective medicinal items, etc). But the DEA said no, no, no! The recent change only allows the pharmaceutical companies to grow, possess, distill and turn into another one of their evil concoctions. But the general public is still prohibited from growing, possessing or using it. UNLESS it is purchased in PILL form from one of the government approved pharmaceutical vendors and there rich stockholders. But again, this is something that only the rich will be able to afford. The average man who prefers the natural, highly nutritious and non toxic variety will still be classified as a lowly second class criminal.

      But the concoctions that the pharmaceutical companies are producing using synthetic THC have already started to kill people (see MARINOL aka synthetic THC). I believe there have been four confirmed deaths so far but dozens of other deaths are also suspected to be linked to the synthetic forms of THC . Yet it’s still being portrayed as safe and pushed onto the market for public use. So apparently if you have enough money you can steal an entire countries source of wealth, turn it into a literal killer concoction and then sell it on the open market for profit.


      1. FedUpWithItTooGrrrr! says:

        In fact Marijuana is a botanical, medical and nutritional miracle. It’s been used by all generations to fatten up young kids, old folks and anyone else with eating disorders. Its also now known to be an effective prophylaxis against old age types of diseases such as general dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s. Our own government, yes the same one that took marijuana away from the public 90 years ago now agree with what all before them have already known. That marijuana is a powerful antioxidant, it strengthens the immune system, and is considered to be natures MOST nutritious food source.

        Please research the subject of Hemp Prohibition and the TRUE reasons behind it. I promise that it will be an interesting and educational journey through history that will infuriate most who take the time to educate themselves on the topic.

        Start with prohibition and then search for US Government cannabis patent # 6630507. Then move on and search for the definition of what both an Appendix I and Appendix III classification means (it’s on the DEA’s website).

        Prohibition was the theft of one of our nation’s most important natural resources. It was the theft of our nation’s NUMBER ONE CASH CROP, larger than both wheat and corn combined. Cannabis is a botanical, medicinal and nutritious miracle and its rightful owners are the citizens of the planet. Prohibition was forced upon Americas citizens for the sake of protecting the Hearst & Dupont families paper factories, cotton plantations and poison pill factories.
        Henry Anslinger was their common friend and politician. Most sources agree that he grossly mislead the entire Senate behind closed doors, either by sheer & utter ignorance or by intentional design. The exclusive purpose of conspiring to strip America’s citizens of perhaps their most important resource that allowed them remain self sufficient and able to provide for their own families and without the need for government assistance.

        The prohibition of hemp surely contributed to the coming of the 1ST Great Depression but the state approved school books didn’t mention that in history class. The Prohibition of cannabis resulted in a large rapid concentration of wealth in a small number of families. It forced most Americans to use there already limited resources to buy critically important nutritional supplements & other remedies once grown in their own backyards from the pharmaceutical companies. People could no longer produce fabric for clothes, blankets, and other necessary items that were required for everyday life. They were now forced to buy there fabric from the great cotton barons. To work in the pulp and cotton mills for very little compensation. It made millions of Americans dependant on government and big corporations for many of their everyday needs they once provided for themselves. Now every time a baby defecated the Hearst and Dupont clans profited. The prohibition on one of nature’s botanical wonders was now well on its way of becoming the reason for the governments Great War on Its Own Citizens….using the same type of logic and schemes that were used to justify the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan. War is a very profitable business for those making the guns and pills.

        The DEA’s recent reclassification of THC or marijuana is all the evidence that one should require to prove that a decade long, well organized mass deception on America citizens and of national significance has occurred and is still ongoing. Our nation’s number one cash crop should be considered a national treasure, one to be used for the benefit of the entire nation and all of its citizens, not for the exclusive purpose of further enriching of a handful of privileged elites. The DEA has used this fraudulent deception to justify millions of deaths, incarcerations, broken families, and bankruptcy of American families for nine decades and counting. Too many innocent lives have been destroyed to merely walk away now.

        We plan on assembling a list of the companies and individuals that are currently responsible for the continued (public) prohibition and the theft of our nation’s number one cash crop. Perhaps people might decide to boycott those companies and choose not to re-elect officials that sold them out for their own personal enrichment. PEACE, intelligence, truthful and accurate information will prevail.

        If anyone would like to join our efforts to educate the general public and reverse 90 years of lies and misinformation then please do. You’re also welcome to use any of my posts in your efforts as long as they are used to educate and not to further deceive or misinform the general public.

        Let’s flood the public airwaves with PEACE, LOVE AND ACCURATE INFORMATION and take back an important part of our Great Nations Heritage!

  2. Bernard Mc Kernan says:

    Here is an example of what the “New Americans” can do for our economy.Wonder if O’Malley get’s a discount?

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  5. johnson says:

    They would not be sold out if they were great sellers. They would be holding it to control the market demand. If they put it all out and made it easily available the price would be driven down. Simple business really. Sucks they didn’t put their knowledge of business and marketing to better use.

  6. Baltimorebob says:

    Well dam there goes more drugs off the corners thats great now lets see how they get off in the great justic system in maryland maybe if it was ok to have you would not have half the budget left in one year but that would be to smart to do this country is going down fast somerhing has to happen u put a guy in jail four 20uears four weed amd on the other hand a guy that stabs or shoots or kill them drinking and drivering gets a couple of years bottom line our justic sysyem SUCKS REAL BAD !!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. ratm33 says:

    Better keep the pot off the streets, cause the government wants all the kids hooked on their drugs that they make a profit off of. Like percocet and oxycontin. Or the addictive drugs that they use to help people who are hooked on their drug like methadone and bupes. Their is nothing wrong at all with pot. People die every minute from drinking but people dont die from smoking a joint. I think this uptight country could use some good old bud to calm us down.

    1. Antoinette Esposito says:

      100% agreeeed!!! LEGALIZE IT!!

  8. Rosey Goodwife says:

    any cash could go to balancing the budget..

  9. Michelle West says:

    Waste of taxpayer money. Go bust meth dealers, sex offenders or violent criminals.

    1. shiv says:

      couldn’t agree more, the only damage potheads do are to the supply of Sun-Chips, Doritos, soft drinks, etc. “Munchies” don’t kill people, and they don’t usually want to do ANYTHING. not saying this is a good or bad thing but they certainly don’t usually get into violent trouble, except “destroying” said bag of chips and beverages.

  10. Jay says:

    County people again, SMH there goes the neighborhood.

  11. katrina says:

    LOVING IT!! completely agree with allthge above and am soo happy there are people out there thinking this way!..>they are making a killing off the methadone n suboxone..just like was said,between the percs n o.c’s…most the time that only leads to heroin..eventually your gonna find a detox program somewhere…child molesters,sex-offenders, are all walking the streets just living it up with there sick minds while these people goin to rot in there for some greenery…crazy..

  12. FedUpWithItTooGrrrr! says:

    Our government spends $135,000,000 per day on this ridiculous war on drugs. but it only focuses on one herb that is not only harmless but medically and therapeutically invaluable.

    Annual cost to enforce the prohibition:
    35,000,000,000 (billion per yr)

    Annual cost to feed 1,000,000 non violent cannabis users, now converted into wards of the state:
    58,275,000,000 (billion per yr)

    Rough estimate of number of non violent citizens removed from taxpayer status and converted into non taxpaying prisoners:
    1,000,000 non violent citizens and millions of their family members forced into poverty (the cost of which is not included in any of the stats stated here).

    Value of cannabis sales in the USA alone, with currently every dime of this going to the criminal cartels that manage of nations number one cash crop
    36,000,000,000 (billion per yr)

    Either legalize it or criminalize everything else including the legal drugs that are responsible for all of the damage to society. The current situation is offensive to anyone with a higher intelligence than a chimpanzee. It’s damaging our society and bankrupting our country.

    I’m NOT seriously advocating the criminalization of another part of human culture and the trampling of more of our rights. But I only offer the following information for the purpose of showing how irrational the prohibition of cannabis really is.

    Alcohol and legal pharmaceuticals are responsible for 40-60% of all violent crime REPORTED in the world, according to the UN, WHO, CDC and every police force in the country.

    Our government allows Big Pharma to produce 100 times more synthetic heroin (oxycontin) than is legally prescribed! It has no nutritional or therapeutic value and is intended strictly for extreme pain relief. Big Pharmas main consumers of this product appear to be the illicit drug trade.

    The abuse of alcohol and legal pharmaceuticals leads to violence, poverty, soaring divorce rates, massive deaths of innocent lives, broken families, reliance upon social services, etc. Its a plague on society yet perfectly legal.

    Alcohol causes close to 1,000 deaths EVERY DAY due to intoxicated drivers stoned out of their minds. The cost to the public is in the billions.

    Pharmaceutical drugs even when used as recommended cause an equivalent number of deaths. The cost to the publich health system is in the billions.

    Big Pharma takes the profits and spends it on their families. They do not reimburse the tax payers for all of the damage that their products cause.

    Alcohol is one of the leading causes of illness and medical problems. The cost to the public health system and taxpayers is in the billions.

    No one benefits from the war on cannabis except for the 1/2 dozen guys that own pill factories and the politicians that they bought and paid for.

    Cannabis can be used to make bibles, fine paper, linen quality clothing, beverages, ointments, nutritional supplements, saddle blankets, diapers, backpacks, rope, sails for boats, and 20,000 other products.

    Ending the prohibition of cannabis has the power to turn the United States back into a Manufacturing Superpower which is exactly what was needed to pull us out of the first great depression and exactly what we need to pull us out of this one.
    Call your representatives and demand that they end this blatant abuse of powers entrusted to them by the citizens of the United States of America. The time for change is now. We’ve been beaten, abused and imprisoned into poverty. The politicians need to understand that they work for us and not for the benefit of Big Pharma and other corporate elites.

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