It seems to me, cops only notice stuff like big screen tv;s, and corvettes. The prosecutor told them to take all of the stuff from my construction and trucking companies, right down to bench tools. But they are so used to seeing people with esclades leased in their mothers name because they have no credit, I gathered that these 10 "pot cops" didn't realize or looked right thru the art on the walls and the heawood wakewood furniture.
I was a bartender at the FOP of a couple years and I know a lot of great cops. But I dealt with a group of guys who were operating under a huge federal grant, specializing in POT. They answer to nobody as long as they seize anoiugh to keep afloat There is a huge "Bad drug" problem in kalamazoo the want nothing to do with that dangerous work.
This is the hand to the bible truth. I was sitting in the corner handcuffed for 8 hours while they lifted everything in my house, and I said to the man in charge wearing the ski mask, that I will gladly take them to a couple herion dealers here in town, and I will never forget his reply as they are loading all of my stuff. he said " heroin dealers have no money or assets. they have a esclade leased in their mothers name"
That was such a depressing statement, that it outweighed the rest of the crap that was happening at the time.
At 45 years the only record I had was using a false ID when I was a minor to buy beer, and parking in a handicap spot. after they relieved me of my possessions they, uncuffed me, and walked out. then I found out that I had 21 days to post bond on what they thought the posessions were worth. 10% of about 650,000 was not going to happen, since I couldn't work (tools and equipment gone, pins gone, nothing left to sell) after it was all over, I bought my house and tractor back from them, and less than 3 months later Michigan voted to make growing and possessing marijuana legal. It is a much longer and sad story than that. this happened in 08, and since then some of the people I supplied, including a doctor who has a daughter with m.s. who hooks up her and other patients, have asked if I will grow for their script, and I always say ARE YOU FRICKING NUTS! I will never , so much as J walk again..
ski masked, machine gun carryin, movers looting me once was enough. I set the cruise control 1 mile under the speed limit.
there are 25 more chapters to the story, but it would be very entertaining to read if I wrote it. The law is nothing like you learned in civics in high school, or law and order/perry mason. It is so rigged. The really ironic thing is I was the only criminal who registered my handgun, which I have no children and it never left the house, but since I was commiting a felony in the house (growing) and had my gun in the house, Manditory 2 year charge. called felony with possession of a handgun. the law was made to make robing a party store with a pistol a deserving offence, but in my case the judge advised me that the other 4 charges can be worked with , but the 2 year gun charge is gonna happen, and there is not a thing he can do about it. So my most serious crime, as far as sentencing, was having a registered pistol in my bedroom. It goes on and on, but this is not the fourm. there is a pinball part of it. the cops didn't know how to move pins, so they were just lifting them and trying to get them out of the basement and different rooms. they got the first one, a TAF hung up on the storm door, and dropped it down the porch stairs, head first backward. because of the sacrifice of the taf, they left the rest of the machines, and said they would be back for them. fire sale the next day.