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Danbury Police: Possession of Marijuana With Intent to Sell

The following information was provided by the Danbury Police Department. A person charged with a crime is innocent until having been convicted in court.

The Danbury Police Department's Community Conditions Unit was working the North Street Shopping Center upon receiving complaints about drug sales in the area. Police witnessed a man driving into the parking lot in a van and park at about 2 a.m. Saturday. Police said he made a phone call, and then drove toward a car parked in the lot.

Police said they saw the man in the van throw something into the car, and then receive what they thought to be cash in return. They followed the van and stopped it with the help of patrol officers. The van was driven by Debrvion Cook, 19, South Cove Road, Danbury. Police said he had five small plastic bags with a green leafy substance that later tested positive for marijuana. Cook was charged with possession of less than a half-ounce of marijuana and possession of marijuana with intent to sell. He was held on a $5,000 bond.

Malcolm Kyle November 12, 2012 at 05:37 PM
Reports that show Prohibition has failed: http://idpc.net/publications/failure-regime-selected-publications The Global Commission on Drug Policy:
 http://www.globalcommissionondrugs.org/Documents.aspx Reports that show alternative approaches of decriminalization and regulation are working: 
http://idpc.net/publications/alternative-strategies-selected-publications What we can learn from The Portuguese Decriminalization of All Illicit Drugs:
 http://bjc.oxfordjournals.org/content/50/6/999.abstract General report on drug law reform in practice:
 http://www.tni.org/report/legislative-innovation-drug-policy Prohibition by Numbers:
 http://www.drugpolicy.org/facts/drug-war-statistics Final Report of the Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy - "Break the Silence and Open A Debate":
 http://www.drogasedemocracia.org/English/Destaques.asp?IdRegistro=8 Lessons for Creating Fair and Successful Drug Policies: http://www.cato.org/pubs/wtpapers/greenwald_whitepaper.pdf Transform's outstanding (free) book titled, "After The War On Drugs : Blueprints for Regulation" - provides specific proposals on how various drugs can be regulated in the real world: http://www.tdpf.org.uk/blueprint%20download.htm
FlyingTooLow November 12, 2012 at 06:58 PM
This is pathetic. Law enforcement needs to re-direct its focus on crimes... to those that are REAL crimes. I spent 5 years in Federal Prison for a marijuana offense. While I was there, I watched armed bank robbers come and go in as little as 20 months. After 3 years 'behind the wall,' I pointed this out to the parole board. Their response: “You must understand, yours was a very serious offense.” How do you respond to that mentality? I laughed about the parole panel's comment for 2 more years (as I still sat in prison), then wrote my book: Shoulda Robbed a Bank No, it is not a treatise on disproportionate sentences. It details the escapades that led to my incarceration. I admit, I had a great time. No one was injured, no one was killed, firearms were not involved...there were no victims. We were Americans pursuing happiness in our own way. Harming no one...nor their property. That’s my contribution to helping point out just how ludicrous our pot laws truly are. I would be honored by your review. I wish Mr. Cook a speedy and complete exoneration.

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