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Ex-Mayor Gets 3 Months For Dealing Marijuana

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Photo: Everett Herald
Floyd “Butch” DeRosia, pictured not long before he resigned as mayor in 2003

​The former mayor of Granite Falls, Washington was sentenced on Thursday to three months in jail for dealing marijuana.

Snohomish County deputy prosecutor Halley Hupp recommended a four-month sentence, but Superior Court Judge Richard Okrent knocked a month off that, plus agreed to let former Mayor Floyd “Butch” DeRosia serve his time on work release.
A jury last month convicted DeRosia of two counts of delivery of a controlled substance after a two-day trial. He had faced up to six months in jail.
DeRosia has no prior felony history, reports the Everett Herald.
The former mayor was among more than a dozen people rounded up last year as part of a two-year “investigation” into “drug trafficking” in Granite Falls. Most of the arrests involved selling marijuana, methamphetamine or prescription drugs, according to officials.
City cops worked undercover with detectives from the Snohomish Regional Drug Task Force and some sleazy-ass losers, I mean confidential informants.
DeRosia was accused of selling marijuana on two different occasions to undercover officers.
He served as mayor for two years before resigning in 2003 amid harassment allegations.
His arrest and conviction sparked an internal battle among Granite Falls officials which raged for months, reports Curtis Cartier at Seattle Weekly, and eventually led to the resignation of its police chief.

Police Searching For Owner Of 38 Bales Of Marijuana

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Photo: CBS 12
Broward County Sheriff’s detectives are looking for the owner of 38 bales of marijuana that were left inside a van in West Park, Florida.

​Broward County, Florida Sheriff’s Office detectives are looking for the rightful owner of 38 bales of marijuana that were left unattended inside a van in West Park.

Deputies responded to the parking lot of the Home Depot on Friday morning after someone complained about a van that was parked across several parking spaces, reports CBS 12. Deputies inspected the exterior of the van and smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming form inside.
Peeking through the van’s windows, all they could see was a blue tarp covering a “large bundle.”

Drug detection dogs were called to the scene and alerted to the scent. A search of the van revealed it contained 38 “large bags” (they look more like bricks to me) of marijuana.
The total load got a “cop estimate” of $2.2 million, but that doesn’t really mean a lot, especially since they didn’t bother to say exactly how much pot fits in “38 large bags.”
Investigators are trying to track down the origin of the van and the weed, as well as the owner of both.
Anyone with information about the drugs or the owner is asked to contact the Broward Sheriff’s Office at 954-765-4321 or Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 954-493-TIPS. You can also visit www.browardcrimestoppers.org online.
I can’t tell you to leave spurious, humorous and insulting tips, because that would clearly be illegal and oh-so-direspectful of the great state of Florida’s harsh marijuana laws.
No, really, stop it! Don’t do that! You darn rascals!
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