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Grand Canyon Gossip

Yesterday morning a dejected group of river runners was sitting at Lee's Ferry with their boats fully rigged. They were saying that they weren't going to get to launch. That morning 9 Sheriff cars had descended on their camp at the putin with drug-sniffing dogs, and gone through every drybag. Five of the men were found to have substantial amounts (over 5 ounces) of marijuana. The Park was not involved in the bust. I do not know how the Sheriff was alerted. As far as I know the Patriot Act still contains a section making one a terrorist if caught in the possession of one ounce or more.

The outfitter that had brought the group to the put-in had to come back up to Lee's Ferry, de-rig and take them back again.

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neptunia67
Jan. 28th, 2007 11:06 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's a lot of pot. Way more than they could personally use on the trip, no? That totally sucks though, to not be able to go on the trip. A pound and a half of weed is a lot to take... somebody must have not appreciated it and called the cops.

A terrorist because you're in posession of pot? That's ridiculous.
liveonearth
Jan. 30th, 2007 08:29 pm (UTC)
There's a lot of ridiculousness in the so-called Patriot act. I guess these guys were hard-core potheads.....I can't imagine anybody using THAT MUCH. Maybe they were going to sell it on the river? Hard to know.
marijkab
Jan. 29th, 2007 11:48 pm (UTC)
losers
Who was the outfitter? I think it's kind of funny that they lost their trip due to the fact that they couldn't go boating without a crap load of mind altering drugs. Way to go, guys.
liveonearth
Jan. 30th, 2007 08:06 pm (UTC)
Re: losers
Twas REO. Turns out the guys had some illegal prescription stuff too. Sounds like several of them were truly ratty river rats with beards down to their bellies and all. Suspicious looking lot.
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