Cannabis crime roundup: Don’t tell police your marijuana was stolen

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ASPER, Wyo. — Casper police have arrested two Colorado men after both showed officers their separate stashes of marijuana in their motel rooms.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports that Eric Jarrin told the front desk his marijuana had been stolen Tuesday. Management then called authorities, who arrived and confronted Jarrin.

An arrest affidavit states Jarrin told officer he had a sticky form of marijuana, “dabs,” left, but all his plant marijuana had been stolen. Jarrin showed officers his “dabs,” and then was arrested for possession of marijuana.

A separate arrest affidavit states Christopher Rathe had walked passed investigating officers smelling like marijuana. Officers confronted him, and he too took authorities to a motel room and showed them a marijuana stash. He then was arrested for possession of marijuana.

Associated Press

FRESNO — Keith Foster testified Wednesday that he has been falsely accused of drug trafficking and blamed “politics in Fresno” and inaccurate reporting by the media for his demise as the city’s deputy police chief.

On his second day on the witness stand, Foster lashed out at the treatment he received from federal agents after his arrest in March 2015.

He said federal agents took him to the Madera County jail and refused to tell him the allegations, other than being a participant in three conspiracies.

He testified he was worried about his family because the FBI ordered correctional officers not to give him access to a phone.

That night, Foster testified, a correctional officer told him that television news was reporting that he was “the kingpin of the Foster family drug trafficking organization.”

Foster is accused of participating in three conspiracies to sell heroin, marijuana and oxycodone. Six other defendants who were arrested with Foster — including two of his nephews — have all taken plea deals. Foster, who was second in command of the Fresno Police Department and Chief Jerry Dyer’s apparent heir, is the last remaining defendant. If convicted, Foster faces at least 20 years in prison and stiff fines.

The case against Foster is built on wiretaps and surveillance of him by agents with the FBI and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. In the wiretaps Foster can be heard talking about buying drugs. The prosecution contends Foster was trafficking in marijuana, oxycodone and heroin.

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CASPER, Wyo. — Casper police have arrested two Colorado men after both showed officers their separate stashes of marijuana in their motel rooms.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports that Eric Jarrin told the front desk his marijuana had been stolen Tuesday. Management then called authorities, who arrived and confronted Jarrin.

An arrest affidavit states Jarrin told officer he had a sticky form of marijuana, “dabs,” left, but all his plant marijuana had been stolen. Jarrin showed officers his “dabs,” and then was arrested for possession of marijuana.

A separate arrest affidavit states Christopher Rathe had walked passed investigating officers smelling like marijuana. Officers confronted him, and he too took authorities to a motel room and showed them a marijuana stash. He then was arrested for possession of marijuana.

Associated Press

FRESNO — Keith Foster testified Wednesday that he has been falsely accused of drug trafficking and blamed “politics in Fresno” and inaccurate reporting by the media for his demise as the city’s deputy police chief.

On his second day on the witness stand, Foster lashed out at the treatment he received from federal agents after his arrest in March 2015.

He said federal agents took him to the Madera County jail and refused to tell him the allegations, other than being a participant in three conspiracies.

He testified he was worried about his family because the FBI ordered correctional officers not to give him access to a phone.

That night, Foster testified, a correctional officer told him that television news was reporting that he was “the kingpin of the Foster family drug trafficking organization.”

Foster is accused of participating in three conspiracies to sell heroin, marijuana and oxycodone. Six other defendants who were arrested with Foster — including two of his nephews — have all taken plea deals. Foster, who was second in command of the Fresno Police Department and Chief Jerry Dyer’s apparent heir, is the last remaining defendant. If convicted, Foster faces at least 20 years in prison and stiff fines.

The case against Foster is built on wiretaps and surveillance of him by agents with the FBI and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. In the wiretaps Foster can be heard talking about buying drugs. The prosecution contends Foster was trafficking in marijuana, oxycodone and heroin.

credit:thecannifornian.com

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