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Posted: Sunday, July 8, 2012 11:07 am | Updated: 1:59 pm, Tue Jul 17, 2012.

On July 6, 2012, at approximately 9:47 p.m., a deputy of the Pima County Sheriff’s Department Tucson Mountain District observed a Chevrolet Suburban on Twin Peaks Road.

The deputy noticed how the vehicle crossed onto the dirt shoulder, kicking up dirt several times. He then attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the vicinity of Twin Peaks Road and Quarry Road. The vehicle eventually stopped in the middle of the roadway. As the deputy approached the vehicle on foot, the car took off eastbound. A pursuit was initiated and the SUV was ultimately stopped in a business parking lot in the 8200 block of North Silverbell Road.

While the driver was detained by deputies, several other individuals fled on foot from the passenger side of the vehicle. Additional units who subsequently arrived at the scene used containment tactics and began a search for the outstanding subjects. The search involved a canine unit as well as the Sheriff’s Air Unit. The driver was taken into custody, but the other individuals remained at large. It is suspected that they were undocumented aliens.

According to sheriff's spokesman Tom Peine,  Inside the vehicle, deputies found about 100 pounds of marijuana.

The vehicle was impounded and the driver, later identified as 19-year-old Zenas U. Johnson, was arrested. He was booked into the Pima County Adult Detention Center on charges of possession of marijuana, transportation of marijuana for sale, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful flight from law enforcement.

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  • malcolmkyle posted at 12:54 am on Mon, Jul 9, 2012.

    malcolmkyle Posts: 1

    An appeal to all Prohibitionists:

    Most of us know that individuals who use illegal drugs are going to get high - no matter what, so why do you not prefer they acquire them in stores that check IDs and pay taxes? Even if we could afford to put Narcs on every single corner, at least half of them would soon become dealers themselves. Gifting the market in narcotics to ruthless criminals, foreign terrorists and corrupt law enforcement officials is seriously compromising our future.

    Why do you wish to continue with a policy that has proven itself to be a poison in the veins of our once so proud & free nation? Even if you cannot bear the thought of people using drugs, there is absolutely nothing you, or any government, can do to stop them. We have spent 40 years and trillions of dollars on this dangerous farce; Prohibition will not suddenly and miraculously start showing different results. Do you actually believe you may personally have something to lose If we were to begin basing our drug policy on science & logic instead of ignorance, hate and lies?

    Maybe you're a police officer, a prison guard or a local/national politician. Possibly you're scared of losing employment, overtime-pay, the many kick-backs and those regular fat bribes. But what good will any of that do you once our society has followed Mexico over the dystopian abyss of dismembered bodies, vats of acid and marauding thugs carrying gold-plated AK-47s with leopard-skinned gunstocks?

    Kindly allow us to forgo the next level of your sycophantic prohibition-engendered mayhem.

    Prohibition Prevents Regulation : Legalize, Regulate and Tax!

     

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