They must have one hell of a grow going on

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Two Northern California marijuana farmers have been charged with offering a sheriff $1 million to turn a blind eye to their pot growing operations.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sacramento charged siblings Chi Meng Yang and Gaosheng Laitinen with attempting to bribe Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey to protect their farms from raids. The complaint, unsealed Thursday, also alleges the brother and sister intended to sell their crop in Missouri, where efforts are underway to legalize marijuana in that state.

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9 Responses to They must have one hell of a grow going on

  1. Elmo says:

    You have to be pretty stupid to try to bribe a State of Jefferson Sheriff who is a Marine, a member of Oath Keepers and is a founding member of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association.

  2. Frankie says:

    Lopey was no Dopey! Laitinen is a Finn’s name.

  3. John h. says:

    He had a mil for a bribe but gets a public defender on taxpaying calif citizens dime? Wtf’s up w/ that??
    John h.

  4. Booger says:

    No problem with that decision……….

  5. mrgarabaldi says:

    Hey Kenny;

    With those being Laotians or oriental, they are probably used to crooked cops where they are from and “greasing the skids” is an acceptable business cost.

  6. Hillbilly says:

    Don’t kid yourself, this kind of shit go’s on all the time. Don’t know of any high end pay-offs, but plenty of smaller ones. I can think of a instance right now where a cop busted his ex, because he wanted cash and their agreement was product. Another was “Cops” no agency please, raided a home and took a bunch of stuff not listed on the evidence log. They’ll charge em with a felony, it’ll be settled with a misdemeanor and no mention of stolen property will ever come up. I am glad Lopey didn’t take the bribe.

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