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  • Anonymous

    – The family’s charges were dismissed in state court and taken up in federal court, because Maine law does not permit property seizures for drug cases but Federal law does.
    – The “felon in possession” charges are all because of previous marijuana-related charges in the family.
    – James F. Ford wrote a letter complimenting the professionalism of the DEA during the raid of his property. That alone shows compassion, let alone the fact that this family grow what most of the world considers medicine.
    – The family now faces steep mandatory minimums because of greed over justice. When taking in all the factors, I see their worst crime against the state as tax evasion, and that could be fixed quite easily, couldn’t it?.. *cough cough*

    • Anonymous

      Death and taxes.
      Mainers : taxed to death

    • Bill Cat

      Good question might be: seize what? Those mandatory minimums do nothing but crowd up the prisons — but the Prison Industrial Complex is just fine with all that. Build a concrete warehouse, staff it with low-wage non-union dummies, fill it with warm bodies and back charge each state $200 per day per man. Not a study in the world says mandatory minimum sentences deter anything.

      Growing pot, hmm, better than food stamps and a couple hundred a month to survive on. Damned sure not going to find a job that pays all the bills…

    • Anonymous

      “….Maine law does not permit property seizures for drug cases but Federal law does.”

      Maine’s forfeiture laws do not allow real estate seizures for cannabis crimes. Other property can be seized for cannabis crimes.

  • Anonymous

    This man has done no thing wrong.

  • Anonymous

    Total horse crap we will be paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to punish a whole family for a victimless crime.I am positive legalization is but a few years away at most and the po po can’t find anything better to do than victimize good hard working folks .I don’t even know these folks but my heart goes out to them.

  • Anonymous

    America, the land of the free. I do think we have the most moronic Congress, Senate, we in America all suffering, for lack of leadership, lack of the ability to change, move forward, we jail the innocent, let the real criminals take residents in Washington.

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