COGNITIVE DISSONANCE: Cops Seize 223 Pounds Of (Relatively) Harmless Marijuana From Trucker, Meanwhile Tons & Tons Of Deadly Tobacco Free To Go

war_on_drugs.jpgINQUIRER: Officials in Montgomery County have announced the arrest of a Lansdale truck driver on drug charges, and the seizure of 223 pounds of marijuana from a rig they said he owns. Andre Lue, 40, was remanded to the Montgomery County prison when he could not post $500,000 cash bail, said District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman and Lansdale Borough Police Chief Robert McDyre. Lue is charged with possession and intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. McDyre gave this account of the drug bust: On Wednesday at about 1 a.m., Lansdale Borough Officer David Gori was patrolling at the Pavillion Shopping Center when he saw a tractor trailer parked along the fence near a child daycare center. The rear door of the rig was open and Gori saw someone loading objects into a pickup truck. As the officer was about to begin surveillance, the person fled in the pickup at a high rate of speed. The driver abandoned the truck at 611 S. Broad St. Backup units including K-9 Dex, a drug detection dog from Upper Moreland, were summoned. MORE

PHAWKER: Why is a major metropolitan newspaper like the Philadelphia Inquirer re-writing self-congratulatory D.A. drug bust porn press releases and passing it off as news in 2011? Oh right, because it’s easy. Sorry, but a real reporter would be asking why marijuana is illegal when it kills ZERO people per year, and tobacco, which kills 443,000 deaths annually, according to the CDC, is perfectly legal. Follow the money, Bonnie, follow the money.

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