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Large pot stash found in Salem drug raid

October 4, 2013

SALEM — A large quantity of marijuana reportedly was found at the home of the owners of Friend’s Roaster....

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poolboy34

Oct-04-13 7:21 AM

NNNNNNOOOOII!!! Don't close the Roastery!!!

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notSocialist

Oct-04-13 7:40 AM

Maybe someone else will run it during their travails.

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Mtlhed

Oct-04-13 8:59 AM

Why does every news report about a non-related bust have to mention if a firearm is found in the house? As if finding a gun is a big deal and reflects on their character or something. It tells me that they have brains enough to protect themselves and to enjoy their rights.

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Arca23

Oct-04-13 9:26 AM

The fact that weapons were found has always been reported, at least for as long as I can remember. Now, every time a weapon is mentioned in the news there is always someone on here getting butt-hurt thinking another stab at the pro-gunners is being taken.

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GrantMingus

Oct-04-13 9:30 AM

The gun is technically illegal if you're running a drug operation, so it is relevant and will be a charge against him.

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questioner

Oct-04-13 10:08 AM

;) Gives new meaning to the "Light up Downtown Salem" we'll have next month to usher in Christmas! ;)

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rmcgtr

Oct-04-13 10:11 AM

brave little mtlhead, how many guns and buddies do you need to go after those gays you hate so much? I remember you bragging about you and a few mates beating up ONE fellow sailor because you thought (thought?) he was gay. brave little mtlhead, have you bragged to your kids yet? I would LOVE to see the their proud faces, and watch the pride well up in their eyes as you tell them of your bravery ,,,,,

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oakleaves

Oct-04-13 10:41 AM

The Roastery owners broke the law, whatever they get they deserve. It is a shame they have deceived people.

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concerned

Oct-04-13 11:08 AM

I wonder if it was in one of those South American coffee shipments they get in?

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questioner

Oct-04-13 11:13 AM

Interesting that they opened up another shop in Youngstown--definitely a larger market for everything up there.

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Truth101

Oct-04-13 11:30 AM

Gee, doesn't or didn't Salem's ruling and financial elite frequent that place.

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EATTHERICH

Oct-04-13 11:42 AM

drugs in police hands,yet no arrests made?

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rpmwwe

Oct-04-13 12:35 PM

"drugs in police hands,yet no arrests made?"

They will get a lab analysis as to exactly how much marijuana was found. The amount will determine exactly which level of offense for the charges and arrest warrants can be obtained later.

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Arca23

Oct-04-13 4:06 PM

oak...deceived people? how did they deceive their roastery customers? does this make them bad people?

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rentss

Oct-04-13 5:11 PM

Of course this makes them bad people. Evidently, they were drug dealers this whole time who were using their coffee shop as a money laundering activity.

Arca, if you really needed to ask such a ridiculous question, then maybe you're a criminal as well.

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judsmith

Oct-04-13 5:31 PM

I don't believe this makes them bad people. Millions of americans use marijuana and are no more (and probably less) a risk to others than alcohol users. Unfortunately for them one is illegal in Ohio, and the other just used to be. The roastery is a positive force in the town, run by good people, and its very sad this happened to them.

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rentss

Oct-04-13 6:01 PM

What a bunch of BS. First, there's a huge difference between someone who just has a dimebag and enjoying a Friday night, and someone with 5 lbs who's been under investigation for a year. One's just someone enjoying himself, the other's a drug dealer.

Second, how G-D hypocritical are people in Salem? If the couple had been named Francisco Perez and Angelica Jiminez, or Jamal Washington and LaQuanda Rodgers, there would have been 50 comments about how Salem is being invaded by drug dealers. But when it's the guy you buy your coffee from and pretend to be cosmopolitan in podunk Salem (yes, I've been to Friends before), then all of sudden it's not the same. Drug dealers are drug dealers.

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Mtlhed

Oct-04-13 6:56 PM

The fact that weapons were found has always been reported, at least for as long as I can remember. Now, every time a weapon is mentioned in the news there is always someone on here getting butt-hurt thinking another stab at the pro-gunners is being taken. Hence my comment. They are always reported whether it has anything to do witht he original bust or not. THanks for proving my point.

Good post Grant. That does give it more merit to mention it if it goes along with making their charges that much worse on them. I'm just assuming that they are casual smokers and have personal weapons like many of us. But if they are dealers than I suppose the gun is worth mentioning.

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Mtlhed

Oct-04-13 7:06 PM

rmc, you need to go see your shrink and get your meds increased. How did your post about gays get into this topic about a dope bust and the media mention of a gun? I honestly don't recall ever posting or bragging about beating up a gay while I was in the Navy. I remember a topic awhile back related to gays and I'm sure I posted something about some experiences I remembered, but I've never participated in any of it or even necessarily condoned it. So you're way off base as well as way off meds.

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poolboy34

Oct-04-13 7:43 PM

"What a bunch of BS. First, there's a huge difference between someone who just has a dimebag and enjoying a Friday night, and someone with 5 lbs who's been under investigation for a year. One's just someone enjoying himself, the other's a drug dealer." That person who is enjoying their Friday night had to buy the dimebag off of a dealer so consumer is more guilty than the supplier because if there were no demand than there would be no supply. But alas, I say there are more dangerous crimes like meth labs, I solved murders that need the attention of our law enforcement.

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poolboy34

Oct-04-13 7:44 PM

Unsolved murders

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rentss

Oct-04-13 8:47 PM

Poolboy, you're huffing too many chlorine fumes if that's your logic. Luckily for society, the state of Ohio thinks otherwise.

It looks like these two are facing at least a year of incarceration if not more for that amount, a firearm, and paraphernalia. It appears that Mitch might well end up someone's b-tch!

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notSocialist

Oct-05-13 6:39 AM

No wonder their coffee was so good!

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Arca23

Oct-05-13 8:11 AM

Rents...how do you know they were using their coffee shop for that purpose? The fact you assume I'm a criminal as well is sad and absurd. How can you come to such a quick conclusion on them...and then ME? Simply because I am slow to judge and use rational thinking? Your holier than thou, quick to judge attitude is scary. It is really quite ignorant.

Mtlhed...your reply to me didn't make any sense. My point was that you brought up their rights, and that guns don't reflect their character. You are defending guns when it is unnecessary at this moment. Grant pretty much echoed my comment with a less objective approach and you agreed with him? If I am missing something here I apologize.

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questioner

Oct-05-13 9:46 AM

Someone with over 2 kilos of the drug is going to be using it beyond their own recreational use. The money from it has to be accounted for some way, so it's logical that it would be run through another business.

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