Before the times of the currency system, debit cards, credit cards and debt – people bartered for their merchandise. A blueberry muffin for a piece of rope; a 1/8th of pot for leather shoes. Medina police are now searching for a man that is an assumed marijuana distributor that made a trade along the weird category. Police said the Tennessee man tried to trade hydroponic cannabis for some puppy dogs.
The tip came from someone that overheard that there was going to be an unusual exchange. A local pet breeder that specializes in raising pit-bulls was offered 2 pounds of chronic cannabis for two of his baby pitbulls. What is chronic weed you ask? Chronic weed is high-quality marijuana, that’s usually grown indoor using an elaborate hydroponic system. Chief Chad Lowery reported “I told him to act as the genuine citizen and go forward with it.” The adorable baby pitbulls were brought in exchange for the marijuana bundles.
Officers met up with the Jacori Bond at a gas station and was not detained yet. Having marijuana laws that don’t reflect current times – police tried to arrest him, but didn’t and are now searching for the man. Chief Lowery said. “But why use cannabis, and not stoned-cold cash? Apparently he had more pot than he had money, who truly knows.” The calculated street value of the 2 pounds of pot is roughly $2 grand to $2500, yet Bond carried about 9 grams of cannabis on himself.
The Medina trainer that breeds pitbulls normally sells the puppies for roughly $500 apiece. Officer Lowery said even though this is a peculiar case, it’s quite easy and typical to bust someone with pot. Cannabis laws have it in place where anyone with a little bit of pot are subjected to cruel and harsh punishment. Yes this case is unusual with the exchange of weed and pets. When cannabis is mentioned, most stories don’t teeter on the side of insane. The stories of people getting in back alley bars, stealing their grandma’s T.V. to pawn, losing all their teeth and having to turn to prostitution to aid their addiction – those are left to the heroin, cocaine, prescription pill and liquor users. The stories of friends laughing, having a good time while grubbing on some munchies is more geared towards the medical marijuana community.
Lowery admits that “We deal with a lot of weird stories, but that was pretty crazy. I could just imagine them exchanging cannabis for a K9.” The officer knows the cannabis related stories are way less severe than other stories involving other substances. It’s not certain what’s funnier — that the cops let the suspect go; perhaps chowing down on some gas station lemon doughnuts instead of keeping an eye on him OR police saying this is one of the weirder cannabis-related stories. Cops fond the stories of crack-heads lifting cars are much more normal. Shazaam…