Around 800 pounds of marijuana seized from Calaveras County homePosted by On


Man arrested, approximately 800 pounds of marijuana seized from Calaveras County home

ON THE RISE. IT’S LIKE DIRTY LAUNDRY. IT’S THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING TO DO. INSIDE THE SACRAMENTO COUNTY CRIME LAB, WE ARE NEVER FULLY CAUGHT UP. THE WORK FOR SARAH PORTER IS NEVER ENDING. I ANALYZE SAMPLES FOR THE PRESENCE OF DRUGS AND ALCOHOL. PORTER SHOWED US HOW SHE TESTS FOR MARIJUANA, EXTRACTING THE THC, DRYING IT OUT TO A RESIDUE, AND EVENTUALLY ADDING IT INTO A VORTEX MACHINE. AND THEN WE’RE GOING TO PUT THESE INTO THE CENTRIFUGE. MANY OF THOSE CASES THAT HAD HIGH LEVELS OF ALCOHOL ALSO HAVE DRUGS IN THEM, SHE SAYS DRUGS INCLUDE MARIJUANA CAN BE JUST AS DANGEROUS AS ALCOHOL. PEOPLE THINK IT’S NOT AS BAD AS ALCOHOL, SO IT’S FINE. BUT JUST BECAUSE IT’S NOT AS BAD DOESN’T MEAN THAT IT IS FINE. THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO EVEN THINK YOU DRIVE BETTER WHEN YOU SMOKE MARIJUANA. PROSECUTOR GREGORY HAYES IS THE HEAD OF SAC COUNTY’S DUI UNIT. HE SAYS, THOUGH CHARGES OF MARIJUANA DUI ROUTINELY COME ACROSS HIS DESK, THEY’RE DIFFICULT TO TRY IN COURT. THERE’S NO PER SE LIMIT ON A MARIJUANA DUI. SO FOR EXAMPLE, YOU CAN’T SAY LIKE AN ALCOHOL IF YOU’RE ABOVE 0.08, YOU’RE UNDER THE INFLUENCE. THERE’S NO MAGIC AMOUNT IN MARIJUANA. DUIS, WHICH MEANS WE HAVE TO PROVE THAT…

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