This is so sad that in a county that has 250,000 residents where the economic engines are medicine, education and government and there are some 80,000 college and University students that represent the best and brightest of the state that there should be a bust of what appears to one of the top ten labs of synthetic marijuana in the nation. To boot there was $3 million in cash found in the same building or storage locker.
You have to ask just how is that such an operation could be going so long in such a small town. Then again, Gainesville has a violent crime rate that is over 133 percent higher than that of the USA.
The last time I did the math, there were enough gun totting law enforcement officers to flush out three light infantry battalions. That is a lot of police for such a small town.
To complicate life, our county has a higher incarceration ratio than the state and the state has a higher incarceration ratio than the country and the USA has the highest incarceration ration in the world. That means that means there is no country in this world that has a higher incarceration ratio than my home town.
The only thing I can think is that the police are allowing such operations to grow so that they can harvest them. It will be a windfall to see how this $3 million will be split up among the law enforcement agencies. Chemical linked to synthetic pot, $3 million in cash found at local warehouse
It will be interesting to see if they ever find anyone to charge. My sense is that no one will be found because without anyone charged then the money can be split up almost immediately. Charge someone and the division of the spoils may take as long as it takes to go to trial.
A couple of days later another article appears in the paper that no charges will be filed in the incident of a later synthetic pot bust in Putnam county. Synthetic marijuana confiscated in raids on 10 Putnam County stores