From The “Dumb Criminals” File

When you visit your Parole Officer, you might want to leave a few things at home:

A 19-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver after he arrived to meet with his parole officer and was discovered to be carrying 19 bags of pot.

According to the Glendale police report:

The man came to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, 4160 N. Port Washington Road, at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday.

In a routine search, 19 individual bags holding a total of 28.2 grams of marijuana were found on his person.

Well, at least he won’t have to worry about a place to live for the next few years.

Doug Mataconis
About Doug Mataconis
Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. Tsar Nicholas says:


  2. Hey Norm says:

    So the good folks of Wisconsin are going to pay how much to feed and clothe this idiot for a few years…over less than an ounce of pot. (1 oz. = 28.35grams…don’t ask how I know that)
    Yeah…it’s the law…but marijuana laws are just f’ing stupid.
    Now that we are making significant progress getting past same-sex equality…maybe pot is the next dumb legal issue we can deal with.

  3. @Hey Norm:

    “19 bags” does sound so much better than “one ounce,” doesn’t it?

    Definitely feed and house the guy … best solution all around …

  4. John Burgess says:

    @john personna: Yes. Selling pot in 1/19 oz. quantities should be enough to put him away for a few year. Stingy creep.

  5. Racehorse says:

    One thing I would like to know is how marijuana compares to regular cigarettes in terms of nicotine amount and cancer risk. I would also like to know where all of these plants are grown?
    Is it mainly in South American countries or places like India? How does all of that stuff get into this country? If it was legalized, just how would it be prepared for sale? In cigarette form, cigar, pipe , chewing plug form?

  6. John Burgess says:

    @Racehorse: Racehorse: America’s national forests and abandoned farms grow thousands of tons of the stuff. Perhaps, quantitatively, more is coming in from Mexico, but every state in the Union has its grow operations. I’ve seen reports that pot was one of the largest money-makers for the state of Colorado, but that was in pre-Internet days and I have no link. Do a net search on ‘Humboldt County marijuana” for some edification on how widespread growers are in the US

    As for its carcinogenic properties, the NIH says, “greatly different from tobacco”

  7. Racehorse says:

    @John Burgess: I really appreciate your kind reply and useful information.