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Glass pipe shop's raided in orlando Fl
    #3874854 - 03/05/05 11:07 PM (9 years, 7 months ago)

Damn http://www.local6.com/news/4256517/detail.html
Agents Raid Stores Suspected Of Selling Drug Paraphernalia
$2 Million Worth Of Items Confiscated

POSTED: 1:24 am EST March 5, 2005
UPDATED: 10:18 am EST March 5, 2005

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Authorities in Orange County, Fla., confiscated $2 million worth of items this weekend from five stores that allegedly sell drug paraphernalia, according to Local 6 News.




The Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation removed about four truckloads of pipes and other items from five shops in Orange County Friday.

About $1 million worth of merchandise was taken from the Pipe Dreams II store located on Orange Blossom Trail.

"This is where they're coming, once they buy their marijuana," MBI spokesperson Larry Zwieg said. "This is where they're coming for their products to use to smoke it. Obviously I don't want the kids in Orange County being able to come to this kind of places and buy this paraphernalia and smoke marijuana and smoke drugs. That's why we're doing this."





Local 6 News showed a scorpion-shaped glass-blown pipe taken in the raid that costs $500.

The owner of Pipe Dreams did not talk to Local 6 News but police said the man had been busted before in Seminole County and moved his shop to Orange County, according to the report.

Investigators said charges are pending.

Watch Local 6 News for more on this story.


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Re: Glass pipe shop's raided in orlando Fl [Re: ZippoZ]
    #3875006 - 03/05/05 11:35 PM (9 years, 7 months ago)

So are pipes and bongs illegal? How do headshops stay open then? I don't understand it, some places get raided, others are open for business.


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Re: Glass pipe shop's raided in orlando Fl [Re: theocean06]
    #3876209 - 03/06/05 06:15 AM (9 years, 7 months ago)

4 of them got raided in my town about a year ago, they took everything. It was on the same charges too, aparently glass is walking on a fine line.


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Re: Glass pipe shop's raided in orlando Fl [Re: Cubieman420]
    #3876282 - 03/06/05 07:43 AM (9 years, 7 months ago)

Glass pipes and bongs are not walking a fine line, they are illegal in the US as a whole. Just ask Tommy Chong who did 9 months for selling glass on line.


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Re: Glass pipe shop's raided in orlando Fl [Re: sporesource]
    #3876971 - 03/06/05 01:27 PM (9 years, 7 months ago)

Yes but didn't he sell them to a state where it was prohibited, and it was through the mail?

I don't understand it, around here, there are 4 or 5 head shops (they aren't new, they have been around for a few years), selling pipes, bubblers, bongs, etc. etc. and nothing has happened to them. But you hear stories like this where people are getting busted for selling glass.


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Re: Glass pipe shop's raided in orlando Fl [Re: theocean06]
    #3877042 - 03/06/05 01:51 PM (9 years, 7 months ago)

I have a couple of customers that own head/pipe shops. It is a fine line and they do have to be careful about what they say. Not what they sell!

Here is the way it works (Around here). They can not sell bongs, crack pipes, dope pipes, etc.

They can sell water pipes, hookahs, custom glass pipes, slim pipes, and the latest in smoking accessories.

So what is the difference? Nothing but the name! If they call it a "Bong" it is paraphernalia, if they call it a water pipe, it is not!

All of them must also have prominently displayed signs that state "All pipes are for smoking tobacco ONLY!"

Heck one of the local shops sells mushroom kits, Everything you will need in one grow box. Yes, Spores included! But the spores are not labeled as to what they are. It only states "Common fungus spores."

When asked what they were the response was "They are just a common fungus that a lot of people like to grow" When I pressed them for more information the response was "I don't know what they are because if I did I could be held responsible!"

So it is a fine line but only because some terms are not allowed. Smells like a first amendment case if I ever heard of one. :wink:


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Re: Glass pipe shop's raided in orlando Fl [Re: ZippoZ]
    #3877057 - 03/06/05 01:55 PM (9 years, 7 months ago)

AMERICA!


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Re: Glass pipe shop's raided in orlando Fl [Re: ZippoZ]
    #3877105 - 03/06/05 02:10 PM (9 years, 7 months ago)

The ablity to smoke marijuana in Orange County, Fl. - R.I.P.





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Re: Glass pipe shop's raided in orlando Fl [Re: ZippoZ]
    #3877222 - 03/06/05 02:50 PM (9 years, 7 months ago)

They should go to every house in Orlando and take all the apples, 2-liter bottles, bic pens, and aluminum cans that they can find by this reasoning...


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Re: Glass pipe shop's raided in orlando Fl [Re: Learyfan]
    #3877228 - 03/06/05 02:53 PM (9 years, 7 months ago)

When there is a will there is a way my friend.


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Re: Glass pipe shop's raided in orlando Fl [Re: gdman]
    #3877229 - 03/06/05 02:53 PM (9 years, 7 months ago)

....there are always cheap cigars and rolling papers.


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Re: Glass pipe shop's raided in orlando Fl [Re: ZippoZ]
    #3877933 - 03/06/05 05:13 PM (9 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

merchandise was taken from the Pipe Dreams II store




Wasn't the gov't raid on headshops a few years ago named "Operation Pipe Dreams"?


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Re: Glass pipe shop's raided in orlando Fl [Re: ZippoZ]
    #3878085 - 03/06/05 05:31 PM (9 years, 7 months ago)

You know what really pisses me off about all this?

It's just fucking glass.

WTF...no drugs involved.

Poor Tommy Chong...I really felt for him...he got bent over...hard!~
The government tried to make an example out of his bust.

Seems like they aren't done with the head shops yet.

I'll never understand the mentality of busting someone for glassware.
Thats next?
Busting Kerr and Ball for selling mason jars?


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Re: Glass pipe shop's raided in orlando Fl [Re: Roadkill]
    #3878726 - 03/06/05 07:11 PM (9 years, 7 months ago)

Probably.


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Re: Glass pipe shop's raided in orlando Fl [Re: World Spirit]
    #3878870 - 03/06/05 07:51 PM (9 years, 7 months ago)

It might be that someone in the local government got on his "high horse", sorry for the pun, for whatever reason and decided to make an example of these people.  That's usually what it amounts to them doing. 

To be forward thinking as we in America are supposed to be, we've got a damn long way to go...  :mad2:


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Re: Glass pipe shop's raided in orlando Fl [Re: Roadkill]
    #3879268 - 03/06/05 09:00 PM (9 years, 7 months ago)

When is a pipe not a pipe?


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Re: Glass pipe shop's raided in orlando Fl [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #3879347 - 03/06/05 09:19 PM (9 years, 7 months ago)

When you're using it as a watering tool? :confused:

:tongue:

Paraphenalia laws differ from state to state...  So in some states it is completey illegal.  I guess there is a federal paraphenalia law that they act on arbitrarily like this.


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Re: Glass pipe shop's raided in orlando Fl [Re: delta9]
    #3879381 - 03/06/05 09:27 PM (9 years, 7 months ago)

"Local 6 News showed a scorpion-shaped glass-blown pipe taken in the raid that costs $500."

That must've been a nice pipe to sell for $500.


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Re: Glass pipe shop's raided in orlando Fl [Re: Learyfan]
    #3879678 - 03/06/05 10:26 PM (9 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

Learyfan said:
The ablity to smoke marijuana in Orange County, Fl. - R.I.P.








Talk about overkill  :eek:


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Re: Glass pipe shop's raided in orlando Fl [Re: lackobreath]
    #3885219 - 03/08/05 01:06 AM (9 years, 7 months ago)


i held that very piece in my hand the day before they got busted :eek: i just found out about this i was in there getting a space grinder.wow this blows so bad they just remodeld the place and the owner was a really nice guy :mad2:


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