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Tommy Chong reports to prison while attorneys prepare appeal
    #2006047 - 10/13/03 07:59 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

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Comic Tommy Chong reports to prison while attorneys prepare appeal


The Associated Press
10/9/2003, 9:18 a.m. ET


PITTSBURGH (AP) ? Actor-comedian Tommy Chong reported to a privately run federal prison on Wednesday to serve his nine-month sentence for conspiring to sell bongs and other drug paraphernalia over the Internet even as his attorneys prepared to argue for his release pending appeal.

Chong, 65, was sentenced Sept. 11 by U.S. District Judge Arthur Schwab in Pittsburgh. He reported to a minimum-security facility run for the Federal Bureau of Prisons near Bakersfield, Calif.

Schwab has set an Oct. 16 hearing on a request by Chong's attorney to release the actor, best-known as the drug-addled Chong in Cheech & Chong movies and comedy routines, while he appeals the sentence to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

At his sentencing, Chong said he got carried away with the fictional persona, but had quit smoking pot and wanted to use his celebrity to help people stay off drugs.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Houghton argued that Chong grew wealthy glamorizing drug use and trivializing law enforcement in his films and said Chong used his characters to promote his business.

Chong's attorneys argued that he should be sentenced no more harshly than any of the other defendants thus far in the national drug-paraphernalia investigation that netted Chong. They wanted Chong to be sentenced to no more than six months' house arrest and six months' probation.



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Re: Tommy Chong reports to prison while attorneys prepare appeal [Re: motaman]
    #2009277 - 10/14/03 08:47 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Good,at least he isn't in bang me in the ass maximum security.


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Re: Tommy Chong reports to prison while attorneys prepare ap [Re: motaman]
    #2010180 - 10/15/03 01:18 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

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Chong said he got carried away with the fictional persona, but had quit smoking pot and wanted to use his celebrity to help people stay off drugs.





........ riiiight.


Keep your head up Tommy.





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Re: Tommy Chong reports to prison while attorneys prepare ap [Re: Learyfan]
    #2010927 - 10/15/03 09:30 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

yeah, i read that line too and was like, either, bullshit, or woah, chong sold out, what an ass


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Re: Tommy Chong reports to prison while attorneys prepare ap [Re: Mitchnast]
    #2012433 - 10/15/03 08:47 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

The reason I don't believe it is because first, he was selling bongs over the internet. When was he planning on doing this 180? Second, Snoop Dogg said basically the same thing, that he was going to stop smoking weed and then try to get others to stop as well. At first he convinced me, but now he has a song on the latest Neptunes album all about smoking called "The Chronic's Blowin'" or something.





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Re: Tommy Chong reports to prison while attorneys prepare ap [Re: Learyfan]
    #2012747 - 10/15/03 10:17 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

They threatened his family, what do you expect him to say?


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    #2020197 - 10/18/03 11:21 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Ive personally seen snoop smoke a blunt on stage, after he said he quit. look at him anytime you see him on tv, you think he's chineese?, he gets high as hell. Same with chong, he told them what they wanted to hear. I hear that you can get pot in prison, a buddy just got out :laugh:


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Re: Tommy Chong reports to prison while attorneys prepare ap [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #2020448 - 10/18/03 02:25 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

someone told me that the reason tommy chong was busted so hard is that when they raided his house, they found one of his company's bongs with pot resin in it. Supposedly, this confirmed the fact that Chong's products are drug paraphenalia, since the owner of the company himself was using it for this purpose.

Anyone know if there is any truth to this? I just heard it from a friend, so my source is pretty questionable, but it sounds like it makes sense, legal precedent -wise.


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Re: Tommy Chong reports to prison while attorneys prepare ap [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #2021230 - 10/18/03 09:27 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

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Baby_Hitler said:
They threatened his family, what do you expect him to say?




I don?t blame him at all. I?d say the same thing.




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Re: Tommy Chong reports to prison while attorneys prepare ap [Re: Learyfan]
    #2024748 - 10/20/03 07:59 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

> They threatened his family, what do you expect him to say?

Something like, "Let me introduce you to my lawyer."


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Re: Tommy Chong reports to prison while attorneys prepare ap [Re: Seuss]
    #2025763 - 10/20/03 03:37 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Exactly, and then he said what his lawyer told him to say.

They're just words. Any true fan would recognize them as the words of a lawyer.


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Re: Tommy Chong reports to prison while attorneys prepare ap [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #2028967 - 10/21/03 03:56 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

shit, I'd say im a gay ass licking homosexual if it would keep me out of jail. im sure everyone here would do the same thing as chong if they were getting sent to jail.


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Re: Tommy Chong reports to prison while attorneys prepare ap [Re: Infrared]
    #2031912 - 10/22/03 11:43 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

The whole thing really p**** me off. I am amazed at the money the governemnt continues to blow on pursuing pot smokers or whatever is related to that, when we can't even come up with the money to finance our schools properly or feed the hungry in our country. And the link they've tried to make between pot smoking and terrorism? Please. Our tax dollars working hard, folks!


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Re: Tommy Chong reports to prison while attorneys prepare ap [Re: windyoceanmoon]
    #2062588 - 11/01/03 01:43 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

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The whole thing really p**** me off. I am amazed at the money the governemnt continues to blow on pursuing pot smokers or whatever is related to that, when we can't even come up with the money to finance our schools properly or feed the hungry in our country. And the link they've tried to make between pot smoking and terrorism? Please. Our tax dollars working hard, folks!





Absolutely right! Why the hell do these power hungry war mongers feel so threatened by a few heads smoking some herb anyway?

One thing in this thread that struck me as curious was how much discussion and debate is going on over what poor Chong was saying in court. What should be the focus rather is how a so called "justice system" can become so monsterous and evil that people feel the need to hide their true beliefs deep down inside and just spout off nonsense in order to try to save their lives.


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