Home | Community | Message Board


Gaiana.nl
Please support our sponsors.

Feedback and Administration >> Shroomery News Service

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Invisibleveggie

Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 13,985
Loc: Flag
Iowa man gets probation for opium production
    #4116811 - 05/01/05 12:25 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Man gets probation for opium production
Authorities found 22,000 opium poppy plants on his property

April 30, 2005
desmoinesregister.com

A rural Pella man who pleaded guilty earlier this year of making opium from poppy plants was put on probation for two years Friday.

Al Yang, 70, who described himself as a medicine man in his home country of Laos, could have spent up to 10 years in prison or been fined up to $50,000.

Last summer, authorities found 22,000 opium poppy plants on Yang's property. It was the largest seizure of opium poppies in Iowa that state drug officials can remember. Opium poppies, which can be used to make heroin, are illegal in the United States.

Judge Dale Hagen cited Yang's age and lack of criminal history when he ordered probation and entered a deferred judgment, which means the crime will be erased from Yang's record if he stays out of trouble, Marion County's assistant prosecutor, Doug Eichholz, said.

Eichholz had recommended three years of probation and a suspended prison sentence, which would have left the felony on Yang's record. He said didn't request more than probation, however, because he couldn't disprove the man's explanation that he extracted the oil from the plants to make medicine for the animals he kept on his acreage.

Drug charges against Yang's wife, Xay Vue , 53, and daughter, Samantha, 40, were dropped as part of Yang's plea agreement in February, court records show.

The women were not proven to be involved in scoring the pods, a technique used to harvest the oil. Besides being the unrefined source of heroin, opium is used to make morphine and various prescription pain medications.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisibledblaney
Human Being

Registered: 10/03/04
Posts: 7,894
Loc: Here & Now
Re: Iowa man gets probation for opium production [Re: veggie]
    #4118179 - 05/01/05 11:35 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

veggie said:
Opium poppies, which can be used to make heroin, are illegal in the United States.




I thought they were just frowned upon or illegal only if you knew how to make opium, which come to think of it sounds kinda weird...


--------------------
"What is in us that turns a deaf ear to the cries of human suffering?"

"Belief is a beautiful armor
But makes for the heaviest sword"
- John Mayer

Making the noise "penicillin" is no substitute for actually taking penicillin.

"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it." -Abraham Lincoln


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Feedback and Administration >> Shroomery News Service

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* U.N.: Afghanistan's Opium Production Increased Last Year ClammyJoe 1,097 2 06/26/07 02:55 PM
by MrKite1
* Opium Production Booming in Free Afghanistan veggie 599 0 03/01/06 07:24 PM
by veggie
* Opium production in Afghanistan falls motamanM 578 0 08/30/05 04:48 PM
by motaman
* Afghans to consider legalising opium production OrangeVWCamper 583 0 07/26/05 07:13 PM
by OrangeVWCamper
* Burmese opium production soaring veggie 694 1 10/11/07 03:23 PM
by trizzledakizzle
* Nato-controlled Afghan regions record huge increase in opium production veggie 402 0 09/23/05 12:21 AM
by veggie
* Afghanistan urged to fast-track legalisation of opium crop veggie 896 4 09/28/05 01:18 PM
by Mitchnast
* Grps Support Use Of Afghan Opium For Making Legal Morphine motamanM 1,613 4 09/19/06 10:53 AM
by downlowfunk

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: motaman, karode13, Alan Rockefeller, naum, Mostly_Harmless
644 topic views. 0 members, 15 guests and 4 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Vaposhop
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2016 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.027 seconds spending 0.004 seconds on 14 queries.