Two suspected robbers were shot dead at the home-based marijuana growing operation in Washington state today.
Police are still trying to identify the masked intruders.

FOX 13 has more on the shooting.

The Washington Times reported:

Two suspected robbers believed to be targeting an alleged home-based marijuana growing operation were killed in a shootout on the first day of legal marijuana in Washington state, authorities said.

The 35-year-old homeowner told detectives he shot the masked intruders Thursday after they broke into his home near Puyallup, Pierce County Sheriff spokesman Ed Troyer said, according Komonews.com. Troyer told the news outlet that the masked men most likely sought to grab the pot and maybe cash.

The Associated Press reported the secluded, luxury home had a security system, a private driveway and that the homeowner had motorcycles, boats and nice cars.

The homeowner and his 9-year-old son were not hurt. The homeowner, whose name was not released, was detained, at least pertaining to an illegal growing operation, Troyer told the wire service. He has since been released.

The marijuana at the home was of large quantity, much more than one would need for medicinal use, Troyer said.

 

 

Disable Refresh for 30 Days

Cookies and JavaScript must be enabled for your setting to be saved.

1 2

`
  1. I’m glad legalized pot has reduced the crime rate. Things were getting rather horrific there with the blackmarket – but all that’s been solved by our “betters”.

  2. When you have a need for weed!

  3. Safe as mother’s milk.

  4. Darwinian principles at work. A.K.A culling the herd.

  5. Now you’re pulling a lefty trick here. Would you accuse gun ownership of causing the problem if the two burglars had broken into the house to steal guns?

  6. Two suspected robbers believed to be targeting an alleged home-based marijuana growing operation were killed in a shootout on the first day of legal marijuana in Washington state, authorities said.

    ——————————————————————————————————

    Good shooting. Two less low lifes to worry about.

  7. At least the perps were killed….everyone should own multiple guns….stock pile ammo it is only going to get worse

  8. Good. Two less Obama voters!

  9. So a guy working from home shoots two robbers. So what? Good on him! We need more entrepreneurs that pack heat like this guy. I hope he smoked a big fat joint while giving his statement to the police.

  10. FALCON commented

    “I’m glad legalized pot has reduced the crime rate. Things were getting rather horrific there with the blackmarket – but all that’s been solved by our “betters”.

    Legalized pot did not cause this attempted robbery, greed did. And the guns didn’t cause the shooting, attempted robbery did. The black market was solved by the citizens, not our “betters.” Our “betters” are too busy trying to outlaw guns. This would never have happened if guns were outlawed. I’m not advocating that guns be outlawed. Just pointing out the inconsistencies of your comment and your twisted logic.

  11. “I’m glad legalized pot has reduced the crime rate. Things were getting rather horrific there with the blackmarket – but all that’s been solved by our “betters”.

    I agree with Falcon. This libertarian notion that the crime rate will go down because we legalized drugs just doesn’t fly with me. Not only is the addiction problem going to get worse but you’re now going to have homeowners competing with the drug cartels. No, the black market drug trade is not going away. These are ugly and violent people and they aren’t going to take competition lightly.

  12. Hey, welcome to World created by Dems of “I’m entitled to everything, doesnt matter if I worked or paid for it.” Wonder if even the Lefties will get tired of their own kind?

  13. Big Red commented

    “I agree with Falcon. This libertarian notion that the crime rate will go down because we legalized drugs just doesn’t fly with me. Not only is the addiction problem going to get worse but you’re now going to have homeowners competing with the drug cartels. No, the black market drug trade is not going away. These are ugly and violent people and they aren’t going to take competition lightly.”

    Where should i begin with this statement?

    The crime rate will go down, it has to, there will be no more arrests for possession. If you can’t understand that there is no hope for you.

    The addiction problem will get worse? LOL, there was nothing stopping people who wanted to light up when it was illegal. So now all those pot smokers are gonna be MORE addicted now that its legal?

    Home owners will be competing with drug cartels? No response needed on this one, the ridiculous/ignorant statement speaks for itself.

  14. I hate to tell the state of Washington this, but if they import marijuana from out of state, or the sell to someone outside the state, they are still violating federal law.

    States rights end at the state border.

    And now there’s the whole tax-evasion thing to worry about. Many of the same people will end up in jail, but for a different reason. Instead of facing drug charges, they will face tax charges. And they cant legally send their product through the US Postal Service without facing potential federal charges again.

    And how exactly do felons (the established suppliers have obviously had contact with the law before) qualify for a business license? What are the criteria? Can they run that ‘small business’(?) out of their homes?

    And how does one identity his own product to the police when someone attempts to steal it from him? DNA? Is the product being cultivate ‘Out Of The Reach Of Children’?

  15. Steve, prohibition reduced alcohol consumption. So making pot legal will likely increase addiction. You’re right though that there will be fewer arrests for possession. There will likely be more arrests for driving under the influence. If I understand correctly only a few hits put you over the legal limit. I’m all for decriminalizing use of ‘soft’ drugs but also support the rights of non-users to put up with the negative consequences. If business owners want to fire someone for being impaired at work, they hopefully have that right.

  16. Protecting private property is American as it gets.

  17. Marijuana is not addictive.

    Medical doctors, physicists, chemical engineers, pharmacists, mathematicians, restaurant owners and accomplished musicians are among the people I know who smoke pot regularly. They don’t call in sick, they take a shower, show up on time and are coherent and capable. These are intense people who are akin to workaholics. I wish I could do half of what they do. Only two of them voted for Obama.

    Alcohol can be used and abused. Marijuana can be used and abused. A martini on a Friday night is not the same as pounding a fifth of jack by yourself.



1 2


`

© Copyright 2014, TheGatewayPundit.com. All rights reserved. B
Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions