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Menlo College student pleads no contest to drug charges

Original post made on Mar 14, 2014

More jail time and three years of probation are ahead for a former Menlo College student after he pleaded no contest to a felony charge of possessing marijuana for sale and a misdemeanor charge for possessing a synthetic drug originally believed to be "ecstasy."

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, March 14, 2014, 11:28 AM


Posted by SteveC, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Mar 14, 2014 at 3:22 pm

SteveC is a registered user.

A very lucky young man. May he learn a lesson and go forth and sin no more

Posted by Drug-free civil libertarian, a resident of Portola Valley: other
on Mar 15, 2014 at 11:29 am

Another life ruined by the war on drugs.

Sure, he broke school rules and got himself expelled. But the police and courts should not be involved.

Posted by Life sentence, a resident of Atherton: West of Alameda
on Mar 16, 2014 at 12:55 am

Agree with civil libertarian. This conviction will follow him for the rest of his life. I knew some people in college like this guy. They didn't get caught, all grew out of that phase of their lives, and went on to live productive normal lives. Mr. Mark on the other hand faces a much tougher road.

The war on drugs does more harm than many of the drugs themselves.

Posted by prison gardens bloom money, a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Mar 16, 2014 at 12:46 pm

"The war on drugs does more harm than many of the drugs themselves."

It does, however, make a TON OF MONEY for the private prison industrial complex. Here in CA, also gives inordinate power to the prison guards union, and is a way to justify ridiculous sums of money to a highly militarized police force, and also further erode civil liberties.

Just a win, win, win, win for everyone except you, me, privacy, and the Constitution.