Meanwhile, we keep forgetting it hasn’t been legalized. From Gothamist:
400 pounds of beautiful-looking marijuana was seized by the NYPD in a big Greenpoint drug bust this week. First 300 pounds of the mouth-watering weed was discovered in a container that two men allegedly picked up at ABF Freight on the banks of Newtown Creek in East Williamsburg on Wednesday. They then allegedly drove it to 234 Java Street in Greenpoint, where officers acting on a search warrant found another 100 pounds of herb that will never find a good home.
The marijuana was being transported as part of an alleged $10 million-per-year illegal drug operation, according to a statement from the NYPD’s Criminal Enterprise Investigations Unit and Homeland Security, which are taking joint credit for the bust. Investigators say they followed two men, Philip Feng, 36, and Victor Bae, 35, from ABF Freight to the location in Greenpoint, at which point they were arrested.
Feng and Bae both face a range of charges, from criminal sale of marijuana to criminal possession of a weapon.
In addition to the 100 pounds of pot found inside the house, police say they found 1,100 packed containers of retail-ready marijuana, mushrooms, liquid THC, liquid PCP, and liquid HGH (growth hormone), with an approximate street value of $2.5M. Police also seized approximately $100,000 USC and a .22 North American Arms revolver.