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Task Force Seizes 59.5 Pounds of Marijuana in South Windsor

Ahmad Rahman, 28, of Glastonbury, is facing criminal charges after Members of the East Central Narcotics Task Force arrested him on Friday.

A 28-year-old man is facing charges after the East Central Narcotics Task Force seized 59.5 pounds of marijuana and $1,300 in cash from him in South Windsor on Dec. 14.

Ahmad Rahman, of 246 Cavan Lane, Glastonbury, was arrested by task force members after they received information that Rahman would be leaving a Sullivan Avenue business with "a large tool box full of drugs," according to a press release.

Task force officers, according to the press release, set up surveillance, and waited for Rahman to leave the business in a 2002 Jeep Cherokee. Task force officers conducted a motor vehicle stop, and Rahman was detained while officers investigated.

Rahman was charged with possession of more than 4 oz. of marijuana and possession with intent to sell. He was held on a $250,000 surety bond.

In addition to the marijuana and cash, police also seized the Jeep Cherokee. Officers also conducted a search of Rahman's Glastonbury residence, but no additional contraband was located.

FlyingTooLow December 18, 2012 at 08:34 PM
This is pathetic. Law enforcement needs to re-direct its focus on crimes... to those that are REAL crimes. I spent 5 years in Federal Prison for a marijuana offense. While I was there, I watched armed bank robbers come and go in as little as 20 months. After 3 years 'behind the wall,' I pointed this out to the parole board. Their response: “You must understand, yours was a very serious offense.” How do you respond to that mentality? I laughed about the parole panel's comment for 2 more years (as I still sat in prison), then wrote my book: Shoulda Robbed a Bank No, it is not a treatise on disproportionate sentences. . I wrote about the escapades that led to my incarceration. I admit, I had a great time. No one was injured, no one was killed, firearms were not involved...there were no victims. We were Americans pursuing happiness in our own way. Harming no one...nor their property. That’s my contribution to helping point out just how ludicrous our pot laws truly are. I would be honored by your review. And, I wish Mr. Rahman a speedy and complete exonertion. ($250,000 bond...for a pot offense?????)
FlyingTooLow December 18, 2012 at 08:34 PM
All card-carrying members of the DEA need to read: Shoulda Robbed a Bank Here is one of its reviews: 5.0 out of 5 stars... If David Sedaris had written 'Catcher in the Rye'..this would be it, June 30, 2012 Amazon Verified Purchase This review is from: Shoulda Robbed a Bank (Kindle Edition) I have never smoked pot in my life...nor do I ever care to. I read about this book in numerous Huffington Post comments. Thought I would read it because I know nothing about marijuana or the people involved with it. I am ecstatic that I did. Funny, Funny, Funny!!! The chapters are like short stories. Stories about unloading boats with helicopters, close encounters with law enforcement, traveling through the jungles of South America. The chapter about the author's first time smoking marijuana made me feel like I was with him...coughing. All of the characters were just a group of loveable, nice guys and girls. Not what I had been raised to believe...hysterical maniacs high on pot bent on death and mayhem. They were nothing like that. If you have ever read any of David Sedaris' books, and like them...you will love Shoulda Robbed a Bank. And the crazy things happening reminded me of Holden Caufield in 'Catcher in the Rye' and the way he staggered through life. The way the words are put together are like nothing I have ever heard. I am sure I will use many of the sayings found in this book just to dazzle my friends. A terrific read. I love this book.
Brenda December 22, 2012 at 06:33 AM
There are "victims" indeed. My advice to my children and to all--if you wanna play, you gotta pay. Why anyone would view this as "a great time" or want to walk around stupified mystifies me.
Brenda December 22, 2012 at 06:35 AM
Are you serious???
FlyingTooLow December 22, 2012 at 12:33 PM
Brenda... To each, his own. That's the beauty of living in the United States. It's a free country... To a certain extent. I wish you the best, Hugh Yonn
Brenda December 22, 2012 at 03:24 PM
"free country" and the "certain extent" would include "within the law"
FlyingTooLow December 22, 2012 at 04:11 PM
Brenda.... The 'war on drugs' is a farce...a total misdirection of time and money.. if a law is wrong, it is wrong. With all of the rhetoric surrounding the marijuana debate, the concept most overlooked: Freedom of the individual. “…over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign.” — from the essay On Liberty by John Stuart Mill If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so. - Thomas Jefferson If a law directed you into a gas chamber, would you obey?

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