St. Cloud police show off 44 pounds of pot they seized yesterday [PHOTO]

Categories: Crime, Drugs
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St. Cloud Police Department
St. Cloud police significantly augmented their marijuana supply with yesterday's bust.
Yesterday, following an eight-month investigation, St. Cloud police arrested 32-year-old Samlith Khongloth for slinging pot.

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Khongloth only had a pound on him at the time (along with $6,000 cash), but a search of his parents' residence turned up 44 more pounds of ganja and a handgun. Police released the above photo of Khongloth's impressive stash.

Police found more pot and $52,000 in cash during a subsequent search of Klongloth's home. Since he was known to sell near a St. Cloud middle school, he's expected to be charged with second-degree sales of controlled substances within a school zone, AM 1240 reports.
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Khongloth's mugshot

According to KARE, prosecutors intend to seize all the cash they found during their searches along with Klongloth's Cadillac Escalade.

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drewski.k
drewski.k

Wow.... great job pigs... yeah... you just ruined sooooo many peoples' days.... 

why is that a good way to spend our tax money? And why treat this guy like a criminal. He is obviously a hero, with the weight he was pushing around.

LEGALIZE IT. 

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD IT IS 2013.

How can you pigs continue to enforce such nonsensical laws, when we all know.... don't you pigs have the internet? We know your war on drugs is bs. 

shadeaux14
shadeaux14 topcommenter

To all of you who think the drug war is a complete failure, Do you vote? If so, do you vote for throwbacks like Michele Bachman?


If you answered no to the first question or yes to the second question-----Congratulations, you are part of the problem.

Now excuse me, but I've got some Cannadential with a 24%THC content waiting and, where I live, it is perfectly legal.

Sure glad I left Minnesota

Stuttering John
Stuttering John

Get that nasty stuff off the streets! Way to go boys!

Keith Morris
Keith Morris

Guess they' just have to drink more to compensate. Unlike weed, nothing illegal ever comes of that. Give me one example, I dare you!

Mavis
Mavis

I wonder if the cops ever expect to get a response like "Great job, guys! This is exactly why we pay taxes!" from the public when these busts happen? You have to assume it must be pretty demoralizing fighting a losing -- if not completely lost -- war with at best a sliver of public support. Then again, I'm sure some of them think they're doing something noble here, so I guess there's that...

citizen
citizen

Who will start the Change.org petition calling for no charges to be pressed?

Matt Silver
Matt Silver

What a waste of money, resources and weed.

BBoy
BBoy

Where did City Pages say that he was selling to middle schoolers, do you people even read the articles or just glance at them.  The law states that if you are selling in a school zone that the punishment is greater. That is all that the article states. 

Joe Halvarson
Joe Halvarson

Prices and in turn crime going up in 3...2...1...

Amy Schieber
Amy Schieber

Nearby --- doesn't mean he sold to kids ..

Amy Schieber
Amy Schieber

ahhh man ... I have a feeling this will bring upon a dry spell .. Shoulda stocked up .. :)

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

boring.... and further proof the asian mafia still runs the state drug trade

kyl3wyld
kyl3wyld

If it was legal, this guy wouldn't have needed a gun to protect his business. Also just because he was selling close to a middle school doesn't mean he was selling to minors, If you live almost anywhere in Minneapolis you are almost certain to live fairly close to a school, and if you sell drugs out of your house that doesn't mean you are selling to the kids that go to that school. Stop putting your own spin on these stories. Your readers are smarter than that.

Ben Brockert
Ben Brockert

Pot is still illegal in Minnesota? How quaint.

Jaime Gonzalez
Jaime Gonzalez

The war on drugs has claimed too many lives and has cost tax payers too much money. Ridiculous!

Paul Lockman
Paul Lockman

This is the main way the task force and police department is funded , I mean every city needs a million dollar SUV slash army tank with full turret guns to protect and serve the community right ??

Ross Levine
Ross Levine

But....why would they take away one of the few things that make living in St. Cloud halfway manageable?

ChazDanger
ChazDanger topcommenter

Does that picture make you hungry?

darenlindahl
darenlindahl

What a waste of tax money and time. Love how they try to spin him into dealing drugs to kids because he was "near" a school. Let's tackle real problems instead of marijuana or alcohol. Priorities.

Dan Gustafson
Dan Gustafson

Another bullshit victimless "crime" made up by the prison industry.

Seth Peters
Seth Peters

look at the big brain on brad ...there ya go, thats the ticket...think for yourself

Seth Peters
Seth Peters

oh so because he had his business near the school that means he sold to middle schoolers....so nice of the media to add that spin to it but you really think thats true?....There's gun stores and liquor stores on the same block as a school where im from...that mean middle school students are slamming 40's and buying AK's ....dont let the media create a bias for you

Brad Benson
Brad Benson

he sold it near a middle school, doesn't mean he sold it to middle schoolers.

Cj Ramos
Cj Ramos

Great now i gotta wait another week.....

Aimee Jackson
Aimee Jackson

he was selling to middle schoolers, not his thug buddies

Aimee Jackson
Aimee Jackson

"he was known to sell nearby a St. Cloud middle school"--real standup guy

Seth Peters
Seth Peters

Bet it cost more tax money on man power to get it off the street then the street value of the actual pot

skywalker
skywalker

@shadeaux14 I do vote. Often all the candidates running have the same position on drug prohibition. Betty McCollum has said some encouraging things, however.

skywalker
skywalker

@Mel Lovejoy More like police private party soon.

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