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“Suspects were located and found to be in possession of 3 ¼ pounds of marijuana with a street value of $58,880”

by Prince Of Petworth — November 23, 2016 at 9:25 am 26 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Narcotics and Special Investigation Division Major Case Unit announced four arrests have been made in an Illegal Marijuana Operation, which occurred in the 2300 block of Wisconsin Avenue, Northwest, on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at approximately 3:37 pm.

via google maps

Members of the Major Case Unit executed a search warrant in the listed location. Suspects were located and found to be in possession of 3 ¼ pounds of marijuana with a street value of $58,880.

On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, the following persons were arrested:

· 24-year-old Conner MacLeod Donahue, of Woodbridge, VA, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, for Distribution of Marijuana.

· 42-year-old Marvin Alphonzo Harvison, of Southeast, DC, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, for Distribution of Marijuana.

· 29-year-old Sidi Mohamed Chendid, of Alexandria, VA, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, for Distribution of Marijuana.

· 29-year-old Gary Little, of Northeast, DC, for Distribution of Marijuana.

This case is still under investigation.”

  • ah

    Can’t wait for the breathless headline – “Major Pot Bust next to VP Mansion”

    • Anon

      Now, I don’t think that this is likely given that the Vice President is known to be a man of great honor, but I wonder if the over-anxious Feds squeezed Uncle Joe to give up his connect?

    • jumpingjack

      It’s already on the Post’s front page: “Police bust $58,000 marijuana operation near the vice president’s residence”

      • Anon

        But how far to the White House? We need a better point of reference!

        • jumpingjack

          Ha. “Within blocks.” Because everything is technically “within blocks” of the White House.

  • Anon

    Yea, unless these guys are selling dime bags to Georgetown students, there’s no chance that 3lbs of weed have a street value of $60k.

    • Yea

      Right. It was worth $58,880

  • NE DC Res

    The math on the street value doesn’t add up to me. If there are 16 ounces per pound, for 3 lbs that is 48 ounces, plus an additional 4 oz. for the quarter pound. That’s 52 ounces total. Street value of a quarter oz is $100, or $400 per ounce. 52*$400= street value of $20,800. A far cry from the $58,880 MPD quotes.

    To get $58,880 in value, each ounce would have to have a street value of $1,132.31, or just over $283 an ounce. I can think of very few scenarios in which a quarter ounce would be worth THAT much. I know cops do this all the time to inflate sentences, but this is an egregious overvaluation for a flower.

    • NE DC Res

      oops, typo up about – $1132 per ounce, $283 per quarter ounce.

      • Brooklyn Brawler

        + THIS (w/ correction)

    • Some Smoker

      Yeah — at $20/g which would cover street prices for some pretty high quality dime bags you are talking about a street value of $31,740.

      I would also argue that $400 an ounce is pretty high unless this is some real insanely immaculate stuff.

      • NE DC Res

        100% agree.

        $400 an ounce is what I’ve found for medical-quality bud (outside of a dispensary) so it is high on quality, anything less

    • Flint Ironstag

      Well, Joe Biden only smokes the REALLY good stuff.

  • jumpingjack

    I think there’s only one residential building on that block. I wonder if it was in there or in a business.

    • ah

      There’s a largish condo building – “Sheffield” at 2320.

      • ah

        Which, btw, is conveniently located next to a Chipotle . . .

  • Dupont East

    Somebody’s dad is a Highlander fan boy.

    • That One Guy

      Hahaha…well done

  • ST21

    Phew, I was worried it was gonna be my weed guy. Need him fully operational.

    • yep


  • anon

    Nearly 17k per LB!?!?!?! whoooooowhaaaat?!?!? Breaks down to over 1k per ounce? someone check my math. This seems extremely inflated, thanks Trump -___-

    I remember when a dime cost a dime – Willie Nelson

  • neighbor

    Agree with others here. The dollar value is VASTLY inflated. That sounds like closer to 8-12k worth.
    Why doesn’t MPD focus on the drug dealers with guns in other neighborhoods rather than some kids selling weed?

    • anon

      who says these guys didnt have guns? I know of legal grow ops in a bunch of different places where the growers are carrying simply because they have been ripped off in the past. I smoke every single day, but to think there isnt serious crime associated with cannabis is foolish.

    • stacksp

      Arent they all just kids selling weed. Some have to protect themselves more than others. Kind of

      • stacksp

        …asking the law to be carried out disproportionately.

    • smh

      you don’t know what else they sell.
      you don’t know if they have weapons at home.
      why should people selling drugs in rich areas get off easier than those who sell in poor areas?


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