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Brentwood man arrested in Danville armed robbery

Original post made on Jan 13, 2015

A Brentwood man was arrested for allegedly robbing a teen at gunpoint in Danville last week during what was supposed to be a marijuana sale, according to town police.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, January 12, 2015, 10:02 PM

Comments (16)

Posted by ??
a resident of Danville
on Jan 13, 2015 at 7:26 am

And what about the victim who was selling marijuana?

Posted by Citizen
a resident of Danville
on Jan 13, 2015 at 7:27 am

And what about the victim, who was selling marijuana?

Posted by LOL
a resident of Danville
on Jan 13, 2015 at 8:20 am

I actually had to read this several time to confirm and then confirm again that the "victim" is the kid selling the marijuana. Feels like the "Chief" missed that key point when bragging about the arrest

Posted by Danville mom
a resident of Charlotte Wood Middle School
on Jan 13, 2015 at 9:22 am

It's very interesting that the "victim" even reported the crime. I'm sure the robbers weren't counting on that.
I bet a lot of these incidents occur in the drug trade that never get reported.
So, what happens to the kid drug dealer in this scenario?
Will there be more details reported?

Posted by Concerned citizen
a resident of Danville
on Jan 13, 2015 at 9:26 am

I believe lots of drug deals go down in that area

Posted by FanDanville
a resident of Danville
on Jan 13, 2015 at 10:16 am

And what is the NAME of the drug-seller?
Why shouldn't that be reported? (Even if he was selling medicinal pot.)

Posted by grandma
a resident of Alamo
on Jan 13, 2015 at 10:25 am

Just a few years ago, a young man was shot and killed on his front porch during a marijuana sale gone bad. His father received his diploma at what would have been his son's graduation ceremony at SRVHS.
This boy was lucky. When will they ever learn?

Posted by Sherm
a resident of Danville
on Jan 13, 2015 at 11:08 am

A search warrant would be in order at the Marijuana dealer's home. probably lives with Mom and Dad.
Parents please take responsiblity for for childs actions...
Danville PD nice pinch. now please take the next logical step.

Posted by disgrace
a resident of Danville
on Jan 13, 2015 at 11:20 am

Only in danville! So the dealer is a "victim?!" Seriously? He gets cited & released? Isn't it against the law 2 sell drugs??? I bet the "victim" gets his weed back too! Danville is FULL OF DEALERS! NOT JUST KIDS! last Halloween, almost every house smelled like pot! Most were not hiding it, I even was offered some in front of my 11 yr old! Also most houses were giving out beer! What happened to "dare." My uncle, who was a danville cop, started the program.. bet he's rolling in his grave! Thanks danville 4 keeping it going! LOL

Posted by Derek
a resident of Danville
on Jan 13, 2015 at 2:19 pm

Stories like this remind us why Danville wants to keep pot dispensaries out of our town-

Posted by Dave
a resident of Danville
on Jan 14, 2015 at 1:12 pm

Derek - Do you mean because the local teen dealers would then have (legal) competition?

Posted by Kim
a resident of Danville
on Jan 14, 2015 at 1:40 pm

I wouldn't be surprised if most folks who have commented negatively on this topic either bought or tried marijuana at some point in their life, probably around 17-25, just like this kid. The gun portion is what makes this crazy. Don't blame the kid, or Danville. And don't be a hypocrite.

Posted by Herman Glates
a resident of Danville
on Jan 14, 2015 at 3:46 pm

Herman Glates is a registered user.

Teens sell drugs because it’s lucrative. It’s lucrative because it is illegal. If it was legal, the price would drop and people would get out of the drug business. There would be less drug users because there would be less drug sellers / pushers.

The war on drugs is yet another example of how big government makes problems worse.

I’ve never tried pot, but I’d support a person’s right to use it, so long as they buy it elsewhere (outside Danville / online) and I don’t have to see or smell it.

Posted by Derek
a resident of Danville
on Jan 16, 2015 at 2:31 pm

No Dave, because they get robbed at gunpoint frequently.

Posted by Dave
a resident of Danville
on Jan 21, 2015 at 2:26 pm

Maybe we should focus even more, Derek, on making sure that Danville's kids aren't selling drugs.

Posted by Derek
a resident of Danville
on Jan 22, 2015 at 1:47 pm

Good thought, but it won't happen. Supply & demand, ya' know? That's like asking high schooler's to abstain from hanky panky.
An individual can still be robbed of course, but a dispensary is a known, fixed destination for criminals.

I lost interest in toasting my brain cells many decades ago, but I have two old friends who both buy occasionally from "herbal outlets". Between the two of them, they have probably used at least eight or nine different dispensaries. With one exception they have all been robbed at gun or knife point, some multiple times.

The War on Drugs has always been a joke. I am for fully legalizing pot and for removing all restrictions on agricultural hemp farming, but a dispensary typically does a lot more cash business than most liquor stores. And look how often those fall victim to armed robberies. I think if a dispensary had a prominent sign that said "credit cards only - no cash transactions", that could sure help dissuade those with bad intent.

Personally, at least for now, I wouldn't want a dispensary moving into the Ric's Picks building. Or anywhere else in Danville. If you disagree with me, ask yourself a simple question: Would you want your son or daughter working at one?

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