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Point Beach Man Arrested On Drug Charges

A 34-year-old Point Pleasant Beach man was arrested this past week on drug charges afer a traffic stop, police said.

Peter Reme of River Avenue was stopped at Bay and First avenues in his 2001 Ford when he was arrested.

He was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of marijuana/hashish and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, police said.
patrick allgor February 16, 2014 at 07:34 AM
Since when is pot adangerous controlled substance....
Jeremy D420 February 16, 2014 at 10:31 AM
Its time to stop destroying peoples lives over a harmless plant. Its victimless. Its safer then alcohol, ciggaretts and even peanuts. Legalize it!
Ken Hildebrandt February 16, 2014 at 11:59 AM
@patrick allgor - After the federal Controlled Substance Act of 1970, NJ chose to add the word "Dangerous." Either way what's dangerous is to virtually terrorize an innocent person who's harmed no one for possession of a plant, and this will surely be clearly seen in the near future. Looking back historians and people in general will likely equate this as we do pillories and stonings of the past. This young man is looking at potential time in a violent cage, and that puts stress not only on him but those who care about him likewise. If he's a father and caged, tax payer money will in essence be orphaning his children, at least half way. You don't just lock someone in a cage for no justified reason, at least not in a reasonable world. The recent legalization of cannabis in Colorado is demonstrative that the people are seeing through this. I mean, you won't find rape made legal anywhere, nor robbery, murder, etc. That's because people know the difference between what's a crime and what's not. In a nutshell, no victim - no crime. Another example that the public knows this deep down is the election of President Obama, who admitted to using cocaine. Had he said he raped a woman or robbed a store but didn't get caught he wouldn't be president. So, it's really sad news to hear about this taxpayer funded terrorization of Mr. Peter Reme. Most of the police here should know better. It's not like many, if not most, haven't been informed of the facts. Also of note, they should look up LEAP, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. By the way, I'm running for US Congress in Virginia's fifth district, as I did in 2012, with a platform to completely legalize cannabis and industrial hemp as per http://electken.com/. Sane voices are out there, and more and more they're being heard. We are likely looking at the last days of this horror show, but that doesn't help Mr. Reme and others like him who are still suffering, as are those who care about them, now. 'Just following orders,' didn't cut it with the Nazis, and those involved in this terrorization of the innocent will not be well heeded in due time.
A Resident February 16, 2014 at 01:23 PM
There's a law. He broke it. End of story. You don't like the law....work to change it. But while its a law...you break it....you get charged.
Ken Hildebrandt February 16, 2014 at 07:57 PM
@A Resident - "Stanley Milgram, a psychologist at Yale University, conducted an experiment focusing on the conflict between obedience to authority and personal conscience. He examined justifications for acts of genocide offered by those accused at the World War II, Nuremberg War Criminal trials. Their defense often was based on 'obedience' - that they were just following orders of their superiors." - from http://www.simplypsychology.org/milgram.html
A Resident February 16, 2014 at 08:51 PM
That's great Ken Hildebrandt. There's a law. He broke it. He gets charged. It's that simple.
Ken Hildebrandt February 16, 2014 at 10:34 PM
@A Resident - First off, few take a debater seriously who has a bag over her or his head. We don't even know who you are, the equivalent of having a bag over your head in a debate, and you've yet to refute a single thing I've stated. We know there's a law, and we know it's a law based on silly propaganda from the 1930s. We also know that following unjust laws isn't right. I was in the healing arts. You don't hurt people because it's the law. That's not civilized. And we are working to change the law, and having results. The most quoted living author Noam Chomsky said, "You're responsible for the predictable consequences of your actions." Mr. Reme couldn't very well predict that his automobile would be unconstitutionally searched in search of plant remnants. You can go on and rationalize harming the innocent in this short life of ours with a bag over your head, but you ain't living brother or sister, not really, not with integrity anyway. If you're a member of law enforcement then why not do something positive like joining L.E.A.P., as aforementioned? This guy wasn't a harm to anyone. That he's being put through this is criminal in my eyes, and in the eyes of those who think things through and have basic honor and integrity.
DAS February 28, 2014 at 05:56 PM
There was a law against a drug called "Alcohol " until the govt decided we needed to raise more $$ through taxes, so it was legalized. Many scientific studies have proved that , alcohol will do much more harm to many more parts of the body than the main ingredient in marijuana (THC), but society seems to think it is OK to abuse alcohol, since the govt has legalized it. Would make since to stop spending money fighting the war on pot, and gain some tax money from it to fight real drugs such as Heroin and other Opiates. Would love to see congress remove head from ass and act for the better of this country.
Ken Hildebrandt March 01, 2014 at 09:35 PM
Why have a war on drugs at all? If alcohol and tobacco are legal, why is anything else illegal? Makes no sense. If you were to try to get the neighborhood to chip in to punish someone who was using drugs, the people wouldn't donate a cent, yet this tiny town with little serious crime, spends all these bucks to have a force of police several times what is necessary. Try getting people to oppose this nonsense and they all cower. Go figure. What a sick society WE live in. We're all responsible for this you know? In a more honest society this headline would read, "Man and his Family Unnecessarily Terrorized at Taxpayers' Expense." Now try to find someone who cares. Look how few comments are here, and no one apart from me and one other person even saying who the heck they are. What a cowardly, sick society we live in. "Land of the free. Home of the brave." Think about it.

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