Tim Wilson, School Of Mines Student, Faces 10 Years In Japanese Prison For Being Mail

Discussion in 'Marijuana News' started by oltex, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. Tim Wilson, School Of Mines Student, Faces 10 Years In Japanese Prison For Being Mailed Pot-Infused Snacks
    HuffingtonPost / 1,22,2011


    Tim Wilson, a 25-year-old chemical engineering student at the Colorado School of Mines, is facing up to 10 years in Japanese prison because a friend sent him a care package with marijuana-infused treats, The Denver Post reports. Wilson has remained jailed in Japan since August.

    According to 9News, Wilson, a registered medical marijuana patient, was attending Tohuku University in Sendai, Japan as an exchange student and volunteering with the country's earthquake relief efforts when he was arrested in August. The three pot-infused peanut butter cookies and four "Cheeba Chews" that Wilson's friend sent never arrived at Wilson's doorstep, instead Japanese officials seized the packaged in June and started an investigation that ended with Wilson's arrest on Aug. 3.
    Unfortunately for Wilson, Japan's drug laws are some of the strictest in the world.

    According to the U.S. Department of State website:
    Penalties for possessing, using, or trafficking in illgal drugs, including marijuana, are severe, and convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and fines. In most drug cases, suspects are detained and barred from receiving visitors or corresponding with anyone other than a lawyer or a U.S. consular officer until after indictment. Solitary confinement is common.
    Wilson denied that he had any knowledge of the package being sent to him, but Westword reports that Japanese officials point to an email where Wilson allegedly says it "would be a good idea" to send the marijuana snacks overseas. Wilson's trial has been delayed three times so far, according to Wilson's father, and could possibly begin sometime in January, at the earliest.
     
  2. wow that dude is a dumbass
     
  3. Always heard Japan had some strict laws but wow.

    And I think it really is his fault. You shouldnt ever roll the dice in a foreign country :(
     

  4. Your right he should have knew. But it doesn't make it ok that the Japanese are doing this. Our goverment is probably going to let him rot.
     
  5. Yeah don't fuck around with other country laws.

    I'm afraid to board planes in fear of them finding a single kernel or seed. It happens. Saw a stoner get 25 years for having a tiny amount of shake in his pants. That tv show about drug trafficking.
     
  6. And this is why japan lost the war, got nuked 3 times(2 bombs and a reactor) and isnt allowed to own guns. Fuck japan
     
  7. Boycott all tourism to Japan until they join the 21st century..
     

  8. I could swear their ahead of us. Oh yes, they are. Unfortunately not socially
     
  9. did you link that article up?

    love the cheeba chews plug :)
     
  10. Can't wait to watch him on Locked Up: Abroad
     
  11. I may be wrecked but do you guys ever think maybe he didnt ask for them?
     
  12. [quote name='"Melikes"']I may be wrecked but do you guys ever think maybe he didnt ask for them?[/quote]

    Japanese officials point to an email where Wilson allegedly says it "would be a good idea" to send the marijuana snacks overseas.
     
  13. I'd like to know how they found it. I smell internet watch
     
  14. [quote name='"wanderingway"']I'd like to know how they found it. I smell internet watch[/quote]

    Hahaha Japanese Internet watch like china?
     
  15. #15 oltex, Nov 25, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 25, 2011
    Australian 14-Year Old Boy Gets Two-Month Jail Term in Bali Marijuana Case
    Bloomberg / Ben Sharple / 11,24,2011


    Indonesia may release a 14-year-old Australian boy who was convicted of drugs possession next week after a Bali court sentenced him to two months’ confinement.

    The teenager has been in custody in Bali since Oct. 4, when police arrested him in the resort island’s Kuta district for allegedly possessing 3.6 grams (0.1 oz) of marijuana. Sky News broadcast today’s sentencing live in Sydney. The court proceedings were translated into English.

    The Australian government “welcomes the decision by the court in Bali concerning this young lad,” Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd said today after the sentencing, according to a transcript of his remarks. He had said earlier that securing the boy’s release was “the number one priority” for Australia’s ambassador in Indonesia. Prime Minister Julia Gillard called the teen to offer him support.

    Bali attracts more than a third of all visitors to Indonesia with a mix of nightlife and surfing in the southern beach resorts near the airport, and rice terraces, temples and local culture around Ubud in the volcanic, mountainous center. Australian tourists in the first eight months of 2011 are set to exceed last year’s total of about 648,000, which was about five times more than in 2006, statistics from the Bali Tourism Board show.

    `Good Attitude'

    The judge told the court the case had the potential to hurt tourism in Bali. He also said the teenager had shown a good attitude during the trial and apologized for the offense.

    In 2004, Australian tourist Schapelle Corby was sentenced to 20 years jail after being caught trying to smuggle 4.1 kilograms of marijuana into Bali in the case of her boogie board.

    Nine Australians, who became known as the “Bali Nine,” were arrested in April 2005 for attempting to export eight kilograms of heroin through the same airport on the resort island. All members of the group are in jail or face the death sentence.
     
  16. Were the Cheeba chews the deca dose kind? Or just the quad? If its the 10 then that will just fuck him over more.
     
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