The Fresno Bee reports that police Chief Jerry Dyer has forecast a rise in drug-related crime in the city with the advent of legalized marijuana in the new year.
The chief, speaking after a monthly review of crime statistics with his command staff, said more marijuana and more cash flowing from the sale of the weed will lead directly to ripoffs of both.
“We are going to see increasing crime related to marijuana – we already have,” said Dyer, referring to the shooting in northeast Fresno of a man and woman on Friday, which he said was related to the theft of marijuana.
“Any time you have narcotics – whether marijuana, heroin or methamphetamine – there is going to be violence associated with it. We are going to have follow-home robberies.
“Just because you legalize marijuana doesn’t mean the black market goes away, because the demand grows.”
Dyer obviously hates the idea that you now have a new right to possess and use marijuana. It’s how the Police State rolls.