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McGruff The Crime Dog Gets 16 Years For 1,000 Pot Plants, Weapons (Including A Grenade Launcher)

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41-year old John R. Morales used to play McGruff the Crime Dog. That was many moons ago. Apparently since then he started a massive pot growing operation and was just sentenced to 16 years in the slammer for the results of a raid on his home in 2011. And that, my friends, is why you never want to get your home raided. Even if you have nothing to hide, the cops aren't going to wipe their feet before kicking your door down and tracking mud all over the carpet.

When police raided his house, they seized 1,000 marijuana plants and 9,000 rounds of ammunition for an assortment of 27 weapons -- including a grenade launcher


After three years, Morales, 41, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 16 years in jail Monday.

Even though Morales said he was nonviolent, U.S. District Judge Vanessa Gilmore said, "Everything I read about you makes you seem like a scary person."

Who would have ever guessed?! The man in the crime fighting dog costume was actually some sort of drug growing kingpin! It was the perfect disguise. Turns out McGruff wasn't taking a bite out of crime after all, just high and eating junkfood. You ever smashed up a bunch of Oreos in a glass of milk then put it in the freezer for awhile? The trick is not getting so high you forget about it.

Thanks again to ChaosLex, who, for two tips in a row, gets to take the D.A.R.E. bear home for the weekend.

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  • dingusthemonique

    D.A.R.E. = Drugs Are Really Exciting

  • Drago Black

    seriously the pot is a medical herb not a drug like the government says it is so he should be forgiven for the pot but as for the weapons about 2 years

  • Rick_McRockock

    Morales... that's all you had to say. Ship him back to Mexico! I'm totally kidding... in reality I think it's weird to be hammering down on marijuana so hard when 2 states have fully legalized it and more plan to follow suit... and a good chunk of states have made medical marijuana legal. All the while you can buy liquor on any street corner which is far more dangerous. I don't smoke weed or drink alcohol and even I can see the idiocy of that. As for the guns... I guess we have to assume they were unregistered or illegal in some way?... otherwise this story is really effed up.

  • I'm curious about the guns. When they say "grenade launcher" is this news speak for a 37mm signal gun or line thrower, or did he have an actual 40mm or larger launcher with accompanying explosive rounds? Likewise, did he aquire it legally (pay for the $200 tax stamp and go though the red tape) or illegally?

  • dougfunnay

    good point
    can a hand and arm also be considered a grenade launcher?
    i seem to recall hearing about soldiers launching grenades by hand back in dubya dubya 2 i could be wrong about that though

  • MAS

    pot is now legal in COLO so it's not a big deal, and gun is legal , so it's make you a scary people by buying things that is legal ? Murica

  • John Poon

    /grenade launchers.....legal? safe?

  • Lee

    Scruff.. McGruff.. Chicago Illinois... 60652...
    That will NEVER leave my mind...

    As for this, just awesome...

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