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Tommy Chong Gets Nine Months 
Posted by CN Staff on September 11, 2003 at 09:05:58 PT
By Dan Nephin, The Associated Press 
Source: Associated Press 
Pittsburgh  Tommy Chong, who played one half of the dope-smoking duo in Cheech and Chong movies, was sentenced to nine months in federal prison and fined $20,000 on Thursday for selling bongs and other drug paraphernalia over the Internet.The 65-year-old Chong was allowed to remain free until federal prison officials tell him in a few weeks where he must report to prison.
Chong also forfeited about $100,000 for his arrest on federal drug paraphernalia charges. He'll spend a year on probation after he's released from prison.Chong's business, Nice Dreams Enterprises, which made a line of marijuana bongs and pipes, was to be sentenced later Thursday.Chong pleaded guilty in May to conspiring to sell drug paraphernalia and also pleaded guilty on behalf of Nice Dreams Enterprises, which did business under the name Chong Glass.Chong's plea came after federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents purchased his paraphernalia and had them shipped to an undercover business in Beaver Falls, a city northwest of Pittsburgh. Agents also confiscated his company's paraphernalia during raids of "head shops" in numerous states and confiscated "thousands of marijuana bongs and pipes" in a raid of his Gardena, Calif., business.His plea followed a series of raids in February by the DEA in which at least 55 people were charged with trafficking in illegal drug paraphernalia. Federal officials said the investigation targeted the nation's biggest Internet distributors of paraphernalia.Prosecutors said Chong was the first person to plead guilty in the raids.The actor-comedian recently had a recurring role on Fox's "That '70s Show."Complete Title: Comedian Tommy Chong Gets Nine Months on Paraphernalia Charges Source: Associated Press Author: Dan Nephin, The Associated Press Published: September 11, 2003Copyright: 2003 Associated Press Related Articles: Tommy Chong's Hopes May Be Up In Smoke http://cannabisnews.com/news/thread17257.shtmlChong Admits Marijuana Equipment Saleshttp://cannabisnews.com/news/thread16281.shtmlChong Takes Potshots at Grass Lawshttp://cannabisnews.com/news/thread16151.shtml
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Comment #37 posted by Proud American on October 22, 2003 at 12:28:07 PT:
Outraged!
  A few facts I need to get out first. I am a Vietnam Veteran, a retired peace officer, and an American! I do not, nor have not used illegal drugs, nor do I consume alcohol.
  Having stated that, I would be honored to purchase Mr. Chongs products for display. I see absolutely nothing wrong with that. If there is a law against it, then the law is wrong! During the war I listened to the Cheech and Chong albums, and to be perfectly honest, they were damn funny. They are still funny 30 years later!
  This guy isn't hurting anything or anyone. 
  Such abuse of our laws is nothing less than treason! 
  My tax dollars should be used for real law enforcement. Go after the actual dealers, not the ones who merely make fun of them.
  Perhaps our lawmakers need to be replaced.
  In my years I have noted a differance between the use of alcohol amd pot. After two beers most rednecks want to pick a fight. Yet I have never ever seen a pot smoker get violent. The worst case a stoner will say "I love you man" and that is about the extent of it.
  Some serious medical research needs to be done, then adjust the laws accordingly. In the interm, stop the abuse of government power!   Now imagine this ... Tommy Chong pleaded guilty. Imagine if he had not and was judged by a jury of his peers. I seriously doubt the procecution could prove their case against him, and even if they did I doubt a jury would find him guilty.
  This could have been a major backfire for the government. You see, if Mr. Chong had won his case, (which I believe is highly likely) then that would have set a precidence for similar cases in the future. Then nobody would ever be found guilty on these BS charges.
  Like I said, I admire Mr. Chong, and his work over the years. I think it would be great to have one of his glass pipes. Not for what it is, but who made it, and they look great! Leave me alone until I use it for pot!
  I have a jeannie bottle from the TV show I dream of Jeanie, but that doesn't mean there is a little Barbara Eden living in it. I like it, I am keeping it even if the pass another inane law fobidding it! 
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Comment #36 posted by E_Johnson on September 12, 2003 at 00:02:14 PT
Compare it with this story
Today Amos of Amos and Andy was sentenced to nine months in prison after pleading guilty to violating segregation laws by drinking from a whites only water fountain.Amos said he's given up trying to have the same rights as white people and has managed to lick his addiction to drinking from whites only fountains through salsa dancing.Amos and his white lawyers pleaded for community service, with the actor promising to use his connections in show business to keep black people out."Racist propaganda doesn't work on young people, they need a celebrity role model for believing in their own inferiority."
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Comment #35 posted by E_Johnson on September 11, 2003 at 23:41:38 PT
He has not earned the rank 
A political prisoner is supposed to show courage and respect for all of the other prisoners by representing the cause in public before the oppressors.The Soviet dissidents did not make these kinds of excuses.Yuli Daniel served five years in a labor camp and his wife Larisa Bogoraz also served time and it didn't stop them, and when it came time to make a comment, they didn't apologize for anything. How old was Sakharov when he was sent to Gorky? He was a lot less healthy than Tommy Chong.Sakharov could have saved himself by denouncing his work on nuclear disarmament and his position against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.His wife was sent into exile with him and she was even sicker.These people are political prisoners because their imprisonment had a political meaning. Tommy Chong chose of his own free will to strip his imprisonment of any political meaning.Cheech and Chong are like Amos and Andy. Amos and Andy were popular because they validated racism by upholding racial sterotypes.
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Comment #34 posted by freedom fighter on September 11, 2003 at 22:41:13 PT
Up in the Smoke!
Sure, Chong got some bucks.. But who among us would want to be step in the neck by the present federal nazis? Chong is 65 yr old.. probably threatened in such a way he has to be like this now.. It's real easy to threaten your love ones jail times so they can get to you. Been there and I do think that what happened to Chong.Sure, Chong is a clown... So was Charlie Chaplin who made fun of Hilter.. Just curious to know how many 1930's Chongs?? Probably very important to keep makin fun of the system.... pazff
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Comment #33 posted by Sam Adams on September 11, 2003 at 21:09:57 PT
Mayan
I couldn't agree more, he's a political prisoner. It's like throwing the court jester in prison. I think putting someone in an American prison for 9 months is a terrible, terrible thing to do that should be reserved only for harsh crimes that actually hurt people. Somehow American society, which panics at the thought of a teen being hit 4 times with a cane for vandalizing someone's car, totally accepts the idea of incarceration as humane and "OK". Personally, I'd rather have my legs broken & sit in a wheelchair for 6 weeks rather than go to American prison for 9 months. The idea of incarceration as punishment is a fairly new one, for most of human history banishment or a single act of retribution were the standards. But prison is perfect for our squeeky-clean, politically correct, "ME" society. Out of sight, out of mind. And oh yeah, keep 'em alive so I don't feel guilty about it. I liked Cheech & Chong movies, Stacey Keach the cop was made to look like the biggest fool of all. Hollywood's made police look like buffoons for decades and it doesn't seem to be working! People and governments still keep handing all our tax money over to them.
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Comment #32 posted by E_Johnson on September 11, 2003 at 18:56:38 PT
I do not understand this man
Is he with us, or against us?He's made enough money from us so that I shouldn't even be having to ask such a question.
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Comment #31 posted by mayan on September 11, 2003 at 18:12:02 PT
Cultural Prisoner
Whether or not you like Tommy Chong, he will be a political prisoner. Maybe "cultural" prisoner is a better term. There is no justice here.The way out is the way in...9/11 - After two years, cover-up begins to unravel:
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2003/sep2003/s11-s11.shtml 
WHY DON'T WE HAVE ANSWERS TO THESE 9/11 QUESTIONS?
http://www.philly.com/mld/dailynews/6742902.htm35 USAF Bases Within Range On 9/11:
http://www.standdown.net/usafbases.htmMEMORY HOLE 9/11 PAGE: 
http://www.thememoryhole.org/911/Bush Knew - An American Requiem:
http://www.takebackthemedia.com/true911.html
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Comment #30 posted by cloud7 on September 11, 2003 at 18:03:26 PT
I agree E_Johnson..
..while he definately should NOT be going to prison - just like anyone else accused of his "crimes", I think the movies he made have hurt progress on reform a lot more than people estimate. They are comedies, but the fact is that his movies have engraved the stereotypes we try to disassociate ourselves from into the consciousness of pop culture."Maybe God thinks Tommy Chong needs to see the inside of a prison and rethink his attitude towards this war."Hopefully he will gain a new perspective, but my feeling is that once he's out he'll toe Walter's line. I saw him on some Pot-TV show and he really didnt appeal to me as a person.
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Comment #29 posted by afterburner on September 11, 2003 at 17:18:51 PT:
"Arbeit macht freiheit" - re observer #13
This sign was posted over a German concentation camp. Translated it means "Work makes freedom." Tell that the the 6 million Hebrews murdered in those camps! Beyond slavery! 1984 Orwellian double-talk!ego transcendence follows ego destruction, "Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist." -- Edmund Burke; "Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel in order to be tough." --Franklin Roosevelt; "No one can be perfectly free till all are free." --Herbert Spencer. 1820-1903. Bartlett, John, comp. 1919. Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 
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Comment #28 posted by overtoke on September 11, 2003 at 17:07:34 PT:
Flee
Screw jail. Even a this 'short' sentence is bullcrap and to me insanity that he would 'choose' this...Go to Canada. Stay there safely as a political refugee and continue to fight, heh even start selling glass again.
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Comment #27 posted by E_Johnson on September 11, 2003 at 16:12:45 PT
This will get Hollywood's attention
I hope his many rich celebrity friends will see this as a reason to make donations to NORML.
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Comment #26 posted by goneposthole on September 11, 2003 at 15:54:10 PT
Ok, karma
I can agree with that. What kind of karma is it that the American citizens now must endure with George Bush the small in the Oval Office?Time to practice some vipassana, too. Breathe in, breathe out and add some cannabis smoke with each breath.
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Comment #25 posted by E_Johnson on September 11, 2003 at 15:45:50 PT
Call it karma then, if not God
Where would anyone get the idea that marijuana users are useless buffoons? From Tommy Chong, maybe. That was the cornerstone of his comedy. It was ethnic buffoonery comedy where the ethnic buffoon was the pothead.He made money on a product that ended up creating a cultural identity for American marijuana users as comic useless buffoons. That ended up being an important image in the social slander made against us by the other side.So now Tommy Chong has a bill delivered to him marked DUE. It's called paying your dues.Maybe his time in prison will inspire him to turn from comedy to drama, and stop making us all out to be useless buffoons.Maybe he will come out and write a prison drama and tell that story for once.
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Comment #24 posted by Robbie on September 11, 2003 at 15:43:52 PT
I have no doubt that John Ashcroft told him 
to speak against pot and such...why else would he do that?This is atrocious. Will Chong be compensated when all these laws are overturned?
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Comment #23 posted by goneposthole on September 11, 2003 at 15:22:21 PT
God wants to punish Tommy Chong?
Really? Catholic priests molest boys, Usama bin Laden wants Americans dead, Saddam Hussein is on the lam, Ariel Sharon murders Palestinians, George Bush has no brains, Donald Rumsfeld becomes the glibber of the century and God chooses to punish Tommy Chong? It just doesn't make any sense. Good God, Almighty.
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Comment #22 posted by E_Johnson on September 11, 2003 at 15:20:06 PT
Think of America without Cheech and Chong
1. Bill CLinton wouldn't have been able to publicly insult medical marijuana by calling it Cheech and Chong medicine.2. The scientific studies on marijuana and cognition might be believed and accepted by the public without the image of the moronic Cheech and Chong embedded in their minds from constant exposure.
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Comment #21 posted by E_Johnson on September 11, 2003 at 14:48:32 PT
Tommy Chong is our Stepin Fetchit
Tommy Chong's movies did for marijuana users what Stepin Fetchit's movies did for African Americans.AUSA Mary Houghton should get down on her knees and kiss Tommy Chong's feet because she might not have a job without the image of the loser stoner that he "glamorized" in his films.
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Comment #20 posted by E_Johnson on September 11, 2003 at 14:42:19 PT
Maybe God works in mysterious ways
Tommy Chong got rich turning all of us into idiotic stereotypes and making us into sitting ducks for an ugly cultural war that he conveniently now lacks the will to fight.So maybe the nine months is from God not the judge... Maybe God thinks Tommy Chong needs to see the inside of a prison and rethink his attitude towards this war. 
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Comment #19 posted by WolfgangWylde on September 11, 2003 at 14:28:57 PT
Keep in mind...
...When a celebrity like Tommy starts doing that kind of shuck and jive "I'll speak out against drugs, that ain't me anymore" BS, what he really means is "Sure, go ahead, keep locking people up for the same things I've done, just don't lock up me". Disgusting.
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Comment #18 posted by FoM on September 11, 2003 at 14:28:34 PT
WolfgangWylde
I was wondering why he would say those things too? 
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Comment #17 posted by WolfgangWylde on September 11, 2003 at 14:24:49 PT
Wow, Tommy sure is doing a lot of bowing and ...
...scraping. "Problem with marijuana", sheez, what a hypocrite.
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Comment #16 posted by E_Johnson on September 11, 2003 at 13:42:26 PT
Mary Houghton puts the cards on the table
"But Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Houghton said Chong grew wealthy glamorizing drug use and trivializing law enforcement in his films, noting the movies are still available.
"Why "note" that his movies are "still available", unless the feeling inside her heart is that they should NOT still be available?What we are seeing here is the Department of Justice admitting that this man is being punished for the movies he made.Mary Houghton has admitted in public for the world to see that the ultimate agenda of federal law enforcement in this country is to shut down all dissent of any kind.Drug war dissent is a reason to punish Chong. She says so. Mary HOughton admits in public that he needs to be imprisoned for his cultural expressions.
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Comment #15 posted by RevHappy on September 11, 2003 at 13:33:40 PT:
Hurry!
Tommy better get to work on his new movie. What a trophy he will make behind bars.Imagine the inmate who gets to say "I raped Tommy Chong" or even worse "I killed Tommy Chong" Lets hope that never happens.But I gather Tommy is a very dangerous man, and the powers that be have an excellent opportunity to off him behind bars before he gets more dangerous.Or he has nine months to wrk out the script...Lets hope that judge regrets his decision every way.
Busloads for Bonghits to Canada!
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Comment #14 posted by drfistusa on September 11, 2003 at 13:11:50 PT
Yes, like hemp Kenaf could be major crop if... 
It didn't look like hemp. This is the very reason kenaf projects have not gone ahead in Fla..A crop that can replace wood for paper produce fiber and feed just like hemp but better feed value more production which can grow back which only looks like hemp to a person who has never seen hemp before or blind. But JUST LOOKING like hemp, is stopping a very valuble crop from competing with petrochem/timber interests. So witch hunt or ? I suggest every one plant kenaf.It's a big crop in Japan for paper and other uses.
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Comment #13 posted by observer on September 11, 2003 at 13:11:34 PT
in the US, "Freedom" is Slavery
To love, to truly love and obey government is true freedom, is it not? Obey, obey ... obey or be forced into slavery to government for your disobedience. You think I am joking? That perhaps I was engaging in a bit of hyperbole when I said "slavery"? Think again. The US Federal government is a slaver. They force federal innmates to work. That's slavery. As one student of sociology put it:''History teaches us that slavery was abolished in the United States after the Civil War. History has taught us wrong.''''Slavery was never abolished in the United States. Go ahead; take a look at the Constitution. The 13th Amendment reads as follows: 'Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude except as a punishment for a crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted shall exist within the United States.' ''''Why don't you read that again? Yeah, that means that if you've been convicted of a crime, you are legally allowed to be a slave.''http://www.dailybruin.ucla.edu/db/issues/99/10.22/view.schwartz.htmlYou want cheap, forced (slave) labor for your next industrial or manufacturing process? Just click here:
http://www.unicor.gov/about/
That's UNICOR, the Federal government's slave shop, showcasing the products of slavery. Ask some self-righteous prohibitionist what they think of slavery. They're all against it, I'm sure.
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Comment #12 posted by Richard Paul Zuckerm on September 11, 2003 at 12:48:57 PT:
WHAT A HYPOCRISY!
Tommy Chong sentenced to imprisonment for a term of 9 months for facilitating drug use, while the United States Central Intelligence Agency launders over $200/year of drug money, thru Wall Street, with impunity, www.fromthewilderness.com, www.expertwitnessradio.org, and Oliver North knowingly flew thousands of pounds of Cocaine, with impunity; But they would not be prosecuted, because it is in "the national interest." I suppose the "national interest" includes requiring civics and history teachers to attend a federal program to prevent the public school students from being taught the dark side of government, too, with H.R. 1078 pending in Congress and fast-tracked so that it will be voted upon THIS WEEK!! www.johntaylorgatto.com.Please vote for Libertarian Party or Green Party candidates? Richard Paul Zuckerman, Box 159, Metuchen, New Jersey, 08840-0159, richardzuckerman2002 yahoo.com. www.normlnj.org; www.njlp.org; www.fromthewilderness.com; www.GreenParty.org.
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Comment #11 posted by FoM on September 11, 2003 at 12:47:47 PT
Updated Associated Press Article
Comedian Tommy Chong Gets Nine Months on Paraphernalia ChargeBy Dan Nephin, The Associated Press September 11, 2003 
 
PITTSBURGH - Tommy Chong, who played one half of the dope-smoking duo in Cheech and Chong movies, asked for leniency from a judge Thursday for conspiring to sell drug paraphernalia - saying he kicked his drug problem by taking up salsa dancing - but was sentenced to nine months in prison.Chong's attorneys argued for no jail time, saying Chong would use his celebrity as a role model against drugs and would dedicate his life to public service.Chong, 65, apologized to the court and his family, saying he "got carried away" with his movie character, "but I'm back to who I really am." He admitted once having "a drug problem with marijuana" but said he beat it by redirecting his energy to salsa dancing."It's a Latin American dance that's awesome," Chong told U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Schwab before the judge imposed the sentence, which also included a $20,000 fine.Chong said he's been working with youth through two organizations, teaching filmmaking and speaking out against drug use.When they "saw that I was not the character that I played in the movies, they were surprised. Some were disappointed," Chong said."I played a loser for laughs," Chong said, adding he wouldn't - and couldn't - make a movie like "Up in Smoke" today. The 1978 cannabis comedy follows characters played by Chong and Cheech Marin as they search for marijuana while being pursued by inept cops.But Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Houghton said Chong grew wealthy glamorizing drug use and trivializing law enforcement in his films, noting the movies are still available. Chong called his movies nonviolent and lighthearted and said he has fans in law enforcement.Houghton said Chong used the persona to promote his catalog and Internet business.Chong admitted that his business, which operated as Chong Glass and employed 25 glass blowers, sold some 7,500 bongs and pipes until Feb. 14, when federal drug agents raided his California home and business. Authorities also seized about one pound of marijuana.U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan said the marijuana would be turned over to Los Angeles police, but that she believed it's unlikely Chong would be prosecuted for it based on the outcome of the federal case.Chong's attorneys said the business, now defunct, never turned a profit.Houghton said that's because federal investigators stepped in."Tommy Chong used his celebrity status to promote his business by appearing at head shops," she said. "It was his money and his persona that were necessary for this business."Richard G. Hirsch, one of Chong's attorneys, urged Schwab not to punish Chong for his films. "The government is asking you to blur the distinction between reality and satire," he said.Chong's attorneys said Chong has already been punished - the case cost him a recurring role on Fox's "That '70s Show" and a planned reunion movie with Marin.Chong said nothing after his sentencing. Michael Nasatir, another Chong attorney, said he was disappointed Schwab sentenced him to jail time. He said no decision has been made whether to appeal.Schwab's sentence was in the middle range of federal sentencing guidelines, which called for six months to one year in prison. The maximum possible punishment is three years in prison.Along with the fine, Chong will forfeit more than $103,000 and agreed not to profit from his case. He'll also be on probation for a year after his release. The business, though defunct, was also placed on probation for three years and its Internet domain name must be relinquished to federal authorities, along with any remaining paraphernalia.Chong was allowed to remain free until federal prison officials tell him in a few weeks where he must report to prison. He pleaded guilty May 13 to conspiring to sell drug paraphernalia and pleaded guilty on behalf of his business.The plea came after federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents purchased his paraphernalia and had them shipped to an undercover business in Beaver Falls, a city northwest of Pittsburgh. Agents also confiscated his company's paraphernalia during raids of "head shops" in numerous states and confiscated "thousands of marijuana bongs and pipes" in a raid of his Gardena, Calif., business.The raid was part of a series of raids in February by the Drug Enforcement Administration in which at least 55 people were charged with trafficking in illegal drug paraphernalia. Federal officials said the investigation targeted the nation's biggest Internet distributors of paraphernalia.
 Copyright: 2003 Associated Press
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Comment #10 posted by FoM on September 11, 2003 at 11:53:38 PT
News Brief -- Associated Press & WXII12.com
Actor Tommy Chong Going To Federal PrisonActor-Comedian Convicted Of Selling Drug ParaphernaliaSeptember 11, 2003Actor Tommy Chong -- part of the famed Cheech and Chong comedy team -- was sentenced in Pittsburgh Thursday to nine months in federal prison and fined $20,000 for selling bongs and other drug paraphernalia over the Internet. Chong, 65, will be told in a few weeks where he'll have to report to prison. Chong -- who starred with comedy partner Cheech Marin in the marijuana-themed cult film classics "Up in Smoke" and "Still Smokin'" -- pleaded guilty to conspiring to sell drug paraphernalia and pleaded guilty on behalf of his company, Nice Dreams Enterprises. The company will learn of its sentence later Thursday. There's no word on how this will affect Chong's reunion with Marin. The two reportedly have been writing a script for a movie. Chong also appeared on the television show "That '70s Show" from 1999 through 2002. According to the Internet Movie Database, he is currently in production with several family members on the film "Best Buds."Copyright 2003 by WXII12.com The Associated Press 
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Comment #9 posted by Kozmo on September 11, 2003 at 11:53:13 PT:
Thank God....
 ...we got that criminal off the streets. He might have started a business or something.
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Comment #8 posted by MikeEEEEE on September 11, 2003 at 10:45:40 PT
Wasted on drug war
This is a gaint waste of money.
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Comment #7 posted by phil_debowl on September 11, 2003 at 10:19:53 PT
Amazing
It amazes me that someone with the resources i'd think he'd have, would plead guilty, rather than fight it, without even a deal with the DA. Oh well, sorry tommy :(
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Comment #6 posted by FoM on September 11, 2003 at 10:02:07 PT
News Brief -- Associated Press
Officers Mistake Man's Garden for Illegal DrugsSeptember 11, 2003 (GULFPORT, Miss.)  Narcotics officers thought they had made a big bust when they seized 500 suspicious plants from Marion Waltman. Authorities say the plants looked like marijuana, but they turned out to be protein plants used to bulk up deer. Waltman says the kenaf plant does look like marijuana. "But it has seven leaves at the top and okra-looking leaves at the bottom," he said. "Marijuana only has five leaves. Any drug officer should have been able to figure it out." Now Waltman's angry and he wants authorities to compensate him for his loss. Harrison County Sheriff George H. Payne Jr. says he never reported the plants were marijuana, only that they appeared to be the illegal weed. "We knew we were going to be criticized, whatever we did," Payne said. "We decided it was in the best interests of the public to remove it and test it. We had received complaints of people going out there and pulling off the leaves." Waltman, president of the Boarhog Hunting Club, says he planted the kenaf, a high-protein plant that reportedly attracts deer and increases their size, in three fields the club leases from a timber company. He says he paid $2,000 for a ton of kenaf and hemp seeds. Waltman blames the sheriff's department for tearing up the land and destroying his investment in plants. "I want him to fix the road and compensate me for the plants," said Waltman, 53. "They drove heavy equipment right down the center of my field. That crop would have been good until the second hard freeze." Copyright: 2003 The Associated Press
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Comment #5 posted by FoM on September 11, 2003 at 09:40:01 PT
Some News Makes Me Want To Cry
I really like Tommy Chong. He always made me laugh particularly when he was on That 70s Show. I really don't understand why this is happening anymore.
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Comment #4 posted by kaptinemo on September 11, 2003 at 09:26:12 PT:
Free...so long as you can pay the lawyers
And your daddy is a bigshot. 
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Comment #3 posted by WolfgangWylde on September 11, 2003 at 09:15:30 PT
America...
...Land of the Free.
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on September 11, 2003 at 09:15:00 PT
News Brief -- Associated Press
Son of Former Congressman Watts Gets Deferred Sentence
 
 
 September 11, 2003 NORMAN, OK. -- The son of former Oklahoma Congressman J.C. Watts will not go to jail after pleading no contest to a drug charge.Jerrell Christopher Watts was given a two-year deferred sentence and fined after entering the plea Wednesday.The younger Watts was charged last September with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He was arrested when police found marijuana and baggies while responding to a disturbance call involving Watts.Copyright: 2003 Associated Press
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on September 11, 2003 at 09:06:42 PT
I'm Very Upset
What is happening to our country!
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