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Walter Stanley Arrested Twice in One Month


Thursday, December 6, 2012
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Walter Seth Stanley

A man arrested twice in a one-month period — once for marijuana, once for allegedly planning a robbery — entered a plea in court last week and will be sentenced in January.

Walter Stanley, who was first arrested in July after a month-long police investigation, pleaded to possessing marijuana for sale. He, along with Colin Hill and Brian Moore, also pleaded to conspiracy to commit grand theft. The threesome will be sentenced on January 10. The maximum amount of time behind bars for Hill and Moore is three years, according to prosecutor Mary Barron, and three years, eight months for Stanley. Under the plea agreement, they will get felony probation and time served, she said, explaining the offer was made “due to issues of proof in the case.” With Stanley’s plea, charges against his wife, Heather, were dropped.

Police said the three men were planning a “takeover-style robbery with firearms” at a Goleta residence, where they were going to steal marijuana and money. The three men — all Santa Barbara residents in their early thirties — were arrested prior to the plan’s execution.

Stanley was already facing charges for allegedly cultivating marijuana and supplying it to dispensaries in Los Angeles. Authorities said they seized 80 marijuana plants and five pounds of processed marijuana at his house.

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"“due to issues of proof in the case.”
Enough said.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
December 6, 2012 at 1:43 p.m. (Suggest removal)

See, cultivating marijuana and supplying it to dispensaries is a victimless crime and we shouldn't be concerned about it.

discoboy (anonymous profile)
December 6, 2012 at 4:57 p.m. (Suggest removal)

In fact by California and Santa Barbara law it isn't a crime at all.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
December 6, 2012 at 5:45 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Legalize pot, sure.

But Ken Volok and 3domfighter own a big apology to ridiculing DeniseL who called it correct in the previous article comments, and knew this guy was more than someone puffing a bit of weed -- armed freakin' robbery!.

Stanley as a "Good family man (3domfighter), my arse.

Chester_Arthur_Burnett (anonymous profile)
December 6, 2012 at 5:52 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"In fact by California and Santa Barbara law it isn't a crime at all." @Ken_Volok

You're so right, dude. It's only a federal offense. No biggie.

Kingprawn (anonymous profile)
December 6, 2012 at 6:02 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Thanks to Washington and Colorado, it's all crumbling. Soon we won't have marijuana users to scapegoat and King Prawn can go back to reminding the teacher that homework wasn't assigned.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
December 9, 2012 at 1:42 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I'm glad that you referenced junior high, Ken. It helps me to understand where you're coming from.

Kingprawn (anonymous profile)
December 9, 2012 at 2:01 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Sorry the world is changing around you. Evolution is about adaptability, not strength.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
December 9, 2012 at 2:09 p.m. (Suggest removal)

KP's legs have disappeared, no! the right one is sticking out...

DrDan (anonymous profile)
December 9, 2012 at 4:15 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Hey DrDan! I've got my left one out!

Ken, I'm on your side buddy. It's just too fun to rile you up and get you to say really silly things.

Kingprawn (anonymous profile)
December 9, 2012 at 6:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Crustaceans are troublemakers

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
December 9, 2012 at 6:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)

True, true. I hope you never take my smart-assery seriously or personally.

Kingprawn (anonymous profile)
December 9, 2012 at 7:07 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Boys, boys----I'm sure we can agree that planning crimes with the use of firearms is enough to warrant a nice vacation in the hoosegow. :-)

Draxor (anonymous profile)
December 9, 2012 at 7:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)


"Crustaceans are troublemakers"

Ken_Volok

Dendrobranchitial royal pain in the neck.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
December 10, 2012 at 2:40 a.m. (Suggest removal)

"That name sounds like royalty...are you royalty?" "Sir no sir!"

billclausen (anonymous profile)
December 10, 2012 at 2:41 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Great reference but wrong character. I'm more into the "Jungian duality of man thing". My objective here is to become better at accepting my own inner conflict and subsequent behavioral contradictions. I am a troublemaker, but am often not insincere.

Kingprawn (anonymous profile)
December 10, 2012 at 8:01 a.m. (Suggest removal)

behavioral contradictions rile us all, and Loki-like pranks prevail amid great fun. Jung's Redbook is pretty intense...

DrDan (anonymous profile)
December 10, 2012 at 9:07 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Mr. Stanley's habit of pot is not the issue but his criminal behavior to steal what others have dispite whether what they have is illegal of not, is the core problem. That which is illegal to the laws on the books is to that owners problem but Mr. Stanley, steals anything to get his fix, pot is just what he likes and wants so it is the target product. We can argue the issue till were blue in the face regarding pot and our Governments criminalization of it but Mr. Stanley, is still a Habitual Offender none the less.

dou4now (anonymous profile)
December 10, 2012 at 9:20 a.m. (Suggest removal)

He clearly wasn't inhaling if he was using marijuana. He had way too many plans.

Kingprawn (anonymous profile)
December 10, 2012 at 1:15 p.m. (Suggest removal)

It's a hardball world out there.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
December 10, 2012 at 1:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"The what"?
"The duality of man, the Jungian thing sir".
"Whose side are you on son"?
"Our side sir!"
"Then how 'bout getting with the program, how 'bout jumping on the team and coming in for the the big win?"
"Yes sir!"

billclausen (anonymous profile)
December 11, 2012 at 3:10 a.m. (Suggest removal)

If Mr. Stanley was a Fed with a gun and badge it would be ok,
despite the 10th Amendment.

Rinconer (anonymous profile)
December 11, 2012 at 6:12 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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