Charges: Minneapolis Man Led Large Marijuana Operation

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 47-year-old Minneapolis man is accused of running a marijuana operation out of a Minneapolis home, according to charges filed Friday in Hennepin County Court.

David James Tallman was charged with third-degree possession of a controlled substance in connection with the case.

According to a complaint, Minneapolis Police were monitoring a suspected marijuana operation on the 600 block of Adams Street. Police executed a search warrant on a residence at 10 a.m. Wednesday, where they discovered a large and sophisticated marijuana growing operation.

Police seized the plants in the operation, which all tested positive for marijuana. Authorities said there was about 40 pounds worth of marijuana.

One person was arrested in the case, but Tallman is not currently in custody.

He faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted.

  • big banjo

    wow..they all “tested” positive for marijuana…..and the idiots probably paid thousands of dollars to ascertain VISUALLY that they are marijuana plants….typical stupid law enforcement and reporting sensationalism that waste financial resources pursuing the most benign of substances while many other more deserving crimes go without attention.

    • Inexpensive Solution

      Free testing.

  • Tracy M

    Waste of money and time. TAXpayer money. The war on marijuana is and has been a joke for a long time. Heck, even PAT ROBERTSON says legalize it.

    United States= LARGEST prison population in the world.

  • Doug

    Prohibition is an awful flop.
    We like it.
    It can’t stop what it’s meant to stop.
    We like it.
    It’s left a trail of graft and slime,
    It don’t prohibit worth a dime,
    It’s filled our land with vice and crime.
    Nevertheless, we’re for it.

    • solarray

      What the f*Uq are you talking about? It’s high time we decriminalize and legalize Marijuana. This is a horrible event. Probably 3 really decent people are getting their lives ruined and a whole community is out a good spring harvest. This police action hurts way more people then it helps. . Hey good for the cops that are going to go ahead and smoke up at the expense of the rest, but what a rotten bust.

      • The Joke's On You...

        Don’t mean to burst your bubble, but a lot of cops smoke pot – which I see as an improvement over them being a bunch of drunks.

        Most violent situations could probably be resolved if the cops simply threw in a few fatties before beginning negotiations, followed by the promise of pizza if everyone puts down their guns.

        Given all of the evil in the world I’d think the police could make better use of our tax dollars.

        By keeping marijuana illegal the politicians make criminals out of otherwise law abiding citizens, and they keep the real criminals rolling in cash because instead of being able to grow their own, millions of Americans are forced to buy pot “on the street” from the real criminals.

        Legalize it. Let people grow for their own use – like making homemade wine or beer – within limits. Let commercial growers be licensed like distilleries, and distribute it to adults with valid ID’s, tax the hell out of it like booze so that the politicians have more money to waste – let the cops chase criminals who create victims – everyone is happy – well except for the people who get off on controlling other people’s personal lives.

        All the money spent on chasing marijuana users/growers/sellers would be better spent on stopping the flow of hard drugs into this country from Afghanistan and Mexico. Wasting money on pot while our kids are using pharmaceuticals, heroin, cocaine and meth is just pure idiocy – waste it on education and treatment. Don’t even mention the phrase “gateway drug” unless you’re referring to aspirin, tobacco, beer/alcohol, and then pot. We’re conditioned for the quick fix from childhood – basically it just boils down to who gets the money for “fixing” us…Bayer, Seagrams, Merck, or “Joe Blow Ganja Grower Extraordinaire.” The rest is just politics and propaganda.

  • Mike

    Hey BS, please supply the link to the scientific evidence that consumption of marijuana causes cancer. I am 100% positive you will NEVER be able to provide that link.

    • See BS

      Yeah — we know, you can pay a scientist to say tobacco doesn’t cause cancer too.

      Two words “Bob Marley”

      • Alexi

        Apparently he had a malignancy in his toe… how is that related to marijuana use? I admit that I don’t know much about the link between cancer & marijuana, but from what I understand the scientific data is shaky at best. I think you should really do some research before making claims regarding “big marijuana” and “addictive substance”. There are far bigger fish to fry in the land of drugs.

        • See BS

          Marijuana is a gateway drug, and causes suicide among highschool students (sometimes even gay students)

    • Dude

      I’m glad to see that the study looking at the link between testicular cancer and cannabis use may be flawed and biased. Regardless, the War on Drugs has been one of this country’s biggest failures.

      • Mike

        Hey Dude, maybe linked is as ridiculously irresponsible and inconclusive and as proposing that sweating causes cancer…………..

        PS. Their is absolutely no link to marijuana causing cancer, period!

  • Dan

    Good Police work once again. Good job

  • and Hemp too. end this Prohibition

    And our economy lost lots of dollars. And nobody wins. Not even William Bennett.

  • Tim

    Drugs? Lets talk about all the legal ones with the MULTIPLE BLACK BOX WARNINGS that kill people every day. How about the chuckleheads who are on their 5th DWI when they finally get around to killing someone on the roadway.

    I haven’t read much about pot killing anyone lately.


    • See BS

      Medical malpractice lawsuits against Doctors who prescribe medical marijuana will make lawyers rich.

      All you have to do is take blood draws from highschool students who kill themselves.

      If weed turns up — bingo! We can blame everything on greedy “Big Marijuana” people.

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