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    What do you guys think about Chong getting convicted of drug possession charges and sent to prison? Anybody got up to date 411 about his court case? I want to find out more, all I heard was he was selling bongs and is now facing prison time for it. Sounds like bull isht to me. It's like the government is trying to make an example out of him.

  • #2
    He got 9 months for selling bongs an a kit to help you pass your drug test it was called urin-luck.. So now he is going to do 9 months isnt that just wonderful . They have nothing better to do these days I guess!
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    • #3
      HaHa I posted it in the wrong spot before .

      Posted on Sat, Sep. 20, 2003

      Tommy Chong may appeal prison sentence for selling drug paraphernalia
      DAN NEPHIN
      Associated Press

      PITTSBURGH - Attorneys for actor and comedian Tommy Chong are considering appealing his nine-month prison sentence for conspiring to sell drug paraphernalia on the grounds that a federal judge sentenced Chong based on the character he played and not the person he is.

      "The United States attorney made a big deal about Tommy's movies and how he portrayed drug usage and law enforcement," Stanton B. Levenson said Friday. "We didn't think it would be appropriate to consider his public persona. ... That's not him."

      Levenson said attorneys were still researching possible appeal issues, but they were concerned that U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Schwab didn't separate Chong from the hippie stoner he portrayed in movies he made with comedy partner Cheech Marin. An appeal notice was filed Friday.

      At his Sept. 11 sentencing hearing, Chong, who lives in Pacific Palisades, Calif., said he got carried away with his fictional persona, but has quit smoking marijuana and wanted to use his celebrity to help people stay off drugs.

      While not seeking a specific sentence, Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Houghton had argued that Chong, 65, grew wealthy glamorizing drug use and trivializing law enforcement in his films, adding Chong also used his characters to promote his business.

      Chong's attorneys argued that he should be sentenced no harsher than any of the other defendants thus far in the national drug-paraphernalia investigation that netted the actor.

      Levenson said a sentence of six months' house arrest, work release and six months of probation would have been suitable.

      Instead, Schwab sentenced Chong 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. Chong also was fined $20,000.

      Chong is not appealing his conviction. He pleaded guilty in May to conspiring to sell drug paraphernalia and pleaded guilty on behalf of his business, Chong Glass. The business, now defunct, is not appealing.

      Prosecutors said the company sold thousands of bongs used to smoke marijuana. Authorities purchased paraphernalia and had it shipped to an undercover business in Beaver Falls, a city northwest of Pittsburgh.

      Chong's home and business were raided in February as part of Operation Pipe Dreams, a nationwide series of raids in which at least 55 people were charged with trafficking in illegal drug paraphernalia. The U.S. Attorney's office in Pittsburgh and the Drug Enforcement Administration led the investigations.
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      • #4
        That's really messed up. I don't know why they would make a case against him for. Cheech and Chong was like the funniest duo in movies. Why couldn't they just let the guy live and leave him alone? Well he probably won't do much time, I hope not.

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        • #5
          I seen a picture of him w/ his lawyer. Looked like they was coming out of the courthouse. His lawyer bears resemblance to Alex Trebek He looks just like him. :D

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          • #6
            well now

            he can really toke it up in prison.Heard they got a better drug supply in there than out on the streets. Maybe he can even gather up some new customers when he gets released.
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            • #7
              Re: Tommy Chong going to prison

              Originally posted by Carmen
              What do you guys think about Chong getting convicted of drug possession charges and sent to prison? Anybody got up to date 411 about his court case? I want to find out more, all I heard was he was selling bongs and is now facing prison time for it. Sounds like bull isht to me. It's like the government is trying to make an example out of him.
              Can hardly believe this sheeeet...he is so harmless..and an icon of an era...have they no respect for Cheech and Chong and all the good times they represent....
              believe in yourself

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              • #8
                Then what about all those cats in the head shops that sell the "smoking accessories" and the pass the drug test stuff?

                Not that I would know anything about those types of places. I think I accidentally stumbled into one one time. :Angel:

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                • #9
                  free tommy chong!

                  But you know what, Chong could have avoided all his legal troubles if he just sold his products as tobacco water pipes instead of bongs. Cause the law can't convict you of selling tobacco pipes and stuff. But since he called his products bongs they convicted him of selling drug paraphernalia. I guess in a couple weeks he's going to have to report to prison.

                  messed up. :(

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                  • #10
                    Tommy THONG??? LMAO

                    *LMAO*

                    I thought the thread heading stated "TOMMY THONG" LOL...


                    oops!!!


                    :rofl2:

                    :lol2:

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                    • #11
                      Re: Tommy THONG??? LMAO

                      Originally posted by luvlybutterfly
                      *LMAO*

                      I thought the thread heading stated "TOMMY THONG" LOL...


                      oops!!!


                      :rofl2:

                      :lol2:
                      snap outta it! :Teeth

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                      • #12
                        Humm? I wonder where all his paraphanalia is now??
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                        • #13
                          Tommy Chong is the equivalent of Snoop Dizzle!
                          halla bizzack!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by HarleyHunk
                            Humm? I wonder where all his paraphanalia is now??
                            Probably in the private colectionof a law enforcement officer...most likely worth some money if only for the historical value...
                            believe in yourself

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by qcharley
                              Tommy Chong is the equivalent of Snoop Dizzle!
                              h*ll yeah! he's a pimp, str8 gangsta! lol.

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