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Old 02-21-2013   #11
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Originally Posted by LSB View Post
I'm pretty sure that regular FS employees can only write tickets for infractions that directly affect the forest like littering, cutting green wood, driving on closed roads, unattended fires etc. So unless the ranger is a Forest Service LEO (Law Enforcement Officer) they should have no business with with you. This might be a moot point because they probably wouldn't hassle you unless they are a LEO. Maybe ask for their badge to make sure it says LEO on it. Also you can tell a LEO because they carry guns, the regular rangers don't. I'll double check tonight and let you know.
Truth, most "rangers" are not LEO and have zero rights to take anything away from you. I found this out long ago when I camped next to some non-LEO forest rangers who could do nothing to stop the drunken kegger going on until the wee hours of the morning in a primitive camping area.

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Old 02-21-2013   #12
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They probably smoked it. I think you got the ol' switcheroo.

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Old 02-21-2013   #13
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Originally Posted by DRomine View Post
don't drink, or get high at a ski resort. In an effort to sound cheesy, with a little powder, a bluebird day, and some seems a little augmentation may be a little overboard. wait until you're old enough, grow up a bit, and perhaps stop endangering those around you both on the slopes and on the road. I'm no expert but I would think a little less hassle, preventing a bill of $175, and a clear mind might be just the change once in a while.
Please step off your soap box and STFU!!
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Old 02-21-2013   #14
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Awesome first post!
Agreed keep this comedy going!
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Old 02-21-2013   #15
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Why Wolf Creek? Hardly the only ski area where people partake.

My guess is other areas the parking lot is not forest service ground.

And shouldn't Obama say he would leave Colorado alone and respect our voters?
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Golly! you young people are fun! Gosh!
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Golly! you young people are fun! Gosh!
You better go now or you'll miss Matlock.
I peed in your pool. Yayyyyy!
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Old 02-22-2013   #18
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OK, yall ready for this?

The official word from a "USGS NF GS11 Rec Staff" (that means shes a Gubment official)
is.... Wait for it....
A regular FS employee can ticket you for holding weed.
It would not be a ticket for possession of a controlled substance.
It would be a ticket for introducing invasive weeds into the forest.
Thats right..
Your skunky pot is considered a nonnative weed and therefore you are in violation just like a horse packer with non certified weed free hay.
The ticket would be around 75$.
But for what it's worth, she said that is a ticket she herself would not write.
My guess is that this particular FS Ski Ranger is just an Ahole who likes to act important.
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Old 02-22-2013   #19
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I was sucking down a beer in the parking lot of WC yesterday...
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Old 02-22-2013   #20
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Remember these three things anytime you have to deal with a cop or LEO. Your rights do not change just because you are on public land, such as a ski area parking lot, put in, road etc.

1) I do not consent to searches.

2) Am i being charged with anything?

3) Am I free to go?

Always be polite, or you risk being charged with resisting harrassment. But knowing you rights is always a good thing. Unless they have something to charge you with then talking with them is voluntary. Therefore you should be free to go. So repeat step 2 and 3 until they realize that you are aware of your rights and will not be bullied. If they have to ask to search you then they do not have any charges and they are fishing. But if they search you without any probable cause then it is an illegal search and seizure and with a bloodsucking lawyer you can get the charges dismissed. If you consent to a search you are screwed.

I have used these steps on a few gungho fort collins cops who were bored and looking to go fishing. Once it was a tail light and once it was my brights on during the day. Both times they tried to get me to consent to a search. They will keep asking, so just keep politly reciting steps 2 and 3 as well as 1 everytime they ask to search yourself or your vehicle. Also despite Amend 64 possesion is still a federal offense. So it can be up to the Forest Circus LEO whether to charge you with possesion in CO or WA.

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