Joe Arpaio Seems Pretty Bored Talking About U.S. Citizen Busted With 50 Pounds of Meth

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio talks meth.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio seemed bored today as he talked about a U.S. citizen caught with more than 50 pounds of meth.

"This is important right here," he said as he twiddled his thumbs and looked at the packages of meth, following up his statement with a long pause.

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This seems to be the start of a trend in Arpaio's media-spin department. Before recently, Arpaio played the immigration tough-guy, and seemed to apply the most blame possible to "illegal immigrants."

As we noted yesterday, it seems like Arpaio's taken a turn in his media tactics, after his extraordinarily politically correct press release about deputies finding men, not "illegals" or "illegal immigrants" in the desert, without any hint of the men being arrested on state smuggling charges. Deputies instead drove the men to a convenience store at their request.

Today, we checked out the live stream of Arpaio's press conference on this citizen being busted with 51 pounds of meth, and Arpaio looked to be about half asleep, as he said the meth was likely smuggled in from Mexico.

"So . . . (pause) . . . the bottom line is . . . (pause) . . . Mexico . . . (pause) . . . they're innovative," he said.

He then invited reporters to get a closer look at the seized meth, as a deputy told Arpaio to warn the reporters not to touch the meth packages.

"Did I touch it?" Arpaio asked, as he looked at his hands, over and over.

Eventually, he mumbled, "Gotta wash my hands."

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robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

Arpaio is not bored, he is fed up just like the rest of us are. When are these fucking illegals going to learn that if they try to smuggle drugs they are going to get caught?  Them illegals have to be some of the dumbest criminals on the planet today and they certainly deserve a spot on the series "World's Dumbest Criminals". I mean really!  I'd go for a new law giving the death penalty ON THE SPOT to smugglers.  Think they'd get the message then?

Gary Waterman
Gary Waterman

I to think it is time for Joe to go but let's be real and not over exaggerate things. The Sheriffs office has FAR more arrests for things that have NOTHING to do with immigration. The numbers aren't even close. People get so wrapped up in singular issues they begin to have distorted views. I am NOT saying the profiling issue isn't important. it needs to be dealt with for sure. But the Sheriffs office assembles more task forces than you seem to be aware of. DUI, Lake Patrols, Child Identification programs, DARE, Dead Beat Dads round ups, Property Crime, Speed enforcement, High Risk Search Warrant (SWAT), Search and Rescue, Swift Water Rescue etc etc. The list goes on and on. MANY things the Sheriffs office does are noble causes. I support their efforts to curb human trafficking and the flow of drugs from Mexico. I realize they have taken some steps in this area that cross a line. Some steps that are insensitive and perhaps illegal. It needs to stop and someone needs to be held accountable for it happening. Having said all that lets keep some perspective. If they weren't out there every day doing all the things they do, drug dealers would rule the streets, drunk drivers would be everywhere, child molesters would go unchallenged, Abusive husbands would continue beating women with nobody to step in the way etc etc

Francisco Cortez
Francisco Cortez

50 pounds and he thinks he's Super Man? BLAH HA HA! Do us a favor Joe, write up and submit your comments, stay away from the cameras for a while, and tackle ALL crime.

66rock
66rock topcommenter

Ah, they took him out from behind the desk.  Not good enough Joe, where's your uniform with the plastic stars, the one without the long suit jacket?  I don't care either way, just want him to show honesty and would just like to know if Joe, is physically up to the job we pay him to do, that's all. 

Mary Doe
Mary Doe

At his age the county may consider to pay for an Ukrainian nurse late Gaddafi style. Before he wanders into Syria.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

ARE U FUCKING KIDDING ME/??? How in the fuck these MoFers think thatt I'm going to buy this bullshit. So all of a sudden SOME MEN call the sheriff Ofice to be rescued from the desert and now SOMEBODY is busted with 51 pounds of meth. ALL IN A COUPLE OF DAYS WORK.

Mother Fuckers probably just went to the evidence room and pulled out the meth and at the same time probably "hit the pipe", that's why the DRAMA QUEEN seems so sedated and stuttering (stuttering beign a sympyom from doing meth).

At this rate, soon all the felony warrants will be executed and the 400+ uninvestigated rape cases, wiil be solved. I AM JOINING THE POSSE TOMORROW.

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

The elderly elected official is an octogenarian. He is now twenty years past normal retirement age. He would have retired long ago had it not been for his obsessive personality.

The MCSO sheriff is TRULY mentally ill.

Gary Waterman
Gary Waterman

Lmao. Joe arrests illegals, he's a racist. Joe arrests meth dealers, he's deflecting from the race issue. Joe arrests pedophiles, he's deflecting from his racist stance on illegals. Every year Joe rounds up dead beat dads on fathers day, he's trying to draw attention away from the illegal alien issue. Joe makes inmates stop smoking and makes them sleep in no frills tents. Joe's a meanie! Have you people ever slowed down your hatred for Joe long enough to realize he arrests an awful lot of people who BREAK THE LAW???

Carlos Andrés
Carlos Andrés

Keep them drugs off the streets, but its ok for sexual predators to walk the streets? Jackass Joe needing more air time...

brinvinn
brinvinn

That pompous windbag is so full of himself, I am surprised his head doesnt implode.

www.WorldPrivacy.tk

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

I know!  This was to prove that the Joke is just the same as before the evil sidewalk attacked him! (see, he's even trying to stand!) But it seems he's more like Brain Fart Brewer now than the Old Joke...

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Matthew, you missed the best line of all.

After saying that Mexico is "Picking up the slack" in meth production, our esteemed Lord High Sheriff said;

"Mexico is the largest producer of meth and "ARIZONA IS THE BIGGEST MARKET."

JOE JUST CONFIRMED IT. ARIZONA REALLY IS THE METH LAB OF DEMOCRACY

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

That's right Joe, wash your hands.


But first take a great big whiff of what they smell like. Now hold it in...............................

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

"Gotta wash my hands......", funny....thats what most people say after meeting him

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

Wow! He's standing up.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@JAFFYDUCK..QUACK..QUACK..QUACK,,Talking about dumbest there's no doubt that the RACIST 1 is the dumbest fuck ever along with U. U cry so much about "illegals" when U and UR whole cesspol of family R the 1s, or could it be that is been hard 4 U to get some "illegal's" dick and that's the reason U hate Them so much, or better yet, perhaps UR mom was fucked by an "illegal" and didn't pay Her, got impregnated and U R the result of that love making....YES!!!, I think that's it, ah jaffy? U wouldn't want to kill UR daddy ON THE SPOT.

BTW, I heard that the OLD FAILURE could B an ANCHOR BABY.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@Gary Waterman, U took the SHURF's red pill ah Gary? U R a very DELUDED individual, since U claim that U know about all those things that "have nothing to do with immigration", would U care to mention a case of a High risk search warrant executed lately by MCSO , or child Identification, search and rescue, or swift water rescue, I really would like to know or is it just bullshit U R posting? U mention Child Molesters, do U have any idea what R U talking about? They've been "having a ball" for quite some time, unchallenged by this FOOL, what is worse, seems that the SHURF is a magnet 2 them. In conclusion; the FOOL seems not to care about anything but "illegals", even though nowadays is playing the part that He is complying with Judge Snow's ruling, posibly. DON'T TAKE ANOTHER RED PILL GARY.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@IdontRecall lol am i the only one that caught on to him contaminating evidence by touching it? sheriff joke at his finest

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@Tommy_Collins He was forced to retire from the DEA 30 years ago.  That's when he and Ava started selling tickets on a non-existent space ship ("Starwood Travel").  There is an interview with him about the space ship from 1985 in the AZC archives.

azcentral.com/news/articles/2009/09/03/20090903spacetravel-ON.html#protected

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy That reminds me of a story. Obama was visiting Dubya at the White House with some other Senators. They shook hands. As O turned to leave the Oval Office, Dubya put some Purell on his hands and rubbed them clean. O turned around and asked Dubya, "Can I have some of that?" True story, btw. 

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

@JohnQ.Public No... chastened. Them feds beat him, and beat him bad. And he knows that he's been defeated. That would put anyone into a funk.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@jonnyquest Maybe Lisa Allan has her arm up his butt and is holding him up and moving his lips.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@JAFFYDUCK, There U go again inciting violence. Since UR daddy might be an "Illegal", would U kill Him ON THE SPOT?. AH BITCH.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@eric.nelson745 not an Obama fan, but that is goddam funny, love it

goodguess
goodguess

@WhoKnows @jonnyquest oh damn i wasnt gonna sign in today just had to tell ya: Stop it, yer hurting my brain, damin i cant get it outa my head, thanks alot man.

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

LOL what an image!!!

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