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The Reel Life

18 February 2010

The Reel Life has never had our house robbed, but if it were to happen, we would certainly call the police. Unless we had a pot growing operation, because calling the police in would not be smart. A couple in New Jersey didn't feel the same way.

According to, a couple in Bloomfield called police to report a burglary in their home, claiming someone had stolen their safe. When police arrived at the house, there were signs of a break-in, including a door that was pried open. However, one of the officers on the scene smelled marijuana. says that "officers traced the odor to the basement, where they found 73 marijuana plants." That wasn't all. "The couple also had a sophisticated lighting, ventilation and irrigation system specialized for growing marijuana" along with "marijuana packaged in plastic bags and residue of cocaine on razor blades and a spoon," according to police.

Edwin Llanos was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, manufacturing and distributing plants, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of school and within 500 feet of a park. A judge has set bail for Morales at $200,000. His girlfriend Nathaly Morales was released on her own recognizance.

The Reel Life sympathizes with this couple, because getting your safe stolen can't be a fun experience. But if you have a sophisticated pot growing operation in your basement, maybe you should consider the theft the "cost of doing business" and move on.

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Surf's up dude

Last week's $134,385 progressive jackpot win at was massive by anyone's standards, but even the frequent-player that won it says it's a big win compared to the other jackpots he's won.

SURFSIDESID has been a regular player at Slotland for about three years and says he has had some success at the 3D online casino.

"I do play slots a lot, and I do win often enough to keep me going," he said when Slotland's manager called him to congratulate him. "I've never won anything anywhere near this though, that's for sure!

"I tend to play a lot for awhile, and then I give it a break for awhile. I was thinking it was about time for a break but, as luck would have it, I decided to take just a few spins that day. I think I'll take a break now though, to spend some of this money!"

Smart move!

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