Monday, April 5, 2010

Chino Raid Update

From: Lanny Swerdlow, Director Marijuana Anti Prohibition Project


The two operators of the SB Patients Association collective remain in jail along with three
employees and possibly one or two patients stemming from the raid by San Bernardino Sheriff'
officers on Tuesday, March 30. Although a couple of those arrested were able to post bail, most
remained in jail with a combined bail total exceeding $10 million.

There has not been much more information available from what was in the last email newsletter. I have received a number of emails from members of the SBPA very upset at the loss of their source of medicine. Several of these emails were from low income individuals expressing how
compassionate SBPA was in providing low cost or even free medication to them. SBPA was one of
the relatively older collectives and operated in compliance with the Attorney General

In a story published in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, which is printed at the end of this
newsletter as well, the SB Sheriff's office has issued a press release with some really weird
wording. It is very unusual for the Sheriff's office to issue any kind of press release unless
they realize what they are doing is pissing off a lot of people and that these people complain
to their elected officials and so to cover their butts they put out a press release touting
their heroic acts of bravery and the evilness of the evil they have just vanquished.

As more information becomes available, I will send it out in a newsletter, but in the meantime,
court support is being sought at Monday's arraignment hearing at 7:45 a.m. at the Chino Superior Court, 13260 Central Ave in Chino, CA 91710.

It is not known which courtroom the hearing will be held in, but supporters will be out in force
with rally signs. Having gone through trials myself and with way too many patients, I know how
empowering it is to have friends and supporters on hand when standing before a judge, so if you
can make it, please come.

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