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Unwanted Raid yet again on Medical Marijuana
by Matt Roth
Friday Feb 27th, 2009 1:22 PM
Update on Roger Mentch and the Hemporium
So Roger Mentch and the Hemporium was raidied for the third time by the state. Not just the state but Santa Clara County. Any one that know Roger know that he would do anything within legal guidelines to assist anyone that needs help. He is absolutely selflesss. Which is weird as Roger lives in Santa Cruz County. Roger was approached by a person that needed medicine in Santa Clara. Roger took this persons medical recommendation and made a call to verify it. When it came back valid, he sold medicine to this person. Turns out that this person was an under cover officer who then went and obtained a search warrant based out of Santa Clara to raid Roger in Santa Cruz. This, in my mind, is entrapment. He is now held in Elmwood Jail pending a court date under a $100,000 bail. This is ridiculous as he is operating under the guidelines of the state of California. Roger would love to hear from people. He can be written to at the following address...

Roger Mentch
Santa Clara County Department of Correction
Elmwood Complex M-8
Roger Mentch/09009688/DZC974
701 South Abel Street
Milpitas, CA 95035

We have also started a defense fund for him through PayPal. If you would like to donate to his defense fund, please send money through PayPal to roger [at] skidmarkracing.com. All donations are completely appreciated no matter how large or small and will be kept completely anonymous. This is an injustice to those of us that require this medicine to lead a healthier, happier life. Anything will help as his legal fees are going to be huge. Thanks you from the bottom of our heart for any donations that help him.

If you would like to assist by sending money on the books for him to spend at the jail store, please send a cashiers check or money order to the address above. Make sure that you put Roger Mentch/09009688/DZC974 on the money order or check so it goes to him. Anything will help. We need to rally around Roger and stop this harrassment of legal vendors. Any questions can be sent to roger [at] skidmarkracing.com and I will answer them as soon as they come in. Thanks you and God Bless!!! Just goes to show that no good dead goes unpunished.