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Eddy Lepp's 2004 MJ Bust Dismissed
by via list
Wednesday Dec 13th, 2006 7:21 PM
On Tuesday December 12th the largest single marijuana cultivation
bust in the history of the DEA was dismissed in the 9th circuit
courts by Judge Meredith Patel.
This was the largest single marijuana cultivation bust in DEA history
and they couldn't make it stick. Here is the Press Release for more
info call 707-275-8879.

Largest Single Raid In DEA History Goes Away

On Tuesday December 12th the largest single marijuana cultivation
bust in the history of the DEA was dismissed in the 9th circuit
courts by Judge Meredith Patel. Judge Patel ordered that all evidence
and information taken from and used against Charles Edward "Eddy"
Lepp in the 2004 Raid of Lepp's home, ministry and garden (better
known as Eddy's Medicinal Gardens and Multi-Denominational Ministry
of Cannabis and Rastafari) be suppressed due to the illegal service
of warrants. The raid conducted in August of 2004 was a considerably
large one. The DEA confiscated 32,524 plants on Lepp's 20+ acre home
and ministry taking a total of two days and using members of the
local law enforcement and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's Elite
National Guard Wolf Team. The DEA estimated it to be an 80 million
dollar bust calling it the most sophisticated cultivation they had
ever seen.

Judge Patel has called for a Franks hearing on January 9th 2007 at
9:30am about the warrant from the 05 raid on Lepp's home and
ministry. At this time they will hear testimony from witnesses for
both the prosecution and the defense to determine the validity of the
warrant and the information used to attain it. It is the hope of the
defense to prove once again the criminal behavior of the DEA by the
attainment of yet another illegal warrant. This hearing is open to
the public and is on the 19th floor of the Federal Court Building in
San Francisco at 450 Golden Gate Ave.

Check http://www.eddysmedicinalgardens.com for more information on this
case, updates on the next court date and to read the current court
documents from this case which will be posted very soon. You may
contact Lepp at 707-275-8879.
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1/9 court date is now 1/22via listMonday Jan 8th, 2007 7:26 PM
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