Tag: marijuana raid

National Guard, State Police Descend on 81-Year-Old’s Property to Seize Single Cannabis Plant

By Scott Merzbach, Daily Hampshire Gazette (republished with special permission) All that remains of the solitary marijuana plant an 81-year-old grandmother had been growing behind her South Amherst home is a stump and a ragged hole in the ground. Margaret Holcomb said she was growing the plant as medicine, a way to ease arthritis and …

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Florida SWAT Cop Guns Down Unarmed Man in Cannabis Raid

By Phillip Smith, StoptheDrugWar.org A Volusia County sheriff’s deputy on a dawn SWAT team pot raid shot and killed an unarmed resident of the home Tuesday. Derek Cruice, 26, becomes the 10th person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year. According to The Daytona Beach News-Journal, Cruice was unarmed …

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Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter for Killing of Unarmed Marijuana Suspect

A New Orleans police officer who shot and killed a 20-year-old man last year during a marijuana raid has pleaded guilty to manslaughter; he’ll be serving a 4-year sentence. The man who committed the shooting, Joshua Colclough, resigned from the force the day before his guilty plea. According to officials, Wendell Allen, the victim, was …

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