US Marijuana Party

Friday, July 29, 2005

Marc Emery Arrested and BCMP Raided

The BCMP Headquarters in Vancouver has been raided by the RCMP with help from the DEA. Marc Emery was arrested in front of a store in Halifax NS before he was to speak at a rally.

There is rumor of an extradition order for Marc, his assistant Michelle Rainey and Marijuana Man.

You can get the latest news HERE

From CTV

B.C. Marijuana Party store raided, leader arrested News Staff

Police raided a marijuana seed store run by the B.C. Marijuana Party leader in Vancouver Friday.

Vancouver radio station CKNW reports that the warrant cited a request from U.S. officials.

Leader Marc Emery was not at the store as police arrived with a search warrant shortly before 11 a.m.

Police say he has been arrested in Halifax.

Party spokesperson Kirk Tousaw said he had not spoken to Emery since the raid

"I can express a pretty significant disappointment that police would choose to go this route to go after Marc and others who have been operating there for years with no harm to anyone," said Tousaw.

Emery and two other people are accused of conspiracy to manufacture marijuana, conspiracy to distribute seed, and money laundering.

"The timing stinks. They do it on Friday so that they can keep you in jail the maximum amount of time before you can be released on bail," said Tousaw.


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