Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Arcata Eye says Deputy Drug Czar was in town

As I reported last Friday on this blog, the feds are still interested in grow houses in Arcata. According to the Eye, Scott Burns, deputy director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy participated in the recent pot raids in Eureka and points south last week. He met with city officials and dismissed any notion of medical usefulness of marijuana. After leaving Arcata, he headed to Sacramento where he said he met with the U.S. Attorney, officials with the Drug Enforcement Administration and other drug enforcement personnel including the FBI, county sheriffs and police chiefs. He said he will soon discuss what he found with John P. Walters, ONDCP director in Washington D.C. He said local owners of medical marijuana dispensaries are at risk of losing their property via asset forfeiture which he said "I predict will happen soon".

1 comment:

Tom Sebourn said...

Scott Burns of the ONDCP. I didn't make up his last name.