The home of activist and medical marijuana user Richard Evans has been raided by law enforcement officials. Evans’ house served as the home base for the 9-year-old Cincinnati Cannabis Buyers Club.
Evans, who was not home at the time of the raid, subsequently checked himself into a local hospital to combat onsetting symptoms of manic depression — a medical condition which he is treated for. Evans stayed at the hospital throughout the weekend and intends to turn himself over to local authorities.
Evans informed NORML that he still has “no idea” what charges may be pending against him, but speculated that he may be facing felony offenses for two marijuana seedlings that were present in his home. Ironically, witnesses report that law enforcement officers failed to seize the seedlings.
The Cincinnati Buyers Club is one of an estimated 30 underground cannabis buyers clubs located throughout the country. The Cincinnati CBC has an eight member board of directors and distributes marijuana to approximately 30 patients. NORML will attempt to update this story next week.
For more information on Richard Evans’ case, please write to: Americans for Compassionate Use, P.O. Box 2175, Covington, KY 41012.