Former news reporter, marijuana activist, and viral sensation Charlo Greene is back in the news once again, this time for running into some legal trouble. Police raided Greene’s Alaska Cannabis Club on Friday after reports of illegal activities on the premises. From KTUU:
“Police received reports of the illegal sale of marijuana and other derivatives at a location that’s been identified as the Alaska Cannabis Club on the 600 block of Gamble Street,” police wrote in a statement to media. “Search warrants are currently being served at the location …”
According to a warrant provided to the Anchorage Press which was posted on facebook, police were searching for evidence of misconduct involving a “controlled substance”.
The warrant also states packaging materials and items relating to illegal transactions, two cars were also impounded by police.
“Any evidence we find here in pursuit to the investigation we would seize that evidence and likely some charges will be filed,” said APD spokesperson Jennifer Castro at the scene Friday afternoon. “It’s a good reminder that you cannot sell marijuana in Alaska or any product in any other form.”
Greene, aka Charlene Egbe, held firm on her club not being involved in any illegal sales, noting that the police action would not stop her business when speaking to KTVA and in an email to the Associated Press:
“By opening back up bright and early, less than 24 hours after the local police department’s failed scare tactic, we, at the Alaska Cannabis Club, have made it clear that the will of the people is stronger than any force they have — and we aren’t going anywhere,” she said in an email to The Associated Press.
Greene said she was “incensed” the police executed a search warrant on her instead of focusing on a stabbing and shootings that happened nearby just a few hours before.(via)
The police released a statement calling for patience with state legislature, but noting that people still cannot legally sell marijuana in the state. Who do you believe?