Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Thursday, October 22, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Clear Day 40° Clear
News >  Marijuana

Two plead guilty following medical marijuana raids

Two men have pleaded guilty to felony possession of marijuana following raids in April of several marijuana dispensaries in the Spokane area. Charles W. Wright, 41, of Rathdrum, and Jon R. Vivian, 31, of Spokane, pleaded guilty this week to the charges in U.S. District Court. They were charged following raids of more than 40 businesses that were selling marijuana to medical patients. Wright and Vivian were business partners in a dispensary called THC Pharmacy, located at 1108 S. Perry St. A search conducted on April 28 netted 36 plants, $12,706 in cash and bottles full of marijuana buds. Sentencing for both men has been set in February. “Our goal was to seek voluntary compliance with the federal law,” U.S. Attorney Mike Ormsby said in a news release. “Absent that, we were left with no other alternative than to enforce the law with quick and direct action.”
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Subscribe to the Coronavirus newsletter

Get the day’s latest Coronavirus news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter.


New health insurance plans available November 1 through Washington Healthplanfinder

 (Photo courtesy WAHBE)
Sponsored

Fall means the onset of the cold and flu season.