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From the U.S. Marijuana Party website:
- Published on Tuesday, 18 June 2013
- Written by Sheree Krider
It has just come to my attention that William A. Chengelis, a.k.a., “Wayward Bill”, acting President of the U.S. Marijuana Party has been detained in Washington, D.C.
Apparently, per Jeffrey Kabik he was arrested following a handing out of a sampling of medibles.
“We were at the federal congress office building cafeteria. with the Silver Tour, Robert Platshorn.
About 60 in our group. About 300 in the hall. Bill gave out medibles and one went to a regular tourist.
Next security and jail. ”
Jeffrey is now awaiting a call from Bill but the rumor is that the current bail may be as high as $125,000.00.
This puts the July 4th marching permit for the White House in jeopardy.
I am awaiting news and will update accordingly.
Anyone wishing to donate funds for Bill please call me at 270-473-0355.
UPDATE: Jeff Kabik has just informed me that Wayward has been released and he is going to pick him up. We do not have any further details yet but will keep updating…
UPDATE: From our own acting president:
“Beer. Delicious homemade East coast spaghetti. Phattys. Friends. No banging steel doors. No snorers. I’m okay. Hasn’t sunk in yet. One thing the doo-doo isn’t shallow. I’ve always been a risk taker. There was no profit involved. All medications were donated I made a bad judgement call. Two pot misdemeanors. 180 days max or 360 back to back. Another front line furlough maybe . Decisions Decisions!”
Quoted from Wayward Bill’s Facebook Page:
Wayward Bill Defense Fund…
I am taking my case to trial.
Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance
and Unlawful Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance.
Controlled Substance was Cannabis Candy.
I am in for the fight of my life. If I lose I could get up to 180 days incarceration (concurrent) plus up to a $1000 fine and or 360 days (consecutive) plus up to a $2000.
PLEASE DONATE My first court date (Preliminary Hearing) is August 2.
Robert J Corry Jr is taking the case pro bono but I am going to have to fly him and me to Washington, DC to represent me. Hotel accommodations too.
William A. Chengelis, aka Wayward Bill (photo: US Marijuana Party)
The president of the US Marijuana Party, William A. Chengelis, better known to marijuana law reformers as Wayward Bill, has been arrested on charges of distribution of a dangerous controlled substance by Washington, DC, federal police, according to reports from Denver’s John Doe Radio.
Tim Martin reports that Chengelis and federal medical marijuana patient Irvin Rosenfeld were initially detained, but Rosenfeld was soon released without arrest. Chengelis is scheduled for a bond hearing this afternoon on charges of allegedly passing a cannabis-medicated candy to a patient on federal property, according to Martin.
According to NORML, under federal law, “distribution of a small amount of marijuana, for no remuneration, is treated as possession.” The penalties for first time possession under federal law are a misdemeanor with a possible one year in prison and $1,000 fine.