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UPDATE: Gary Silva Preliminary Hearing Soon

Jim Finnel

Fallen Cannabis Warrior & Ex News Moderator
The major reason the Riverside Co. DA filed charges against Gary is because he had the audacity to sue the county for the injuries he received when DEA agents and Riverside County Sheriff's officers raided his home. A month AFTER Gary served notice of intention to file a lawsuit for the injuries he sustained, the Riverside Co. DA's office filed criminal charges and began a malicious prosecution campaign against him.

The preliminary hearing this Thursday, Sept. 6 is where Gary's lawyer will move to have all charges dismissed. That's why this is the big one. The California Supreme Court in the Mower Decision ruled that all the defendant had to do was produce a reasonable doubt as to their guilt in order to have their case dismissed. Since Gary was a bona fide patient and caregiver, all charges should be dismissed. We will see so please join us this Thursday, Sept. 6 at the Larson Justice Center in Indio at 8:30 a.m.where we will root for justice and that all charges are dismissed.

The Larson Justice Center is located at 46200 Oasis Street in Indio.

In an ironic twist, today was the day that Gary and Krista took on Riverside County directly with the issuance of subpoenas to the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, Sheriff's officers and the DEA.

Ryan Michaels is a friend of Gary and here is what he wrote about their serving the subpoenas to Riverside County elected officials and law enforcement.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls -

I am proud to announce that today the County of Riverside Board of Supervisors, Riverside County Sheriffs Department, and a number of members of the DEA were served with summons and complaints regarding the personal injury of Garry Silva, the Sky Valley resident and qualified medicinal cannabis patient who was raided March 14, 2006 by the DEA regarding his cultivation of his medicinal cannabis.

This is an amazing step towards holding these individuals accountable for their actions.

Garry was injured severely in the raid, his shoulder was broken and dislocated and his original spinal damage was greatly exacerbated. I took little pleasure in personally delivering these summons. These individuals make a habit and lifestyle out of intimidating through force anyone brave enough to do something they personally disagree with.

I met with Frank Pepper - the lead officer in the investigation - and a member of the local branch of the Drug Enforcement Administration. I only hope that this effort to hold these individuals accountable will demonstrate a greater need at every level for the attention to the patients involved in this movement. It needs to be brought to public attention that the DEA makes no judgment between raiding a dispensary and raiding a 53-year-old spinal stenosis patient.

Please be sure to stay on top of Garry Silva's case, as you may or may not know he is also facing state charges for cultivation, although the DEA ultimately headed the investigation it is the state who picked up the evidence and decided to file charges against a qualified patient and caregiver acting in accordance with State Medicinal Cannabis laws.

Take care and stay safe, Ryan Michaels Patient Advocate

Gary and Krista will be Saturday's meeting to bring you up to date on the criminal charges and court proceedings against him as well as their lawsuit to hold Riverside County accountable for their despicable actions.

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Jim Finnel

Fallen Cannabis Warrior & Ex News Moderator

Gary Silva uses medical marijuana to alleviate pain from degenerative disk disease and nerve damage. Gary was asleep in his Sky Valley, California home, when the police came to the door. When Gary, who cultivated marijuana in his home on behalf of his patients' collective, went to undo the deadbolt, DEA agents kicked in the door. The force sent Gary sprawling to the floor, dislocating his shoulder and causing lacerations to his face. Gary had to go to the emergency room.

The DEA agents also pointed a gun at Gary's wife and daughter, confiscated 80 plants, some dry medicine, and a few old guns.

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