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Federal Prohibition Against Legalized Medical Cannabis Enables Robbery, Kidnapping

by Another Angry Patient Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 at 7:41 AM

The kidnapping, torture and castration of a local medical cannabis dispensary owner plays into the hands of the federal prohibition against medical cannabis and prevents the voters of states like CA and CO from being able to put their votes for legalization into practice. By creating a hostile business climate and forcing dispensary owners to deal in cash the federal government directly enables these sorts of kidnappings and robberies. Yet big banks continue to launder drug cartel money? Hypocrisy anyone?


When the federal government prevents legal cannabis dispensary owners from using banks they are forced to deal in large amounts of cash. This then results in the medical cannabis dispensary owners being targets for robbery and in worse cases for kidnapping, torture and death. The four individuals being charged with the kidnapping, torture and castration of an Orange County medical cannabis dispensary owner are complicit with federal government prohibition tactics by creating a climate of fear following their brutal cruelty to a legal dispensary owner in the desert.

The following case of kidnapping and torture is coming to trial. For the four individuals accussed, they would certainly get much better treatment in prison than if they were released and apprehended by some angry vigilante patients and taken to the desert themselves for a little Q & A session.



"NEWPORT BEACH – Three people suspected of kidnapping and torturing the owner of a marijuana dispensary and dumping him in the desert were arrested, including one person who had fled to Iran, authorities said.

Newport Beach detectives Friday arrested Ryan Kevorkian, 34, and Naomi Kevorkian, 33, in Fresno, a day after FBI agents arrested Hossein Nayeri, 34, in the Czech Republic. They, along with Kyle Handley, 34, who was arrested in October 2012, are facing felony charges of kidnapping, aggravated mayhem and torture.

Handley’s lawyer could not be reached Friday afternoon. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges, court records show. It was not clear whether the other three defendants yet have lawyers.

Authorities allege the Kevorkians, Nayeri and Handley targeted the owner of a marijuana dispensary they believed had buried large amounts of cash in the desert. Authorities did not release the owner’s name, but court records previously indicated that he was a principal in a Santa Ana-based dispensary.

Prosecutors say sometime before October 2012, the owner of the dispensary took Handley and other marijuana growers to an “extravagant and expensive” weekend in Las Vegas. After returning from the trip, authorities say, Handley told Nayeri and Ryan Kevorkian that the dispensary owner was “extremely wealthy,” leading them to devise a plan to kidnap and rob him.

They began conducting video surveillance on the dispensary owner, prosecutors allege, following him as he made frequent trips from his home to the desert on the way to Palm Springs. Authorities say the owner was driving to the desert to “discuss a possible investment deal,” but that Handley, Nayeri and Kevorkian wrongly believed he was actually burying money.

A week prior to the suspected kidnapping, Nayeri led police on a high-speed chase after committing a routine traffic violation, prosecutors said. Police believe he crashed the car and ran away, escaping but leaving behind surveillance equipment and videos which were recovered by officers.

Authorities allege that on Oct. 2, 2012, Handley, Nayeri and Ryan Kevorkian broke into the dispensary owner’s Newport Beach home, zip-tied the man, “severely beat” him and put him in a van. Prosecutors say the three also tied up and kidnapped the owner’s girlfriend and stole “a large amount of cash” from his home.

While driving to the desert, prosecutors say, the three men burned the dispensary owner with a blowtorch and cut off his penis, pouring bleach on the man before dumping him and his girlfriend on the side of the road in an attempt to destroy DNA evidence. The girlfriend, apparently still bound, ran a mile to a main road where she flagged down a police car.

Authorities allege the three men took the dispensary owner’s penis with them “so that it could never be re-attached.” They say the owner spent an “extensive time in the hospital recovering from his injuries.”

When Newport Beach police investigators began to canvass the neighborhood where the kidnapping occurred, they found a witness who had taken down the license number of a “suspicious” car that had been parked in the area. The detectives learned that Handley had been the registered owner of the vehicle.

Evidence found at Handley’s home linked him to the kidnapping and torture, prosecutors said, and DNA found on the evidence led police to Nayeri. They also found the DNA of two other individuals who they were initially unable to identify, authorities said.

Prosecutors did not outline what evidence was found. However, a previously released search warrant affidavit indicated that towels with possible bleach stains, a zip tie and “panda paper” similar to what the owner described as being in the vehicle he was taken to the desert in were found at Handley’s home. Panda paper is a reflective material used to direct more light onto marijuana plants.

After identifying Nayeri, detectives went back to the video surveillance equipment and footage they had found in his vehicle after the pursuit prior to the kidnapping.

Prosecutors say Nayeri fled to Iran, but was arrested by the FBI on Thursday at an airport in Prague while transferring flights to Spain, where he was reportedly planning to visit family.

After an “extensive investigation,” prosecutors said, Newport Beach detectives used the initially unidentified DNA “profiles” found at Handley’s home to tie Ryan and Naomi Kevorkian to the kidnapping and torture.

Authorities allege Naomi Kevorkian “participated in the plan to kidnap and torture” the dispensary owner, though she was not present for the attack.

Ryan and Naomi Kevorkian are scheduled Tuesday to appear in court for an arraignment. Prosecutors say Nayeri will face extradition hearings in the Czech Republic, which have not yet been scheduled.

Handley will return to court Nov. 15 for a preliminary hearing.

All four are being held without bail. If convicted, they face a maximum sentence of life in state prison without parole."

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/owner-536164-handley-dispensary.html





While the federal government creates conditions that enable robbery, kidnapping and torture of legal cannabis dispensary owners and employees that offer the public a much needed service left unfullfilled by big pharma, they also enable illegal drug cartels who launder their money in the big corporate banks. The restriction of legal cannabis dispensary owners from banks creates the dangers and risks that discourage many from opening a business. In addition the continued prohibition of cannabis from the federal governments keeps the illegal drug cartels in business who will certainly use these same banks to launder their blood money.


As usual with the federal government and corporate banks we get the "do as we say, not as we do!" line that amounts to;



"Stunning Hypocrisy

The big banks have laundered hundreds of billions of dollars for drug cartels. See this, this, this, this, this and this (indeed, drug dealers kept the banking system afloat during the depths of the 2008 financial crisis).

The HSBC employee who blew the whistle on the banks’ money laundering for terrorists and drug cartels says said: “America is losing the drug war because our banks are [still] financing the cartels“, and “Banks financing drug cartels … affects every single American“.


And yet the banks refuse to provide banking services for LEGAL marijuana in states like Colorado which have blessed the sale of pot.

- See more at: http://theantimedia.org/big-banks-who-laundered-drug-cartel-money-refuse-to-work-with-legal-marijuana-dispensaries/#sthash.g18kCWE4.dpuf


The Feds are a big part of the problem. After all, they support some ruthless, criminal drug cartels.

On the other hand, the sale of marijuana is still illegal under Federal law pursuant to the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. § 801 et seq.

This is true even in California and other states which have allow medical or recreational marijuana. U.S. v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers’ Co-op (2001) 532 U.S. 483 (medical necessity is not an exception to 21 U.S.C., §841(a)(1) governing the federal prohibition against manufacture and distribution of marijuana).

As the New York Times reported in May of 2011:


Marijuana remains illegal under federal law, but that has not stopped a fuzzy industry of marijuana farms and dispensaries from rising to serve the 15 states that allow the drug to be used for medical purposes. Under President Obama, the federal government had seemed to make a point of paying little attention — until now.

***

As some states seek to increase regulation but also further protect and institutionalize medical marijuana, federal prosecutors are suddenly asserting themselves, authorizing raids and sending strongly worded letters that have cast new uncertainty on an issue that has long brimmed with tension between federal and state law.

- See more at: http://theantimedia.org/big-banks-who-laundered-drug-cartel-money-refuse-to-work-with-legal-marijuana-dispensaries/#sthash.g18kCWE4.dpuf

http://theantimedia.org/big-banks-who-laundered-drug-cartel-money-refuse-to-work-with-legal-marijuana-dispensaries/


The four individuals charged with the kidnapping, torture and castration of a legal cannabis dispensary owner can rest assurred that they are the finest examples of prostitution of their moral character for the benefit of the federal government and the murderous drug cartels. What would i give to get some alone time with these government goons in the desert on a one to one basis? The ants would be the happiest once they got a taste of their wicked blood! It would bring me untold joy to feed the ants the blood of these wicked government enablers!
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