The above image is of legal cannabis growing in Washoe Valley at the Sol Dispensary.
I Was Arrested for Growing Weed in My Backyard.
Transparency is something I respect and will fight to have in Storey County government.
There is nothing in my past that I choose to hide.
Twenty-Three Years Ago
On July 31st, 1997, I was arrested for doing something that is perfectly legal in both California and Nevada today; cultivating cannabis on my property for personal and medicinal use.
I spent 9 hours in a cell, four months from 12:00 am to 6:00 am on house arrest, completed Drug Court, and 5 years of probation.
Upon completion of probation, my conviction was converted from felony cultivation to maintaining a place of drug manufacture, a misdemeanor.
I was never in trouble with law enforcement before and have not been since.
I regret that my selfish behavior resulted in my children spending one night with CPS and my ex-wife’s arrest.
Happily, the attorney I hired for her was able to have her arrest record sealed and expunged upon completion of the Court supervised Drug Diversion program.
Additionally, I filed for personal bankruptcy in 2012 as part of our divorce agreement to protect my ex-wife’s financial position and credit rating.
We all have feet of clay, and I am no different.
Fun Fact. While I have racked up a schmear fix-it tickets because of a stupid trailer I used to own, I have not received a moving violation since 1986.
Not so Fun Fact. Insomnia sucks. I have not had a good night’s sleep since I quit using cannabis 6 years ago.
If you want to hear about the day I quit drinking 18 years ago, ask me. It’s an interesting story.