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HUNG JURY IN REVEREND’S TRIAL

YUBA COUNTY DA TO DECIDE IF PROSECUTORS SHOULD RETRY CASE AGAINST SELF-PROCLAIMED RASTAFARIAN CHURCH LEADER Appeal-Democrat After two and a half days of deliberation, a Yuba County jury could not agree on a verdict in the marijuana conspiracy case against a...

CLOSING ARGUMENTS IN THE MARIJUANA CONSPIRACY CASE OF HEIDI LEPP

The Davis Vanguard by David Greenwald, February 16, 2019 Heidi Lepp, a Rastafarian church leader, is facing two felony conspiracy charges for allegedly running an illegal operation to cultivate and sell cannabis.  If convicted she could face up to three years’...

REVEREND’S FATE IS NOW IN JURY’S HANDS

RASTAFARIAN CHURCH LEADER COULD FACE PRISON TERM Appeal-Democrat by Rachel Rosenbaum, February 15, 2019   Jurors are now deliberating two felony conspiracy charges against Rastafarian church leader Heidi Lepp. After hearing closing arguments from the prosecution and...

YUBA COUNTY DA RESTS CASE AGAINST REVEREND

TRIAL OF RASTAFARIAN CHURCH LEADER CONTINUES; ARRESTED AFTER FOOTHILLS Appeal-Democrat by Rachel Rosenbaum, February 13, 2019 Prosecutors rested their case Wednesday against a Rastafarian church leader and the defense called an expert in medical marijuana. After two...

A HOLY WOMAN OR A SCAM ARTIST?

TRIAL OF SELF-PROCLAIMED RASTAFARIAN REVEREND BEGINS; ARRESTED AFTER FOOTHILL POT GROW SHOOTING Appeal-Democrat by Rachel Rosenbaum, February 6, 2019 Yuba County prosecutors want jurors to believe that Heidi Lepp’s Rastafarian church was a scam. The defense wants them...

UP IN SMOKE: WHEN THE LAW GETS HAZY

NO CONTEST PLEA ENDS LONG-RUNNING DRUG CASE Enterprise by Lauren Keene, June 10, 2018   His court case resolved, a retired UC Davis fire captain convicted of illegal marijuana sales says he was the focus of a “witch hunt” by overzealous Yolo County drug agents and...