Medical Marijuana Grower Shot and Stabbed in Robbery Could Face Charges

Categories: Medical Weed
See also: Medical Marijuana Grower Shot and Stabbed During Apparent Robbery
See also: Medical Marijuana Grower Who Was Shot Runs a "Compassion Club

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Surprise police are not ruling out the possiblity of charges against the medical marijuana grower who was shot and stabbed inside his home Monday in a robbery attempt.

Martin Ridgway was in critical condition after being shot once in the abdomen and stabbed multiple times by one of the three men who came to his home/compassion club posing as medical marijuana patients, and as is the case with several aspects of Arizona's medical marijuana program, the legality of Ridgway's setup is up in the air.

According to court documents, Ridgway's house had "hundreds of marijuana plants," as well as "multiple packages of marijuana ready for sale."

Selling marijuana still isn't legal, since licensed dispensaries aren't expected to open for another year, although Ridgway apparently was running a "compassion club," in which suppliers typically offer up the medicine for free, in exchange for donations for membership.

"The investigation is ongoing at this time," Surprise police Sergeant Mike Donovan tells New Times "A specific quantity of plants was never mentioned. If during the course of the investigation it is determined that there are any violations of the law, the determination of charging would be considered at that time.

According to the court documents, Ridgway told police that the men had come to his home to "purchase" marijuana, but gave him fake medical marijuana cards.

As as ridiculous as it sounds, given the alleged intent to engage in a "purchase" and the number of plants Ridgway had, charges against him could be under consideration at some point.

The man who shot and stabbed Ridgway died as police officers came through the door of the home -- after Ridgway returned some stabs in self-defense -- while alleged getaway driver Stephanie Conley and alleged robber Jesse Gillen were arrested, and face several charges, including murder.

The other man involved in the robbery managed to escape police.




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dhoschouer
dhoschouer

THEY NEED TO JUST LEGALIZE IT... WE WILL BE FOLLOWING THIS MORE ON THE ARIZONA MEDICAL MARIJUANA GUIDE. www.arizonamedicalmarijuanaguide.com

bionicmisfit
bionicmisfit

Just another of myriad instances of the American JU$T U$ system being as inverted as it is perverted.

bionicmisfit
bionicmisfit

This is what happened during Prohibition....people in this country never learn. Gonj is here to stay and the billions in tax money the cops obscenely squander upholding sociopathic MJ "laws" could be vastly better spent fighting white collar crime as in Wall Street...bona fide mala in se financial crimes that have brought more ruination on this country than all the grass from here to the far side of Hell....but don't expect anything in America to make Western Hemisphere sense anymore.

People31
People31

This is what the future will look like if Bill Montgomery continues on his crusade to keep dispensaries from opening.  90 licensed, secured, regulated, and monitored facilities designed to get medical marijuana to patients who need it, or 30,000 individuals growing in unsecured back rooms of their homes with no security or oversight.  Seems like common sense to me...

malcolmkyle16
malcolmkyle16

Ryan Donaghy, Chairman of the Board Donaghy Sales, LLC Alcoholic beverage distributer, steadily funds anti-marijuana efforts

 

Ron Fowler, Immediate Past Chairman Liquid Investments, LLC Alcoholic beverage distributer, steadily funds anti-marijuana efforts

 

Tom Reyes, Vice Chairman Crest Beverage, LLC; Gate City Beverage Distributors-San Bernardino; Harbor Distributing, LLC-Anaheim, Gardena, Santa Ana Alcoholic beverage distributer, steadily funds anti-marijuana efforts

 

David “Duke” Reyes, Chief Financial Officer Crest Beverage, LLC; Gate City Beverage Distributors-San Bernardino; Harbor Distributing, LLC-Anaheim, Gardena, Santa Ana Alcoholic beverage distributer, steadily funds anti-marijuana efforts

 

Peter Heimark, Secretary Heimark Distributing Co. Triangle Distributing Co. Alcoholic beverage distributer, steadily funds anti-marijuana efforts

 

Terence Fox, NBWA CA Director M.E. Fox and Co. Alcoholic beverage distributer, steadily funds anti-marijuana efforts

 

Travis Markstein, NBWA CA Director Markstein Beverage Co. Sacramento; Markstein Beverage Co. San Marcos Alcoholic beverage distributer, steadily funds anti-marijuana efforts

 

Cherisse Alford, CBBD PAC Chair Alford Distributing, Alcoholic beverage distributer, steadily funds anti-marijuana efforts

 

Jeff Jordano, Management Committee Member Pacific Beverage Co. Alcoholic beverage distributer, steadily funds anti-marijuana efforts

 

T.J. Louderback, Management Committee Member Anheuser-Busch In Bev Sales Inc. of Pomona and Antelope Valley, Alcoholic beverage distributer, steadily funds anti-marijuana efforts

etc. etc. etc.

 

http://1anonymouslegion.com/narcowarriors/

 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

If he's charged with a felony, marijuana crime ... and someone DIED during the commission of that felony, marijuana sales... he could also be charged with Felony Murder in many jurisdictions.

 

 

SeedyWard
SeedyWard

What did I say yesterday? Watch the poor victim get more time than the muderers now. Time to end the insanity: legalize cannabis ASAP!

Inhale
Inhale

 @People31 Oversight? Who needs oversight to grow. Colt ,  Smith and Wesson secure my back room. Common sense says "Lets go back to our symbiotic relationship with Cannabis." 

 

malcolmkyle16
malcolmkyle16

@DonkeyHotay your beloved Prohibition has diverted police resources away from other law enforcement activities, with the result that violent crimes and crimes against property have been higher than they would otherwise have been. To the extent that communities divert law enforcement resources from violent crimes to illegal drug offenses, the risk of punishment for engaging in violent crimes is reduced.

 

Kindly follow the link to a scientific paper that determines empirically the homicide offense rate to changes in the percentage of arrests attributed to drug offenses. The empirical results obtained are consistent with a priori expectations that homicide offense rates are higher in communities that devote a greater percentage of their policing resources to the enforcement of drug laws.

 

http://www.cato.org/pubs/journal/cj14n3/cj14n3-8.pdf

 

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada recently reviewed 15 studies that evaluated the association between violence and drug law enforcement. "Our findings suggest that increasing drug law enforcement is unlikely to reduce drug market violence. Instead, the existing evidence base suggests that gun violence and high homicide rates may be an inevitable consequence of drug prohibition and that disrupting drug markets can paradoxically increase violence."

 

http://tinyurl.com/c4uyecn

 

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 @SeedyWard i dont know and i cant remember what you said 5 minits ago much less yesterday as i was to stoned and i missed it and i forgot. what did you say yesterday man? old hippie stoners like me have very bad memorys, like no memory at all man.

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 @SeedyWard  as soon as its legal the criminals will just rob the pot store that sells it just like they rob the drug store for pain pills. if you need lotsa old school hippie pot i have plenty for sale. and i also have have local arizona grown desert peyote and magic mushrooms to. im still psychedelic from the 1960s woodstock generation.

jeanjb
jeanjb

 @DOOLEY

 dude, you said you had some shrooms,maaaaaannnn!

and weeeeeed too!

W.P.O.D.!

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

AND HE DOES NOT DO DRUGS OR DRINK. HE JOGS -RUNS 4 DAYS A WEEK.

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 @jeanjb i make great mushroom tea and great peyote tea to.

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 @jeanjb free desert arizona peyote grows all around here in the local desert if you know where to look.

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 @jeanjb i have natural organic psychedelics not dope.

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