Aftermath of the Marijuana Raids

, Posted: Fri, May 24 2013 at 6:30 PM, Updated: Fri, May 24 2013 at 7:31 PM

Today, Sonorml is back open, raising money. Attempting to bail out Lori and Leland Duckworth, the organizers of the Medford cannabis center raided by police just yesterday.

NBC 5's Jennifer Elliott brings us more on why they are trying to get them out, and soon.


Oregon medical marijuana patients tell us that at least two of the people now in jail are not getting their medication and one has already suffered a seizure.

The aftermath of a raid.
"All my patient files were taken," says Sonorml employee Racheal Bradley.
"A complete surprise, definitely," comments another employee Alejandro Garcia.
"The thought they would go through our clothing that we had for the homeless thinking there was something hidden, that's just amazes me," says Keith Hoover.
Today Sonorml employees and volunteers like Hoover came back inside the building:
"Everything we have done here at Norml, which is a non-profit organization, our attorney's went through everything and made sure we were doing it within the bounds of the law," says Hoover.
Thursday's search warrants were executed at different medical marijuana establishments across the valley, including Sonorml.

Police say the raids were the result of an 18 month investigation by - MADGE - Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement. They say witnesses were able to make controlled buys of marijuana from the store fronts. Four arrests were made.

Now the organization is trying to raise enough money to bail out Leland and Lori Duckworth, Sonorml's organizers. They need 110 thousand to post bail.

In an interview 1 month ago, Duckworth told us she uses medical marijuana to treat fibromialgia, and major nerve damage. Since her arrest Thursday we're told she's a had seizure. Her husband, is being denied all of his medication, medical marijuana and all other prescriptions for PTSD, bipolar, and back surgery pain. We're told, so far he has been given one Tylenol. Family and attornies are trying to find a way to get them treatment.

"Lori and Lee would not do anything they thought was illegal," continues Hoover.

We've received no comment yet from officials regarding the matter.
The Duckworths face multiple counts on charges of conspiracy to commit unlawful delivery of controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school.

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