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City Of Medford Faces Lawsuit From Medical Marijuana Patient

, Written by Travis Koch, Posted: Mon, September 24 2012 at 6:30 PM, Updated: Mon, September 24 2012 at 6:46 PM

Joshua Brewer, a 23 year-old husband and father of three claims he was falsely arrested by Medford Police.

On September 25, 2009 Medford Police along with the District Attorney arrested one of Josh Brewer's roommates for a warrant issue in Northern Oregon.
As a medical marijuana patient and a legal Oregon Medical Marijuana card holder, Brewer had no problem showing police that his operations were all legal.
"When they walked in they saw all of that drying marijuana."
Two days passed when a couple of the same officers who where there days before arrived claiming that they received reports of gunshots in the area. The officers took the marijuana, arrested Brewer, charged him and eventually convicted him for manufacturing and possession. Both felonies but the Gun charges were dropped when the judge couldn't find evidence to prove it he had fired any weapon. The Department of Justice requested that his convictions be removed and they were but Brewer says the damage is already done and believes that shouldn't have been arrested to begin with.

We received no comment from the Medford city attorney in relation to this lawsuit. Brewer and his attorney have plan  to file a federal lawsuit against the City of Medford and several individuals. Southern Oregon Militia, who conducted the investigation with Josh Brewer says there will be no confidential settlement in this case. That means we will also continue to follow the story.

 

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Travis Koch

News at Sunrise Co-Anchor Travis Koch started his career as a filmmaker. He wrote and directed documentaries about traveling and extreme sports.

Among his many life experiences, he was a dog musher in Alaska and a baker in Minnesota. Travis began his career at NBC5 News as a weekend photographer and has continued to follow his dreams in television broadcasting and multimedia.

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