Rev. Charles Eddy Lepp will likely be released from custody on Wednesday, April 20th 2005 thanks to Lynette Shaw, from the Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana. Shaw has come through with the property needed to secure Rev. Lepp’s release.
On the afternoon of Monday April 18th 2005, Rev. Shaw, along with Rev. Lepp’s pro bono lawyers, J. Tony Serra, Shari Greenberger, and Omar Figueroa, met with the prosecuting attorney, Dave Hall, to hammer out an agreement for Eddy’s release. Hall agreed to Rev. Lepp’s release with the promise of Shaw’s Marin County home to secure Rev. Lepp’s release, and the guarantee of all formal paperwork to follow in a couple of weeks. Hall and Serra intend to appear with Eddy before Magistrate James in the San Francisco Federal Court Building on Wednesday 4-20-05 at 9:30am to request that Rev. Lepp be set free forthwith.
Upon his release from Santa Rita Jail, Rev. Lepp will be permitted to medicate and posses his medical marijuana as recommended by his doctors, but must agree not to cultivate any cannabis for the time being. Hopefully, generous individuals will provide donations of organic cannabis to Rev. Lepp for medical & religious use.
Rev. Lepp has spent a total of 63 days in jail awaiting his release. On Wednesday February 16th 2005 he was arrested and has been confined ever since. Rev. Lepp’s supporters urge all media and supporters that can to be present for Rev. Lepp’s court date at 9:30am on 4-20-05 in front of Magistrate Judge James at the San Francisco Federal Court Building.
Rev. Lepp will hopefully released soon thereafter and will be immediately available for interviews. Please contact the Santa Rita Jail (925/551-6500) for any information about his release on 4-20-05. Or you can contact Eddy’s Medicinal Gardens and Ministry of Cannabis and Rastafari directly at 707-275-8879, please leave any contact information needed to reach you and they will get back to you as soon as possible.