DEA and Mendocino Law Enforcement Raided Love In It Cooperative in Mendocino Yesterday—Sherry Glaser Arrested

Kym Kemp / Wednesday, March 5 @ 7:39 p.m. / marijuana

Images in this story from screengrabs of Love in It’s webpages.

UPDATE 3/9:

Kerry Reynolds of KMUD was able to interview Sheba Love, wife of Sherry Glaser. (The sound clip is embedded above courtesy of that radio station and Reynolds.) In it, Love contends that the home raided containing the $65,000 and the hash lab were not associated with Love in It Cooperative.

Later, Terri Klemetson was able to interview Sherry Glaser who described the experience. Glaser’s response starts just before the 15 minute mark. She reiterates that the butane used for hash extraction did not belong to her cooperative.

http://archive.kmud.org/mp3/kmud_140306_180000newspm.mp3

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Original post below:

Yesterday, search warrants were served on the Love in It Cooperative in Mendocino. The business provided dried cannabis, clones, kief, and marijuana food products as well as a “Bed, Bud and Breakfast.”

DEA agents as well as various Mendocino County law enforcement agencies seized marijuana products as well as guns, $65,000, and around 800 plants.

Americans for Safe Access, a national marijuana advocacy group, reported yesterday that a patient attempted to access the business and was turned away by an officer. 

UPDATE: One of those arrested is Sherry Glaser, political activist and actress, known for her 2005 topless appearance on the steps of the California State Capitol building to protest policies by then Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Glaser was arrested then. Later, a court ruled that this a violation of her right to free speech.

More information is provided by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Department below.

Mendocino Sheriff Dept. Press Release:

On 03-04-2014 Deputies from the County of Mendocino, Marijuana Eradication Team assisted by Mendocino County Sheriff Detective Unit, Agents from the Mendocino Major Crimes Task Force, Agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration and Investigators from the District Attorney’s Office served four search warrants related to the “Love In It Cooperative” on the Mendocino County North Coast.

Seized pursuant to the search warrants was packaged marijuana, marijuana food items, scales, a money counter, narcotic sales records, five firearms including an assault weapon, items used to manufacture a controlled substance (honey oil via butane extraction method), approximately $65,000.00 in US Currency, approximately 800 growing marijuana plants and other evidence related to the sales of marijuana.

Robert Love was arrested in Mendocino for violation of 11359 H&S, 11358 H&S, 11366.5 H&S and 30605(a) PC, to be held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.

Dana Howells was arrested in Mendocino for violation of section 11359 H&S and 11358 H&S, to be held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.

Sheryl Glaser was arrested in Albion for violation of section 11359 H&S, 11358 H&S and 11366.5 H&S, to be held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.

Larissa Maple was arrested in Comptche for violation of section 11359 H&S and 11366.5 H&S, to be held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.

Howard Baker was arrested in Comptche for violation of section 11379.6 H&S, to be held in lieu of $50,000.00 bail.

Kevin Logan was arrested in Comptche for violation of section 11379.6 H&S, to be held in lieu of $50,000.00 bail.

Michael Spradlin was arrested in Albion for violation of section 11359 H&S and 11360 H&S, to be held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.

Colton Nation was arrested in Albion for violation of section 11359 H&S, to be held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.

Cassidy Erickson was arrested in Albion for violation of section 11359 H&S, to be held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.

All nine suspects were booked into the Mendocino County jail on the listed charges.  

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