All charges DISMISSED After 1,864 plants and 64 pounds of Pot Seized

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 11, 2017 / comments

[Tully & Weiss Attorneys at Law]

"Victory for Erin O'Neil! All charges DISMISSED. 

Mr. O'Neil is a grower of organic medicinal plants in NorCal. He faced several charges including cultivation, distribution, and possession of personal (legal) firearms. 

Authorities seized 1,864 trees, and 64 pounds of processed product, all grown for legal patients. 

This may be the largest win in California. Tully-Weiss.com legal defense team worked hard for the result of full dismissal of all charges. 

Ag Responds to Measure E Ruling with "Stay the Course"

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 11, 2017 / comments

[Lexi Boeger, Boeger Winery] {photo taken and frequently used by Measure E supporters to denigrate ABC-ED members on social media}

STATEMENT OF AGRICULTURE, BUSINESS AND COMMUNITIES OF EL DORADO (ABC-ED)

In 2016, ABC-ED stood up in public and warned that Measure E was illegal and would strangle El Dorado County’s economy.  We said that traffic-control Measure Y, approved by 72% of the voters in 2008, was working and should continue as-is

First Bird Tests Positive for West Nile Virus This Year

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 11, 2017 / comments

[Carla Hass]

(PLACERVILLE) – El Dorado County health officials received confirmation this week that a bird found in the South Lake Tahoe area of El Dorado County has tested positive for West Nile virus, the first for 2017. The bird, a Stellar’s Jay, was found on July 31st.

So far this year, West Nile virus activity has been reported in 28 California counties, including neighboring Sacramento and Placer counties. There have been four human cases of the virus reported from Kings, Kern, San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties.

Calaveras Auditor and Sheriff at War over $120,000 in Cannabis Funds

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 11, 2017 / comments

[California County News] 

Hung Out To Dry....

Under the urgency cannabis ordinance approved last year, cannabis fees in Calaveras County are supposed to be spent on specific items related to enforcement of the program. But on Tuesday, Calaveras County Auditor Controller Rebecca Callen said Sheriff Rick DiBasilio had misspent more than $120,000 of that money, using it instead for criminal investigations, bookings, and other expenses unrelated to the ordinance.

Callen called the revelations embarrassing.

Jerry Mills pled “no contest” to Beating Female Homeowner Unconscious

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 11, 2017 / comments

[Vern Pierson, EDC District Attorney]

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