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Prosecution of Oklahoma pipe shop leaves residents perplexed

The Associated Press - May 6, 2017 10:22 am

Prosecution of Oklahoma pipe shop leaves residents perplexed
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) – The Republican district attorney in the college town of Norman, Oklahoma, is pursuing criminal charges against a local shop owner (Stephen Holman, pictured) and several of his clerks for selling glass pipes.
But the shop owner and his clerks, including a popular local city councilman, are fighting back.
The case has already resulted in a hung jury and an acquittal. The defendants have refused plea deals. And they’re backed by a national individual liberty group that says law enforcement should quit wasting taxpayers’ time and money.
A third trial began this week.
The prosecutor’s determination has puzzled some residents of the left-leaning town, as other states ease penalties for marijuana use or legalize the drug altogether.

Image: Seattle Times

 

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