All Charges Against All 4 Transporters Will Be Dropped.
The State's District Attorney in Osage County, Mike Fisher still declares he was right about the Marijuana, But the 4 defendants are all too ignorant to be convicted. This legal maneuver may give cover to the law enforcement to keep the entire truckload, as an asset forfeiture of banned drugs.
In a Tulsa World story published earlier this morning, The two trucking security partners, Andrew Ross and David Dirksen; said;
“We knew we were innocent from the beginning,” Ross said. “As stressful as it was with that sort of sentence over our heads, there weren’t too many points where I was that worried or thought that anyone would convict me or send me to life in prison for what we were doing.”
Lies of the State?
But when journalists reached out to the faculty at that Junior College, their response was that the Industrial Hemp testing lab is not yet set up to do such testing.
Fisher told talk show host, Pat Campbell, several months ago that over 3000lbs of the more than 16,000lb payload is legally classified as schedule 1 Marijuana, for criminal court purposes. Fisher waited a month and kept the two African immigrant truckers locked in jail, before he decided to drop charges against them, but at that point he doubled down against the transport security team who only provided a trail vehicle to drive behind the truck while making the specified trek. Fisher Drops Charges Against 2 of the 4 Kentucky Hemp Truckers
Fisher reported at that time, that the truckers were expected to testify for prosecution in the attempt to punish the security team with life in prison for their collusion with the transport.
Get Ready To Be Sued
Civil Lawsuits are already in the works Colorado May Sue Oklahoma Over Interstate Commerce Violation. Panacea Life, the Medical facility in Colorado who purchased the truckload of agricultural Hemp for it's CBD Oil, is already 'lawyered up" and has filed a suit in the case. They're methodically targeting each entity in the succession of the transaction. In a wise and safe strategy, they premised their first lawsuit with an assumption of the 'worst case scenario'; that the truck might be adjudicated as contraband or lost in asset forfeiture. So they filed against the Kentucky agricultural producers for fraud. This motivates the growers to join the fight even though they've been paid in full for the roughly half million dollar payload. It's filed in federal courts and the case will be followed closely.
Assuming that the farmers prove the legality of the commodity in federal courts, Oklahoma will face the next likely suit. Since Mike Fisher is a state official, every Oklahoma taxpayer would be a defendant for the actions of the Pawhuska Police, the Osage Sheriff, and the District Attorney. And let's not forget the district court judges who had the authority to throw out the charges.
The Predator Is Now the Prey
Ultimately Fisher must also make his case politically, to serve beyond his current term.