Hemp-Seizing Calif. County Slams Co.’s Illegal Warrant Claim

By Hannah Albarazi (April 8, 2022, 9:35 p.m. EDT) – A Northern California county on Friday asked a California federal judge to put the final nail in the coffin of a lawsuit alleging the improper seizure of $77 million from hemp from a Native American company, arguing that the remaining claim fails because the company did not sufficiently plead that the deputies served an illegal night warrant.

The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors and the Sheriff’s Department urged U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller to permanently dismiss the only remaining claim stemming from a lawsuit alleging the deputies violated the Fourth Amendment rights of the Native American company Free Spirit Organics by going beyond the scope of…

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