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Archive for Saturday, August 5, 2006

Suspect drops claim from Wakarusa Fest

August 5, 2006

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A West Virginia man has dropped his motion to reclaim $2,555 in suspected drug-dealing profits seized from him during the Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival.

A hearing had been scheduled for Friday afternoon in District Court in the case of Patrick J. Stanley, 25, Delbarton, W.Va., who had money seized by state tax agents after being arrested for possession with intent to sell LSD and psilocybin mushrooms.

His court-appointed attorney, Elbridge Griffy IV, had filed a motion to reclaim the money based on the belief that Stanley never had been served with a drug-tax warrant. But shortly before the hearing, Griffy received communication from Stanley saying he had found a copy of the tax warrant in his personal belongings but didn't remember receiving it at the time of his arrest.