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WA medical marijuana user gets $2,000 check

 Posted: 11:20 AM May 30, 2009

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — Kitsap County has written a $2,000 check to a medical marijuana user whose lamps for growing pot were destroyed by county officials.

In March, Bruce Olson was acquitted by a jury of illegally growing and selling pot.

The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office says the 55-year-old Olson went to the sheriff's office this month two years after his home was raided by county investigators.

Sheriff's office spokesman Scott Wilson told the Kitsap Sun the 55-year-old Olson was attempting to get some of his property back. Wilson says got his paraphernalia and video surveillance equipment back, as ordered by Kitsap County Superior Court.

But Wilson says Olson's ballasts, lights and bulbs for growing the marijuana had been destroyed because of lack of space in the county's evidence room. So the county agreed to compensate Olson for the loss.

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Information from: Kitsap Sun, http:www.kitsapsun.com/


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