Hemp-Seizing Calif. County Slams Co.’s Unlawful Warrant Declare

By Hannah Albarazi (April 8, 2022, 9:35 PM EDT) — A Northern California county asked a California federal judge Friday to put the final nail in the coffin on a suit alleging improper seizure of $77 million in hemp from a Native American company, arguing the remaining claim fails because the company insufficiently pleaded that deputies served an unlawful nighttime warrant.

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

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