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Drug War Chronicle #539 - June 13, 2008

Phillip S. Smith, Editor - David Borden, Executive Director

Busted: Veteran Yippie Activist Dana Beal Arrested in Illinois

Veteran activist Dana Beal of Global Marijuana March fame spent more than a week behind bars in Illinois, arrested on money-laundering charges after police found $150,000 in cash. But he bailed out Thursday after the original charge vanished, to be replaced by an obstruction of justice charge. The cash is still in custody.

Weekly: Blogging @ the Speakeasy

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