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LA Drugs Activist Arrested For Trying To Sell Drugs

by | 14th, June 2009

drugs-crimeKENDALL Craig Farris, leading light of the Over the Wall Foundation in Marina del Rey, California, an anti-drug program has been is arrested in El Segundo after an undercover Redondo Beach officer was sold fake methamphetamine and ecstasy tablets.

The LA Times’s Jeff Gottlieb looks at the group’s website:

Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl called them “amazing tools which our schools and communities desperately need” and thanked Farris for meeting with him and his staff.

His mission is…

“to help youth, schools, and families prevent drug and alcohol abuse before it starts, and intervene in any drug abuse which may already have begun.”

The caper:

Farris, 47, arrived at the coffeehouse in a taxi, police said. An undercover officer gave him an envelope containing $480 in exchange for methamphetamine and ecstasy tablets, which turned out to be fake, authorities said. Farris was arrested at 3:40 p.m.

If it’s fake, is it still a crime?

Farris was arraigned Friday on charges of selling a substance that he alleged was drugs… He is the author of “Drugs, Kids and Crime: Surviving Our Drug Obsessed Culture.”

Recommended retail price: $10 a gram.


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