Judge Denies Dismissal Of Marijuana Case Against ‘Kettle Falls Five’

WASHINGTON: Judge Thomas O. Rice has denied the motion to dismiss the criminal case against the Kettle Falls Five, setting up a likely appeal. You can read Rice’s motion at the bottom of this story.

Original story follows:

The trial for the quintet of marijuana farmers dubbed the “Kettle Falls Five” seems destined for another delay.

When it commences, it may be the trial of the Kettle Falls Four.

The attorney for Larry Harvey, patriarch of the family now facing federal criminal prosecution for what they believe was a legal medical marijuana grow near Colville, said he’s confident the U.S. Attorney’s Office will drop the charges against the 71-year-old based on his failing health.


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