Man claims police threatened to kill his dog in pot raid

By Eric W. Dolan
Saturday, July 23, 2011 17:44 EDT
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A medical marijuana patient in San Francisco claims Alameda Count sherriffs threatened to kill his dog if he didn’t consent to a search of his home.

Jason Rivera, a paraplegic who suffers severe chronic pain, told Russ Belville of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) that he was detained by sheriffs who presented a search warrant at his recording studio.

While searching the studio, a deputy asked him about searching his residence.

”We can do this the easy way and you can take us to your house to look around,” Rivera claims the deputy said, “or we can detain you for six hours while we get a warrant and go to your house and shoot your dog.”

Belville was unable to get more information about the incident from the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.

No charges have been filed against Rivera.

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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