Langley Mayor Peter Fassbender, three councillors, the city administrator and the top local cop have been subpoenaed to testify at the criminal trial of a medical marijuana retailer.
Lawyer Kirk Tousaw wants to grill the civic and police leaders about why they raided a pot dispensary even though its owner acted above board, held a public meeting and discussed the medical need with them before opening.
He obtained subpoenas for community police office coordinator Val Van Den Broek, city administrator Gerald Minchuk, RCMP Supt. Derek Cooke, councillors Teri James, Gayle Martin and Rudy Storteboom, and the mayor.
They are being called by 59-year-old Randy Caine, charged in October with trafficking and scheduled for trial June 10.
“This is something that has spanned three years since I first went to the police to get a criminal records check,” Caine said.
“From that initial contact to the raid was almost three years. I was extremely transparent and was always seeking the guidance and support of the community and elected officials. I had a two-hour meeting with the superintendent a year before the raid. He was fully aware of what I was doing.”
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