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Activist Adam Kokesh to Stay in Jail After Refusing to Speak to Judge

July 11, 2013 Vengeancia 0

After police concluded a search of Kokesh’s Herndon, VA house on Monday, they charged him with possession of a Schedule I or Schedule II narcotic, namely psychadelic mushrooms, and also having drugs while possessing a firearm. If convicted on that count alone, he would receive a minimum sentence of two years in jail.

Kokesh was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday, but reportedly refused to leave his holding cell. He finally made his appearance before a judge the following morning, but had to be carted in on a wheelchair because he refused to cooperate.

“He happened to be in a wheeled chair because he did not want to walk,” First Lieutenant Steve Elbert of the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office told WTOP News.

When he was wheeled before a judge to be arraigned, Kokesh reportedly refused to speak.

“I’ll take your silence as your consent,” a Fairfax County judge told him, according to WJLA News.