Innocent man jailed for four days by DEA settles for $4.1 million


Daniel Chong via SizzleRossilini / YouTube.

Remember the case of Daniel Chong, the UCSD student celebrating 4/20 last year when the DEA locked him up for nearly five days without food, water or any contact with his captors? Yes his name is Chong. Yes he was busted by the feds. Yes he was celebrating marijuana’s international holiday. (No, he doesn’t have a friend named Cheech).
Well, Chong is getting nearly a million a day in settlement money for his ordeal, his attorneys said today: Julia Yoo, a partner in the San Diego firm that represents the student, confirmed for the Weekly Chong’s $4.1 million settlement with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. LA Weekly has the full story.