DEA’s case against Anaheim landlord drags on, courtroom tempers flare


From the pits of hell comes…

As the OC Weekly has previously reported, the DEA is attempting to seize a $1.5 million Anaheim business complex from a computer engineer and his dentist wife over a $37 pot sale by a former marijuana dispensary tenant. The engineer, Tony Jalali, is being represented by attorney Matthew Pappas, as well as a team from the libertarian law firm Institute For Justice. The case is rapidly turning into a major showdown over the Obama administration’s heavy-handed crackdown on California’s medical marijuana industry.

Check out the Weekly for the local angle from reporter Nick Schou.