TRENTON, N. J. – A New Jersey marijuana lawyer called the NJ Weedman has been acquitted of witness tampering in his new process.
NJ.com reports Ed Forchion raised his arms in victory after the verdict Thursday in Mercer County Superior Court. His supporters cheered and he smilingly invited the prosecutor to his victory party.
The charges stemmed from a raid-narcotics officers executed at Trenton eatery. Forchion streamed its March 2017 arrest live on Facebook and denied the allegations.
The prosecutors argued that he was an informant in danger by the spread of his name on the social media. He said that he was just exercising his First Amendment rights.
A jury in November acquitted him of one count of witness tampering and could not reach a verdict on the second. He acted as his own lawyer.
Information: NJ.com, http://www.nj.com