By Jessica A. York/Times-Herald staff writer
Former Vallejo medical marijuana dispensary operator and “Weed Country” star Matt Shotwell, left, reacts at Solano County Superior Court to news that criminal drug charges filed against him last year have been dismissed. (Jessica A. York/staff)
Year-old criminal charges were dismissed Thursday against Matt Shotwell, a one-time operator of one of Vallejo’s largest medical marijuana dispensaries.
Since February 2012, when the Vallejo Police Department’s series of raids on medical marijuana dispensaries launched with Shotwell’s arrest at Greenwell Cooperative dispensary, no operators have been convicted.
“Given the facts of this case … the people feel they cannot prove this case beyond a reasonable doubt,” Deputy District Attorney Jack Harris told Solano County Superior Court Judge Allan Carter. Carter’s confirmation of the dismissal was met with applause from a small courtroom crowd of Shotwell supporters.