Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Fontana Man Convicted on Drug Charges

Christopher London, 53, of Fontana, was convicted by DDA ADAM PIERCE of one count of Cultivating Marijuana and one count of Possession of Marijuana for Sale. London, who had a recommendation for medical marijuana use, began cultivating marijuana for a collective located in Malibu.

However, according to DDA Pierce, London told narcotics officers that he expected to make $20,000 and that he intended on making a living by growing marijuana for this particular collective.

“The medical marijuana laws should not be used as a blanket to cover illicit activity,” said DDA Pierce. “A physician’s recommendation is no more a license to break the law than a driver’s license gives one the right to run a red light. Attempting to make money by growing marijuana under the guise of medical use is a slap in the face of true patients who find relief in their physicians’ recommendations.”

London faces 3 years in County Prison when sentenced October 1.