A Colorado man who has been protesting both at the courthouse and on social media that he is being denied his use of medical marijuana and being forced to live homeless is back in Wichita County jail.
Garret Van Mullins, who says he has authorization to use medical marijuana in Colorado, is charged with violating his bonds for money laundering and possession of marijuana and THC infused food.
Darrell Franklin took a closer look at this case today. And he got arrested last year after a traffic stop?
He did. The DPS trooper that pulled Mullins over said he found a jar of THC infused peanut butter, baked goods and a jar of marijuana. And, in the trunk he says he found a fire safe box with more infused products and marijuana.
He was given four years probation for those charges in February. Then, when the bonds for violating that probation were set and posted in June, Mullins asked the court to modify terms of his probation to allow him the use of marijuana and cannabis extracts.
That request was denied, and after he admitted in court using marijuana in Colorado. He was arrested that same day and put back in jail for violating his money laundering probation. That led to a distraught and tearful reaction from Mullins in the courthouse hallway
Mullins posted his bail, though, and then began to protest in front of the courthouse that he was being prevented from going to Colorado and using marijuana he needed for night terrors and other problems.
While his case was pending, he was ordered not to leave Wichita County.
Prosecutors say on August 9th Mullins submitted his urine sample, that turned out to be diluted, and that still tested positive and he asked if retests could be taken. Diluted tests generally mean a person drinks large amounts of water before the test. Then on August 19th prosecutors say Mullins left Wichita County against the order.
He claims on his Go Fund Me page he was told what he did in Colorado was up to Colorado authorities. To date, Mullins has raised $230 of his $4500 goal for his legal costs.He was re-arrested last Thursday and is being held on $80,000 in bonds.
Mullins says he just wants to be allowed to go to Colorado to serve his probation instead of being kept in jail here or when out of jail homeless in Wichita Falls.