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Scientology is a key player in marijuana case

Title: Scientology is a key player in marijuana case
Date: Thursday, 24 May 2001
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Deborah O'Neil
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The defense is bringing the church into the case, saying that the arrest was tied to the church's relentless surveillance of a critic, the defendant. LARGO — Five lawyers helped fill the courtroom Wednesday in a misdemeanor trial that included poster-board-size charts, a video recording, expert scientific testimony, five other witnesses and repeated references to the Church of Scientology. After five hours of courtroom proceedings, the marijuana possession case against strident Scientology critic Jesse Prince still was not over at the ... [Read the rest at]