A man named David Abbasi has been arrested and charged with misdemeanor gun crimes, according to the Kern County Superior Court website.
Although the Californian could not independently confirm his identity, a David Abbasi is a prominent medical marijuana activist in Kern County, and is part of a lawsuit filed in federal court that alleges county officials violated the civil rights of marijuana dispensaries through uneven enforcement of a pot sale ban.
Abbasi, was arrested Friday, the website said, and charged with carrying a concealed firearm in public, carrying a loaded firearm and exhibiting a firearm, all misdemeanors.
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office website showed he was booked into custody at 6 p.m., Friday, and he was being held on $15,000 bail.
His arraignment has been set for Tuesday.