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.

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Bail is $15,0000? Is the comma in the wrong spot or are there too many zeros?


Ah, too many zeros. Thank you for the correction.

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