Daily Roundup: Skydiver Busted With 55 Pounds of Pot; Mendocino Ponders ‘State of Emergency’

A Bay Area man stuntman, skydiver and alleged big-time marijuana trafficker defending himself on medical marijuana grounds was arrested by federal authorities at Marin County Superior Court Wednesday. The attorney for Avery Badenhop, 47, says his client would’ve beat local charges with a medical marijuana defense. Now federal investigators have him in custody and the local charges have been dismissed. California Highway Patrol pulled Badenhop over for speeding on Interstate 580 in San Rafael when they discovered he had twenty pounds of dope, a half-pound of hash, and four ounces of hash oil in his possession. A search of Badenhop’s home turned up an additional 32 pounds of cannabis, $750,000 cash, and hand guns leading investigators to several other residences and five more arrests, the Marin Independent Journal reports. More headlines after the jump.

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