I am writing you on behalf of my son Charles C. Lynch, the former owner and operator of Central Coast Compassionate Caregivers.
The raid, arrest, and subsequent conviction of Charles due to the legally sanctioned operation of his dispensary is appalling. The investigation conducted by Sheriff Pat Hedges is considered by many as a violation of his oath to uphold state laws and protect those citizens operating within those parameters. It would appear to many that this was a personal or perhaps political agenda of the sheriff. Why? Perhaps an investigation by the attorney general into possible misconduct is in order.
Charles, along with his family and the many patients he served, has suffered. Charles has suffered for the loss of the business that he took great pride in, operating within the guidelines set forth by the State of California, the County of San Luis Obispo, and the City of Morro Bay. His patients have suffered for the loss of safe access to their medicinal needs; and his family has suffered for having to watch a loved son and brother lose his freedom, his home, and his rights as a responsible citizen. I think an investigation into the actions of the sheriff is necessary. I call upon anyone who believes in their state’s rights to take a stand and let those thoughts be known.