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U.S. Marijuana Party Chairman Detained in Washington, D.C.

From the U.S. Marijuana Party website:

Published on Tuesday, 18 June 2013 
Written by Sheree Krider

 William Chengelis

It has just come to my attention that William A. Chengelis, a.k.a., “Wayward Bill”, acting President of the U.S. Marijuana Party has been detained in Washington, D.C.

Apparently, per Jeffrey Kabik he was arrested following a handing out of a sampling of medibles.

“We were at the federal congress office building cafeteria. with the Silver Tour, Robert Platshorn.

About 60 in our group.  About 300 in the hall.  Bill gave out medibles and one went to a regular tourist.

Next security and jail. ”

Jeffrey is now awaiting a call from Bill but the rumor is that the current bail may be as high as $125,000.00.

This puts the July 4th marching permit for the White House in jeopardy.

I am awaiting news and will update accordingly.

Anyone wishing to donate funds for Bill please call me at 270-473-0355.


UPDATE:  Jeff Kabik has just informed me that Wayward has been released and he is going to pick him up.  We do not have any further details yet but will keep updating…

UPDATE: From our own acting president:

Wayward Bill

“Beer. Delicious homemade East coast spaghetti. Phattys. Friends. No banging steel doors. No snorers. I’m okay. Hasn’t sunk in yet. One thing the doo-doo isn’t shallow. I’ve always been a risk taker. There was no profit involved. All medications were donated I made a bad judgement call. Two pot misdemeanors. 180 days max or 360 back to back. Another front line furlough maybe . Decisions Decisions!”

UPDATE: 6/25/2013

Quoted from Wayward Bill’s Facebook Page:

Wayward Bill Defense Fund…


I am taking my case to trial.

Two misdemeanors.

Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance

and Unlawful Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance.

Controlled Substance was Cannabis Candy.

I am in for the fight of my life. If I lose I could get up to 180 days incarceration (concurrent) plus up to a $1000 fine and or 360 days (consecutive) plus up to a $2000.

PLEASE DONATE My first court date (Preliminary Hearing) is August 2.

Robert J Corry Jr is taking the case pro bono but I am going to have to fly him and me to Washington, DC to represent me. Hotel accommodations too.

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Krzysztof Lesiak

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One Comment

  1. johnO johnO June 30, 2013

    Worried about this guy and killers, rapists, and kidnappers on the streets!! c’mon!

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