Police Raid Two D.C. Head Shops | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Police Raid Two D.C. Head Shops

Play associated audio
Capitol Hemp locations in Chinatown and Adams Morgan were raided by police at 7 p.m. Wednesday, who confiscated $300,000 in inventory.
Capitol Hemp
Capitol Hemp locations in Chinatown and Adams Morgan were raided by police at 7 p.m. Wednesday, who confiscated $300,000 in inventory.

Seven people were arrested during a police raid at a pair of head shops in D.C. Police say six employees and one customer of the Capitol Hemp stores were arrested for drug paraphernalia. Three of the employees were also charged with drug possession with intent to distribute, though charges against one employee have been dropped.

Store owner Adam Eidinger says the raids happened during store hours on Wednesday.

Eidinger, who is a well-known local activist, has been a strong advocate for medical marijuana. He says the raids were unjust and politically motivated. Eidinger recently called for an Occupy Adams Morgan movement in response to plans to build a luxury hotel in Adams Morgan.

He says no drugs were found at the store, and says police confiscated $300,000 worth of inventory, including computers, cash registers, and tobacco waterpipes and vaporizers.

Capitol Hemp stores will re-open Friday. 

NPR

Sandwich Monday: The Korean Steak Sandwich

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a sandwich with a cult following. It's the Korean steak from Rhea's Market and Deli in San Francisco.
NPR

Sandwich Monday: The Korean Steak Sandwich

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a sandwich with a cult following. It's the Korean steak from Rhea's Market and Deli in San Francisco.
WAMU 88.5

Witness List Released In McDonnell Corruption Trial

Among those on the witness list are Maureen McDonnell and the couple's three children, Sean, Rachel and Bobby.
NPR

It's Boom Times For Pop-Up Shops As Mobile Shopping Clicks

One-click online shopping is changing how we shop. Stores with leases as short as a day are proliferating — meaning a storefront can be a designer clothing store one day and a test kitchen the next.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.