Child pornography and drug possession charges against gay activist and medical marijuana guru Dennis Peron were dismissed Wednesday after prosecutors admitted the evidence against him was weak.A year ago today, police raided the bed and breakfast where Peron lives, seizing suspected methamphetamine, Ecstasy and marijuana and computers they said contained images of child pornography. Read More
Child-pornography evidence against San Francisco medical marijuana guru Dennis Peron will be released by prosecutors to an expert for his defense attorney, a Superior Court judge ruled Friday.
The 66-year-old Peron, whose residence was raided by police in August, insists that the pornography found on hard drives at his residence depicts females, not males. That’s relevant, Peron says, because he has been openly gay since 1968. Read More
Child pornography charges against medical-marijuana guru Dennis Peron became cloudier last week after District Attorney George Gascón announced that police involved in a raid of Peron’s residence are now under investigation for misconduct in other cases.
The Aug. 4 raid of Peron’s residence, which doubles as a bed and breakfast known as the “Castro Castle,” turned up child pornography on computers and several types of drugs, according to a police affidavit. Read More