Defendants Plead Not Guilty in G3 Holistic Case; Aug. 7 Trial Date Set
An Aug. 7 trial date has been set for six men charged with violating federal drug laws in connection with the operation and supply of G3 Holistics, a three-store chain of medical marijuana stores in the Inland area.
All defendants entered pleas of not guilty during an arraignment appearance Monday, June 18, in a downtown Los Angeles federal courtroom. Four of them are free on bond.
Brothers Aaron Sandusky, 41, of Rancho Cucamonga, and Keith Alan Sandusky, 44, of Rancho Cucamonga, remain in custody as the government challenges terms of their proposed bail. A hearing for them was set for Monday, June 25.
A six-count federal indictment unsealed last week claimed that G3 Holistic was using California’s Prop. 215 and other state laws regulating legal medical marijuana sales to cover an illegal for-profit marijuana growing and sales operation.
Aaron Sandusky and John Leslie Nuckolls II, 31, of Rialto were called co-founders of G3, while Keith Sandusky was in charge of day-to-day operations of the stores that at one time operated in Moreno Valley, Colton and Upland, the government said.
Defendants Paul Neumann Brownbridge, 29, of Upland; Richard Irwin Kirchnavy, 45, of Rancho Cucamonga; and Brandon Anton Gustafson, 30, of Yucaipa, were linked in the indictment to the operation of a marijuana-growing warehouse in Ontario that supplied the stores.
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