Judge Accepts Property as Bail Collateral in Sandusky Medical Marijuana Case
After more than a month in jail, medical marijuana co-operative owner Aaron Sandusky is one step closer to being released after a U.S. District judge on Thursday approved an appraisal on a home Thursday to be used to satisfy Sandusky's bail.
"I'm glad he will be out soon," said Charles Neault, a 68-year-old client of Sandusky's who put up his Chino home in order for the owner of 3G Holistic to post his $200,000 bail.
Sandusky, president of G3 Holistic, an Upland-based medical marijuana cooperative that also had sites in Colton and Moreno Valley, was arrested and indicted on drug trafficking charges with five other defendants in June.
Sandusky's public defender, Angela Viramontes, asked Judge Oswald Parada on Thursday to release Sandusky. Parada denied her request, instead telling Viramontes to file the paperwork to put the bond in place, noting it should only take a few days.
Sandusky has been in custody since June 14.
He is the only one of six defendants still in custody due to a dispute over the property he had attempted to have deeded to the court.
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