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Adam Kokesh, Gun Rights Activist, Charged With Drug, Gun Possession Felony

4:09 PM, Jul 10, 2013   |    comments
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HERNDON, Va. (WUSA9) -- A Virginia gun rights activist is refusing to leave his jail cell after he was arrested for possessing hallucinogenic mushrooms while also having a gun.

Adam Kokesh is the former Marine who posted a video of himself loading a shotgun with live ammunition in Freedom Plaza on the Fourth of July.

Watch Video Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-sAGGoPidEY

Kokesh is being held at the Fairfax Adult Detention Center on Wednesday. Kokesh was supposed to appear in court on Wednesday, but he refused to appear on closed circuit television. He has another hearing scheduled for Thursday. There's a chance the judge could actually go to his cell if he refuses to cooperate again.

US Park Police served a federal search warrant at Kokesh's Herndon home on the 1500 block of Snowflake Court on Tuesday night. A swarm of police cars, including backup from the Herndon Police Department, surrounded the home where the 31-year-old Iraq war veteran turned anti-government activist was in.

Edward Yealey is one of Adam Kokesh's roommates. He was inside their home in Herndon when U.S. Park Police executed the search warrant.

"They threw a flash bang in the house, pretty big pock mark here from that," said Yealey.

Another roomate told WUSA 9 police took the shotgun that Kokesh used in his video filmed in Freedom Plaza on July 4th.

"A 12-gauge shotgun was taken, yes," said Lucas Jewell.

Jewell called the raid a "armed invasion."

He added, "They took a lot of firearms, some ammo."

Many of the roommates freely admit that they were legally carrying firearms with a concealed carry permit when the raid took place.

"This is a glock 30, it's a .45 caliber. These are just spare mags," pointed out Yealey.

But according to the arrest warrant, Kokesh was also in possession of hallucinogenic mushrooms.

"Adam is a free, beautiful, independent human being who owns himself so he can decide what to put in his own body and what not to put in his own body. And men in costumes with shiny badges called government shouldn't be able to tell someone what they can and cannot put into their own body and what is and is not medicine," Jewell. 

Kokesh was then arrested by the Park Police and taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

Earlier this week, WUSA9 interviewed him about why he brought what appeared to be a loaded shotgun into Freedom Plaza on the Fourth of July and posted video of it on YouTube.

Watch Video Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-sAGGoPidEY

Kokesh's producer, Darrell Young, says he's not worried. He says, "Adam's a strong guy, when you take out one person out this revolution you'll have 2...3 more step up." 

If convicted, he faces a minimum of two years in prison.

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