Adam Kokesh Held Without Bond For Gun, Drug Charges After Reportedly Refusing To Answer Judge

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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Gun rights activist Adam Kokesh was ordered held without bond after reportedly refusing to answer a judge on Thursday. His next court date is scheduled for October 2.

Kokesh, a former Marine, was arrested for possessing hallucinogenic mushrooms while also having a gun on Tuesday night at his home in Herndon, Va. Before his arrest, Kokesh posted a video that appeared to show him loading a shotgun with live ammunition in Freedom Plaza in D.C. on the Fourth of July.

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

Wednesday, Kokesh who is being held at the Fairfax Adult Detention Center was supposed to appear in court via closed circuit television, but he refused. Another hearing was scheduled for Thursday.

Thursday, Kokesh was handcuffed and in a wheelchair surrounded by 6 sheriff's deputies when he refused to reply to a judge's question on closed circuit TV.  The question was "Are you Adam Kokesh?" The judge told Kokesh, "I will take your silence as consent" before ordering Kokesh held without bond.

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, surrounded the home of the 31-year-old Iraq war veteran.

Edward Yealey, one of Adam Kokesh's roommates, told us that Park Police "threw a flash bang in the house." Another roommate told us took the shotgun that Kokesh used in his video.

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

Jewell called the raid an "armed invasion."

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

Many of Kokesh's roommates freely admitted 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.

Kokesh was arrested by the Park Police and taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.  If convicted, he faces a minimum of two years in prison.

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