Bob Woolsey doesn’t understand why Mission RCMP have targeted his medical marijuana facility in Deroche.
The 64-year-old and his 57-year-old wife Dawn Parker were taken into custody by the RCMP on Nov. 25 after police raided their home, trailer and several other structures.
Woolsey said he and his wife are the volunteer managers of the BC Pain Society’s Compassion Club in Deroche.
The couple opened the club on Feb. 1 and have about 400 clients, all of whom have medical marijuana prescriptions.
He said the raid was a shock.
“At approximately 9 a.m., at least 12 armed and vested RCMP arrived at my country home with warrants.”
During the takedown, Woolsey said he and his wife were handcuffed and transported to “individual, concrete, ice-cold cells in Mission RCMP headquarters.”
He called the conditions deplorable for people of his age.
Woolsey said RCMP seized hundreds of items, including two used vehicles, vending machines, a juicer, cash, communication devices, laptops, computers and other items.
He said police also took his “legal medical cannabis grow.”
Woolsey, who suffers from chronic pain, has had a prescription for cannabis for 10 years.
He said he now no longer has the medication for his pain and neither do his clients.