Charlo Greene

Charlo Greene Accepts Plea Deal, Will Not Face Jail

Cannabis activist and entrepreneur Charlo Greene has accepted a plea deal tied to felony drug charges from a 2015 police raid on the Alaska Cannabis Club, KTVA reports.

The deal will result in zero jail time for Greene, whose legal name is Charlene Egbe, but it could carry a hefty fine of up to $10,000. Greene pled guilty to a single felony count of misconduct and will not face charges for the 13 other drug-related crimes she was accused of; she will return to court for her sentencing in November.

If she had gone to trial, Greene would have faced a maximum of a 54-year sentence for the charges brought against her.

Greene made national headlines in 2014 when she quit her job as a broadcast journalist for KTVA on live television while giving a report on the Alaska Cannabis Club. During the broadcast, Greene admitted that she was, in fact, the owner of the club and she was quitting her job┬áto fight “for freedom and fairness” by working to legalize marijuana throughout the state.

“Fuck it, I quit,” Greene said then, right before walking off camera.

Alaska voted to legalize adult-use cannabis later that year. The Alaska Cannabis Club was raided after just six months for allegedly illegal cannabis sales.

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