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SWAT raid on food co-op called ‘entrapment’

December 28, 2008
WorldNetDaily
12/26/2008

A state agent from the Ohio Department of Agriculture pressured a family whose members run a food cooperative for friends and neighbors to “sell” him a dozen eggs, sparking accusations of entrapment from a lawyer defending the family.

The case brought by state and local authorities against a co-op run by John and Jacqueline Stowers in LaGrange, Ohio, came to a head on Dec. 1 when police officers used SWAT-style tactics to burst into the home, hold family members including children at gunpoint and confiscate the family’s personal food supply.

Two organizations, the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund and the Buckeye Institute’s legal arm, the Center for Constitutional Law, are working to defend the family.

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