Oklahoma Supreme Court rules in favor of pipe shop
September 14, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ended a two-year legal fight between a pipe shop and a Republican prosecutor in a liberal college town.
The court on Monday ruled in favor of returning hundreds of glass pipes that were seized in 2015 from the now-closed Friendly Market in Norman.
The local district attorney pursued drug-related charges against shop owner Rob Cox and manager Stephen Holman, alleging they sold drug paraphernalia. They said the items were legal, refused plea deals and insisted on trials, which ended in acquittals and a hung jury.
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