Protester getting his bong back
KITCHENER — Mission accomplished.
For several weeks, Jeffrey Shaver has been protesting in his underwear or thong, saying Waterloo Regional Police wrongfully arrested him for possession of marijuana.
He said they seized his bong and a small amount of pot and demanded they be returned.
On Friday, the Cambridge man said the possession charge has now been dropped and he’ll be getting his bong and pot back.
“The action of the Crown on this marijuana case has been completely unreasonable,” Shaver, 31, said via Messenger. “There should have been no need to continue (protesting) for such a long time.”
Shaver said he has a medical marijuana card and presented it to police but was still arrested.
Earlier this week, he was charged with public nudity after he wore only a thong outside the Kitchener courthouse. He gained fame late last month when The Record reported on and photographed his courthouse protest in which he wore Speedo-style underwear.
The arrest in which his stash and bong were seized happened at Cambridge Memorial Hospital.
“I was having a panic attack and I was brought there and I had an issue with the vending machine and I was charged with trespassing and causing a disturbance by yelling,” he said. “They asked me to leave. “Police arrested me and searched me.”