- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

MERCED, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California city council candidate has pleaded not guilty to three misdemeanor charges of illegally running a commercial cannabis business.

Authorities say 39-year-old Lakisha Jenkins entered her plea through attorney Patrick L. Fortune in Merced County Superior Court Tuesday. Jenkins is set to be back in court on Jan. 9.

The Merced Sun-Star reports (https://bit.ly/2etJ7e7) she also faces more than a dozen other allegations, including tax code violations and a misdemeanor charge of failing to care for an animal.

Fortune told the newspaper that he and his client are working with the city attorney and district attorney’s office to get the matter resolved. City spokesman Mike Conway says the city of Merced also filed a preliminary injunction to shut down Jenasis Medical Group.

Jenkins remains on the November ballot.


Information from: Merced Sun-Star, https://www.mercedsun-star.com

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