Last Thursday Congressional candidate Ricky Gill cancelled a $125-per-plate fundraiser at Le Bistro. The reason: event was co-hosted by Bruce Davies, the restaurant’s owner, and Davies’ son was recently indicted for growing marijuana.
Give me a break.
“Those who brought the event to my attention believe Gill’s association with anyone under federal investigation or indictment is damning,” wrote a CoCo Times political reporter here.
But then, Bruce Davis wasn’t indicted. His son, Matthew Davies, was.
Young Davies is the genius who told a California Highway Patrol officer during a Sept. 22 traffic stop in Stockton that he was rushing to his warehouse pot plantation because the burglar alarm had gone off. His indiscretion triggered an investigation that culminated in the feds seizing 1,962 plants and 40 pounds of processed marijuana. Young Davies was supplying his Sacramento canabis club and a Stockton one, too.
Back to dad. Bruce Davies was one of the applicants for the three medical marijuana dispensary permits in Stockton. His plan was to cook up tasty marijuana treats in Le Bistro’s kitchen. But the plan went nowhere.
So Gill’s opponents hectored him out of a perfectly legitmate fundraiser. Perhaps Gill’s camp feared the feds eventually will get something on Bruce Davies, and that would embarass the campaign. But why? Who cares if solid citizens run a grow operation on the side? Are local pols supposed to turn down Barkett money now, too? Are cartels better?
Will this benighted town ever stop fighting the Sixties?