My response to Maine RE my Civil Citations for my Sacramental Pipes
103 Church Street
Belfast, Maine 04915
Breedheen O’Rilley Keefer
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Boulder, Co 80301
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San Luis, Co 81152
RE: Civil Citations #2047320 and #2047322
given on Jan 10, 2011
by Officer Christopher M Ross
Dept :WSO Officer # 23
My name is Breedheen O’Rilley Keefer. I frequently write under the Pen Name of “Breezy Kiefair”. I am writing to you in regards to two civil citations I received in January 2011. Those citations are numbered #2047320 and #2047322. I am scheduled to appear before you on March 22, 2011 at 0830 am. I have never received a civil citation before, and have no legal counsel, so I apologize if I am out of line on any procedural issues.
On the afternoon of January 11, 2011; I 911 called for assistance. I was distraught. I needed help. I had been asked to leave the house where I had been renting a room located at XXX Belfast Road, Freedom Maine 04941. The primary renter of this property, Mr. XXXXXXX XXXXXX asked me to leave the premises due to a petty personal squabble. I had come to stay with Mr. XXXXXX and his family in mid December 2010 after a domestic violence dispute with my husband on property in Colorado that I was purchasing with my husband. When Mr. Horton asked me to leave, I obliged. I packed my things, carried them to the end of his driveway between Belfast and Freedom, Maine and called 911 to come give me assistance.
As, I stated above, I was distraught. I was suicidal. I needed help. Two officers responded to the call, Officer Ross who signed my citations, and another officer. The officers wanted to search my belongings, which I allowed after providing the officers with my expired medical marijuana license from the state of Colorado (expired November 23, 2010), a card from one of the cannabis as a religious sacrament churches I frequent (copies attached). , paperwork from a Colorado Doctor recommending that I continue my medicinal cannabis use even after my license expired (this paperwork has been lost on the road) and contact information for a Dr. David Austin of the Dr. Lovejoy Heathcare center (7 School St, Albion, ME 04910 Phone: (207) 437-9388 Fax:(207) 437-2557 http://www.healthreachchc.org/provider.php?IDEmployee=82&IDPractice=4 ) I had seen in Maine who knew I was using cannabis medicinally.
I informed the officers that I was carrying my sacramental cannabis pipes and that there may be some flake/resin on me. I also notified the officers that I was carrying 3 pocket knives with me. The officers transported me to the hospital in Augusta, Maine for evaluation and wrote me citations for my cannabis pipes even though I have made public the fact that I believe in Cannabis as a religious sacrament under the first amendment of the Constitution of the United Sates of America. I cited the translation work of polish born anthropologist Sula Benet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sula_Benet) as the basis for my belief in cannabis as a religious sacrament. I called Reverend Brandon Baker (307) 221-2180 (http://www.greenfaithministry.com/homepage.html) of Green Faith Ministry NAC to try to have him speak with the officers regarding my religious cannabis use. The officers refused to speak to Reverend Baker and told me that Cannabis as a religious sacrament was not recognized in the state of Maine. My sacramental pipes and “useable marijuana” were confiscated and citations written.
I arrived back home in Colorado after leap-frogging my way home On February 23, 2011. I am disabled and live on social security disability. As I stated before, have no legal counsel, so I apologize if I am out of line on any procedural issues. I do not know how I am to answer these charges from so far away. I live on social security disability and have no way to return to Maine. I respectfully request that you give me some direction on how to handle these charges. I have provided the best contact information for me in this letter. I live in a very remote area of Colorado and it takes time for messages to reach me. Email is probably the most reliable way I can be reached. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Breedheen O’Rilley Keefer