Theordore has been released.
THEODORE JOSEPH VISNER
RELEASE DATE: TRIAL
Man charged with illegally selling pot calls judge a criminal in bizarre hearing
BAY CITY, MI -- Representing himself, a Bay County man charged with 16 felonies related to selling marijuana to undercover cops launched a profanity-laden tailspin of surrealism in court.
Aside from his conspiracy theories of persecution, he contended the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act is self-contradictory, that the presiding judge is a grammar teacher and a criminal, and that the man prosecuting him is "a dork."
The preliminary examination of a shackled Theodore J. Visner, 50, began the afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 26. Visner faces eight counts of felony firearm, seven counts of delivering or manufacturing marijuana, and one count of maintaining a drug house. The charges are divided among four files, as police allege they bought pot from him on four occasions in August and September.
Before the hearing began, Bay County District Judge Mark E. Janer informed Visner an attorney had filed an appearance to represent him, something Visner balked at.
"I am forced to represent myself in this manner," Visner said.
"Your issue? I'm the one trying to defend myself!" he said.