Drop All Charges - 10 years for Cannabis Plants

We are Adela and Aaron Wisdom, judicial reform advocates, small farmers and residents of Callaway County, Missouri. This is our home and we love it dearly. We never dreamed that something like this could happen to us, not once but twice.

On June 18 2020 while still in my nightgown and barefoot, in the privacy of my own home and land, unidentified masked armed men invaded our property. In fear for our lives, with a gun pointed at my face, I immediately put my hands up in submission. I didn’t know what to think. I had nothing to cover myself and my nightgown was transparent. I knew I was going to die naked and exposed.

Instead I was handcuffed and placed in a car without a warrant and begging for clothing, underwear, and a female deputy, all of which I was denied as a man patted me down and felt my breasts through the see through fabric. I was kept confined and exposed for almost an hour before someone arrived with a warrant for our property. They then proceeded to search additional adjoining properties not on the warrant. This was their second search, after a prior search on Constitution day last year had been unsuccessful and yielded no crime or chargeable offenses. 

Already having been detained and denied clothing we were both then arrested and transported to jail where the humiliation and debasement continued. My husband and I were separated and I was left cold, exposed and terrified. Still begging for clothing, I was paraded in front of unfamiliar men being held in custody. I was not allowed to bring my tribal ID and was laughed at when I informed them I was Native American.   Medical care was not available and I was denied vital medications. With obviously no access to healthcare it was necessary to borrow money to post bond.

We are alleged to have had approximately 20 "marijuana", botanically known as cannabis sativa, a declared noxious weed on our property.

We are law abiding citizens who have always sought appropriate avenues in our interactions with various agencies. We need help fighting this injustice and this outrageous use of force and police resources. We are facing a decade each in prison for a plant that Missouri has classified as a noxious weed that needs to be pulled and disposed of. We did nothing more than obey the law. No-one belongs in jail for a plant.

Thank you so much for your support. 
Adela & Aaron Wisdom


Title XVII AGRICULTURE AND ANIMALS

  263.250.  Marijuana plant to be destroyed — county commission to destroy, when. — 1.  The plant "marijuana", botanically known as cannabis sativa, is hereby declared to be a noxious weed and all owners and occupiers of land shall destroy all such plants growing upon their land.  Any person who knowingly allows such plants to grow on his land or refuses to destroy such plants after being notified to do so shall allow any sheriff or such other persons as designated by the county commission to enter upon any land in this state and destroy such plants.

  2.  Entry to such lands shall not be made, by any sheriff or other designated person to destroy such plants, until fifteen days' notice by certified mail shall be given the owner or occupant to destroy such plants or a search warrant shall be issued on probable cause shown.  In all such instances, the county commission shall bear the cost of destruction and notification.





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  • Rebecca Forbes
    signed 2022-04-10 14:37:22 -0500
  • Lisa Clarke
    signed 2022-04-10 14:34:25 -0500
  • Kelly Patton
    signed 2022-04-10 13:31:52 -0500
  • Jared Allaway
    signed 2022-04-10 12:19:56 -0500
  • Lisa Little
    signed 2022-04-10 12:17:14 -0500
  • Anna Butler
    signed 2022-04-10 11:45:47 -0500
  • James Meissner
    signed 2022-04-10 11:16:23 -0500
  • Jeannine Herman
    signed 2022-04-10 10:58:14 -0500
  • Margarite Cherry
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  • Lee Estes
    signed 2022-04-10 10:42:39 -0500
  • Tracie Pike
    signed 2022-04-10 10:40:16 -0500
    FREEDOM MATTERS! THE WISDOM’S FREEDOM MATTERS! Drop ALL charges against The Wisdoms PLEASE! Plain & simple…it is the right thing to do!

    Everyone wins with that decision.

    ONE TEAM ONE DREAM
  • Robin Sandy
    signed 2022-04-10 10:36:03 -0500
  • Carwile Tiffany
    signed 2022-04-10 10:11:04 -0500
  • Peggy Keeling
    signed 2022-04-10 10:04:17 -0500
  • Barbara Johnson
    signed 2022-04-10 10:03:10 -0500
  • Cheryl Jabado
    signed 2022-04-07 14:03:10 -0500
  • Justine Osborn
    signed 2022-03-20 23:25:22 -0500
  • Brian Ray
    signed 2022-03-19 15:30:26 -0500
    Praying this madness ends for you guys soon.
  • Mary Satterlee
    signed 2022-03-13 13:49:44 -0500
    The only charges fit for this situation are charges against any and all individuals that targeted, profiled, harassed and stalked this couple. This is disgusting, utterly disgusting!

    Where is our protection from this kind of misconduct? Is there ANYONE out there that’s honest, that’s willing stand for what’s right and wrong?

    I should have listened to my dad and been an attorney…I would take this case in a heartbeat AT NO CHARGE and would fight tooth and nail until I had no breath left! I pray you have good solid representation and you definitely have my vote.
  • Dianne SAntana
    signed 2022-03-13 07:35:48 -0500
  • Jenny Yates
    signed 2022-03-02 23:45:16 -0600
  • Alexis Black
    signed 2022-03-02 22:43:12 -0600
  • Robert Blum
    signed 2022-03-02 17:32:07 -0600
  • Cindy Farnsworth
    signed 2022-02-15 03:23:38 -0600
  • David Brown
    signed 2022-02-12 04:03:48 -0600
  • Robert Bedette
    signed 2022-02-09 21:35:55 -0600
  • Karen VanReenan
    signed 2022-02-09 12:28:07 -0600
  • Crystal Neagle
    signed 2022-02-09 07:41:46 -0600
    Drop all changes against Aaron & Adela Wisdom!
  • Rachel Rulo
    signed 2022-02-09 06:35:31 -0600
  • Abigail Loveless
    signed 2022-02-09 04:42:17 -0600
    Nonsense