Category Archives: In the News

Friendly Market wins Oklahoma Supreme Court fight over seized glass pipes

Thanks to all the media who did stories on our Oklahoma Supreme Court decision. OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Norman business that has been fighting for the return of hundreds of glass pipes police seized from the store. A copy of the ruling was not […]

The Oklahoman: Oklahoma store fights in court for Norman police to return glass pipes

by Brianna Bailey  Published: August 16, 2017 4:38 PM CDT Updated: August 16, 2017 6:13 PM CDT Here is an excerpt below from the story, with the full story found here: A closed Norman store’s battle with law enforcement over whether glass pipes are drug paraphernalia has now reached the Oklahoma Supreme Court. A court referee, who heard […]

Norman Transcript: Friendly Market property case making its way through the Supreme Court

Thank you to Jacob McGuire for your story on our Oklahoma Supreme Court hearing. From the Norman Transcript — Full article here: UPDATE 12:12 p.m. — Friendly Market property, seized during a 2015 investigation, still hasn’t been returned, but the issue moved closer to a conclusion today at the Oklahoma State Supreme Court in […]

District attorney’s office fighting to keep glass pipes following judge’s ruling

The Cleveland County DA’s has filed an appeal of Judge Stice’s decision that the property being held by Norman PD must be returned. Here is a link to the filing on OSCN with the full document. Here are some excerpts from some of the excellent coverage of the news: From KFOR NORMAN, Okla. – It […]

Judge rules state may not destroy seized merchandise from ‘Friendly Market’

During a special hearing Wednesday in Norman, a special judge made a ruling against the State in their attempt to retain the property seized in the 2015 raids on Friendly Market. We are all very grateful that the jurisprudence system has delivered justice in this case. The DA’s office has 10 days to file an […]

Seized Friendly Market money returned.

We had a big day today during our meeting with Wagner & Lynch in McAlester this morning. From Wagner & Lynch Facebook page: Always good to see Robert and Stephen Tyler Holman when they make the trek to McAlester to visit. It’s just a little more special when we get to deliver checks representing the […]

The process now begins to recover merchandise seized during raids

Even though we have been cleared of all criminal wrongdoing and various juries through the criminal prosecution have confirmed our assertion that a glass pipe alone, in and of itself, does not constitute illegal drug paraphernalia, we still face challenges regaining our property. Below are some excerpts from coverage over this matter and what lies […]

DA drops remaining criminal cases against Friendly Market

On Monday we received some very good news. For the first time in nearly two years, no one at the Friendly Market is facing criminal charges. This is a monumental burden lifted and we are very grateful to Greg Mashburn for the wisdom and discernment he has shown with this decision. For more details on […]

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