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 immediately available late Monday, but online court records show the decision was unanimous.Robert Cox, owner of The Friendly Market, has been trying to get police to return hundreds of glass pipes and other store inventory valued at $15,000 seized during two raids in 2015. The store was forced to close after the raids.

From The Oklahoman:

The owner of a Norman business who has been fighting for the return of hundreds of glass pipes seized by police said he hopes eventually to sell them as commemorative items.

On Monday, the Oklahoma Supreme Court denied a request by the Cleveland County District Attorney’s office to order a lower court judge to rule on whether the glass pipes are drug paraphernalia. The ruling clears the way for the eventual return of The Friendly Market’s store inventory.

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