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Marijuana Protest

Protestors take their fight to the Henderson County Courthouse to support a man facing marijuana charges.

About two dozen people rallied for Todd Stimson who had a court appearance this morning.

The Fletcher man was busted with about 75 marijuana plants during a raid.

He says he spent thousands of dollars on North Carolina tax stamps for each of those plants, and having them was legal.

His supporters are emotional about his plight.

Robert Dorr, protester, "we ought not do this in this state we ought not do this anywhere and I'm here for the fight and so are these guys."

Rowdy Keeler, protester, "they all accepted his money and so for them to come back now and say that they are going to give him 5 to 10 years for this after accepting his thousands of dollars that just seems extremely skewed to me."

Stimson tells news 13 he was operating in public view for years.

His charges include manufacturing marijuana, possession with intent to sell and maintaining a dwelling with intent to keep controlled substances.

Today's case was continued to August 26th.

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