Gun activist investigated for video arrested on drug, weapons charges

Adam Kokesh was arrested at his Virginia home for possession of hallucinogenic mushrooms and firearms


By Doug Stanglin
USA Today

Virginia — Gun rights activist Adam Kokesh, who was shown in a video illegally loading a shotgun in downtown Washington on July 4th in a self-described act of civil disobedience, has been arrested at his Virginia home on state drug and weapons charges.

The 31-year-old Kokesh, who was held overnight in an adult detention center, refused to leave his cell for his arraignment on Monday, WUSA-TV reported.

U.S. Park Police Lt. Pamela Smith tells USA TODAY that the agency executed a search warrant at Kokesh's home and arrested him on state weapons and drug charges.

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