Arrests at Hell's Angels fundraiser in Westport fuel cannabis cultivation debatePosted by On

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WESTPORT — Arrests at a Hell’s Angels fundraising event might have fueled more debate over a non-related issue — whether non-medical marijuana sales should be prohibited.

On Sept 5, the Hell’s Angels hosted an event, “Rainman Defense Party,” in Westport at 560 American Legion Highway, according to police.

Land on the property is leased by a New Bedford-based business duo, with hopes for developing a cannabis cultivation facility on site.

Averyl Andrade, owner of Between the Rows LLC, took issue with how her business dealings in town were connected to this unrelated Hell’s Angels fundraiser.

Law enforcement in Westport and other communities closely monitored the event, which drew close to 129 motorcycle riders, as well as close to 60 other vehicles on the property and on property across the street, according to the police release.

According to the release, two attendees were arrested: Michael Medeiros, 40, of Lowell, charged with operating a motor vehicle with a…

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