Reditus Labs CEO Rossi jailed, accused of marijuana use before trialPosted by On

GALESBURG (25 News Now) – The chief executive officer of Pekin’s Reditus Labs was behind bars Friday night in Galesburg accused of violating conditions of his bond while he awaits trial on federal tax and mail fraud violations.

The Knox County Jail confirmed Aaron Rossi, 39, was in custody on a “temporary federal hold” and will appear before a judge Monday.

Rossi’s attorneys filed an emergency motion saying a warrant was issued for his arrest Wednesday, and he was arrested about 9:30 a.m. Friday for allegedly testing positive for marijuana use on September 7.

His lawyers claim in the motion that Rossi was consuming marijuana-laced gummies as a sleep aid.

Rossi was given a lengthy list of bond conditions in April, and he is accused of violating those rules.

The motion says Rossi shouldn’t be in jail because President Joe Biden issued pardons for simple marijuana possession.

Rossi’s motion states:

“It is entirely unclear if – in the aftermath of the President’s marijuana pardon that was issued last week — there is any lawful authority for the United States, which operates and acts at the direction of the President — to lawfully hold any defendant on marijuana usage charges – let alone, as the Government wrongly seeks to do here, for a period of three nights and three days.”

The motion says Monday morning’s scheduled court hearing for Rossi would run some 23 1/2 hours past the Supreme Court’s guidelines.

“Marijuana usage is today lawful in…

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