Thursday, 14 May 2009 12:55
(Celeb Stoner) – Obama’s new “Drug Czar” Gil Kerlikowske has a problem that won’t go away. His stepson Jeffrey Kerlikowske (see mug shot) remains in a Florida prison on a probation violation stemming from marijuana and battery charges. He was arrested on March 4.
Yesterday, Kerlikowske made headlines when he stated, “Regardless of how you try to explain to people it’s a ‘war on drugs’ or a ‘war on a product,’ people see a war as a war on them. We’re not at war with people in this country.”
It would appear that the War on Drugs is at least partially responsible for Kerlikowske’s estranged son’s continued incarceration at Paul Rein Detention Facility in Pompano Beach.
According to the Washington Times, Jeff Kerlikowske’s was arrested “for violating probation from a July 2007 felony battery charge and the two drug-related charges on his record. The violation was for not properly reporting his work hours and for not being in his home at the proper time.
“Among the charges from Florida agencies were marijuana possession and distribution charges, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, theft, cruelty to animals and larceny. Kerlikowske, who appears to have been adopted as a child by Mr. Kerlikowske during a previous marriage, was arrested for a violation on a warrant related to an original conviction of felony battery in Broward County, Florida.
“In June 2007, after pleading no contest to battery, he was sentenced to one year and one day in state prison, to be followed by two years of drug-offender probation and an additional year of regular probation.
“The drug charges included possession of 20 grams or less of cannabis in 2006 and distributing marijuana in 1998, both misdemeanors in Florida.”
New Times out of Broward-Palm Beach further reports:
“Jeffrey Kerlikowske, 39, of Coconut Creek, has a history of selling marijuana and was imprisoned in connection with an April 16, 2006, case of felony battery, for which he was released a year ago. He was arrested in Martin County for allegedly violating his parole.”
Kerlikowske should clean up his own house as he begins the more difficult job of dismantling the nation’s War on Drugs.