Medical Marijuana Advocate Faces Felony Charges

By Beacon Staff

MISSOULA – The founder of a medical marijuana advocacy group has been charged with felony intimidation for an alleged bomb threat at cell phone retail store.

Employees of the Verizon store in Missoula called police on Aug. 18 to say that Jason Christ threatened to bomb the store if he did not get to speak with a manager.

The Missoulian reports that Christ called back and threatened to damage the store in an expletive-filled rant.

Christ denies that he threatened to bomb or damage the store. He told The Associated Press on Thursday that he was frustrated after getting the run-around when trying to get his service disconnected.

Christ is the founder of the Montana Caregivers Network. He faces two felony counts of intimidation and a misdemeanor charge.

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