Family Drama Busts Indian Country Cannabis Bonanza Scheme

Wendy Del Rosa. Sacramento Bee photo.

“The tribe is acting as a beard for private operators who are attempting to use the medical marijuana law of this state and tribal sovereignty for massive personal profit.”

That’s Wendy Del Rosa ratting out her brother and associates in a letter to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sacramento dated May 27.

As family squabbles go, the battle for control of the Alturas Indian Rancheria in remote Northern California is a doozy — involving cannabis, gambling, usury loans, a Sacramento law firm and a Canadian cigarette kingpin convicted of smuggling Mexican cannabis in 1988.

The following story, by “Weed Land” author Peter Hecht in the Sacramento Bee, ends with Wendy Del Rosa being described as “screaming from Day One.”
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