Lafayette resident Thomas Grossi’s appeal of an earlier ruling regarding the proceeds of the sale of a warehouse he owned was denied today by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
The $345,000 in proceeds from the sale of the warehouse came into forfeiture after law enforcement made the largest drug raid in Oakland’s history in the warehouse in June 2004. During the raid, more than 2,400 marijuana plants were confiscated from the property, located at 2638 Market St.
In addition to the forfeiture of the funds, Grossi was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for his connection to the property where the drugs were grown.