Hester Burkhalter (grandmother arrested for having CBD oil at Disney) Biography, Hester Burkhalter Wiki
The then 69-year-old Burkhalter, of North Carolina, was arrested April 15, 2019, for having oil that was labeled “Select CBD” in her purse. Burkhalter said the oil she had did not contain THC and said she was made to feel like a criminal.
A grandmother, who was arrested for possession of CBD oil in Magic Kingdom last year, filed a lawsuit against The Walt Disney Company.
Crump said Hester used CBD oil at his doctor’s recommendation to treat advanced arthritis.
Prosecutors released a drug charge against Burkhalter, saying it was not amenable to prosecution. He was imprisoned for 12 hours before the Burkhlater bond was issued.
The case will claim that Burkhalter was wrongly arrested.
Last May, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said it was legal to arrest and Disney was a law enforcement agency.
Civil rights lawyer Ben Crump sued Disney, Orlando Police Department and Orange County Sheriff Department on behalf of Hester Burkhalter. His 69-year-old North Carolina grandmother claims that he was caught by Mouse House security to carry a bottle of CBD oil.
According to the case obtained by TMZ, Hester said that he was arrested and detained by police at Disney World in April 2019 – although he claimed that CBD oil was for medical purposes only related to arthritis and did not contain THC.
The grandmother said she was handcuffed in front of her 8 and 10 year old grandchildren, and the whole strawberry was traumatized for the little ones.
In the documents, the grandmother said that while a police was being placed in the back of the car, she panicked and started to vomit, but the medical intervention was rejected and she was subjected to a 15-hour miserable ordeal. Hester says he is further insulted because the police allegedly made a strip in prison for a search for emptiness.
The prosecutors did not charge and closed the case against him – Hester claims that the cops even tested CBD oil and that THC could not trace it – but he still filed a lawsuit because he thought he was still traumatized.
Hester demands additional damages for her husband and other family members, as well as more than $ 18 million damage to her team, as well as attacks and batteries, false arrest and jail, slander, emotional distress and more.