WASHINGTON — Former Santa Fe resident Adam Kokesh, a liberterian activist who was convicted of drug and gun charges Thursday in a Fairfax County, Va., court, did not contest the allegations, but he called the raid that led to his arrest “political persecution.”
Kokesh, 32, entered an Alford plea in Circuit Court to two felonies related to his possession of hallucinogenic mushrooms while possessing a gun. In an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit guilt but acknowledges that prosecutors have enough evidence to obtain a conviction.
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