Head of Alabama Medical Marijuana Coalition charged with trafficking marijuana, held on $1 million bond

By Paul Gattis | pgattis@al.com
CULLMAN, Alabama – Christopher Butts, executive director of the Alabama Medical Marijuana Coalition, remains in a Cullman County jail after being arrested Saturday and charged with trafficking marijuana.
Ronda Crawford of the Cullman County sheriff’s department said today that Butts, 42, and three other people were arrested at rural home on County Road 821 southwest of Cullman.
A child who was at the home with the four adults at the time of the arrests was turned over to the department of human resources, Cullman County Sheriff Mike Rainey said. Arrangements were made for the child to stay with family members, Rainey said.
About 35 marijuana plants as well as some buds were seized when the arrests were made, Rainey said.
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President and Executive Director of the Alabama Medical Marijuana Coalition, Chris Butts, has worked tirelessly for over a decade as an advocate for medical marijuana in the state of Alabama. He is currently being held at the Cullman County Detention Center on a $1 MILLION bond!
He and his family are in desperate need of your help! They have set up an account to raise money for his defense fund. No amount is too small- it all adds up! If you are able, please donate through Paypal using the following email address: chrisbuttsfund@gmail.com or at any Wells Fargo branch:
Chris Butts Donation Fund:
Routing # 062000080 , Acct # 6720190567
You can also write or send a card- He would LOVE to hear from you!
Christopher Butts
c/o Cullman Co. Detention
1900 Beech Ave SW
Cullman, AL 35055