Fresno PD turns down large donation for kids

FRESNO, Calif.

The donation was presented to the police department Wednesday morning by the owners of Buds 4 Life, but by Thursday the collective says the check was sent back.

Chief Jerry Dyer Tells Action News, while the donation was made with good intentions … He, nor the city supports Medical Marijuana, and he says it would send the wrong message to the city's youth.

Buds 4 Life Owner, Brian Cooper said, "That's all we were hoping to do was to just help some of these kids. Get them off the streets where the real problems lay, the gangs, the hardcore drugs."

Chief Jerry Dyer said, "We do not believe it sends a good message to our youth to accept monies to support their activities from an organization that is using marijuana and distributing marijuana."

The collective says it plans to give P.A.L. even more money, even if they have to do it anonymously.

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