Although some may not believe I am saying this, in review of the situation, articles, and updates, this was a decent thing to do. It appears that the family does understand personal responsibility, and this Mom was just protecting family. Best of luck to the Lang family has they make all attempts to heal, move on, and while Jason seeks help for his addiction.
Trespass charge dropped against mother who protested bath salt sales
Submitted by Howard Owens on August 21, 2012 - 1:09pm
Accused of a trespass violation, Nicole Lang entered Batavia City Court today with hands trembling, nervous about her pending case but adamant she did nothing wrong July 11 when she was accused of trespassing at The 420 Emporium.
Lang went into the store and accused an employee of selling bath salts to her son, Jason Lang.
Because police believed Lang had been ordered from the store and chose to reenter, she was given a citation for alleged trespassing.
Today, Judge Michael Del Plato, on the recommendation of the District Attorney's Office, dismissed the charge with the stipulation that Lang not be re-arrested within the next six months.
Lang has no prior criminal history.
Outside court, Lang said she was very happy about the turn of events.
Del Plato also issued an order of protection, requiring Lang not to have contact with the employee who filed the trespass complaint, Joseph Wesley.
The 420 Emporium was raided by the DEA on July 25 and has not opened its doors since. The location at 400 Ellicott St., Batavia, is apparently owned or co-owned by Joshua Denise. Denise was arrested during the DEA raid.
Jason Lang, the onetime owner of the Laughing Buddha on Ellicott Street, is scheduled to appear in Town of Batavia Court today on charges related to his alleged attempt to call the 420's landlord and suggest he was with the State Police and warn the property owner that the 420 allegedly sold synthetic marijuana.
We'll have an update on Jason Lang later today.