Former Idaho Gubernatorial Candidate and Nuclear Activist facing Drug Charges
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX)- Twin Falls Nuclear Activist Peter Rickards has been arrested after sheriff's deputies found marijuana plants at his home. The Twin Falls County Sheriffs office says a search warrant was executed at Rickards home at 2672 East 4000 North on Friday May 24th.
The sheriff's office says 32 live plants and 2,200 grams of processed marijuana with an estimated street value of $17,000 were confiscated. Rickards was arraigned Tuesday afternoon with bail set at $10,000 and charged with marijuana trafficking. Rickards is known for his active stance against nuclear energy and had attempted a run for the Idaho governor's office in 1998 as an Independent. Rickards practiced podiatry in Twin Falls for a number of years.