Further Debate over Religious Use of Peyote

August 2, 2001

Source: deseretnews.com

On August 2, 2001, deseretnews.com reported that "a legal debate about whether a self-described 'medicine man' violated drug laws for giving peyote to non-American Indians during religious ceremonies continues in Utah County. A motion by James 'Flaming Eagle' Mooney to dismiss drug and racketeering charges against him and his wife, Linda, is being reviewed" by the district judge. "Attorney Kathryn Collard, who represents the Mooneys, said the case boils down to a constitutional right to practice religion."