Adam Kokesh, after abandoning plans for an open carry march, was seen in a video loading a shotgun in Freedom Plaza, was taken into custody for possessing hallucinogenic mushrooms while having a gun.
Kokesh, a former Marine, was held overnight at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, charged with possession of schedule I or II drugs while in possession of a firearm, said Lt. Steve Elbert, a spokesman for the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office.
Kokesh refused to be fingerprinted or arraigned, or to speak with court officials on Wednesday morning, said Nancy Lake, Clerk of the Fairfax County General District Court.
He is now scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday morning. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Oct. 2.