Raw Milk Dealer in California Gets Arrested by Bounty Hunters
After James Stewart was arrested for illegally distributing raw milk, Mark McAfee from Organic Pastures posted his bail. When Stewart stopped showing to his court dates, McAfee, who was in danger of losing his house as collateral, hired three bounty hunters to find him.
Rawsome Foods founder James Stewart was arrested by three bounty hunters (because bounty hunters can do that in California) in Ventura County and then carted off to jail for skipping two previous court dates after posting bail addressing his illegal distribution of raw milk. Rawesome Foods is a members-only co-op, so technically, he isn’t really “selling” raw milk, although it is completely legal to do so in California. However, the state has very strict laws about the production and sales of unpasteurized dairy, which can contain deadly bacteria if not properly handled.