Former KTVA reporter Charlo Greene, who famously dropped an F-Bomb when she quit on-air in 2014, now faces up to 24 years in prison for eight charges of misconduct involving a controlled substance.
“It’s almost dizzying when you try to make sense of it,” the former Anchorage reporter told the Guardian. “It could literally cost me the rest of my adult life.”
Greene’s famous “f**k it” moment came after she reported on the Alaska Cannabis Club and only revealed she was the owner of it after the story aired. “And as for this job? Well, not that I have a choice but, f**k it, I quit,” she said in a live on camera tag.
After she left KTVA, she was vocal in the fight to legalize marijuana in Alaska. “I just quit my news reporting job on live TV to announce that I am redirecting all of my energy toward helping to end a failed drug policy that has ruined the lives of far too many Americans,” said Greene.
From The Guardian:
Detectives immediately targeted the operation, with six undercover purchases and two raids in a five-month period, records show.
“The fact that they were watching us for so long, I kind of felt violated,” said Jennifer Egbe, Greene’s 26-year-old sister, who helped out at the club. “I was really just heartbroken. I never assumed it would go this far.”
The raids, which brought armed officers to their property, were especially stressful for Greene, who was worried police might shoot one of her four siblings at the club.
“I saw all my siblings … with these guns that my tax dollars paid for pointed at them for what was now legal.”
Court records show that Greene was not directly involved in any of the undercover transactions, but state prosecutors solely charged her, noting that the club was registered under her name.