I spoke with Tre again today, and he has an important message for everyone, that I will write up and disseminate broadly some time tomorrow. I ask for your patience on this. For now, I will leave you with some instructions for visiting him in case you wish to do so.
He says to call the following number at the jail to arrange a visit: 250.953.4433. You must call at least 24 hours in advance of any visit. Be sure to ask what the jail's requirements are for visitors, and be certain you can comply with all requirements before even bothering to show up for a visit. Expect to go through a metal detector, and you may also have hair follicles tested for microscopic drug residue (I do not know whether you will or will not, but some US prisons do this). The 24 hour advance notice thing is probably so they can see if there are any warrants out for you, and see what your criminal history is, so keep that in mind. Also , expect to be required to empty your pockets and have everything you bring with you gone through. Of course, try not to bring anything with you. It will only complicate things.
Tre's next court date is March 29th. I do not know the name of the court or its address yet. I believe there will be at least some supporters present. I do not know what is scheduled for that day, but my guess is it will be a preliminary matter (maybe an arraignment) concerning new charges in Victoria. Remember that other than the date this is just my guess. I do not know anything about Canadian law or procedure.
I wanted to thank todos, andy and steve and everyone else for your kind words. I think it's also good to remain wary and ask questions -- when there is so much at stake we must be careful, and it's fair to be reluctant to give your trust too soon.
Members of Tre's family are aware of what is happening, and completely support their son and brother. They send him their love and thank you for sending your love to him. They ask that no media contact them at home or at work or at any other time, and of course the same goes for the FBI or other law enforcement. They know that those who support Tre will respect their privacy.
OK, that's all for now.