A documentary film that chronicles the Drug Enforcement Administration raid on comedian Tommy Chong’s house and his subsequent jail sentence for trafficking in illegal drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to 9 months in federal prison.
DEA agents raided Chong‘s Pacific Palisades, California home on the morning of February 24, 2003. The raid was part of Operation Pipe Dreams and “Operation Headhunter,” which resulted in raids on 100 homes and businesses nationwide that day and indictments of 55 individuals.
Chong was charged for his part in financing and promoting Chong Glass/Nice Dreams, a company started by his son Paris. Chong’s case never went to trial; instead Chong accepted a plea agreement with the United States Attorney for Western Pennsylvania’s Office.
Chong agreed to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute drug paraphernalia in exchange for non-prosecution of his wife, Shelby, and his son, Paris. Chong fully cooperated with the government and was the first of the Operation Pipe Dreams defendants to plead guilty.