Men arrested in Rastafarian church raid released on signature bonds

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- Two men who were arrested after a police raid on a Madison Rastafarian church are out on $500 signature bonds.

A Dane County Court judge ruled Friday that Jesse Schworck and Dylan Bangert can't use or possess drugs without a prescription. They are also banned from Lion of Judah House of Rastafari on West Mifflin Street.

An initial court appearance is set for June 6 at 8:30 a.m.

Schworck, 39, of Madison was arrested for three counts of delivery of marijuana and maintaining a drug dwelling. Bangert, 23, of Madison was arrested for maintaining a drug dwelling and party to a crime of delivery of marijuana.

Rastafarianism is a religious movement that began in Jamaica in the 1930s, according to Encyclopedia Britannica. Rastas believe smoking cannabis cleans their soul and brings them closer to God.

Click here for more on the police raid and arrests that happened Wednesday.