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Matthew Underwood planning legal action after raid

Apr 28, 2012 | 5:15am EDT

Officers arrived at the 22 year old's Port St. Lucie house on Friday morning to execute a search warrant and allegedly found him in a bedroom with a 17-year-old girl.

He was arrested for pot possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

But Underwood has accused Florida officials of orchestrating the raid to stop him opening a hookah bar in the town, and is planning to sue.

He tells, "I jumped through hoops to get my permit (for a hookah bar)... they are still bothering me.

"They took all my hookahs... and now we have to push our opening back. I'm going to be filing a lawsuit against the town... my lawyer is already aware."

A hookah is a waterpipe used to smoke flavoured tobacco.

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