He is serving a prison sentence of 2-6 years for possession of a stolen vehicle after being incarcerated in the Washoe County Jail for possession of meth and brass knuckles (which may or may not be in compliance with his system of faith). Snelson claims that as a member of the Church of Light in Chino (which is impossible to identify through my research...albeit I'm no search engine or research expert), he is permitted only to have "whole foods" with no additives. Surprisingly, part of the Nevada prisoner's complaint is that the guards were refusing him ice cream which is permissible in his faith. This strict diet has some savory loopholes it would appear.
Snelson is trying out his legal chops in that he is representing himself in this legal action. In addition to his petition to have access to the healthy whole food of ice cream, he is seeking compensatory damages along with punitive damages. There is still no word on the dollar amount he seeks. In a side note, the founder of the Church of Satan, Anton Szandor LaVey (I hope I spelled it right. I'm a product of the Las Vegas, NV public education system and grad of UNLV), says there are no such restrictions on diet.