Edgar plea bargains on distribution charges | PostIndependent.com

Edgar plea bargains on distribution charges

John Colson
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – David Edgar, accused of selling medical marijuana and cocaine to undercover drug law enforcement agents, has pleaded guilty to one count of distributing cocaine.

The deal was accepted Wednesday by District Judge James Boyd, just over a month before a trial was set to begin.

Edgar, 30, of Basalt, ran the Mother Earth medical marijuana dispensary on Main Street in Carbondale.

He was arrested on Oct. 7, 2011, by agents of the Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team (TRIDENT) and the Colorado Department of Revenue’s Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division.

He was accused of selling marijuana to undercover TRIDENT agents without first requiring them to show their medical marijuana license, and of later selling cocaine to the same agents.

Edgar was facing eight felony charges in the case, which one prosecutor said could land Edgar in prison for decades.

But under the terms of the plea bargain, Edgar admitted guilt only to one count of distributing cocaine. The remaining counts are to be dismissed.

According to court documents, Edgar faces up to 16 years in prison for the offense, and fines that could reach $750,000.

But, also under the plea bargain terms, the district attorney’s office has agreed to recommend either probation or a term in community corrections.

Edgar is to be sentenced on Oct. 9.


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