Marijuana case dismissed |

Marijuana case dismissed

Charges against the fourth defendant in a medical marijuana case have been dropped. Judge Dan Petre dropped the charges against Justin Brownlee, and an arraignment scheduled for Thursday was vacated. Deputy District Attorney Scott Turner last week filed a motion to dismiss the case against Brownlee, who had been charged with various counts of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.Similar cases have been dismissed against Gene Brownlee, Justin’s uncle, and Gene Brownlee’s ex-wife, Jennifer Ryan, because of mishandled evidence. Without the physical evidence prosecutors would be unable to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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