Plea bargain in the works in Carbondale dispensary case |

Plea bargain in the works in Carbondale dispensary case

Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO

David Edgar of Basalt, facing eight felony charges over the alleged sale of medical marijuana and cocaine to undercover narcotics agents, is working on a plea bargain with the 9th District Attorney’s office, according to statements made in court on Tuesday.

Edgar, 29, waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, according to attorney Adam Tucker, “based on a temporary agreement that the parties came to last Friday.”

A preliminary hearing, in most cases, is held to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to warrant further court proceedings in the case.

Tucker asked that the case be continued to March 27, by which time he predicted a plea deal might eliminate the need for a trial.

Edgar, who operated the Mother Earth medical marijuana dispensary in Carbondale, was arrested Oct. 7, 2011, by agents of the Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team and the Colorado Department of Revenue.

He is accused of selling medical marijuana without first requiring the buyers to show their state license to buy the product, and of selling cocaine to undercover agents.

He currently is free on bond.

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