Aspen ‘budtender’ pleads guilty |

Aspen ‘budtender’ pleads guilty

A 29-year-old “budtender” cited by state officials in July for selling marijuana to a minor pleaded guilty to the charge earlier this month in Pitkin County Court, according to court records.

Tashauna Goodson, who worked at Native Roots in downtown Aspen, was issued a ticket for selling to a person younger than 21 years old on July 27 after officials from the Marijuana Enforcement Division of the Colorado Department of Revenue conducted a sting operation in town. An employee of AMS in downtown Aspen also was cited.

Goodson entered a guilty plea to the charge on Oct. 6, according to court records. However, the misdemeanor charge will be erased from her record if she stays out of trouble for the next three months, records state.

Goodson must perform four hours of community service and refrain from using drugs or alcohol, according to court documents.

Goodson was fired from Native Roots after the incident.

The AMS employee who was cited, Halli Burnsworth, is scheduled to be back in court in December, according to court records.

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