Basalt man confesses to attempted pot sale |

Basalt man confesses to attempted pot sale

ASPEN – A 21-year-old Basalt man pleaded guilty Monday to attempting to sell marijuana to a person younger than 15.

Joshua Stump had been accused of selling marijuana to a 12-year-old student at Basalt Middle School, but public defender Tina Fang said further investigation cleared him of doing that. He was arrested in June.

“He was not the person (who sold the marijuana),” Fang told District Judge Gail Nichols. “He had a marginal connection in complicity.”

Both Fang and prosecutor Arnold Mordkin noted that Stump had no criminal record.

District Judge Gail Nichols put Stump on one year of supervised probation and gave him a deferred judgment, which means that the felony conviction will be expunged from his record provided he stays out of trouble for the next year.

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