Deferred sentence for alleged coke dealer |

Deferred sentence for alleged coke dealer

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” Judge James Boyd handed Emily Brooke Billing a three-year deferred sentence on charges of cocaine possession Monday in district court.

As part of a plea agreement in June, Billing, 25, pleaded guilty to possession of more than one gram after a March 4 incident in which Aspen police allege she stashed bindles of cocaine under a radiator at the bar in the Hotel Jerome.

Billing had claimed in earlier hearings that she was clean and sober after the Hotel Jerome incident, but she failed a recent drug test, according to the prosecutor.

Boyd said Billing’s failed test is “troubling” and that her statements and actions don’t “fit together as well as they ought to,” but said Billing had no prior criminal record and has expressed a desire to change.

As condition of her three-year probation, Billing cannot do drugs, must complete 75 hours of community service and comply with the probation department.

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