No jail sought for Aspen cocaine defendant |

No jail sought for Aspen cocaine defendant

DENVER – An Aspen man arrested last year as part of a federal drug sweep is looking at no prison time.

According to a motion filed Monday in the U.S. District Court of Denver, federal prosecutors are requesting that Jack Fellner spend no time behind bars and be sentenced to three years of supervised release and nine months of home detention. The motion notes Fellner’s cooperation with authorities as part of the probe.

“Mr. Fellner was interviewed by law enforcement officers assigned to this investigation, and he provided truthful information as to his involvement with this offense and the involvement of others,” the motion says. “(Fellner’s) information was significant and helpful to the government’s ongoing investigations of criminal activities in the District of Colorado and elsewhere.”

Fellner’s sentencing hearing is set May 21 in Denver.

In February, Fellner, 62, pleaded guilty to knowingly and intentionally distributing and possessing cocaine.

He was one of six Aspen-area residents indicted by a federal grand jury in April 2011 and arrested by members of the Drug Enforcement Administration and other agencies in May 2011. The DEA has contended that they, as well as four Los Angeles-area men who also were indicted, were part of a drug-trafficking network that funneled cocaine between Aspen and Los Angeles for 15 years.

Fellner is free on $20,000 bond.

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