Snowmass man gets deferred sentence in pot case |

Snowmass man gets deferred sentence in pot case

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN- A Snowmass man was given a two-year deferred judgment Monday for a marijuana possession conviction, which came after he was busted for allegedly growing pot inside his employee housing unit.

Scott Brown, 32, also was ordered by Pitkin County District Judge James Boyd to perform 60 hours of public service. Additionally, he was sentenced to a two-year probation term and ordered to pay costs and fees associated with the case.

The sentencing comes after Brown pleaded guilty in January to felony possession of more than 8 ounces of marijuana in exchange for the dismissal of the class-four felony count of cultivating and growing pot.

When he delivered the sentence, Boyd noted that Brown’s letter to the court “limits the readiness of your willing to take responsibility.” That’s because, Boyd said, Brown’s letter criticized the person who reported his growing activities.

As part of the sentence, Brown must also undergo an alcohol and drug evaluation. He will be subject to random tests and is not allowed to possess alcohol or illegal drugs during his probationary period.

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