Man pleads guilty to pot charge


— A 41-year-old Hayden man pleaded guilty Monday to felony possession of marijuana, but has the opportunity to clear his name of the conviction if he stays out of trouble for two years.

Anthony L. Gevara admitted his guilt to a charge of possessing marijuana with intent to deliver. In exchange, he may receive a two-year deferred judgment.

However, Gevara could be sentenced June 4 to 90 days in the Routt County Jail.

"I am not bound by any agreement," Judge Richard Doucette said. "It will be up to me to decide."

Gevara was charged with three felonies along with Kristina M. Jones, 41, also of Hayden. Two of the charges were dismissed after a plea agreement was negotiated by Gevara's attorney, David Nagel, and Deputy District Attorney Charles Feldmann.

Gevara and Jones were charged after authorities confiscated two pounds of marijuana from two residences in Hayden on Nov. 24.

Routt County sheriff's deputies and Hayden police officers seized the marijuana from a trailer in the Meadow Village trailer court and a home in the 100 block of Maple Street. The lawmen searched the two homes after receiving a tip from a confidential source.

Jones was scheduled to appear in front of Doucette Monday, but her case was continued to June 4.

She faces charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, distribution of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance.


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