Cobb pleads guilty to cocaine charge

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A 27-year-old man pleaded guilty to possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute and was sentenced to four months in Routt County Jail.

Jared Cobb appeared in District Court on Tuesday on charges he received a FedEx package containing 86 grams of cocaine at Celebrity Resorts.

At Tuesday's hearing, Cobb pleaded guilty to charges of possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute and possession of 1 to 8 ounces of marijuana as part of a plea agreement from the District Attorney's Office. In return, the DA's Office offered a four-month jail sentence and four years supervised probation.

The DA's Office also dropped two other counts: possession of a Schedule II substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The intent to distribute charge could have come with an 18-month sentence and a $5,000 fine.

Judge Michael O'Hara sentenced Cobb to four months in jail, four years supervised probation, a substance abuse and alcohol evaluation and 48 hours of public service. Fines also were imposed.

The sentence also came with a deferred judgment after the end of the four-year probation period.

Cobb was arrested Jan. 14 after FedEx employees noticed a suspicious package and contacted law enforcement agencies.

An undercover agent from the Grand, Routt and Moffat Narcotic Enforcement Team delivered the package to the hotel, where Cobb was a former employee.

The undercover agent waited until Cobb arrived to pick up the package before arresting him.

The package was sent from out of state, and no other arrests have been made in the case.

Since the arrest, Cobb has been out of jail on a $5,000 bond.

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