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Denver man arrested on drug, forgery charges in court

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A Denver man arrested in March on numerous methamphetamine- and forgery-related charges had his case heard in Routt County Court on Wednesday.

Jamison Fjoser, 30, faces charges including possession of a Schedule 2 substance, possession of a Schedule 2 substance with intent to distribute and possession of a forgery device with intent to use it.

Fjoser was stopped because he had two different license plates on his vehicle. During the stop, officers found chemicals, substances and tools that are commonly associated with the production of methamphetamine.

Since he last appeared in Routt County Court, Fjoser has been charged in Arapahoe County on separate charges.

Public defender Trevor McFee asked Judge James Garrecht to consider allowing the case a lengthier time frame, considering the recent developments. McFee would like to reach a "global resolution" concerning all the charges Fjoser is facing. By extending the time frame of the case, Fjoser would be able to find representation in the other cases, as well.

Garrecht was concerned about the case exceeding its 90-day limit in County Court and suggested either setting a preliminary hearing or moving the case to District Court to gain some time.

Assistant District Attorney Kerry St. James suggested Fjoser waive the right to a preliminary hearing, which McFee opposed.

Garrecht decided to continue the case until June 22 in hopes of a resolution.

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