Jensen case headed to District Court

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Marie Jensen

Marie Jensen chose to waive her right to a preliminary hearing this morning as a request to continue the hearing was denied by Judge James Garrecht.

Jensen's lawyer, Kris Hammond, told Garrecht that he had recently sent a long memorandum to Routt County Deputy District Attorney Carl Stahl raising questions about the search of Jensen's Old Town home. Jensen is accused of growing and distributing drugs from her house.

Garrecht replied that the case must move forward because of the 90-day limit on keeping cases in his county courtroom. Hammond said he agreed with Stahl that if the preliminary continuance was denied, he would waive the right to the hearing.

The felony summons for Jensen was issued Feb. 24 in connection with the marijuana operation discovered Feb. 7.

Jensen is next scheduled to appear in District Court at 1:30 p.m. July 30 for a preliminary hearing on the Class 3 felony charge.

Jensen is only entitled to a hearing on the Class 3 felony charge of possessing more than 1 gram of a Schedule 1 controlled substance - psilocybin mushrooms. She also is charged with possession and cultivation of marijuana, and possession of marijuana, both Class 4 felonies; possession of 8 ounces or more of marijuana, a Class 5 felony; and another charge of possession of a controlled substance of 1 gram or less, a Class 6 felony.

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aichempty 5 years, 2 months ago

People say that Marijuana doesn't hurt anybody.

Okay. I guess the problem is that some people are giving marijuana a bad name.

This would be a case in point.

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NchronicPain 5 years, 2 months ago

Aicher, thats what I've been trying to say the whole time! LOL

And, wtf? this is still top news for a 2nd day? Come on Pilot Paparazzi, there's better stories than this to put in the front page of this website for 2 days in a row. And posting that sorry picture of her all scared in jail is rude. We are a small community. Why flatten people?

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TWill 5 years, 2 months ago

Want to know how you don't get flattened in a small community with your sorry picture all scared in jail published in the newspaper?

You don't go to jail in the first place- by not breaking the law.

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NchronicPain 5 years, 2 months ago

Thanks for clearing that up, Tbone. I was confused. My point is, people like Marie get caught "breaking the law" in other communities and the newspaper doesn't ruin them forever. Heck, in a big city she maybe would've made a tiny little 2 sentence blurb, but here, she's a spectical. I understand she committed a crime..... BIG DEAL. The editors of this paper could've chose to leave her mugshot out of this story....but no, they chose to smack her one last time. This a newspaper, not a slander blogsite. This newspaper sucks.

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TWill 5 years, 2 months ago

And we should all be thankful that this is a big story around here.

Would you prefer to live in a place where this sort of thing is a 2 sentence blurb that is overrun by local news coverage of murders, robberies, traffic congestion and all else that goes with a place that this is not a big story?

As for the mugshot... The Pilot is in fact a media outlet and is sensationalism based. Of course they're going to publish the picture.

Once again, no crime- no mugshot. Its not slander if its true. The public ridicule is part of the punishment.

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jk 5 years, 2 months ago

Ah and the thing that gets lost in this, other than the fact mj should be legal, is the only reason this persons life will be ruined is the fact some dumb little DRUNK girl was caught peeing on the sidewalk.

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Kristopher Hammond 5 years, 2 months ago

T: You don't get your mugshot for committing a crime, you get it for being ACCUSED of committing a crime. In the country I come from, you are innocent until proven guilty. I am not familiar with the strange ways of your country, whatever it is. Please enlighten me.

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jk 5 years, 2 months ago

Sorry I will state, before eveyone yells at me, this is the main reason not the only one.

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greenwash 5 years, 2 months ago

I hear this lady is a licensed attorney...Go figure.

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oldskoolstmbt 5 years, 2 months ago

jk has said it best...thank you...................WHO cares what this lady does for a living,....if this was a meth addict/dealer,..then i would be impressed with our system...

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NchronicPain 5 years, 2 months ago

LTFO said, "Don't be pick'in here NPain. There is probably an award of some kind lurking here."

I'm sorry, did I miss something here? I have no clue what thats suppose to mean. LOL

TWilly says, "As for the mugshot: The Pilot is in fact a media outlet and is sensationalism based. Of course they're going to publish the picture.

Once again, no crime- no mugshot. Its not slander if its true. The public ridicule is part of the punishment."

The Pilot is a terrible media outlet. Worthless, cut & paste newspaper. My point here is this, the newspaper CHOOSES to write articles in their own biased views. They report stories they want to report and report them how they want to report them. They didn't have to put her hideous mugshot in this story. There are plenty of stories and crimes commited in this town that happen to people the newspaper editors are freinds with, those don't make it in the paper and the mugshots surely don't. It's because our community functions like a reality TV show, everybody thinks their entitled to be nosey here. Our neighbors spy on us. People stare at each with gaping stares. Yes, I would almost prefer a community where people left each alone and didn't mettle in each other private lives. For some reason, Steamboat residents love to poke their little noses around in other peoples business. Why? Is it because we have alot of bored retired people? Is it really worth worrying about other people that much? Leave us alone. Quit being so dang nosey!!

greenwash says, "I hear this lady is a licensed attorney:Go figure."

What is that suppose to mean? And I think your wrong, her husband is the attorney if I'm not mistaken. But, if she was or is, what is there to "go figure?"

Lets just wait and watch this whole case get thrown out because our backwoods, worthless ACET guys probably screwed up the search. Stop the madness, cut their funding.

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trump_suit 5 years, 2 months ago

I will withhold my opinion until the facts come out. Much dirty laundry has been bandied about here on this issue, and it has not yet been determined what the real truth is.

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TWill 5 years, 2 months ago

Don't you think the very discussion we are having right now (which, of course, is monitored by the Pilot) contributes to how certain stories are covered?

Look at how it works with nearly all forms of media coverage. Its not the most culturally pertinent or factual information that gets the spotlight, its what's juicy and interesting that gets the eyeballs, which leads pretty directly to $$$ by way of ratings, advertising rates, etc. We're a capitalistic society, that's how it works.

shaw- you're right. The legal process has not fully taken its course yet and we should wait until it has to base our opinions from. But there seems to be little or no information to indicate that multiple drugs were not within easy access to teenaged children (who also happened to be drinking when they got caught).

It doesn't matter what side of the legalization argument you're on to safely say that is not acting or parenting responsibly. And that's the unspoken, juicy tidbit that gets this story so much attention.

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