An employee of a local medical marijuana dispensary faces a felony charge of criminal distribution of dangerous drugs, but his attorney said the incident can be explained and hopes to resolve it with local law enforcement.
GARY MONROE PROFFITT II
Gary Monroe Proffitt II, 40, who works at Livingston’s High Country Buds (HCB), was cited Oct. 13, 2017 for selling more than 60 grams of marijuana to a confidential informant who did not have a medical marijuana card, according to an affidavit filed this week in Park County Sixth Judicial District Court.
The affidavit states Tim Barnes, a Park County Deputy Sheriff and Missouri River Drug Task Force agent, applied for and obtained a search warrant authorizing the recording of interactions and conversations between a confidential informant and Proffitt.
The confidential informant, or CI, was provided a body wire to record the transaction and $100 in Missouri River Drug Task Force funds to make the buy, which took place Sept. 29, 2017, the document states.
“The officers heard the CI talking to a male concerning the purchase of marijuana products,” the affidavit says. “The Defendant could be heard advising the CI to be discreet about CI’s use of marijuana until the CI gets a marijuana card as they are operating in a gray area of the law.”
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