An Oregon truck driver charged with felony drug crimes for driving a truckload of hemp to Colorado has agreed to plead guilty to a lesser charge.
The Ada County Prosecutor’s workplace mentioned Denis Palamarchuk of Portland, Oregon, has agreed to plead guilty to hauling an improperly permitted load, a misdemeanor.
Prosecutors are dropping felony drug-trafficking charges and will ask that most of Palamarchuk’s jail time be suspended.
Idaho State Police troopers charged Palamarchuk with drug trafficking earlier this year right after stopping his semitruck carrying some 7,000 pounds of hemp biomass for Large Sky Scientific of Aurora, Colorado.
Large Sky is difficult the hemp seizure in hopes of obtaining its biomass returned. A federal appeals court not too long ago declined to intervene in the case.
-Linked Press and employees reports
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