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Olympia mayor pro tem arrested in pot case

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Olympia Mayor Pro Tem Joe Hyer has placed himself on leave following his arrest for investigation of marijuana trafficking.
     
Hyer gave a short statement to The Olympian newspaper in which he declined to discuss his pending legal matters, but said he hopes the public affords him the presumption of innocence to which all Americans are entitled. He said he'd be on personal leave for the next few weeks.
     
Thurston County Sheriff Dan Kimball says Hyer was arrested Thursday at his home, after a confidential informant twice purchased marijuana from him.
     
Earlier this week, Thurston County commissioners informally chose Hyer to succeed Robin Hunt as county treasurer. Hyer told The Olympian he didn't know if he'd be able to go through with that, and he would abide by whatever the county commissioners decide.

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