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Plea deal for Olympia councilman in pot bust

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Attorneys have filed paperwork indicating that on April 26th former Olympia City Councilman Joe Hyer will plead guilty to one count of felony unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.

The Olympian reports there will be no enhancement for the alleged crime occurring in a school zone, as had been originally charged. He could face up to six months in jail. A one-page order of a plea agreement was filed Monday in Thurston County Superior Court, signed by Hyer's attorney Ken Valz and Thurston County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Scott Jackson.

The 37-year-old Hyer was arrested at his home in February acting on information from an informant. Hyer resigned from the city council.

 

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