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Former friend helped bust Olympia councilman

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Former Olympia City Councilman Jeff Kingsbury told The Olympian he was the confidential informant who bought marijuana from Councilman Joe Hyer. Kingsbury says it was a matter of conscience and not politically motivated.

Hyer said he was shocked, dismayed and hurt by the action of someone he considered a friend. The 37-year-old Hyer was arrested in February, pleaded guilty to unlawful deliver of a controlled substance and was sentenced Monday to 10 days of jail with work release.

Hyer resigned his council seat earlier this month and ended his campaign for Thurston County treasurer.

 

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