Denver DA Charges 10 Sweet Leaf Dispensary Employees in ‘Looping’ Scheme

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Denver DA Charges 10 Sweet Leaf Dispensary Employees in 'Looping' Scheme

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On Dec. 28, 2017, Denver District Attorney Beth McCann announced that charges have been filed against 10 Sweet Leaf dispensary employees arrested on Dec. 14 for selling unlawful amounts of cannabis to customers.

The 10 Sweet Leaf dispensary employees were employed by the six Denver and one Aurora Sweet Leaf dispensary locations and have been formally charged with varying degress of illegal distribution of cannabis.

According to the charges, the defendants would sell an unlawful amount of cannabis to individual customers who would then “loop” from the dispensaries to their cars to make multiple purchases within a single day. Colorado law allows an adult to purchase and possess up to one ounce of cannabis at a time.

The following five Sweet Leaf dispensary employees have been charged with felony distribution of cannabis, more than four ounces: Stuart Walker, 24; Krystal Mauro, 30; Leeanne Henley, 25; Natalie Betters, 25; and Deann Miller, 45.

The following five employees have been charged with misdemeanor distribution of cannabis, more than one ounce: Christopher Arneson, 28; Cassidy Thomas, 22; Joseph Gerlick, 28; Andrea Cutrer, 26; and Devin Waigand, 22.

The 10 Sweet Leaf dispensary employees were arrested and charged as the result of a multi-agency enforcement operation that commenced after one of the dispensary’s neighbors complained about single-day repeat customers looping back and forth from the dispensary to their cars.

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