HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Now that a jury has found a medical marijuana provider guilty of drug and weapons charges, the pressure is on the two people left who have not made plea deals with the government.
A Helena jury found Chris Williams guilty in the only trial stemming from a two-year federal investigation of Montana medical marijuana operators.
Missoula attorney John Smith says that doesn't bode well for Jason Washington and Lisa Fleming, the two defendants left from the investigation who have not made a deal.
Their attorneys did not return calls for comment Friday.
Smith represents Darin Mower, a provider who worked with Washington and took a plea deal. Smith says prosecuting providers who were working in the open under Montana's medical marijuana law is like shooting fish in a barrel.