Drug charges against David Jensen dismissed
Marie Jensen still accused of cultivating marijuana at home
April 16, 2009
Steamboat Springs — Editor’s Note: This story has been updated from its original version to clarify, in the last paragraph, that investigators now say only Marie Jensen was in possession of more marijuana than allowed by law.
The case against David Jensen, accused of growing marijuana in his Old Town home, was dismissed Monday in Routt County Court.
Carl Stahl, Routt County deputy district attorney, said Wednesday that all charges were dropped against Jensen because of “a lack of evidence.” Stahl said Jensen, 50, frequently has been out of the state and out of the country for employment reasons. Stahl said that to his knowledge, Jensen was not in the state Feb. 7, when law enforcement reportedly seized 48 marijuana plants and about 8 pounds of dried and processed marijuana from the home of David Jensen and his wife, Marie Jensen, on Ninth Street in Steamboat Springs.
Stahl said the case against Marie Jensen, 54, is continuing and scheduled for a status update May 13. Stahl said a felony charge might be added to Marie Jensen’s case.
Felony summonses were issued Feb. 24 for each of the Jensens. They were charged with Class 4 felony cultivation of marijuana and possession of marijuana with intent to sell or distribute, and Class 5 felony possession of 8 ounces or more of marijuana. Each also was charged with Class 3 felony possession of a Schedule I controlled substance for a small amount of psilocybin, or hallucinogenic mushrooms, found at their home during a Feb. 7 party. Marie Jensen also was not at the house when law enforcement arrived that night.
Police ultimately cited 16 juveniles at the party for possessing alcohol.
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Marie Jensen reportedly has a medical marijuana license, but investigators say she was in possession of more marijuana than allowed by law.