Man pleads guilty to possession of psilocybin |

Man pleads guilty to possession of psilocybin

A Wheat Ridge man accused of numerous drug infractions pleaded guilty in Routt County District Court on Wednesday to possessing less than 1 gram of psilocybin, a hallucinogen derived from mushrooms.

As part of a plea agreement with the District Attorney’s Office, other charges leveled against Jon Atencio, 33, will be dismissed. Atencio, who pleaded guilty to a Class 6 felony, was facing Class 3 felony drug charges including possession of more than 1 gram of a Schedule 1 controlled substance, possession of less than 1 gram of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Atencio, and co-defendant Kyle Fredin, 22, of Wheat Ridge, were arrested in November by officers who found them sleeping in a car.

Officers reporting finding psilocybin, marijuana and illegal prescription medications including painkillers Oxycodone and Hydrocodone during a search of the car.

At a hearing Wednesday, District Judge Paul McLimans said Atencio faced as many as 18 months in prison, a one-year mandatory parole, a $100,000 fine, community service, drug fines and loss of driving privileges.

Atencio will be sentenced at 2 p.m. Feb. 14

Fredin also appeared in Routt County Court on Wed–nesday, when public defender Trevor McFee, who is representing Atencio, told County Judge James Garrecht he could not represent Fredin.

Garrecht appointed attorney Leslie Goldstein to represent Fredin.

Fredin is scheduled to appear in court at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 25.

— To contact Alexis DeLaCruz, call 871-4234 or e-mail

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