Nevada state police said a 61-year-old northern Nevada businessman is facing multiple felony charges after he allegedly sold marijuana at a farmer’s market. And, OMG, we’re supposed to be even more upset because the market was down the road from an elementary school.
Christopher A. Stephenson was arrested Friday at his business in Fallon, Nevada, by members of a regional narcotics task force, Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Gail Powell said Monday, reports the Carson Valley Record-Courier.
Task force members claimed they made “several undercover purchases” from Stephenson at the Santino Farmers Market at 787 West Williams Avenue in Fallon. They said he even charged tax for the marijuana.
Stephenson was booked at the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office Jail on charges of multiple counts of sales of marijuana; maintaining a place for the sale of controlled substances; and multiple counts of possession for sales of marijuana and sales of controlled substances within 1,000 feet of a school (West End Elementary School).
He is being held in lieu of $90,000 bail.
Additional charges are pending further investigation by the North Central Narcotics Task Force.
The North Central Narcotics Task Force is made up of Fallon police, Churchill County sheriff’s deputies and Nevada Department of Public Safety, investigation division.