Judge refuses convicted pot provider's release

2012-11-15T13:38:00Z 2013-02-01T13:18:04Z Judge refuses convicted pot provider's releaseThe Associated Press The Associated Press
November 15, 2012 1:38 pm  • 

HELENA — A judge has denied the temporary release of a convicted medical marijuana provider who faces a possible 92-year prison sentence.

Chris Williams was convicted of eight drug and weapons counts after refusing to take a plea deal like Montana Cannabis' three other owners.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 4.

Williams asked to be released from jail until that date. He planned to live with a friend in Bozeman, where his son attends Montana State University, and to work as a financial adviser.

On Thursday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Strong denied the request.

Strong says Williams has few ties to Bozeman and is a flight risk. The judge says Williams is not trained for the job that he plans to take, so he could pose a financial danger to the community.

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