Maple resident faces drug chargesA Maple man accused of selling marijuana out of his home made his initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court on Monday.
A Maple man accused of selling marijuana out of his home made his initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court on Monday.
Robert Vernon Brew, 49, faces five felony counts of delivering marijuana. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of three and a half years jail and up to a $10,000 fine on each count.
The charges stem from five separate drug buys by a confidential informant under police supervision. The buys took place from October 2006 to April 2007, according to the criminal complaint. Most took place at Brew’s residence on the Perala Road. Brew sold the informant one-quarter-ounce amounts for $60 apiece, according to the complaint. On two of the buys, the informant purchased an eighth of an ounce instead, according to the complaint.
During one buy in December 2006, the informant and Brew watched a movie about marijuana while waiting for Brew’s source to go get marijuana from Brule, the complaint stated.
While completing a buy in October of 2006, the informant was introduced to another male who Brew said provided him with marijuana, the complaint stated.
Brew was released on a $1,000 signature bond with the condition that he not possess or use drugs or paraphernalia. A preliminary hearing was set for April 30.