The Jefferson County, Colorado, court system issued the following October 17, 2012, press release:

“(Golden, CO – October 16, 2012) The owner of a medical marijuana dispensary and two men associated with him have entered guilty pleas for their roles in the sale of almost $400,000 worth of marijuana following a drug bust by the West Metro Drug Task Force (WMDTF) in December, 2011.

Dmitriy Genzer, DOB: 12/11/80, owner of Cannabis and Company, a medical marijuana dispensary at 4379 Tejon Street, Denver, was arrested for attempting to sell 200 pounds of marijuana to someone he believed to be a bulk purchaser from Pennsylvania, but who was actually an undercover WMDTF officer.

Joseph Alejo, DOB: 1-5-83 and Aaron Garcia, DOB: 2/20/87 were also arrested as participants in the illegal drug transaction. Both men were on probation for prior marijuana distribution convictions.

Following a sting operation on December 7, 2011, Genzer, Alejo and Garcia were arrested by the WMDTF. Part of the transaction took place at a hotel at 10101 S. I-70 Frontage Road in Wheat Ridge. The three men delivered 160 lbs. as part of the transaction and officers seized another 23 lbs. at a storage facility. On November 30 the men had provided three pounds of marijuana to undercover officers as a sample. A total of 187 pounds of high grade marijuana was seized.

All three men pled guilty on October 12, 2012.

Genzer pled guilty on to Distribution of 100 lbs. or more of Marijuana (F3) and Distribution of less than 5 lbs. of Marijuana. He faces up to 15 years in prison. Alejo pled guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute 100 lbs. or more of Marijuana (F4) and Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana (F5). He faces up to 18 years in prison.

Garcia pled guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana (F5). He faces up to six years in prison.

Sentencing has been set for January 7 at 1:00 p.m.”