Marijuana

A trial date has been set for a Basin resident who’s been charged with allegedly dispensing marijuana to six teenagers at a party last December. 

The defendant, 45-year-old Adam Childers is also accused of subsequently instructing or threatening the youngsters to conceal the crime from police.

In a Third District Court appearance, Childers defense counsel Greg Skordas and prosecutor Blake Hills indicated they haven’t come to a plea agreement.   Judge Patrick Corum set a three-day trial for September 4th through the 6th.

Utah Department of Public Safety

Utah Highway Patrol troopers seized almost $900,000 in pot on Interstate Highway 80 Monday morning. According to a press release from the Utah Department of Public Safety, around 7:30 a.m. a trooper stopped a pickup truck for an improper lane change at milepost 158, between the Wanship and Coalville. In talking to the driver, the trooper found out the pickup truck was a rental and was traveling with four other personally owned cars. A drug-sniffing dog indicated there were drugs in the pickup truck.

A recent survey of more than 900 Park City School District adolescents suggests that while alcohol consumption is on the decline, marijuana use may be increasing. Lynn Ware Peek has m0re.

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's ski resorts are taking the offensive in ensuring the multi-billion-dollar-a-year industry isn't hurt by recreational marijuana stores set to open in January. Rick Brough has more.