Normal People Smoke and Sell Pot Too

By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee February 19, 2010

From the Olympian:

Olympia Mayor Pro Tem Joe Hyer's blossoming political future appears to be in jeopardy after he was arrested Thursday afternoon on suspicion of selling marijuana, two days after his informal appointment to become the new county treasurer.

Thurston County Sheriff Dan Kimball said the arrest of Hyer, 37, is the culmination of an investigation by the Thurston County Narcotics Task Force in which a confidential informant purchased marijuana from Hyer twice in the past month during controlled buys.

Kimball said detectives found small amounts of packaged marijuana in Hyer’s home. Detectives still were searching Hyer’s home Thursday evening.

Kimball said the investigation began after he heard from a confidential informant, whom he declined to identify, that Hyer might be involved in drugs. It was unclear Thursday night whether that informant is the same person who purchased the marijuana.

“No one is above the law,” Kimball said.

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