Gerard's Preliminary Hearing Postponed

Gerard's Preliminary Hearing Postponed

Buffalo City Councilman Justin Gerard did not appear in court as scheduled Wednesday because a continuance in his case has been filed.

Gerard is expected to enter a plea of not guilty to his charges of possession of a controlled substance and intent to distribute, which stem from his arrest last Tuesday after a K9 search of his vehicle yielded two ounces of marijuana.

According to the Casper Star-Tribune, law enforcement reportedly found a gallon-sized Ziploc bag filled with individually wrapped quarter-ounce bags of marijuana. This seems to be in direct conflict of Gerard's initial statement that he intended to give the drugs to a friend in Gillette. According to Wyoming DCI, Gerard has since admitted to authorities that he intended to sell the marijuana. Gerard's preliminary hearing has not yet been rescheduled.

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