Olympia Mayor Pro Tem and incoming Thurston County Treasurer Joe Hyer was arrested this week for allegedly selling pot on the side. Hyer, 37, was arrested after a two-month investigation that involved both undercover agents and an informant.
The informant said that he bought drugs twice from Hyer in the mayor’s own version of a stimulus package.
Police say that they found packages of pot in Hyer’s home.
His bio says that he is not only a former Eagle Scout but a graduate of George Washington University.
One of the big questions will be whether Hyer was simply selling pot to friends to cover his costs. It does not sound like the police found a large amount of marijuana in his possession.
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