Former Wendover Police Chief A. June Carter has been scheduled for trial Feb. 13-15 on three counts of wiretapping.
During a hearing Tuesday before 3rd District Judge Frank G. Noel, Carter pleaded innocent to the third-degree felony counts, each of which is punishable by a maximum fine of $5,000 and up to five years in prison.In addition to setting the trial dates, Noel scheduled a Nov. 13 pretrial conference.
Carter, 35, remained free on his own recognizance.
In March, Carter was fired from his job after being charged with cocaine distribution. He later was charged with wiretapping.
His wife, Janese, 30, is serving a one-to-15-year prison sentence for selling cocaine to undercover agents in Salt Lake City.
Prosecutors said Mrs. Carter sold the drugs out of a police car. She told investigators she had placed some other items in the trunk of her husband's patrol car, which was in Wendover.
After Mrs. Carter's arrest, authorities searched the chief's car and said they found two to three ounces of cocaine, metal scales and plastic bags in the trunk.
Noel has taken under advisement a motion to suppress that evidence, and is expected to rule sometime this week.