A preliminary hearing is set for June 21 in 7th Circuit Court on multiple drug charges against the Grand County Airport Board chairman.
Judge Bruce K. Halliday set a hearing for 10 a.m. for Shane G. King in continued arraignment proceedings.The defendant first appeared to hear charges against him April 17, when he requested time to seek legal counsel. A hearing on the information was continued to April 24 and then to May 15.
King, 28, Moab, is charged with production of a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school and possessing a controlled substance with intent to distribute within 1,000 yards of a school. Both are second-degree felonies.
He is also charged with failure to pay a drug stamp tax, a third-degree felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor.
Grand County deputy sheriffs arrested King in a Moab rental home April 14. Sheriff Jim Nyland said officers with the Four Corners Strike Force, acting on a phone tip, searched the home the following day.
Chief Deputy Doug Squire said officers discovered about 100 marijuana plants growing in the basement and drug paraphernalia in other rooms.
King was booked into the Grand County jail after his arrest and released later the same day on a $13,000 bond.
A private pilot and independent businessman, King joined the airport board when it was formed a year ago. He was acting chairman about six months and was named chairman in March.