GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.
Yoan Esquijarosa-Aguila faces five counts of drug charges, but waived his appearance at his preliminary hearing today on Monday, February 10th, while the lawyers battled it out.
Esquijarosa-Aguila’s defense rested on count one of a drug felony charge due to a DEA report where Yoan admits he had 124 cannabis plants, no license, and says he knew it was illegal.
But, Esquijarosa-Aguila also says in the report he ran independently and prefers to work alone so he doesn’t have to share profits.
The defense argues against counts 3, 4, and 5 of the drug charges saying a crime must be proved to have happened before a person can be convicted of that crime.
The defense says there are no proven conversations between Yoan and others pointing to a conspiracy.
Bu, the prosecution fires back saying each conspirator agreed there was one manufacturer and knew if one went down, all go down.
The prosecution says g-p-s tracking shows coordinated movements between the conspirators– and says Yoan grew cannabis to manufacture it and sell it at a Home Depot.
Yoan is ordered by the judge to attend the next hearing March 24th.