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County Attorney says Silver Summit man did not sell fentanyl-laced pot

A user prepares to roll a marijuana cigarette on the first day of legal possession of marijuana for recreational purposes in the District of Colombia on Thursday.
Alex Brandon
Recreational use of marijuana is illegal in Utah.

A Summit County man arrested earlier this year on suspicion of selling fentanyl-laced marijuana is not guilty and the County Attorney’s office has issued an apology.

Summit County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 25-year-old Silver Summit resident Brooks Glisson in May, after another man told police he had a bad reaction after smoking some of the weed Glisson sold him.

Officers believed the marijuana contained fentanyl, the potent and fast-acting synthetic opioid that has driven a drug overdose crisis nationwide. Preliminary field tests detected fentanyl in a sample of the marijuana.

KPCW reported on the incident when it happened.

However, definitive results from Utah’s Forensic Toxicology Laboratory determined that the weed did not contain fentanyl.

In a press release, the Summit County Attorney’s Office said it will not file charges against Glisson as a result.

The attorney’s office also said it regrets that Mr. Glisson’s name was associated with the distribution of fentanyl, and the public should remember that people are innocent until proven guilty.