CI aids in pot arrest

SUBLETTE COUNTY – A confidential informant allegedly bought marijuana last November from a man arrested and charged this month with the felony, delivery of a controlled substance.

Dale L. Kawa, of Pinedale, faces the single charge after a Nov. 19, 2020, meeting with the confidential informant, who called detectives and said he or she could set up the buy, according to court records.

The informant said Kawa could sell him or her a half-ounce of marijuana for $250 and set up the meeting while wearing an electronic listening device and carrying $250 in county “buy” money, court records show.

Kawa was arrested May 6 on a warrant and taken into custody; his bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety. His preliminary hearing took place in Sublette County Circuit Court on Thursday morning, May 30.

As a felony, Kawa’s case was bound over to 9th District Court. The maximum penalty is 10 years in prison, $10,000 fine or both.