Federal Judge Walker Miller has ordered the case sent to federal
court from Routt County court.
It developed after a drug task force seized the marijuana from
57-year-old Hayden resident Don Nord in October. The case was
dismissed so Routt County Judge James Garrecht ordered the officers
to return the marijuana -- but they refused citing federal law.
Garrecht then cited the federal officers for contempt -- and
that decision now is being contested.