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Dispensary workers charged in illegal sales

April 6, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Two marijuana dispensary operators, the owner and the manager, have pleaded guilty to charges of illegal pot sales as part of a plea bargain agreement.Steven John Wick, 26, Rancho Santa Margarita, pled guilty to one felony count each marijuana possession, and selling marijuana, plus other related charges.

Wick faces four years in state prison.

Marilynn Geneva Manuel, 29, Rancho Santa Margarita, pleaded guilty to one felony count of possession for sale of marijuana.

Manuel was sentenced to one year in jail and three years probation.

A third person, co-defendant Tara Elizabeth Sorenson, 22, Rancho Santa Margarita, is charged with three felony counts of the sale of marijuana and one felony count of possession of marijuana for sale.

Sorenson is out on bail and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing later this month.