Monday, May 31, 2010

Mistaken Identity Claimed In Drug Case

Charges have now been dismissed against a Cookeville man arrested in January of this year for allegedly selling marijuana to an undercover police officer. That after the man told his attorney that he was not in the area at the time. 28-year-old Ivor Hansen was one of two defendants charged in the case. One of them pleaded guilty to a reduced charge, but Hansen's attorney says his client insisted on taking the case to trial because he believed it was a case of mistaken identity -- brought on by the fact that another man was driving a car that was registered in his name. Hansen was indicted in the case, but the D.A.'s office chose not to pursue prosecution.