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Gubler Pleads Guilty in District Court


December 9, 2020 | View PDF

The pot and pickup seized in the Gubler case. (Photo submitted)

Mark Andrew Gubler changed his plea to guilty on four counts in District Court on Nov. 23. The felony counts that he made a guilty plea to included two counts of criminal possession with intent to distribute, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, meth, and use or possession of property subject to criminal forfeiture.

A pre-sentence investigation will be ordered. A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 4, 2021.

According to court documents, a traffic stop took place on June 19, 2020, at about 10:06 p.m. The Sidney Police officer could smell the strong odor of fresh marijuana coming from the vehicle. When the officer shined the beam of his flashlight into the back seat, he saw several large luggage bags.

During enforcement action in the patrol vehicle, the officer asked Gubler how much marijuana was in the vehicle. He answered, "Enough to get me in trouble." He was also transporting a motorcycle in the bed of his pickup. After being questioned more about the marijuana, Gubler ultimately denied consent to search the vehicle. He was released from the scene with a warning for a headlamp violation.

The vehicle and motorcycle were seized and secured at the Sidney Police Department's car barn.

Items found included a duffel bag containing 20 vacuum sealed plastic bags of marijuana with each bag weighing roughly one pound; one clear zip-lock plastic bag containing a glass mason jar of suspected hashish oil and a screw; a duffel bag containing 12 vacuum sealed plastic bags of marijuana with each bag weighing about one pound; a clear glass methamphetamine pipe containing methamphetamine residue; and one clear zip-lock plastic bag containing methamphetamine.


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