MISSOULA, Mont. -

The following is from a press release from the Ravalli County Attorney's Office:

On May 7, 2013, the Ravalli County Attorney’s Office filed charges against Jason Dominic Washington for criminal distribution of marijuana, and for possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute.

Both charges arise from Washington’s alleged illegal operation of a medical marijuana dispensary in Ravalli County in late 2011. Washington was recently sentenced in U.S. District Court, District of Missoula, on federal drug charges, clearing the way for the State to initiate separate proceedings. 

Washington will be returned to federal authorities to serve his federal sentence after the conclusion of the case in Ravalli County. Washington is set to make an initial appearance before the Hon. James A. Haynes on Thursday, May 9, 2013.