Music Festival Promoter Pleads Guilty in Drug Case

7 years 8 months 1 week ago Tuesday, June 12 2012 Jun 12, 2012 Tuesday, June 12, 2012 2:07:42 PM CDT June 12, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - A 44-year-old Missouri music promoter has pleaded guilty to a federal drug charge and agreed to forfeit his Ozarks campground.

James Tebeau pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Cape Girardeau to one felony count of maintaining drug-involved property. He owned the 350-acre Camp Zoe in south-central Missouri's Shannon County. The camp regularly hosted weekend music festivals since 2004 under the name "Schwagstock."

Tebeau performed in a Grateful Dead tribute band called the Schwag, a slang term for low-grade marijuana. As part of his plea deal, he acknowledged being aware of widespread drug sales on his property but not participating.

He also agreed to a 30-month prison sentence but can still appeal an earlier court rejection of his motion to dismiss his indictment. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for September.

 

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