New lawyer for Macosko |

New lawyer for Macosko

A trial for Matt Macosko, a South Shore man who is charged with transporting more than an ounce of marijuana, probably won’t happen until at least August because he’s been assigned a new lawyer.

El Dorado County Deputy Public Defender David Rogers was first assigned to defend Macosko. Jordan Morgenstern, a private attorney who contracts with the public defender office, has replaced Rogers, who recently became aware that he knows someone involved in the case.

Macosko, a 28-year-old from South Lake Tahoe, was arrested April 11 after allegedly mailing a package containing a quarter-pound of marijuana to Kentucky. The package was not picked up in Kentucky and returned to South Lake Tahoe.

South Lake El Dorado Narcotics Enforcement Team agents arrested Macosko after he retrieved the package at a post office on Al Tahoe Boulevard.

In addition to being charged with transporting marijuana, Macosko is also charged with possession of more than an ounce of marijuana and driving under the influence of marijuana.

At a preliminary hearing in June, El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Suzanne Kingsbury dropped a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to sell. Macosko’s next court appearance is July 23 at 8 a.m.

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