An Amelia man known nationally for his beard styles pleaded guilty Wednesday to trafficking and possession of marijuana in Warren County Common Pleas Court, according to a press release.
Garey Faulkner, 33, of Amelia, Ohio, entered a plea during a hearing in Judge Timothy Tepe’s court, according to a release issued by the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office.
He also agreed to forfeiture of $10,000.
“Faulkner is known as the Bengals and Reds “beard guy” and is also known nationally for his creative beard styles, according to the press release.
On July 18, Faulkner contacted an undercover officer indicating he wanted to meet and purchase marijuana.
Later that day, the officer met with Faulkner and a co-defendant to purchase five pounds of marijuana for $10,000. Once the transaction was made, officers moved in and arrested Faulkner and the unidentified co-defendant.
Faulkner was interviewed by detectives and admitted that he intended to sell the marijuana he was attempting to purchase from the undercover officer. Faulkner also admitted that he has trafficked marijuana, on and off, for most of his life.