KGUN 9 On Your SideNewsStatewide News

Actions

Arizona man wrongfully accused of selling LSD settles suit

Gavel generic
Posted at 2:55 PM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 16:55:30-05

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona man who was wrongfully arrested on suspicion of selling LSD has reached a settlement with the city of Flagstaff that includes a $75,000 payment.

The parties filed a document in federal court Monday to dismiss the case.

It comes several months after Tremayne Nez, who is Navajo, sued Flagstaff police and accused them of ignoring evidence showing he wasn't a drug dealer.

The city has apologized for what it said was a case of mistaken identity with a suspect who is also Native American but maintains its actions were legal.

Nez said he and his family are happy they can move on with their lives.