The Dickson Beer Board granted an on-premise beer permit to Kanakkumar Patel for Crazy Bull Saloon on Lewis Hollow Road Monday night after learning that felony drug charges against him had been reduced to misdemeanors in a plea bargain agreement. Patel had originally applied for the permit in October, but the request was deferred by the board until the charges were resolved. Under a plea bargain agreement entered Feb. 11, the felony charges against Patel for selling synthetic marijuana and possession of synthetic marijuana for resale at a market he also owns were reduced to misdemeanor charges and he was placed on a judicial diversion for two years. City attorney Jerry Smith told the board Monday that previous case history has held that a simple possession misdemeanor does not constitute a crime of moral turpitude, which is grounds for denial or revocation of a beer permit. Patel’s attorney Jerred Creasy said even if Patel violates the terms of his diversion and the court withdraws the conditional plea, Patel would only face misdemeanor convictions. Patel has been operating Crazy Bull Saloon since October and has a liquor license from the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission. He originally sold beer under the previous owner’s permit before he turned it back in to the city and has been unable to sell beer since then. The beer board voted 6-1 to grant Patel’s beer permit with Councilwoman Betty Lou Alsobrooks voting in opposition and Councilman Dwight Haynes abstaining. Patel still faces a June 18 trial on DUI, violation of the implied consent law and possession of synthetic marijuana charges, all misdemeanors.