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Georgie Hand Guilty On All Counts

Hand, Georgie 01131972 (1)The Jury in the Georgie Hand trial took only an hour and and half to find the woman guilty on all  8 felony counts against her including 2 counts of aggravated robbery, 2 counts of second-degree kidnapping, 2 counts of menacing and 2 counts of disarming a peace officer.  On the 9th count of 2nd degree criminal trespass the jury felt a lesser charge was Continue reading

Sexting Could Land Teens On Sex Offenders List

sextingA new bill to cut down on the penalties associated with teen sexting has fallen short in the Colorado House. A committee voted 7-6 Tuesday against the proposal, which would have lowered criminal penalties for teenagers exchanging nude pictures of themselves. The move means that even consensual Continue reading

Brigid Irish Sentenced To Six Years In Prison

Brigid Irish - Grand CountyThe District Court for Grand County Friday sentenced Brigid Irish to six years in prison for her role in embezzling over $300,000 in county funds over a 10 year period. Ms. Irish was immediately remanded into custody to begin her sentence. The court also sentenced her to 32 years of probation, payment of $431,114.47 in restitution, 400 hours of Continue reading

Steamboat Police Officer Charged for Lying on Job App

14th-judicial-district-300A Steamboat Police Officer has been charged with a felony for allegedly lying on a job application. The 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office issued a press release yesterday that says Officer Kristin Bantle has been charged with one count of attempting to influence a public servant, a class 4 Continue reading

Wyoming Woman Arrested for Several Probation Violations

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A felony-grade drug offender sought by Wyoming authorities since last month has been tracked down and captured. According to Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell, in February of 2009, 26-year old Brittany Poignee of Rock Springs pled no contest to Unlawful Manufacture or Delivery of methamphetamine, Continue reading

Wyoming Fugitive Caught in Western Colorado

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A Rock Springs fugitive sought since March by Sweetwater County authorities was captured yesterday in western Colorado. Sheriff Mike Lowell said detectives from the Sheriff’s Office SNAAG unit followed up on information they developed concerning the whereabouts of 27 year old Matthew Fernandez, who was wanted for Continue reading

Governor Signs Habitual DUI Bill

DONT-DRINK-DRIVE-300Habitual DUI offenders will soon face tougher penalties in Colorado. Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law yesterday that would make a fourth DUI a felony punishable by up to six years in prison and a fine of as much as $500,000. The proposal has repeatedly failed in recent years because of concerns about increased Continue reading

Rock Springs Man Arrested on Drug Charges

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A Rock Springs man arrested Friday faces a range of drug-related charges. 28 year old Jerrod Lee Griffin is charged with unlawful manufacture or delivery of Subutex and Suboxone, a felony, and misdemeanor-grade possession of prescription pills, and marijuana. Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell said Griffin’s arrest was the result of Continue reading

Hash Oil Production Ban Hits Governor’s Desk

MARIJUANA-300A ban on common procedures for making homemade hash oil is headed to the governor’s desk. The bill would make it a felony for amateurs to make hash or marijuana concentrate using an “inherently hazardous substance” such as a flammable liquid chemical or compressed gas. Such methods have been blamed for more Continue reading

Hash Oil Bill Moves Forward in Legislature

MARIJUANA-300Colorado lawmakers advanced a measure that would make it a felony to use explosive gases to make hash oil at home. The proposal is a response to explosions and injuries resulting from amateur hash oil production. At least 30 people were injured last year in 32 butane explosions involving hash oil, according to the Continue reading

Green River Residents Charged with Drug Crimes

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3Two men and a woman face drug charges after their arrest in Green River on March 26th. 30-year old Randy Britt and 27-year-old Oscar Rodriguez, both of Rock Springs, and 23-year old Stormie Prime of Green River, face a variety of drug-related charges. Britt was charged with unlawful manufacture or delivery of Continue reading

Inmates Busted for Drugs

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3Three female inmates at the Sweetwater County Detention Center, all initially arrested and jailed for drug-related offenses, are currently facing additional drug charges after bringing meth into the jail. 26 year old Lindsey Graham, of Jamestown, is charged with taking controlled substances into jail, a felony, and Continue reading