Woman pleads guilty

Corral faces possible prison time for drug charges

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A Craig woman faces a possible prison sentence after pleading guilty to two felony drug charges Monday.

Charlotte Corral, 36, appeared before Judge Paul R. McLimans in Moffat County District Court. She entered guilty pleas to two of the 10 charges she faced.

The remaining charges were dismissed in an agreement with the District Attorney's office. No sentencing guidelines were stipulated in the agreement. Sentencing will be left open to McLimans, who ordered a presentencing investigation report prepared.

"I'm not bound by any sentencing agreement," McLimans told the defendant.

Corral pleaded guilty to distribution of cocaine, a Class 3 felony and the most serious charge she faced. She also admitted guilt to the charge of distribution of marijuana, a Class 4 felony.

McLimans explained to Corral that the court could impose consecutive sentences, rather than allowing her to serve the sentences concurrently. McLimans scheduled a sentencing hearing for June 22.

Corral faces a sentence of between four and 16 years in prison for the cocaine charge and two to eight years for the marijuana charge. She was arrested Nov. 20, 2003 by Craig Police and officers from the Grand Routt and Moffat Narcotics Enforcement Team (GRAMNET).

Officers found what they believed to be marijuana for sale. More than nine ounces of the substance was found packaged in individual baggies. Officers also uncovered a bag of cocaine that weighed approximately 11 grams, according to court documents. A small amount of suspected methamphetamine, a stolen handgun and stolen laptop computer also were confiscated. The gun and the computer had been reported stolen last summer, according to police.

Charges of theft by receiving, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia were dropped.

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