Suspect arrested, charged with meth possession

The Colorado State Patrol arrested a Craig man in possession of about one ounce of suspected methamphetamine after a tip by off-duty Craig Police officers.

Randy James Carr, 20, was booked into the Moffat County Jail on charges of distribution of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and three warrants for failure to comply with conditions of probation.

He originally was held without bond. After appearing in court on Friday, his bond in the new case was set at $50,000.

Craig Police Cpl. Ken Johnson and Officer Travis Young allegedly saw Carr at a grocery store and later at the west end Kum & Go. They flagged down a Colorado State Patrol Trooper Marty Smith, who was heading to a call on west U.S. Highway 40.

Carr was wanted on one felony and two misdemeanor warrants with bonds totaling $11,000, according to the State Patrol. Officers had been searching for Carr, and his picture was posted on a bulletin board at the Public Safety Center, Smith said.

Smith said the substance officers found in Carr's vehicle was field tested and yielded a positive result for the presence of methamphetamine. An ounce of methamphetamine is considered a distribution amount. Officers regularly confiscate methamphetamine from suspects who carry one or more "gram baggies." An ounce is equal to about 28 grams.

In addition to the suspected methamphetamine, officers confiscated electronic scales and other paraphernalia.

The passenger in Carr's vehicle was released without charges, officials from the State Patrol reported.

Jeremy Browning can be reached at 824-7031 or jbrowning@craigdailypress.com

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