Hearings delayed for meth suspects

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Court appearances for two Craig residents accused of methamphetamine related charges were delayed Tuesday morning in Moffat County Court.

Steven Wick, 29, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, and distribution of a controlled substance and possession of more than one gram of a controlled substance, both of which are Class 2 felonies. April Dawn Sansom, 28, is charged with possession of a controlled substance and distribution of a Schedule 2 controlled substance.

Both defendants were scheduled to appear for preliminary hearings Tuesday before Judge Mary Lynne James. Wick and Sansom are represented by public defender Sheryl Uhlmann.

Wick's preliminary hearing was continued until 11 a.m. Jan. 12. Sansom's preliminary hearing was vacated, court officials said, and she is now scheduled for an arraignment hearing at 3 p.m. Jan. 29.

Formal charges will be read against Sansom during the arraignment, and she could choose to enter a plea during the hearing.

Wick was one of 15 defendants arrested during a December 2005 methamphetamine sweep, one of the biggest drug busts in Moffat County history. He pleaded guilty in March to attempted distribution of meth, a felony, and was sentenced to three years' probation.

The local drug task force, Greater Routt and Moffat Narcotics Enforcement Team, arrested Wick during the execution of three search warrants served during a two-day period.

GRAMNET also arrested Sansom.

She, along with seven other suspects in Craig, Steamboat Springs and Grand Junction, were taken into custody after an eight-month investigation into illegal drug activity.

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