Sanchez case headed to District Court

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Witnesses testified Wednesday that a Craig man sold more than 14 grams of methamphetamine to an informant in September.

Shaun P. Sanchez, 26, of Craig, faces multiple charges, including meth distribution and motor vehicle theft.

At a preliminary hearing in Moffat County Court, the lead investigator in the case, the informant and Sanchez's former girlfriend testified that Sanchez sold meth to the informant during a sale at Sanchez's home last year.

After more than an hour of testimony, Moffat County Judge Mary Lynne James ruled there was enough evidence to send Sanchez's case to 14th Judicial District Court for arraignment.

James scheduled Sanchez's arraignment for May 22.

Dusty Schulze, comman--der of the Greater Routt and Moffat Narcotics Enforcement Team, testified that on Sept. 21, 2005, narcotics agents and the informant set up a drug deal at Sanchez's home.

While wearing a recording device, the informant purchased 14.1 grams of meth for $800, Schulze said.

Police later paid the informant $300 for making the purchase, Schulze said.

Sanchez was one of 15 people charged in a major meth sweep in December.

At the time of the sweep, Sanchez was in jail on charges of motor vehicle theft, domestic violence and assault.

Police arrested him in early December after a four-hour standoff at his home in Craig. The arrest came two days after police say Sanchez ran away from them during a traffic stop on the west side of Craig.

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