Felony trial goes on

The case against a former Moffat County Social Services employee was continued Thursday until 1 p.m. Dec. 18 after the defense attorney failed to appear.

Carla Roloff is charged with two counts of distributing a schedule 2 controlled substance - a class 3 felony.

The All Crimes Enforcement Team, an area task force, arrested her in June at her Dinosaur residence. Authorities reported that Roloff's arrest stemmed from undercover purchases, one of which allegedly occurred at Social Services' office in Dinosaur while she was on duty.

The case has been continued since Oct. 30. At that time, the defense attorney, public defender Sheryl Uhlmann, cited personal reasons.

Court records also show the case was continued Nov. 20 - in part because Roloff recently sprained her knee and could not travel to the Moffat County Courthouse from Dinosaur.

After Nov. 20, Roloff was scheduled to appear Thursday. However, Uhlmann filed another continuance motion earlier this week, citing kidney stones as a reason her client would have trouble traveling to Craig.

That continuance was denied, although the court granted Roloff the ability to appear by phone.

Roloff did call into the Courthouse for her appearance, but Judge Sandra Gardner said the court was unable to proceed without Uhlmann.

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