Craig man accused of drug distribution near a school, other offenses

The 14th Judicial District Attorney's Office filed formal charges Wednesday morning against a Craig man who is suspected of distributing drugs near a school and a church.

Jerry David Flannery, 45, is charged in Moffat County Court with possession with intent to distribute a Schedule 1 controlled substance and two counts of possession with intent to distribute a Schedule 2 controlled substance, Class 2 felonies.

He also is charged with a special offender sentence enhancer, which alleges he committed the felony offenses within 1,000 feet of a school.

The substances in question are psilocybin mushrooms and methamphetamine.

The All Crimes Enforcement Team, along with the Craig Police Department and Moffat County Sheriff's Office, arrested Flannery on July 23 after serving a search warrant at a residence in the 700 block of School Street.

The residence is next to Sunrise Kids LLC Preschool and Child Care and nearby St. Michael Catholic Church.

Flannery was booked into Moffat County Jail. Last week, a judge set his bond at $100,000; he had not posted and remained in custody as of Wednesday afternoon.

According to a report on the search warrant, found within court records, Flannery was found with three other people in a downstairs bedroom at the residence.

Flannery, according to law enforcement, attempted to hide several $50 bills and a "golf ball size plastic baggie containing a white crystal substance."

All four people found in the house were detained.

Two of the people told authorities they were at the house to use methamphetamine.

Law enforcement officials reported that about 53 grams of meth, 8.9 grams of psilocybin mushrooms and less than an ounce of marijuana were seized during the search warrant, according to court documents.

Much of the drugs were field-tested and the tests came up positive, authorities reported.

Also seized was a business card with Flannery's name, and baggies, a scale and a glass smoking pipe.

The charging document, filed by Deputy District Attorney Jeremy Snow, states that Flannery has been convicted of prior drug offenses.

According to the prosecutor, Flannery was convicted in January 2005 of possession of a controlled substance of 25 to 450 grams, and possession of a controlled substance more than one gram.

He also has a drug case pending from a February arrest at a Craig hotel. ACET also made the February arrest.

In that case, he is charged with distribution of a Schedule 2 controlled substance and possession with intent to distribute a Schedule 2 controlled substance, Class 2 felonies, and tampering with evidence, a Class 6 felony.

He is scheduled to appear for an arraignment hearing Aug. 19 in County Court in connection with the February case.

His next appearance for the most recent arrest is set for 10:45 a.m. Aug. 10.

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