Man charged in meth cases appears in court Tuesday

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Jerry Flannery

Three ongoing cases against Craig resident Jerry David Flannery were continued Tuesday in Moffat County District Court.

Flannery, 46, is charged in two cases involving methamphetamine distribution, and one case of violating his probation for using counterfeit money.

Flannery was arrested in February at the Holiday Inn of Craig, where Craig Police officers allegedly found him in a room along with $4,840 in cash, as well as meth crystals and various other drug paraphernalia.

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

A warrantless arrest affidavit

filed with the court states police officers first knocked on Flannery's hotel room door, and then found evidence he had tried to flush meth and drug paraphernalia down the toilet and the sink after the police were let in by hotel staff.

About five months later, Flannery was arrested a second time in July at his home in the 700 block of School Street, which is located next to Sunrise Kids Preschool and Child Care and near St. Michael Catholic Church.

Flannery is charged in that case with possession of a Schedule 1 controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of between 25 to 450 grams of a Schedule 2 controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of a Schedule 2 controlled substance with intent to distribute, all Class 2 felonies, and a sentence enhancer for committing the alleged offenses within close proximity to a school.

Court records state the drugs involved in the second case were psilocybin mushrooms and meth.

Flannery also is accused of being a repeat offender, as he was convicted of possession of a Schedule 2 controlled substance in January 2005.

The third case pending in district court is a probation violation related to Flannery's 2008 conviction of possession of a forged instrument, when he pleaded guilty to using counterfeit money.

All three cases were continued to 11 a.m. Nov. 3.

Attorneys for Flannery and the 14th Judicial District Attorney's Office said during his court appearance they are continuing plea negotiations.

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