Briefs for Dec. 14
A Moffat County Jail inmate, who was allowed to participate in a work-release program, faces contraband charges after sheriff’s deputies say he attempted to sneak drugs into the jail.
Eric James Trefethen, 34, of Craig also faces possession charges after sheriff’s deputies say he tried to smuggle methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia into the jail in a magazine. Trefethen was returning to the jail early Tuesday morning, said Moffat County Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Ken Uecker.
Deputies reported finding the contraband during a routine search of inmates returning from work-release, Uecker said.
Trefethen was in jail serving 546 days for marijuana possession and failure to appear in court.
He originally was booked into the jail Nov. 7.
Trefethen is now charged with the felony of introducing contraband, the felony of amphetamine possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Trefethen faces additional jail time and will lose his work-release privileges, Uecker said.
High school choir
plans benefit dinner
The Moffat County High School music department will perform its annual winter concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the school’s auditorium.
The high school’s choral department will host a benefit dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Money raised from the dinner will help chamber and jazz choir students perform in a national competition in Boston.
Tickets, which are $5 each, are available at the door or can be purchased from a chamber or jazz choir student. There is no admission charge for children younger than 3.
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