Craig woman faces meth-related charges
November 29, 2007
Craig — A 26-year-old Craig woman, who was charged in September with child abuse, faces two more counts, all related to the same alleged incident.
The 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office originally charged Nichole Ann Wynne with a sole count – misdemeanor child abuse – stemming from her newborn baby allegedly testing positive for methamphetamine.
The baby was born Aug. 10 at The Memorial Hospital.
The Craig Police Department reported that Wynne’s daughter “tested positive for methamphetamine in its system due to use by the mother.” The baby girl was removed from Wynne’s custody via a court order.
Prosecutors could not comment on whether the baby remains separated from her mother.
At the time of the original charge, prosecutors said they were considering additional charges against Wynne. Those charges have since been filed, according to court records.
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Wynne, who appeared in court Tuesday, is also charged with possession of 1 gram or less of methamphetamine and unlawful use, both felonies.
She appeared for a status conference. Wynne has had no attorney of record to this point and informed the court she planned to apply for a public defender.
Her case has been continued to 2 p.m. Dec. 18.
Wynne’s legal issues do not end with the child abuse and methamphetamine-related charges.
She also faces charges of driving under the influence of drugs and speeding. Prosecutors are considering additional charges in this case as well.
In other court news:
• Terry Hankins, a 70-year-old gold miner, who is accused of first-degree murder, is scheduled to appear for a status conference at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Hankins faces nine charges including first-degree murder, three counts of theft and three counts of felony forgery.
Hankins is accused of murdering his wife, Cynthia Hankins, of Craig. He is in custody at the Moffat County Jail.