Judge sends ex-Social Services employee to prison | CraigDailyPress.com

Judge sends ex-Social Services employee to prison

Joshua Roberts
Carla Roloff

A Moffat County Court judge complied with a prosecution request Wednesday and imposed a prison sentence on a former Moffat County employee, who pleaded guilty to distributing drugs from a government office.

Carla Roloff, 58, a Dinosaur resident, worked in the county’s Social Services’ office in her hometown, where authorities said she sold methamphetamine to an undercover police officer on at least one occasion.

She had been charged with two counts of distribution of a controlled substance, a Class 3 felony.

In March, she agreed to a plea deal with the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office and pleaded to attempted distribution of a schedule 2 controlled substance, a Class 4 felony.

That offense carries a sentencing range of two to six years in prison.

Roloff appeared Wednesday for sentencing before Judge Sandra Gardner.

Deputy District Attorney Jeremy Snow asked the court to impose the lengthiest sentence it could under the sentencing guidelines – six years in prison.

The defense sought a lesser sentence.

Gardner, after listening to a statement from Roloff, sided with the prosecution and sentenced the convicted drug distributor to six years in the Department of Corrections.

The All Crimes Enforcement Team arrested Roloff in June 2008 for selling methamphetamine while at work in the Dinosaur Social Services’ office.

The judge ordered Roloff taken into custody, and she was booked into the Moffat County Jail.

As of Friday, she remained in the jail, awaiting transfer to DOC.

Joshua Roberts can be reached at 875-1791, or jroberts@craigdailypress.com.

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