Meth suspect waives her right to hearing |

Meth suspect waives her right to hearing

A woman arrested in a major methamphetamine sweep in December waived her right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday.

Sherry Louise Nelson, 40, of Oak Creek, waived the preliminary hearing in Moffat County Court.

Deputy District Attorney Andy Heyl said prosecutors are discussing a plea agreement with Nelson’s attorney, Kristopher Hammond of Steamboat Springs.

Heyl said he was prepared for a preliminary hearing Wednesday afternoon. But shortly before the hearing’s 4 p.m. start, Nelson’s attorney told Heyl that Nelson had waived the hearing.

Moffat County Judge Mary Lynne James on Wednesday scheduled Nelson’s case for arraignment in 14th Judicial District Court on April 3.

Nelson was the last of 15 people arrested in the meth sweep in December. All those arrested were charged with felony distribution and possession of meth.

Local law enforcement officers and agents from the Greater Routt and Moffat Narcotics Enforcement Team made the arrests after a six-month investigation. Charges against one of the 15 arrested have since been dropped.

Nelson has been out of jail since she posted bail Jan. 9.

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