Two Craig residents plead guilty in meth case |

Two Craig residents plead guilty in meth case

Two Craig residents who are suspects in several drug stings conducted by Craig police agreed to separate plea agreements in District Court on Monday.

Valerie Guevara, 37, pleaded guilty to knowingly possessing more than 1 gram of methamphetamine in a July 9 incident.

According to court documents, Guevara sold meth to an officer from the Craig Police Department.

Sentencing in the case could result in two to six years in jail and fines of as much as $500,000, yet District Court Judge Paul McLimans said that fine was “fairly unlikely.” Guevara’s sentencing, which is slated for Dec. 20, comes with three years mandatory parole after jail time and a mandatory fine of $1,000, the judge said. Three other felony charges were dismissed in the case.

They include two counts of drug distribution and one count of possession of meth.

Jerry Flannery, 41, also pleaded guilty to one felony count of possession of more than 1 gram of methamphetamine in a July 18 incident. Seven other drug-related charges were dropped.

Flannery’s sentencing also could include jail time of as much as two to six years in the Colorado Department of Corrections and the “unlikely” fines up to $500,000. He is required to complete three years of parole after serving jail time and is required to pay a mandatory $1,000 fine.

Craig Police officer Dusty Schulze testified in Flannery’s case that an informant twice bought meth from Flannery’s home. Three of the four $100 bills used to buy the drugs were found in Flannery’s possession after police raided a Yampa Avenue mobile home, Schulze said.

Flannery also appears in court for sentencing Dec. 20.

Amy Hatten can be reached at 824-7031 or

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