Woman sentenced for dealing heroin
September 24, 2014
Steamboat Springs — A woman charged with dealing heroin in Steamboat Springs was sentenced Wednesday in district court.
Judge Shelley Hill sentenced Layla M. Harris, 38, to 90 days in jail and four years of probation. Harris will get credit for the 65 days she spent in jail.
Harris along with Daniel R. Curran III, 30, were each charged with two counts of distribution of a controlled substance.
As part of a plea deal, Harris pleaded guilty to one of the counts, a Class 3 felony, and Hill was left to decide the sentence.
Deputy District Attorney Eliot Thompson asked Hill to sentence Harris to four years in prison, but Harris would not have to serve the sentence if she completed a year in a community corrections program.
Harris and Curran were Florida residents who moved to Steamboat to make it their home.
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The charges were the result of an investigation by the All Crimes Enforcement Team drug task force.
According to police, confidential sources led investigators to the couple. Two controlled buys were conducted to purchase multiple grams of heroin at a house in the mountain area.
Curran on Wednesday pleaded guilty to the same charge as Harris and will be sentenced at 1 p.m. Dec. 9.