2 charged with dealing heroin in Steamboat Springs
December 3, 2013
Steamboat Springs — Two people have been extradited from Florida and charged with dealing heroin in Steamboat Springs.
Daniel R. Curran III, 29, was booked into Routt County Jail on Sunday along with Layla M. Harris, 37. Steamboat Springs Police Department Capt. Jerry Stabile said they are residents of Fort Myers Beach, Fla.
Stabile said the arrests were the result of an investigation by the All Crimes Enforcement Team drug task force. Confidential sources led investigators to the couple, Stabile said. He said two controlled buys were conducted to purchase multiple grams of heroin at a house in the mountain area.
"I think the biggest concern for the DA's office is the heroin allegations in our town," said Steamboat attorney Charles Feldmann, who has been hired to represent Curran and Harris.
Feldmann said Curran and Harris are a couple who had moved to Steamboat with intentions to make it home. He said they moved back to Fort Myers Beach about a month ago, but they were not fleeing because of impending charges.
Charges were filed Nov. 8 by the Routt County District Attorney's Office, and Harris and Curran were taken into custody by police in Fort Myers Beach.
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Feldmann said he is in the process of reviewing the charges and the investigation done by the All Crimes Enforcement Team. Feldmann said his clients are very anxious for the case to move forward.
Both Curran and Harris have been charged with two counts of distribution of a Schedule 2 controlled substance. They remained in custody Tuesday, and their bonds have been set at $50,000. Feldmann said the plan was for them to remain in custody.
The charges are Class 3 felonies, which carry a presumptive sentencing range of between four and 12 years.
More details about the investigation were not available because documents in the case files have been sealed by a judge.