CMC student arrested for drug heist

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— An 18-year-old Steamboat Springs woman faces a felony charge for allegedly stealing a prescription drug from a Colorado Mountain College dormitory.

Jill Marie Evans faces a charge of second-degree burglary and theft stemming from the alleged incident that took place the evening of Feb. 2.

According to court records, Evans, a student at CMC, allegedly stole eight Lorcet pills from another student's room.

Lorcet is a prescription painkiller, which the student was using for a back injury, records show.

Steamboat Springs police arrested Evans Tuesday afternoon. She was booked into the Routt County Jail.

On Wednesday afternoon, Evans appeared in Routt County Court. Judge James Garrecht set the woman's bond at $20,000.

The woman, who denies stealing the pills, asked for Garrecht to release her on her own personal recognizance.

"It is not necessary to keep me out of school," Evans said. "I am a full-time student. I have already missed enough school because of this."

The student reported the theft the evening of Feb. 3. The woman told police the pills were there when she left her room at 9 p.m. Feb. 2, records show.

When the student returned to her room at 3 p.m. the next day, the pills were missing.

Police began to focus on Evans because a surveillance video showed Evans allegedly entering the dormitory room twice the evening of Feb. 2, records show.

Evans admitted to police that she did enter the room but took a six-pack of beer and a bottle of liquor, records show.

Evans' next appearance in Routt County Court is set for

1 p.m. March 20.

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