Warrant issued for no-show

Kremmling woman failed to appear in court on drug charges


An arrest warrant was issued Wednesday for a woman who failed to appear in court on charges of drug possession.

Lisa Marie Strahl, a 21-year-old Kremmling woman, was arrested Oct. 9 after a car she was riding in was stopped at the Steamboat Health and Recreation Center by a Colorado State Patrol trooper. Strahl was charged with possession of a schedule II substance, which was field-tested as methamphetamine.

Routt County Judge James Garrecht issued the warrant for Strahl's arrest after she failed to appear at her court date Wednesday morning.

Strahl faces charges of possession of a schedule II controlled substance, a Class 6 felony; possession of drug paraphernalia, a petty offense; and violation of bail bond, a Class 6 felony, for the Oct. 9 incident.

This is the second time Strahl has missed a court appearance in this case, according to court documents. She also failed to appear earlier this month. At that time, she reported to her attorneys that she had the flu, and Garrecht rescheduled her court date for Wednesday.

Assistant District Attorney Kerry St. James asked Garrecht to issue a warrant after the first failure to appear and repeated that request Wednesday.

"We've waited twice for her," St. James said.

The Steamboat Pilot & Today was unable to contact Strahl for comment.

Strahl was scheduled to appear in court on charges stemming from the Oct. 9 incident, when a vehicle was seen weaving on U.S. Highway 40 and then stopped.

The driver of the car fled, and Strahl, along with another passenger, were arrested.

The Oct. 9 arrest marked the second time in less than two months that Strahl had been arrested on suspicion of drug possession.

On Sept. 7, the State Patrol arrested Strahl on suspicion of possession of a schedule II substance, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

-- To reach Susan Bacon, call 871-4203

or e-mail sbacon@steamboatpilot.com


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