Strahl's warrant vacated

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An arrest warrant issued Wednesday for a woman arrested on suspicion of possession of a Schedule II drug who failed to appear in court was vacated the same afternoon when the woman reported to the Routt County Courthouse.

Lisa Marie Strahl, a 21-year-old Kremmling woman, was arrested Oct. 9 on charges of possession of 1 gram or less of a Schedule II controlled substance, a Class 6 felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a petty offense.

Routt County Judge James Garrecht issued the warrant for Strahl's arrest after she failed to appear at her 8:30 a.m. court date Wednesday.

When she arrived later in the afternoon, the judge heard her case, vacated the arrest warrant and transferred four separate cases against Strahl to District Court.

Another case against Strahl stems from a Sept. 7 arrest. In that case, she was charged with possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

In both cases, the Schedule II drug found reportedly was methamphetamines, according to court documents.

Also on Wednesday, two new cases charging Strahl with violation of bail bond, a Class 6 felony, were filed by Assistant District Attorney Kerry St. James.

Charges for the four cases were transferred to District Court without a preliminary hearing. Strahl is scheduled to appear in District Court at 4 p.m. Jan. 16.

The Oct. 9 charges came after a car Strahl was riding in was seen weaving on U.S. Highway 40 and then was stopped near the Steamboat Springs Health and Recreation Center by a Colorado State Patrol trooper.

The driver of the car fled; Strahl and another passenger were arrested.

-- To reach Susan Bacon, call 871-4203

or e-mail sbacon@steamboatpilot.com

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