Meth case continued to April 29

Oak Creek man could get increased possession charge

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The case for a man charged with possession of methamphetamine has been continued until April 29.

Richard Cyr, 49, of Oak Creek, has been charged with possession of a gram or less of meth, a Schedule 2 substance. That is a Class 6 felony. He also has been charged with possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

At Friday's hearing in district court, Deputy District Attorney Tammy Harrell said police records suggest Cyr possessed more than one gram of meth. She said she would amend that charge soon.

The case was delayed Friday to give Public Defender Ron Smith time for an investigation.

Smith said he was preparing to reach an agreement on the case. But, Smith said that the more he talked with Cyr and the more he looked into the case, he thought it was important to have an investigation.

Smith asked that the case be continued for four to six weeks to provide time for an investigation.

Fourteenth Judicial District Judge Michael O'Hara said that he would require Cyr to enter a plea at the next hearing, as Cyr's arraignment already had been continued several times.

Cyr's brother, Raymond Cyr, 50, of Oak Creek, faces charges of possessing with the intent to distribute meth and possessing with the intent to distribute marijuana. Raymond Cyr's case will be heard in district court April 18.

The brothers were arrested in December after a search of their Oak Creek home turned up the drugs.

The Grand, Routt and Moffat Counties Narcotics Enforcement Team reportedly found four bags of meth with a total of 1.5 grams, and two bags of marijuana, each weighing 8.4 grams, inside Richard Cyr's boot, according to court documents. GRAMNET also found a canister with 1.5 grams of meth in a toolbox in a room with Richard Cyr's documents. Marijuana and meth also were found in Raymond Cyr's bedroom.

-- To reach Susan Cunningham, call 871-4203 or e-mail scunningham@steamboatpilot.com

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