Meth case goes to District Court

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A man accused of trying to sell crystal meth will have his case heard in District Court.

Raymond Cyr, 50, of Oak Creek, has been charged with possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamines, a Schedule 2 substance, and possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute it. Cyr and his brother, Richard Cyr, 49, of Oak Creek, were arrested in early December on similar charges.

Raymond Cyr appeared in Routt County Court on Wednesday and waived his right to a preliminary hearing. His case will be heard in the 14th Judicial District Court at 1 p.m. April 18.

Also Wednesday, Cyr was sentenced to six months in the Routt County Jail and a $500 fine for driving while ability impaired. The charge stemmed from a July 2 incident, in which he originally was charged with speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol.

Routt County Judge James Garrecht said that this would be Cyr's fourth conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol or while his ability was impaired. Garrecht said he would not put Cyr on probation, but instead he sentenced him to jail.

Garrecht asked Cyr when he wanted to start his sentence, to which Cyr replied, "That's a tough question. I didn't know I was going to have to answer that one."

Cyr said he recently opened a business and was afraid that if he was away for too long, he could lose it. He asked to serve the sentence in short periods instead of one long one.

Garrecht said that Cyr could serve an average of three days a week until the time was done.

"If you don't do the three days a week, the deal's off," Garrecht said.

Cyr will begin his sentence by March 10.

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

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