Wednesday, February 1, 2006
Steamboat Springs Two Craig residents were arrested in Hayden on Tuesday night after police said they found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia during a search of their car.
Michael James Bosman, 21, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, possessing less than 1 gram of meth and possessing drug paraphernalia. Jessica Leigh Herod, 20, was arrested on suspicion of possessing less than 1 gram of meth and possessing drug paraphernalia.
Routt County Sheriff's Sgt. Dan Kelliher said Deputy Mike Murphy was driving behind Bosman's Cadillac on U.S. Highway 40 near Hayden when Murphy saw a crack in the car's windshield. Kelliher said Murphy tried to pull over the driver but was unable to find the vehicle after it entered town limits.
Moments later, Murphy encountered Routt County Sheriff's Lt. Dara Frick, who also had been following the vehicle because she said she saw the driver throw cigarette butts onto the highway.
Frick told Murphy she was concerned the driver might be intoxicated because of his erratic driving, Kelliher said.
Colorado State Troopers Brett Hilling and Tonja Cowan reportedly found the car in a car wash bay on Fifth Street.
When contacted by officers, Kelliher said Herod immediately began acting in a suspicious manner. Bosman reportedly gave Murphy a false name when he asked for photo identification.
Murphy suspected that Bosman was driving under the influence of drugs but could not confirmed his hypothesis because Bosman refused to take a roadside chemical test, Kelliher said.
During the subsequent search of Bosman's car, Kelliher said the officers found small plastic bags with residual amounts of meth and several pipes used for smoking meth.
Also during the search, Kelliher said Herod appeared to reach into the car's glove box and "conceal something shiny." When officers searched Herod, they found a drug pipe -- the "shiny" object -- in her coat pocket.
Bosman and Herod were taken to Routt County Jail on Tuesday and were advised in Routt County Court on Wednesday.
Bosman's bond was set at $10,000 because of prior offenses on his record. Herod's bond was set at $2,000. Neither had posted bond as of Wednesday night. The two are scheduled to appear in court March 7.
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