Bond lowered for woman arrested during May 2 raid in Steamboat
May 25, 2011
Steamboat Springs — Routt County Judge James Garrecht on Wednesday reduced the bond from $500,000 to $10,000 for a woman arrested during a drug raid May 2.
Valentina Rodriguez-Derma, 41, was arrested along with Omar Aguirre-Prieto, 39, after the All Crimes Enforcement Team drug task force served a search warrant at their Walton Village condo. Police said in an affidavit filed with the court that they seized an estimated 240 grams of cocaine.
Rodriguez-Derma was booked on suspicion of distribution of a controlled substance but was charged with possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony.
Her attorney, Routt County Public Defender Sheryl Uhlmann, argued there was no evidence that Rodriguez-Derma tried to sell drugs to anyone.
Chief Deputy District Attorney Rusty Prindle said he was OK with the lower bond because it's consistent with the charges filed against Rodriguez-Derma, who is still in custody.
Aguirre-Prieto also appeared in court Wednesday. He is being held on a $500,000 bond, and his case was continued to 1 p.m. June 8. He faces a Class 3 felony charge of distribution of a controlled substance.