Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Man accused of meth possession at jail

Felony charge follows sentencing for driving without privileges


    A 37-year-old Shoshone man has been charged with felony possession of methamphetamine after the illegal drug was allegedly found on his person when he was being processed into the Blaine County jail last week for a misdemeanor conviction of driving without privileges.
    Blaine County Sheriff Gene Ramsey said less than a gram of the drug, wrapped in a dollar bill folded into a square, was found on Roberto Camargo at about 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 16. The sheriff said Camargo was sentenced earlier that day in Blaine County Magistrate Court to five days in jail on the misdemeanor charge of driving without privileges. He was also ordered to pay $317.50 in fine and court costs. Following sentencing by Judge R. Ted Israel, Camargo was taken directly to the jail by a court bailiff.
    Having served his five-day jail sentence, Camargo is currently free on $10,000 bond on the felony methamphetamine charge. He is represented by Hailey attorney Douglas Nelson. A preliminary hearing on the felony charge is scheduled for Oct. 1 before magistrate court Judge Jason Walker.
    According to court records, Camargo was also convicted in June of this year on an earlier misdemeanor count of driving without privileges. For that crime, he was sentenced by Judge Israel to two days in jail, ordered to pay a fine and court costs of $447.50 and placed on probation for one year.
Terry Smith: tsmith@mtexpress.com




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