Cheyenne Woman Gets Probation in Drug Case
A Cheyenne woman who was being sought on a bond revocation warrant has been sentenced to five years of supervised probation for drug possession.
Court records say Erika Sanchez-Alvarado was arrested on March 16, 2015 after police conducting a traffic stop found 21 grams of methamphetamine, a small baggie of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia in her purse. She also had 1.5 grams of methamphetamine in her bra.
Sanchez-Alvarado pleaded guilty to felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of marijuana charges on Nov. 10, 2016, but the state withdrew the plea agreement after she was released on bond Feb. 2, 2018 and absconded.
"She has not been willing to show up," Assistant Laramie County District Attorney Joshua Taylor told the court Thursday, arguing for a 15 to 36 month prison sentence.
But District Court Judge Catherine Rogers decided to adopt the presentence report's probation recommendation, acknowledging Sanchez-Alvarado's completion of residential treatment.
If Sanchez-Alvarado violates the terms of her probation, she faces a suspended sentence of three to five years.