A Blaine County man is facing a new felony charge of possession of methamphetamine after being sentenced for the same charge in June. In that case, Carlos H. Vasquez was sentenced to three years of probation. The charges were issued after a warrant was served on Vasquez for several probation violations.
According to a probable-cause affidavit written by Sun Valley Police Department Officer Austin Hafer, Hafer had gone to a residence in Sun Valley on Oct. 15 to serve a felony warrant on Vasquez for the alleged probation violations. Upon making contact with Vasquez and searching his person subsequent to arrest, he found a methamphetamine pipe and a folded-up piece of tinfoil that allegedly contained meth, the report states.
Vasquez faces several probation violations in the June case, including testing positive for alcohol on at least one occasion and testing positive for methamphetamine on at least five occasions.
In the new felony case, Vasquez is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Oct. 29, at which time the prosecution must present sufficient evidence for the case to be bound to district court. Vasquez remained in the county jail as of Thursday.