Case of other Rifle Trujillo woman delayed to July 9
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – A methamphetamine distribution case against 27-year-old Daniell May Trujillo was continued on Thursday to July 9.
In the meantime, a Meeker attorney appointed to her case, Joe Fennessy, said he plans to take a closer look into a case of mistaken identity that could still have some bearing on his client’s case.
“There may yet be some other Daniell(e) Trujillos out there, who knows,” Fennessy said after Thursday’s court hearing. “This is a single mom who has never been in any trouble before.”
Daniell May Trujillo is one of two Rifle women mixed up in a 2008 Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team (TRIDENT) case. Originally, she had a warrant for her arrest in April 2008 for alleged possession and distribution of Hydrocodone; however TRIDENT mistakenly arrested another woman by a similar name. That woman was released, and is now suing TRIDENT for false arrest in the case.
Two months later, a second arrest warrant was issued for Daniell May Trujillo on the same charges. However, the District Attorney’s Office quashed the case and she was never arrested on the original charges.
In March of this year, though, Daniell May Trujillo was arrested on a third warrant, this time for one count of distribution of methamphetamine, stemming from a more recent investigation that took place in early January. According to the latest arrest warrant affidavit, Daniell May Trujillo was allegedly involved in at least one instance where she facilitated a sale of methamphetamine to an undercover officer.
Court records indicate that the new arrest is a first offense for Daniell May Trujillo. She remains in the Garfield County Jail on $5,000 bond.
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