Glenwood Springs pill thief gets probation for probation violation |

Glenwood Springs pill thief gets probation for probation violation

A Pitkin County district judge sentenced a Glenwood Springs man Monday to 18 months of probation for violating terms of his probation connected to a conviction for stealing pain pills from monks at St. Benedict’s Monastery in Old Snowmass.

Daniel Kramer, 24, appeared in Pitkin County District Court, where he apologized for his actions.

Kramer’s punishment will run concurrently with six years of supervised probation that Garfield County District Judge James Boyd gave him last week. Boyd issued the sentence after Kramer pleaded guilty to break-in and theft of painkillers from Glenwood Medical Associates on Jan. 13 and Jan. 23.

At the time of the Glenwood break-ins, Kramer was on probation in Pitkin County for stealing the painkillers from the monks over the course of 2009 and 2010. He had been on probation since last December.

He is set to begin an 18-month in-patient program at the Stout Street Foundation drug-abuse treatment facility in Denver this week.

“I think we all want to see him succeed,” said Kramer’s public defender, Tina Fang.

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