Colorado man sentenced for drug charge

Joshua Lee Pier, 37, was sentenced Monday to 18-24 months in prison for a felony anabolic steroid possession charge.

In exchange for his guilty plea to the charge, the state agreed to dismiss an additional charge of possession of marijuana — third or subsequent offense.

Court documents state an Albany County Sheriff’s Office deputy stopped a pickup truck Sept. 6 on suspicion of traffic violations, and Pier was identified as the vehicle’s driver.

A K-9 unit alerted to the vehicle, and a subsequent search of the truck revealed about 3 grams of suspected marijuana, in addition to 50 unmarked pink tablets that weighed a total of 5 grams, which Pier stated were Anabol, or anabolic steroids, documents state.

Laramie man sentenced for burglary

Christopher Dale Mauk, 34, was sentenced Wednesday to a year in jail and three years of supervised probation for a felony burglary charge.

The sentence comes with an underlying prison sentence of 4-8 years, and the defendant must also complete a residential treatment program, an intensive supervision program, an anger management program and cognitive thinking program and perform 100 hours of community service.

District Court Judge Tori Kricken also ordered Mauk to pay $2,409.09 in restitution to the victim — an amount jointly owed with co-defendant Daniel Ray Silva — and $310 in restitution to Mr. Money Pawn Shop.

Court documents state on Nov. 30, a man reported his B&H Secure Self Storage unit was missing a Kawasaki generator and air compressor, the lock to the unit was also gone and he was not sure what other items were missing.

An Albany County Sheriff’s Office deputy later learned the defendant sold a generator and compressor matching this description to Mr. Money Pawn Shop on Nov. 14, documents state. The shop’s manager reported Mauk attempted to pawn items on multiple occasions and was often accompanied by three other people.

Mauk reportedly admitted he and a second individual went to the storage facility six or seven times and removed items from about six different units, pawned the items and gave the money to two accomplices for rent money, documents state.

Silva, identified by the pawn shop manager as one of the people accompanying Mauk, reportedly admitted to joining Mauk in stealing storage unit items, indicating the pair would later move the items to his home and sell them to pawn shops, according to documents.

In February, Silva was sentenced to two years of supervised probation for a felony conviction of accessory after the fact to burglary.

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