Blotter, April 17, 2017

Drugs mailed to jail; Clifton woman arrested

A Clifton woman was arrested last week on suspicion of sending her boyfriend drugs while he was in jail earlier this year.

Amy Schneider, 32, is accused of sending Suboxone inside a card addressed to “dad” to Daniel Dravidzius while he was at the Mesa County Jail in late January.

According to an arrest affidavit, a deputy flagged the card Jan. 31, which had a Clifton return address but no name of a sender.

A second card addressed to Dravidzius, which did not contain drugs, had the same return address as the other card and was sent from Amy Schneider, who was listed as Dravidzius’ girlfriend on the jail’s visitor form, according to the affidavit.

A Mesa County sheriff’s deputy, who went to the Clifton address April 5 reported speaking with Dravidzius, asking if he’d received a mail rejection form from the jail. Dravidzius said he had and admitted talking with Schneider about it, and “she said ‘what?!’ in reference to disbelief when he told her the letters were rejected,” according to the affidavit.

Schneider said she had no comment when the deputy returned to the residence and asked her about the letters she sent Dravidzius in jail, according to the affidavit.

At Schneider’s advisement Friday, Mesa County District Attorney Dan Rubinstein said he hoped the case would send the message of what a “horrifyingly bad idea it is to send drugs to the jail.”

A judge gave Schneider a personal recognizance bond and set her next court date for April 21.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:

■ Amy Kinkade was arrested April 8 on suspicion of harassment and criminal mischief after hitting a man with a TV remote, breaking it.

■ Donald Mallow, 62, was arrested on a warrant Saturday morning during a traffic stop in the 500 block of Ford Street.


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