Man faces felony drug charges |

Man faces felony drug charges

Gary E. Salazar

— A 20-year-old Steamboat Springs man faces felony drug charges in connection with an arrest late Saturday night.

As Alexander Smith was being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, a Steamboat Springs police officer allegedly found “hash” and a Valium pill in the young man’s possession.

Smith appeared in Routt County Court Monday morning. Judge James Garrecht set his bond at $20,000.

According to court records, Smith was arrested after he allegedly failed roadside maneuvers after being stopped just before midnight at the intersection of 12th and Oak streets.

The officer stopped the white Toyota truck Smith was driving because the vehicle was allegedly weaving as it traveled eastbound on U.S. 40. The officer stopped the truck when Smith allegedly turned onto 12th Street without signaling, records show.

The officer allegedly found a glass jar in one of Smith’s pant pockets. The jar allegedly contained a brown object about the size of a nickel and a blue pill, records show.

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After Smith was booked into the Routt County Jail, he agreed to talk to police.

He told authorities the brown object was “hash” and the blue pill was Valium, records show.

An official from the poison control center confirmed the pill is Valium, records show.

Along with the drug charges, Smith also faces charges of driving under the influence, minor in possession of alcohol and weaving.

Smith’s next court appearance is set for 1 p.m. Wednesday.