A judge ordered a 32-year-old woman held without bond Tuesday after accusations that she violated probation in multiple cases and was caught trying to sell methamphetamine.
Tashena Falcon was charged Tuesday with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, a class B felony, two class C felony counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, one count of preventing arrest, a class C felony, and one misdemeanor possession of marijuana charge. Falcon is also facing accusations she violated her probation in four previous cases.
Eric Lundberg, assistant state’s attorney for Williams County, said Falcon’s probation officer claimed she hadn’t shown up for mandated drug testing. He asked Northwest District Judge Kirsten Sjue to order Falcon held without bond while the probation violation accusations are settled.
“There are many, many cases here,” Lundberg said.
He also said Falcon hadn’t shown up earlier this month for a preliminary hearing on charges she tried to use someone else’s urine for a drug test.
Falcon said she hadn’t shown up for that hearing because she was aware of the warrants out for her arrest and wanted to spend Mother’s Day with her children. She said she had planned on turning herself in Monday.
On Friday, she was arrested by the Northwest Narcotics Task Force during what officers claimed was a drug sale.
Falcon ran when she saw police and it took several officers to arrest her, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed in Northwest District Court. Police claim they found about 8 grams of methamphetamine hidden in Falcon’s bra and another 25 grams in her apartment.
She is due to have a hearing on the alleged probation violations on June 4 and a preliminary hearing on the new drug charges on July 12.