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Superior woman faces perjury, drug charges

A Superior woman facing felony drug and perjury charges made an initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court last week.

Julie Ann Meade, 30, is facing felony charges of perjury before a court, delivery of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to the criminal complaints:

Meade gave false testimony under oath in April during the Douglas County jury trial of Gary Allen Howen Jr. The jury found Howen guilty of seventh offense operating while intoxicated and he was sentenced to four years in prison.

At the trial, Meade testified that she was the one driving the vehicle, but that she crawled over to the passenger seat after stopping. The testimony contradicted her initial statements to Douglas County Sheriff's Office deputies and the accounts of two eyewitnesses that said they saw a male in the driver's seat and a female in the passenger seat.

The methamphetamine charges are connected to a monitored drug buy from Meade in September and results of a no-knock search warrant on Meade's residence Oct. 24. Items found at the residence included several syringes as well as empty jeweler's baggies and a digital stand with methamphetamine residue on them.

Meade allegedly told Superior Police Investigator Sean Holmgren that she had been clean from methamphetamine for 12 years, but started to use again two months earlier when her fiance went to prison.

A $2,000 signature bond was ordered to cover both cases, and Meade was ordered not to use or possess any controlled substance or drug paraphernalia without a valid prescription.

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