Two Superior residents were charged with felonies Jan. 3 in Douglas County Circuit Court following a month-long series of controlled drug buys in the city.
Christina Rene Nord, 34, faces one count of second or subsequent offense conspiracy to commit distribution of methamphetamine, seven counts of party to deliver of methamphetamine and one count of party to delivery of marijuana. An arrest warrant was issued Jan. 3 for Nord, according to online court records.
Steven James Ranta, 41, also faces one count of second or subsequent offense conspiracy to commit distribution of methamphetamine and five counts of party to delivery of methamphetamine. Cash bond of $50,000 was set for Ranta.
Investigators with the Superior Police Department reportedly monitored eight separate drug buys from Nord in December, many of which involved Ranta. The activity culminated in authorities executing a search warrant at Ranta’s apartment on Winter Street Dec. 31 that netted a half-pound of marijuana and nearly a third-pound of meth.
Following the search, Ranta was charged with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and possession with intent to deliver marijuana, both as a second and subsequent offense. A $10,000 cash bond was set for those charges, which were filed Jan. 2.
The conspiracy charge carries a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000, while the delivery of meth charges are punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
Ranta’s next court appearance was set for Jan. 15.