Liz Swain 5:30 p.m., Sept. 22
A Pair of Heroin Problems
Krystyna James was back in court today for another heroin matter. She was in court last year for heroin possession twice, and then again in February and then March of this year. In a plea deal signed last spring, besides the heroin possessions she also admitted one felony possession of stolen property, and she expected to get 365 days custody.
But the young multi-felon was out on bond and failed to show up for her sentencing, so Sheriff’s Deputy Andy Julian said he went to get her, at her home in Ramona, three weeks ago.
So this morning Krystyna James, also known as Krystyna Mary Nicodemus, 25 years old, was brought into San Diego’s North County Courthouse in chains.
When the deputy was picking up Krystyna James earlier this month, he said he checked her purse and found 9 needles and 3 burned spoons and .14 grams of black tar heroin. The deputy also noticed “bruise marks” on the fugitive’s arms and legs, the deputy said this is “typical of people who shoot up.”
Judge Runston Maino ordered Krystyna James to face new felony charges of heroin possession and trying to impersonate her 23-year-old sister, a woman who has never been arrested. The judge set James’ next court date for September 24.
In a different court case, Clint Jordan Amos, 38, also had a hearing today in which he was charged with heroin possession. Oceanside Police Officer Gary Cababa said he went to Amos’ home on Guava Way for a “parolee compliance check,” and the officer found a small bundle of white toilet paper tied up with a shoestring. Inside were a syringe and a bindle of .18 grams of black tar heroin, the officer said.
Clint Amos has prior convictions for drugs and stolen property. At the end of the hearing this morning, Amos was ordered to face a new felony drug charge, and his next court date was also set for September 24.
There was no indication that the defendants knew each other.
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- Deputy said he noticed heroin user in Vista restaurant — April 2, 2013
- Escondido man on trial for murder after head-on collision — Feb. 27, 2013
- False ID to Peace Officer — July 3, 2012