Desiree Nitz Faces Probation Violation Hearing

Los Alamos Daily Post

Desiree Nitz, 27, of Los Alamos is facing a probation violation hearing Thursday in First Judicial District Court.

Nitz was on probation as part of a plea agreement reached in January on a case from September 2016 in which she was charged with driving under the influence, possession of heroin, two counts of child abuse and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Los Alamos Police Dispatch was notified Sept. 21 of a domestic battery in progress at a residence on Seminole Street. While in route, Cpl. David Bradshaw was notified that Nitz had left the home with two small children in her vehicle. When Bradshaw stopped Nitz, she admitted to having used heroin the night before and methadone and marijuana the morning of the event. Following field sobriety tests, Bradshaw placed Nitz under arrest.

In January, Nitz pleaded guilty to possession of heroin and driving under the influence. The other three charges were dropped as well as a criminal trespass charge in Los Alamos Magistrate Court. On the heroin charge, she was given a conditional discharge and placed on 18 months of probation. On the DUI charge she received a 90-day suspended sentence, one year of supervised probation, 24 hours of community service and electronic monitoring for a year.

Since her conviction in January, Nitz has had probation violations due to failure to report and testing positive for controlled substances. Adult Parole and Probation officials are asking for revocation of her probation and that she be sentenced to 60 days of incarceration.

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